A Knight is the first knightly unit to be trained at the castle. It is stronger, but also more expensive than troopers. The Knight can be upgraded to the Royal Knight. The Swiss (who have no proper nobility), the Genoese (who have the Condotierri), and the Poles (who have the Szlachta) do not receive this unit.

The Knight

Unit StatisticsEdit


Available to: All except Helvetia, Poland and the Italian civs (except Naples)

Trained at: Castle

Century: 13th

Cost: 70 Food, 80 Florins, 2 population slots


HP: 120

Attack: 12 (+2 in 14th century)

Armor/Pierce Armor: 2/4


Upgrades To: Royal Knight

Upgrade Century: 15th

Upgrade Costs: 1300 Food , 750 Florins

Attack: Forging , Iron Casting, Blast Furnace, Chivalric Order

Armour: Scale Barding Armour. Mail Barding Armour, Plate Barding Armour

Speed: Husbandry

Hit Points: Bloodlines, Auld Alliance (Scottish Unique Technology)


  • Ritter (Austria, Bavaria, Saxony, Brandenburg)
  • Rytir (Bohemia)
  • Ecuyer (Brittany, Burgundy, France, Savoy)
  • Ridder (Denmark)
  • Schiltknecht (Flanders, Guelders)
  • Grietman (Friesland)
  • Lovag (Hungary)
  • Scudiero (Naples)

Civs and KnightsEdit

Austria: +1 attack.

Bohemia: Researching Utraquist Sect provides +2 attack. Researching Luxembourg Dynasty provides +15 HP.

Brittany: Researching Francisation provides +2 attack.

Burgundy: +60 HP, more expensive.

England: Researching Nobility provides +2 attack and directly upgrades Knights to Royal Knight.

Flanders: Researching Chamber of the Council provides +3 attack.

France: +20% HP, cheaper, +2 LOS (Team Bonus).

Guelders: more HP, slower attack/speed.

Hungary: Knightly Cavalry attack 10%/15%/25% faster, starting at the 13th century.

Naples: trained in Stables, 20% slower produce speed. Choosing the Valois Angevins offers +15% extra hp and researching Military Manuals offers +2 attack.

Savoy: fewer HP, cheaper, +2 attack vs. archers (Team Bonus).

Saxony: Researching Kurfürst provides +3 attack.

Scotland: -20 HP, -1 attack, cost more, longer training. Researching Normanisation provides +2 attack, +20 HP and makes them cheaper.

Wales: -1 attack, cost more, Researching English Vassal provides +1 attack, +40 HP.

Other civs: Normal.

Strategy Edit

Though being the most expensive of all early units, the Knight is also the strongest cavalry unit available in the 13th century. If you can afford them, they are a devastating raiding unit that only fears well-formed pike defences. French, Guelders and Burgundian knights can be particulary devestating with their additional durability, and the French, with a lower cost while retaining a higher HP level than the average, combine floodability with durability to produce a truly frightening swarm of cavalry.

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