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The monk is the fifth-level creature of the Castle faction in Heroes of Might and Magic III. It can be recruited from the monastery. The monk can be upgraded to the zealot. In Heroes of Might and Magic III: Armageddon's Blade, Dracon can upgrade monks into enchanters.

Monks and zealots train themselves to control and project their personal energistic forces, which they deliver as ranged blasts. While monks suffer the normal penalty for ranged unit hand-to-hand attack damage (50%), the better trained zealots do not.OffBck

It is the strongest ranged unit in the Castle army, providing much-needed support for the frontline fighters. It deals decent damage, but like most ranged units, it's fragile and should be protected at all times.


  • Ingham is a specialist in monks, and gives them +1 to Attack and Defense per hero level after fifth level. These creatures also get +1 to Speed.


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