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Magyar unique light cavalry unit.
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The Magyar Huszar is the unique unit of the Magyars in Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten. It is a light cavalry unit with an attack bonus against siege weapons.

As their 45 gold cost can be converted to food by researching the Corvinian Army technology, Magyar Huszars are considered trash units.

Magyar Huszars can be upgraded to Elite Magyar Huszars in the Imperial Age.


Magyar Huszar rearing

Magyar Huszars are comparatively cheap. Despite this, they have a considerable amount of attack, are fast, and have an attack bonus against siege weapons, making them an ideal counter to siege units. Also, they attack quickly, striking once every 1.8 seconds. In the cavalry branch, that value is only matched by Knights and Cataphracts. They also train fast, though it is still easier to spam Hussars from multiple Stables than it is to spam Magyar Huszars from Castles.

Magyar Huszars are an excellent complement for Cavalry Archers. They can easily deal with enemy siege weapons and Elite Skirmishers, which are major weaknesses of Cavalry Archers, making way for the Cavalry Archers to deal with everything else. Camel Riders, however, can be a threat. Pikemen naturally deal huge bonus damage against both the Cavalry Archer and the Magyar Huszar, but can usually do no more than scare them off due to their low speed and zero range.

In combat against melee units, however, the Magyar Huszar's lackluster attack and armor makes it almost impossible to defeat anything in one-to-one combat. But considering their low cost, they still remain relatively cost effective against most of them nevertheless.

Their low cost, high speed, and decent attack make them ideal for raiding. The Hussar gives a competition here because of the latter's massive Line of Sight, ease of creation at Stables, and cheaper cost. Magyar Huszars are also not nearly as effective against Monks as regular Hussars, lacking their conversion resistance and bonus damage against Monks. Additionally, both the Hussar and Elite Magyar Huszar require 4 attacks to kill a Villager with Loom (the Magyar Huszar will leave a Villager with 1 HP after 3 strikes, requiring a fourth to finish it off), so regular Hussars are usually better for raiding due to their cheaper cost, though the Magyar Huszar is still good at the job.

Comparison table[]

Scoutcavalry aoe2DE Scout Cavalry line MagyarHuszarIcon-DE Magyar Huszar line
Cost 68 food Base: 35 food, 45 gold
UniqueTechCastle-DE Corvinian Army: 80 food
Armor 0/2 0/2
Speed 1.5 1.5
Train Time 30s 14s
Other properties Conversion resistance Takes attack bonus from Samurai
CastleageDE Castle Age Lightcavalry aoe2DE Light Cavalry MagyarHuszarIcon-DE Magyar Huszar
Hit points 60 75
Line of Sight 8 5
Melee attack 7 9
Attack bonus +10 vs Monks +5 vs Siege
+1 vs Ram
Attack speed 2 1.8
Upgrade cost
and time
500 food, 600 gold
50 seconds
800 food, 600 gold
60 seconds
ImperialageDE Imperial Age Hussar aoe2DE Hussar MagyarHuszarIcon-DE Elite Magyar Huszar
Hit points 75 85
Line of Sight 10 6
Melee attack 7 10
Attack bonus +12 vs Monks +8 vs Siege
+2 vs Ram
Attack speed 1.9 1.8

Further statistics[]

As Magyar Huszars are unique to the Magyars, only technologies that are available to them are shown in the following table:

Strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Siege weapons, archers, other light cavalry, Ghulams, Chakram Throwers, Karambit Warriors
Weak vs. Pikemen, Kamayuks, Berserks, Genoese Crossbowmen, Teutonic Knights, Mamelukes, Camel Riders, Samurai, heavy and medium cavalry
Conditional matchups Long Swordsmen, Eagle Warriors
Hit points BloodlinesDE Bloodlines (+20)
Armor ScaleBardingArmorDE Scale Barding Armor (+1/+1)
ChainBardingDE Chain Barding Armor (+1/+1)
PlateBardingArmorDE Plate Barding Armor (+1/+2)
Conversion resistance Devotion icon AoE2DE Devotion (+1 min, +1 max)
HeresyDE Heresy (die upon getting converted)
Movement speed HusbandryDE Husbandry (+10%)
Resource cost UniqueTechCastle-DE Corvinian Army (costs 80 food)
Creation speed ConscriptionDE Conscription (+33%)
UniqueTechCastle-DE Kasbah (+25%, with a Berber ally only)
Team bonuses
Attack Hindustanis AoE2 Hindustanis (+2 vs standard buildings)
Conversion resistance Teutons AoE2 Teutons (+3 min, +1 max)


AoE2-DLCicon-2 The Forgotten[]

  • Mercenaries introduced. It eliminates the gold cost of Magyar Huszars.

AoEIIDE icon Definitive Edition[]

  • Mercenaries renamed to Corvinian Army.

AoE2Icon-MountainRoyals The Mountain Royals[]

  • With update 95810, cost changed from 80 food, 10 gold to 35 food, 45 gold and train time reduced from 16 seconds to 14 seconds. Non-Elite Magyar Huszar hit points increased from 70 to 75. Corvinian Army effect changed from Magyar Huszar cost no gold to Magyar Huszar gold cost is replaced by additional food cost (however, the net result of 80 food is unchanged).


There are two heroes in the game with the appearance of a Magyar Huszar:


  • The Magyar Huszar's shield resembles the Magyar civilization icon.
  • In the beta, they had 1 more attack than they have now.
  • With a speed of 1.65 when Husbandry is researched, the Magyar Huszar is the second fastest unique land unit, only behind the Shrivamsha Rider.
  • With 14 attack and Corvinian Army researched, the Elite Magyar Huszar is tied with the Malian Light Cavalry with Farimba for the second highest attack among all trash units, only behind the Malay Two-Handed Swordsman with Forced Levy (with 16 attack).
  • The Magyar Huszar has a bow (possibly a Recurve Bow) on its side which is just for show (it does not use the Ratha mechanic of changing its attack weapon).
  • The very first model of the Magyar Huszar probably inspired Pyrrhus's in Return of Rome.



Units in Age of Empires II
CivilianMaleVillDE Villager · Tradecart aoe2DE Trade Cart · FishingShipDE Fishing Ship · Trade cog aoe2DE Trade Cog · King eu aoe2DE King
ReligiousMonk aoe2DE Monk
InfantryMilitiaDE Militia · Manatarms aoe2DE Man-at-Arms · Longswordsman aoe2DE Long Swordsman · Twohanded aoe2DE Two-Handed Swordsman · Champion aoe2DE Champion
Spearman aoe2DE Spearman · Aoe2-infantry-2-pikeman Pikeman · Halberdier aoe2DE Halberdier
Eaglescout aoe2DE Eagle Scout · Eaglewarrior aoe2DE Eagle Warrior · EliteEaglewarrior aoe2DE Elite Eagle Warrior
ArcherArcher aoe2DE Archer · Crossbowman aoe2DE Crossbowman · Arbalester aoe2DE Arbalester
Skirmisher aoe2DE Skirmisher · Elite skirmisher aoe2DE Elite Skirmisher
Hand cannoneer aoe2DE Hand Cannoneer
Cavalryarcher aoe2DE Cavalry Archer · Heavycavalryarcher aoe2de Heavy Cavalry Archer
Aoe2de DOI elephant archer icon Elephant Archer · ElephantArcherIcon-DE Elite Elephant Archer
CavalryScoutcavalry aoe2DE Scout Cavalry · Lightcavalry aoe2DE Light Cavalry · Hussar aoe2DE Hussar
Knight aoe2DE Knight · Cavalier aoe2DE Cavalier · Paladin aoe2DE Paladin
Camelrider aoe2DE Camel Rider · Aoe2 heavycamelriderDE Heavy Camel Rider
Battle elephant aoe2DE Battle Elephant · Elite battle elephant aoe2DE Elite Battle Elephant
Steppelancericon Steppe Lancer · Elitesteppelancericon Elite Steppe Lancer
Xolotlicon Xolotl Warrior
AoE2DE Armored Elephant icon Armored Elephant · AoE2DE Siege Elephant icon Siege Elephant
SiegeBattering ram aoe2DE Battering Ram · Capped ram aoe2DE Capped Ram · Siege ram aoe2DE Siege Ram
Mangonel aoe2DE Mangonel · Onager aoe2DE Onager · Siege onager aoe2DE Siege Onager
Scorpion aoe2DE Scorpion · Heavyscorpion aoe2DE Heavy Scorpion
Bombard cannon aoe2DE Bombard Cannon
Trebuchet aoe2DE Trebuchet
Petard aoe2DE Petard
Siegetower aoe2DE Siege Tower
War shipTransportship aoe2DE Transport Ship
Galley aoe2DE Galley · War galley aoe2DE War Galley · Galleon aoe2DE Galleon
Fire galley aoe2DE Fire Galley · Fireship aoe2DE Fire Ship · Fastfireship aoe2DE Fast Fire Ship
Demoraft aoe2DE Demolition Raft · Demoship aoe2DE Demolition Ship · Heavydemoship aoe2de Heavy Demolition Ship
Cannon galleon aoe2DE Cannon Galleon · Elite cannon galleon aoe2de Elite Cannon Galleon
AoE2 Dromon Dromon
ReligiousMissionaryIcon-DE Missionary · AoE2 WarriorPriest Warrior Priest
InfantryBerserkIcon-DE Berserk · Aoe2de Chakram Chakram Thrower · CondottieroIcon-DE Condottiero · Aoe2-icon-flemish-militia Flemish Militia · GbetoIcon-DE Gbeto · Aoe2de Ghulam Ghulam · HuskarlIcon-DE Huskarl · JaguarWarriorIcon-DE Jaguar Warrior · KamayukIcon-DE Kamayuk · Karambitwarrioricon-DE Karambit Warrior · AoE2 DE Legionary new icon Legionary · Aoe2-icon--obuch Obuch · SamuraiIcon-DE Samurai · Aoe2-icon-serjeant Serjeant · Shotelwarrioricon-DE Shotel Warrior · TeutonicKnightIcon-DE Teutonic Knight · ThrowingAxemanIcon-DE Throwing Axeman · Aoe2de Urumi Urumi Swordsman · AoE2 WarriorPriest Warrior Priest · WoadRaiderIcon-DE Woad Raider
ArcherArambaiicon-DE Arambai · CamelArcherIcon-DE Camel Archer · ChukoNuIcon-DE Chu Ko Nu · AoE2 CompositeBowman Composite Bowman · ConquistadorIcon-DE Conquistador · GenitourIcon-DE Genitour · GenoeseCrossbowmanIcon-DE Genoese Crossbowman · Imperialskirmishericon-DE Imperial Skirmisher · JanissaryIcon-DE Janissary · Kipchakicon Kipchak · LongbowmanIcon-DE Longbowman · MangudaiIcon-DE Mangudai · PlumedArcherIcon-DE Plumed Archer · Aoe2de ratha ranged Ranged Ratha · Rattanarchericon-DE Rattan Archer · SlingerIcon-DE Slinger · WarWagonIcon-DE War Wagon
CavalryBallistaelephanticon-DE Ballista Elephant · BoyarIcon-DE Boyar · Aoe2de camel scout Camel Scout · CataphractIcon-DE Cataphract · Aoe2de roman unique centurion icon Centurion · Aoe2-icon-coustillier Coustillier · Flaming camel icon Flaming Camel · ImperialCamelRiderIcon-DE Imperial Camel Rider · Keshikicon Keshik · Konnikicon Konnik · Leitisicon Leitis · MagyarHuszarIcon-DE Magyar Huszar · MamelukeIcon-DE Mameluke · AoE2 Monaspa Monaspa · Aoe2de ratha melee Melee Ratha · AoE2 Savar Savar · Aoe2de shrivamsha rider Shrivamsha Rider · TarkanIcon-DE Tarkan · WarElephantIcon-DE War Elephant · Aoe2-icon-winged-hussar Winged Hussar
SiegeAoe2-icon--houfnice Houfnice · Aoe2-icon-hussite-wagon Hussite Wagon · OrganGunIcon-DE Organ Gun
War shipCaravelIcon-DE Caravel · LongboatIcon-DE Longboat · Aoe2de Thirisadai Thirisadai · TurtleShipIcon-DE Turtle Ship