The lich is the fifth-tier creature of the Necropolis faction in Heroes of Might and Magic III. It can be recruited from the mausoleum. The lich can be upgraded to the power lich.

Liches attack at range with a death cloud, which always causes damage in the target hex and also attacks all non-undead creatures in adjacent hexes. At close range they defend themselves less efficiently with blows from their scepters.OffBck

As the only ranged creature in the Necropolis army, the lich is of great tactical value. The death cloud attack harms all living creatures adjacent to its target, including friendly ones (though since all Necropolis creatures are undead, this is not often a problem).

When facing it, getting into close combat as quickly as possible will reduce its potential damage dramatically.


  • Moander is a specialist in liches, and gives them +1 to Attack and Defense per hero level after fifth level.

Basic creatures
Skeleton · Walking dead · Wight · Vampire · Lich · Black knight · Bone dragon
Upgraded creatures
Skeleton warrior · Zombie · Wraith · Vampire lord · Power lich · Dread knight · Ghost dragon
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