Orc knight

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For a list of all orcs, see list of orcs.

orc knight oOrc knight.png
HP 44-90
HD 9
XP 617
Speed 10
AC 11
EV 10
Will 40
Attack1 20 (hit: plain)

Resistances None
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Weapons & armour
Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Medium
Type orc, orc
Flags Fighter
A heavily armoured orc, covered in scars from many past battles. Orc knights command their brethren in battle, rousing them to greater, more violent efforts with bloodcurdling shouts.

Useful Info

Orc knights are a stronger, nastier version of the orc warrior. They too wield two-handed weapons and wear heavy armour to protect themselves. You'll often find some in the Orcish Mines.


Spell set I
Slot1 Battlecry Vocal flag

Tips & Tricks

Everything you've learned about orc warriors applies to orc knights, too. This includes their mediocre willpower, making them fairly easy to paralyse or confuse. Unlike orc warriors, however, they can roar a battle-cry, strengthening all lesser orcs around them.