Wyvern and Wyvern Monarch

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Fortress creatures
Level 1
Gnoll Gnoll
Gnoll Marauder Gnoll Marauder
Level 2
Lizardman Lizardman
Lizard Warrior Lizard Warrior
Level 3
Serpent Fly Serpent Fly
Dragon Fly Dragon Fly
Level 4
Basilisk Basilisk
Greater Basilisk Greater Basilisk
Level 5
Gorgon Gorgon
Mighty Gorgon Mighty Gorgon
Level 6
Wyvern Wyvern
Wyvern Monarch Wyvern Monarch
Level 7
Hydra Hydra
Chaos Hydra Chaos Hydra
Castle Rampart Tower
Inferno Necropolis Dungeon
Stronghold Fortress Conflux
Cove Factory
 Cost per troop 


Attack 14
Defense 14
Damage 14–18
Health 70
Speed 7
Movement Flying
Size 2
Growth 2
AI Value 1350
Wyvern Monarch
 Cost per troop 


Attack 14
Defense 14
Damage 18–22
Health 70
Speed 11
Movement Flying
Size 2
Growth 2
AI Value 1518
 Special abilities:
Wyvern Nest  

Wyverns and Wyvern Monarchs are the level 6 creatures of Fortress. They are recruited from the Wyvern Nest. In addition, they can be received as a reward from Dragon Fly Hives.

"Wyverns and wyvern monarchs attack with swipes of their stinging tails. The wyvern monarch's stinger has a chance of poisoning its target for three rounds... Poisoning can only be removed by the cure spell." RoE manual

Heroes with a specialty

  • Broghild Broghild the Beastmaster has wyverns as a specialty, which increases the attack and defense skills of any wyverns or wyvern monarchs for each level attained after 6th level and gives them a speed bonus of 1.

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Wyverns have unappealing statistics in comparison to other level 6 units, being similar in strength as manticores. Unlike other level 6 creatures, their dwelling can be built extremely early - even as early as day 1, giving players a noticeable early game advantage. Additionally, if there are any Dragon Fly Hives available, the number of wyverns can easily outnumber other level 6 units, becoming the main powerstack of the army - even for factions other than Fortress.

The upgrade to wyvern monarchs is extremely good - it grants a 25% increase of damage output, and a very good speed of 11. It also gives a chance to poison the enemy while attacking - which, while being unreliable, can turn the tide of the fight to your favour. However, keep in mind that poisoned creatures will be resurrected faster. Wyvern Monarchs are useful when sieging towns, as they are the strongest flying unit of Fortress.

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