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The sprite is a creature in Heroes of Might and Magic: A Strategic Quest, it is the first tier creature of the Forest faction. A frail unit with HP second only to the peasant, their high offensive values, coupled with excellent mobility and the No Enemy Retaliation ability makes sprites capable of causing unpleasant surprises if not eliminated fast.

The sprite is an attack-oriented creature that can deal good damage at any point on the battlefield and get away with it. It's low number of Hit points make it difficult to handle attacks, so try not to leave sprites where they can be attacked. The best uses for sprites are to finish off weaker enemy units and to charge unguarded shooters. When not in use on the battlefield, sprites should be kept far away from the action since they can fly into it when required. The use for sprites later on is to attack the best enemy units without the fear of retaliation.

Heroes of Might and Magic I creatures
Farm (Knight) units Peasant - Archer - Pikeman - Swordsman - Cavalry - Paladin
Plains (Barbarian) units Goblin - Orc - Wolf - Ogre - Troll - Cyclops
Forest (Sorceress) units Sprite - Dwarf - Elf - Druid - Unicorn - Phoenix
Mountain (Warlock) units Centaur - Gargoyle - Griffin - Minotaur - Hydra - Dragon
Neutral creatures Rogue - Nomad - Ghost - Genie