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Spearwielders are one of the Dwarven army's trump-cards. The shock of their attack and their skill with their heavy-bladed spears grant them a chance to decrease the enemy's Speed and Initiative.OffBck

The spearwielder is the second tier unit of the Fortress faction in the Hammers of Fate expansion to Heroes of Might and Magic V. Its upgraded version is the skirmisher, and in the Tribes of the East expansion it gains a second option to upgrade into, the harpooner.


  • Shooter - This creature can inflict damage remotely. When distance to target is longer than half the arena, the target suffers only half the normal damage. Shooter cannot use ranged attack when blocked by enemy creature. If there's no Ammo Cart in the army, the number of shots is limited by available ammo.OffBck
  • Crippling Wound - In a successful attack, this creature has an additional chance of decreasing the target's Speed (-50%) and Initiative (-30%).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