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“These heavily-armored units will attack defensive buildings, distracting them at close range while your other troops do the damage. These unique Greek units do more damage and have slightly more hitpoints.”

Stradioti is a level 5 Greek unique Heavy Cavalry unit unlocked in Enlightenment Age. Its predecessor is Elite Royal Companion and can be upgraded to Companion Tank. It is researched in level 7 Armory. It replaces the Cuirassier.

General Information[]

The Stradioti is the armored front runners among all troops. Its default behavior is to seek and destroy defenses. After all the defense buildings are destroyed the Stradioti will behave like a heavy infantry troop. With a large amount of hitpoints, it can endure more than any other troop of its age, as well as dealing a lot of damage before falling. However, its disadvantages include its low damage and is easily killed by Ballista Towers, Cannon Towers or Anti-Tank Guns.

  • As a Greek unique unit, it has more 10% more health than standard heavy cavalry and 25% more damage.
  • It is one of the strongest units in the game; as well as the strongest heavy cavalry.

Historical Description[]

The Stradioti were pioneers of light cavalry tactics during their era and served as elite cavalry mercenaries from the Balkans recruited mainly by states of southern and central Europe from the 15th century until the middle of the 18th century.

Historical Description in Dominations:

The Stradioti were elite mercenary cavalry units from the Balkans region of Eastern Europe in the 15th century. For some 300 years they fought in wars across Europe. They made it as far as Britain, when Henry VIII employed them in his war against Scotland. Armored and carrying javelins, swords, maces and sometimes crossbows, the Stradioti were masters of cavalry tactics. They were famous for cutting the heads off of dead or captured enemies.


Attacking Strategies[]

  • The Stradioti has a lot of health but is slow and has low attack power, so use it in groups
  • The Stradioti is weak against many defenses grouped together
  • When pushing for trophies, you would need to destroy the Town Center or City Center. In many bases, the town center would be in the center of the base. First, train up an army of Stradioti and a Wall Breacher. When attacking, deploy your Wall Breacher and wait till it destroys the necessary walls. Then, deploy all your Stradioti units in the areas which the City Center is more close to. If there are a few defenses blocking the way, destroy them. Then rally your units to destroy the Town Center or City Center
  • The Stradioti would ignore defensive troops and would pursue their targets which are defensive buildings. However, if a defensive troop attacks it, the Stradioti will attack back until the defensive troop is killed; thus making it distracted. Try to use and deploy Ranged Infantry or Heavy Infantry after deploying the units to eliminate the defensive troops

Defensive Strategies[]

  • The Stradioti is a good alliance troop due to its high health; making it longer to kill them
  • Stradioti units are spawned by Stable or Tank Depot. With their high health, they are good to slow down the enemies advance
  • The Reinforcements technology in the Library spawns Main the units in the forest and they attack troops of the attacker


  • Real life stradiotis looked extremely different than they do in game. The game version is a fantasy unit resembling a "Hellenic cuirassier"