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The Helwr is a strong, fast, and fairly accurate archer unique to Wales. He is available from the Assembly Hall as a substitute for the standard archer. Helwyr can be upgraded to Saethwyr.

Unit Statistics[]


Type: Archer

Available to: Wales

Trained at: Assembly Hall

Century: 13th

Requires: Castle

Cost: 40 Wood, 45 Florins



HP: 40

Attack: 6

Armor/Pierce Armor: 0/0

Range: 6 (MR 1)

Special: +2 vs. spearmen.


Upgrades to: Saethwr

Upgrade century: 15th

Upgrade costs: 850 Food, 850 Florins

Attack, Range: Fletching, Bodkin Arrow, Bracer, Bow Practice

Attack: Alchemy

Range: Longbow (Welsh Unique Technology), Independence (Welsh Policy Decision)

Armour: Padded Archer Armour, Leather Archer Armour, Ring Archer Armour

Training time: Indenture


Helwyr are more expensive than standard archers, but therefore perfect for hit-and-run attacks, as their high speed makes it difficult for enemies to reach them.

In later ages, the speed and range combination allows a player to switch between long-range barrages and quicker, hit-and-run style strikes. Both can be highly useful. Overall, this unit can grow into one of Chivalry's more versatile units.

Historical Background[]

Helwyr (Welsh = Hunters; sg.: Helwr) are peasant hunters and, though inexperienced in the ways of war, they are skilled archers.