"Arbalists are a terrifying foe. The deadly bolts of these ranged fighters are devastating to attacking cavalry."
The Arbalist, often abbreviated by "arb", is a defensive cavalry, often found in dedicated cavalry cities. They are stronger than Vanquisher and Rangers, but more expensive to enlist.
Space needed: 2
Food needed per unit per day: 10
Travel speed: 10
Carry capacity: 15
Defense against Infantry: 40
Defense against Cavalry: 90
Defense against Mystic: 30
Defense against Artillery: 40
Building Requirements: Level 5 Stables
Cost: 150 Wood and 200 Gold per unit
- Although they are often enlisted in dedicated cavalry cities, it is wise to send Arbalists to reinforce a city being attacked by cavalry, as Arbalists have high defense against cavalry units.
- Although the game states that they are a defensive unit, they can be used for raiding Caverns and attacking other players.
- As with most cavalry, they are fairly expensive to enlist.