Currently, the MBT Mk3 is the highest level Heavy Calvary unit in the game.

“These heavily-armored units will attack defensive buildings, distracting them at close range while your other troops do the damage.”

Heavy Cavalry is the fourth type of Troop players can use in the game DomiNations. They're excellent for taking damage from defenses and they have a lot of health. They're unlocked in the Iron Age.

General InformationEdit

Horseman (Roman)

The Horseman is the first level of standard Heavy Cavalry available to the player. They're unlocked in the Iron Age.

The standard Heavy Cavalry's default behavior is to seek and destroy defenses. With a large amount of hitpoints, they can endure more than any other troop of their Age, as well as dealing a lot of damage before falling. However, their disadvantages is that they have low damage and can be killed easily by Anti-Heavy Cavalry Towers such as Ballista TowersCannon Towers, and Anti-Tank Guns and that they can only deal 30% of their regular damage against resource buildings.

The French unique Heavy Cavalry unit have 15% more damage and 20% more hitpoints than the standard Heavy Cavalry.

From the v3.0 update, The Greek unique Heavy Cavalry unit increased additional damage to 25% (previously 20%) and reduced additional HP to 10% (previously 15%). The data in the table has been modified.



Name Age Unlocked HP Health icon DPS Damage Range Range Troop Space TroopSpace Cost Food Upgrade Cost Food Upgrade Time Clock Experience Gain Exp
Horseman Iron Age 3,000 80 Melee 6 500 55,000 4h 195
Cataphract Classical Age 3,600 90 900 210,000 12h 355
Knight Medieval Age 4,560 110 1,400 700,000 1d 520
Lancer Gunpowder Age 5,940 130 2,000 2,800,000 2d 760
Cuirassier Enlightenment Age 6,480 140 3,000 5,800,000 4d 1,115
Tank Industrial Age 11,000270 3 106,000 7,000.000 8d1,630
Medium Tank Global Age 13,2003207,4008,500,000 10d 1,845
Battle Tank 14,500 352 9,000 8,750,000
Main Battle Tank Atomic Age 20,016 465 10,500 10,000,000 12d 2,040
MBT Mk2 Cold War Age 21,217 493 12,400 14,700,000 13d 2,130
MBT Mk3 Space Age 22,214 518 14,260 16,400,000 14d 2,130


Name Age Unlocked HP Health icon DPS Damage Range Range Troop Space TroopSpace Cost Food Upgrade Cost Food Upgrade Time Clock Experience Gain Exp
Chevalier Iron Age 3,600 92 Melee 6 500 55,000 4h 195
Heavy Chevalier Classical Age 4,350 104 900 210,000 12h 355
Elite ChevalierMedieval Age 5,500 128 1,400 700,000 1d 520
Guard Chevalier Gunpowder Age 7,150 150 2,000 2,800,000 2d 760
Hussar Enlightenment Age 7,800 162 3,000 5,800,000 4d 1,115
St. Chamond Industrial Age 13,200 311 3 10 6,000 7,000,000 8d 1,630
R-35 Tank Global Age 15,840 368 7,400 8,500,000 10d 1,845
S-35 Tank 17,400 405 9,000 8,750,000
ARL-44 Tank Atomic Age 24,019 535 10,500 10,000,000 12d 2,040
AMX-13 Tank Cold War Age 25,460 567 12,400 14,700,000 13d 2,130


Name Age Unlocked HP Health icon DPS Damage Range Range Troop Space TroopSpace Cost Food Upgrade Cost Food Upgrade Time Clock Experience Gain Exp
Companion Iron Age 3,300 100 Melee 6 500 55,000 4h 195
Royal Companion Classical Age 3,960 113 900 210,000 12h 355
Heavy Royal Companion Medieval Age 5,016 138 1,400 700,000 1d 520
Elite Royal Companion Gunpowder Age 6,534 163 2,000 2,800,000 2d 760
Stradioti Enlightenment Age 7,128 175 3,000 5,800,000 4d 1,115
Companion Tank Industrial Age 12,100 338 3 10 6,000 7,000,000 8d 1,630
ELAS Tank Global Age 14,520 400 7,400 8,500,000 10d 1,845
Hellenic Tank 15,950 440 9,000 8,750,000
Centaur Tank Atomic Age 22,018 581 10,500 10,000,000 12d 2,040
Leopard-Panzer Cold War Age 23,339 616 3 10 12,400 14,700,000 13d 2,130

Attacking Strategies Edit

  • Heavy Cavalry have a lot of health but are slow and have low attack power, so use them in groups.
  • Heavy Cavalry are weak against many defenses grouped together.
  • When pushing for trophies, you would need to destroy the Town Center. In many bases, the Town Center is in the center of the base. First, train up an army of Heavy Cavalry and a Wall Breacher. When attacking, deploy your Veteran Wall Sapper and wait till it destroys the necessary Walls. Then, deploy all your Heavy Cavalry in the areas which the Town Center closest to. If there are a few defenses blocking the way, destroy them. Then rally your Heavy Cavalry to destroy the Town Center.
  • Heavy Cavalry ignore defensive troops and pursue their targets, which are defensive buildings. However, if a defensive troop attacks the Heavy Cavalry, the Heavy Cavalry will attack back until the defensive troop is killed; thus making the Heavy Cavalry distracted. Try to use and deploy Ranged Infantry or Heavy Infantry after deploying the Heavy Cavalry to eliminate the defensive troops.
  • When fighting on defense, they have high advantages over range infantries and siege weapons but are slightly weaker when facing a heavy infantry

Defensive Strategies Edit

  • Heavy Cavalry are a good alliance troop due to their high hitpoints, making them tougher to defeat.
  • The Reinforcements technology in the Library spawns Heavy Cavalry from the forest on defense to help fend off invading troops.


Cavalry damage reduced to 80/90/110/130/140 (were 128/144/176/208/224). Unique and Mercenary Cavalry changed to match.

Trivia Edit

  • Mounted soldiers, called cavalry, have always been a deciding factor in battle. They can often turn the tide of battle as they are usually the strongest, sturdiest, and most manueverable troops.