The griffin is the third-level unit of the Castle faction in Heroes of Might and Magic III. It can be recruited at the griffin tower. The griffin can be upgraded to the royal griffin.

Griffins roost in special towers built for them on the Castle grounds. Standard griffins are able to counterstrike against two attackers per turn.OffBck

As a flying unit with decent speed, the griffin is great for hitting the weakest parts of the enemy army. It can also retaliate twice a round, usually making enemies think twice before attacking it.

Like most third-level creatures, however, it has too few hit points to stand on its own for too long, and should remain close to the rest of the army, unless they massively outnumber the enemy.


  • Edric is a specialist in griffins, and gives them +1 to Attack and Defense per hero level after third level.


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