The black monk is a unique melee unit recruited at the cathedral.


Monks are weak but confident fighters, who trained themselves to protect their church and religion. They wield combat staves that deal very high damage, making them useful against light troops and even macemen or assassins. Their drawback is their considerably slow movement and their health, as they can quickly die to a few arrow shots or repeated melee strikes. They can be recruited at a cathedral for a low amount of gold.


Monks see little usage due to their stats, as neither their speed, nor their health makes them ideal for an open battle. Instead, they are useful in defenses or as a last resort because of their low price and decent combat power. They can be used to seal off breaches and protect the Lord, making them a cost-efficient and particularly effective defense force.


For the quotes of the monk, see: Quotes:Monk.



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