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The zombie is the upgrade to the walking dead, the second-tier creature of the Necropolis faction in Heroes of Might and Magic III. It can be recruited from the upgraded graveyard.

Walking Dead and Zombies are magically animated corpses. Zombies have a 20% chance to cause disease in creatures they attack. Diseased creatures have their attack and defense ratings reduced by two for a period of three rounds.OffBck

With more hit points and higher speed, and a Disease ability that lowers the target's attack and defense by two points, the zombie is a good improvement on the walking dead, but it's still better suited for defensive use than offenses.


  • Straker is a specialist in zombies, and gives them +1 to Attack and Defense per hero level after second 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