The mighty gorgon is the upgrade of the gorgon, the fifth-level creature of the Fortress faction in Heroes of Might and Magic III. It can be recruited from the upgraded gorgon lair.

The sturdy gorgons attack with their acidic breath. The mighty gorgon has a death stare with a 10% chance per attack of killing the top creature of a troop outright.OffBck

The mighty gorgon has slightly higher attack, defense, and speed, and a useful Death Stare ability that is excellent for taking out strong foes: there's a 10% chance that the target's top creature dies.


  • Alkin is a specialist in mighty gorgons, and gives them +1 to Attack and Defense per hero level after fifth level.
  • While the description says "There's a 10% chance that the target's top creature dies" - that's not the case. In fact, Death Stare works 100% of the time, killing 1 creature from the enemy troop for every 10 mighty gorgons in the attacking stack.
  • Unlike many special abilities, Death Stare works even on magic-immune black dragons, making mighty gorgons one of the most dangerous units in the game.

Basic creatures
GnollLizardmanSerpent flyBasiliskGorgonWyvernHydra
Upgraded creatures
Gnoll marauderLizard warriorDragon flyGreater basiliskMighty gorgonWyvern monarchChaos hydra
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