"Hard-hitting ranged cavalry mercenary."

Description Edit

Mercenary Cavalry Raiders can be recruited from the Mercenary Camp using Cider and Leather.

Favorite Target Unit Size Strengths Weakness
Resource Buildings 3 Bonus damage against resource buildings Enemy Troops
Level Name Mercenary Camp Level Required Hitpoints Damage per second Damage bonus against resource buildings Damage against resource buildings Cider Required Leather Required
1 Assyrian Horse Raiders 2 480 94 x2 188 3 3
2 Steppe Horse Raiders 4 540 92 x3 276 4 4
3 Condottieri Raiders 6 900 150 x2 300 5 5
4 Bedouin Raider 8 1100 230 x3 690 6 6
5 BRDM-1 10 2302 290 x3 870 7 7

Steppe Horse Raiders (Level 2) have a lower base DPS than Assyrian Horse Raiders (Level 1), but have a higher damage bonus against resource buildings.

Mercenary Cavalry Raiders have higher base damage than regular cavalry raiders, however the Level 1 and 3 units have a lower damage bonus, making the Mercenary Cavalry less effective against their preferred targets, resource buildings. For example, Condottieri Raiders and Dragoon Raiders are both available in the Gunpowder age. Condottieri Raiders do 300 dps and Dragoon Raiders do 465 dps against resource buildings. Mercenary Cavalry Raiders do have higher hitpoints than the regular raider units available for some ages.