Liches are powerful undead mages, seething with hatred for all forms of life. They bring plague to the lands they tread upon, creating dreadful Death Clouds to strike their enemies from afar.OffBck

The lich is the fifth-level creature of the Necropolis in Heroes of Might and Magic V.

The lich gives the Necropolis a powerful ranged creature to support its frontline units, and the Death Cloud ability can make the enemy regret putting its forces too close together.


  • Undead - This creature is not alive (like all other Necropolis creatures) and its morale is always neutral. It cannot be affected by Poison- , Blind- or Mind-related magic.OffBck
  • Shooter - This creature can inflict damage remotely. When distance from target is longer than half the battle field, the target only suffers half of the damage. Shooters cannot use the range attack when blocked by enemy creatures. If there is no ammo cart in the army, the shots are limited to available ammo.OffBck
  • Large creature - This creature is bigger than others and occupies four squares on the field.OffBck
  • Death Cloud - Ranged attack damages not jut the target but all non-undead creatures covered by the Death Cloud (3 by 3 tiles) appearing at the hit point.OffBck


Basic creatures
Skeleton · Zombie · Ghost · Vampire · Lich · Wight · Bone dragon
Upgraded creatures
Skeleton archer · Plague zombie · Spectre · Vampire lord · Archlich · Wraith · Spectral dragon
Alternate upgrades
Skeleton warrior · Rot zombie · Poltergeist · Vampire prince · Lich master · Banshee · Ghost dragon
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