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Mountain Guards are able to withstand the attacks of their enemies with a rock-like durability. These fabled dwarf foot soldiers, armed with huge shields reminiscent of fortress walls, provide a formidable obstacle to any opponent. And while they stand their ground, nothing is capable of inflicting upon them any real harm.OffBck

The mountain guard is a first-tier upgraded unit of the Fortress faction in the Tribes of the East expansion to Heroes of Might and Magic V. It is the alternate upgrade of the defender.


  • Enrage - This creature's Attack increases during combat when any stack of friendly units dies (except resurrected creatures or creatures summoned on battlefield by magic).OffBck
  • Large Shield - Creature receives only 50% of damage from all non-magical shooting attacks.OffBck
  • Armoured - This creature is resistant to all spells and effects that decrease Defense.OffBck
  • Defensive Stance - This creature has an extra bonus to its Defense while it remains standing in its starting position during the combat.OffBck
  • Hold Ground - This creature cannot be removed elsewhere by the enemy while it remains standing in its starting position in the combat.OffBck

Basic creatures
Defender · Spearwielder · Bear rider · Brawler · Rune priest · Thane · Fire dragon
Upgraded creatures
Shieldguard · Skirmisher · Blackbear rider · Berserker · Rune patriarch · Flame lord · Magma dragon
Alternate upgrades
Mountain guard · Harpooner · Whitebear rider · Battlerager · Rune keeper · Thunder thane · Lava dragon