Monks and Zealots are level 5 creatures of Castle. They can be recruited from Monasteries.
"Monks and zealots train themselves to control and project their personal energistic forces, which they deliver as ranged blasts. While monks suffer the normal penalty for ranged unit hand-to-hand attack damage (50%), the better trained zealots do not." RoE manual
Heroes with a specialty
- In Hota AI Value of Monks was increased to 582.
- Shadows of Monks and Zealots' adventure map view were fixed:
Tactics and info
Their stats are very low for a level 5, but they are indispensable due to their ranged attack. However, it's only enough for the enemy to strike this unit a few times and it's dead (even if they have no melee penalty with upgrade), so they should be well protected if they are to still deal some damage and survive harder battles. Their stats are also almost the same as the level 4 Arch magi, and their specialties weaker for the same cost and lower growth.