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The skeleton is the first-tier creature of the Necropolis faction in Heroes of Might and Magic III. It can be recruited from the cursed temple. The skeleton can be upgraded to the skeleton warrior.

While skeletons and skeleton warriors are average foot soldiers individually, it is possible to build massively populated troops of them. They are numerously produced, are the main creature produced by the Necromancy secondary skill, and other creature types can be converted into them at Necropolis skeleton transformers.OffBck

Skeletons are the backbone of the Necropolis army. Their production may be increased by six when the unearthed graves are built. Living units may be transformed into skeletons through use of the skeleton transformer.

While not the strongest unit available to the Necropolis, they can crush most units by sheer weight of numbers.


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

Basic creatures
Skeleton · Walking dead · Wight · Vampire · Lich · Black knight · Bone dragon
Upgraded creatures
Skeleton warrior · Zombie · Wraith · Vampire lord · Power lich · Dread knight · Ghost dragon