|This article is about the unit class in Age of Empires III. For other uses of the term, see Heavy cavalry (disambiguation).|
Most heavy cavalry have attack bonuses against light infantry, and are usually fielded in relatively small numbers. They are vulnerable to hand infantry (except Lancers, Jat Lancers, Mahout Lancers, Elmeti, Spahi, and Cuirassiers) such as Pikemen and ranged cavalry, such as Dragoons.
Heavy cavalry are highly effective at destroying Artillery, such as Falconets, because of their high hit points, speed, and attack. A small group of heavy cavalry can usually take out a cannon in seconds.