The orc is the third-level creature of the Stronghold faction in Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia. It can be recruited from the orc tower. The orc can be upgraded to the orc chieftain.
Armed with throwing axes, Orcs and Orc Chieftains have an effective ranged attack. At close range, their low speed and defensive values, and the ranged hand-to-hand attack penalty, make them vulnerable.
Orcs are useful ranged attackers, capable of trimming down the enemy's numbers before the Stronghold's impressive close-combat fighters reach them. Keeping them out of the enemy's reach is very important.
- Jabarkas is a specialist in orcs, and gives them +1 to Attack and Defense per hero level after third level.
|Goblin • Wolf rider • Orc • Ogre • Roc • Cyclops • Behemoth|
|Hobgoblin • Wolf Raider • Orc chieftain • Ogre mage • Thunderbird • Cyclops king • Ancient behemoth|