The Knight is the fast unit of High Middle Ages. It has moderate damage and defense. It is effective against the ranged unit class but is vulnerable against the light class.

It is worth noting that at this point, Fast units start becoming a decent unit for stats. They have enough attack and defense to be used regularly. They also have a special ability, Chivalry, which gives them a +3 boost in both Attack and Defense only if it is the only unit with Chivalry (i.e. Knight and Heavy Knight) in army.

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Six slightly damaged knights gathered into a triangle


Knights should be used singularly in battles, to allow for Chivalry to take effect. Having multiple Knights requires all but one Knight to die before Chivalry takes effect.

The Knight does great damage against ranged units such as the Crossbowman, but is easily killed by Berserkers. The Knight is also somewhat weak against Heavy Infantry.

Knights should be used to charge into enemy lines and kill ranged and artillery units.

Against Same Age Units


The knight is easily killed by the berserker and should stay away from them, unless there are no other types of units to attack.


Knights are super effective against the crossbowman as they gain a bonus against them. However, since the crossbowman is a ranged unit, crossbowmen don't fear retaliation damage.

Heavy Infantry

Knights are somewhat effective against the heavy infantry as neither of them gain combat bonuses against one another. The Heavy Infantry, however, gains a bonus 6 defence on plains, while knights have no terrain bonuses.


Knights are super effective against the trebuchet as the knight can reach the other side of the battlefield in two turns, nullifying the trebuchet's effectiveness. As a bonus, knights can also two hit KO a trebuchet. Despite this, some defences use Berserkers to protect the trebuchets from knights.



Three Knights

Other Military Units

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All Ages Heavy Units Color GuardLight Units Military DrummerLight Units RogueFast Units/Heavy Units Champion
Stone Age Light Units Clubman
Bronze Age Light Units SpearfighterHeavy Units WarriorFast Units Horseman
Ranged Units SlingerArtillery Units Stone Thrower
Iron Age Light Units SoldierHeavy Units LegionnaireFast Units Mounted Warrior
Ranged Units ArcherArtillery Units Ballista
Early Middle Ages Light Units MercenaryHeavy Units Armored InfantryHeavy Units BarbarianFast Units Heavy Cavalry
Ranged Units Mounted ArcherRanged Units Barbarian SlingerArtillery Units Catapult
High Middle Ages Light Units BerserkerHeavy Units Heavy InfantryFast Units Knight
Ranged Units CrossbowmanArtillery Units Trebuchet
Late Middle Ages Light Units Great Sword WarriorHeavy Units Imperial GuardFast Units Heavy Knight
Ranged Units Longbow ArcherArtillery Units Cannon
Colonial Age Light Units RangerHeavy Units GrenadierFast Units Dragoon
Ranged Units MusketeerArtillery Units Field Gun
Industrial Age Light Units Jaeger InfantryLight Units Brave WarriorHeavy Units HowitzerFast Units Lancer
Ranged Units RiflemanRanged Units Mounted BraveArtillery Units Breech Loader
Progressive Era Light Units ConscriptHeavy Units TankFast Units Armored Car
Ranged Units SniperArtillery Units Rapid Fire Cannon
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Ranged Units ParatrooperArtillery Units Mechanized Artillery
Postmodern Era Light Units CommandoHeavy Units Universal TankFast Units IFV
Ranged Units MG TeamArtillery Units Rocket Artillery
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Ranged Units Anti-Aircraft VehicleArtillery Units Missile Artillery
Tomorrow Light Units Ultra APHeavy Units Stealth TankFast Units Combat Drone
Ranged Units Anti-Materiel SniperArtillery Units Microwave Blaster
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Ranged Units Satellite SpotterArtillery Units Rail Gun
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Legend: Light Units= Light Unit Class Heavy Units= Heavy Unit Class Fast Units= Fast Unit Class Ranged Units= Ranged Unit Class Artillery Units= Artillery Unit Class