Bedivere - Stronghold Legends Game Units

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Cost in Gold 500
Cost in Honour 125
Recruited From Round Table
Ranged Attack No
Recruits needed 1
Requirements N/A
Available Factions Arthur

Bedivere is a special unit in Stronghold Legends and only available to those users who are currently playing as the Arthur faction. He is recruited from The Round Table, and costs 500 gold and 125 Honour. You can find out ways to generate Honour in the game here.

His general skills and abilities mirror that very much of a standard Knight. His attack strength is virtually identical to that of a Knight in standard combat as well- in straight out combat between Bedivere and a Knight, it's essentially the unit that strikes the first blow that will win.

By default, Bedivere will be mounted when you purchase him from The Round Table. You can dismount him from his horse by selecting him and then clicking on the "dismount" icon.

Once mounted on a horse, any enemy units must first kill the horse before they can attack Bedivere himself, so there are great advantages of doing so, besides Bedivere moving a lot faster. The horse alone takes 2 Crossbow bolts to kill.

If the Horse is killed or you dismount Bedivere, you can mount Bedivere on another horse, but must wait for a short "recharge" time before this button becomes available again. To do this, select Bedivere and then click on the "Mount horse" icon. Note that by mounting Bedivere, like any unit, it will cost 20 Honour. Once you have attempted to mount him, a horse will instantly appear and he will automatically be mounted.

You can only have one Bedivere unit at any time. If he is killed, you will instantly be able to purchase another Bedivere unit from The Round Table again. Like all ground units from The Round Table, Bedivere has a special power, in his case called The Horn of Camelot. This special power will create a large breach in a section of an enemy wall, allowing your units to simply run in. Note that you must be close enough to the wall to activate this power first, however.

You can activate this special power by left-clicking on the blue horn icon on the right side of your screen, and right clicking on the map where to use it. It can only be used somewhere within Bedivere's range already, and once used, it will require a "recharge" time. During this, the green line around the outside of the blue horn icon on your screen must reach all the way around to the start before it can be used again.

This icon is only available while Bedivere is alive, so if Bedivere dies or you have not yet recruited him, you must recruit another Bedivere from The Round Table again in order to use it. Only he has the ability to use this power.

However as Bedivere is so similar to a Knight, the same weaknesses also apply to him. Without use of his horse, he is a very slow moving unit. He can easily get overwhelmed by defence systems such as Burning Logs, Ballistae or pitch ditches. And he can also very easily be picked off by ranged or aerial units, frozen by Ice units and have his health sputtered away over time by persistent attacks or fire. This is primarily due to the fact he moves so slowly.

Bedivere will also struggle against units such as Frost Giants, even whilst mounted, simply because Frost Giants are so powerful and can cause an enormous amount of damage. It's therefore extremely important to protect him well to prevent this from happening, particularly if the enemy is playing as a different faction with access to more advanced units and magical powers, as most of these are not limited.

Tip: Bedivere's power is extremely powerful and can cause serious trouble for enemy defences, particularly if you are struggling to make any kind of headway with siege equipment. Using the horn will literally allow your troops to rush through an opening created in the wall, bypassing it altogether. For maximum effect, this special power can be used excellently in co-ordination with Lancelot's The Sword of Albion power.

 

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