The crusader is the upgraded version of the swordsman, the fourth-tier creature of the Castle faction in Heroes of Might and Magic III. It can be recruited from the upgraded barracks.

Well armed and armored, swordsmen and crusaders are better all-around foot soldiers than their pikemen companions. Crusaders deliver two blows per attack.OffBck

While the crusader has slightly higher attack, damage, and speed, the most important improvement is the ability to attack twice per round, doing double the damage it would otherwise do. It is best suited for aggressive tactics, charging ahead to cut down the enemy.



Basic creatures
Pikeman · Archer · Griffin · Swordsman · Monk · Cavalier · Angel
Upgraded creatures
Halberdier · Marksman · Royal griffin · Crusader · Zealot · Champion · Archangel
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