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Magyar unique unit. Light cavalry unit with a bonus vs. siege
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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 and quick cavalry unit with an attack bonus against all siege weapons.

As their initial gold cost can be removed 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 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, making the regular Hussar as good as redundant for the Magyars.

Magyar Huszars are an excellent complement for Magyar Cavalry Archers. They can easily deal with enemy siege weapons, a major weakness of Cavalry Archers, and can take down Skirmishers with ease, 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.

Comparison to the Hussar[]

  • Both share the same armor and speed stats, but the Magyar Huszar has 10 HP more. The Hussar has a much greater Line of Sight.
  • Magyar Huszars hold a greater attack (9/10 vs 7), a bonus vs siege, and attack slightly faster (1.8 vs 1.9).
  • Hussars have an attack bonus against Monks and resist conversion.
  • Magyar Huszars cost 80 food after researching Corvinian Army, Hussars 68 (only for the Magyars since patch 5.5 (72 before that patch); all other civilizations except Berbers pay 80 food). Hussars are easier to mass since they are trained at the Stable.
  • All in all, Magyar Huszars are far more useful than regular Hussars for the Magyars, since they much better cover the weaknesses of their partner in the common Magyar army, the Cavalry Archer. Regular Hussars should not be trained or even upgraded unless the enemy makes use of Monks, or the player has very few Castles and needs to amass cavalry.

Units comparison[]

Units Hussar aoe2DE.png Hussar Aoe2-icon-winged-hussar.png Winged Hussar MagyarHuszarIcon-DE.png Magyar Huszar
Cost 80 food 80 food 80 food
10 gold
HP 75 80 70, 85 (Elite)
Attack 7 9 9, 10 (Elite)
Attack Bonus +12 vs Monk +14 vs Monk
+4 vs Gunpowder units
+5, +8 (Elite) vs Siege weapon
+1, +2 (Elite) vs Ram
Armor 0/+2 +1/+2 0/+2
Speed 1.5 1.5 1.5
Rate of Fire 1.9 1.9 1.8
Line of Sight 10 10 5, 6 (Elite)
Training Time 30s 30s 16s
Upgraded Cost 500 food
600 gold
600 food
800 gold
800 food
600 gold (Elite)

Further statistics[]

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

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Siege weapons, archers
Weak vs. Boyars, Pikemen, Kamayuks, Berserks, Genoese Crossbowmen, Teutonic Knights, Mamelukes, Camel Riders, Samurai
Hit points BloodlinesDE.png Bloodlines (+20)
Attack Forging aoe2de.png Forging (+1)
IronCastingDE.png Iron Casting (+1)
BlastFurnaceDE.png Blast Furnace (+2)
Armor ScaleBardingArmorDE.png Scale Barding Armor (+1/+1)
ChainBardingDE.png Chain Barding Armor (+1/+1)
PlateBardingArmorDE.png Plate Barding Armor (+1/+2)
Speed HusbandryDE.png Husbandry (+10%)
Conversion defense HeresyDE.png Heresy
Creation speed ConscriptionDE.png Conscription (+33%)
Train cost CastleAgeUnique.png Corvinian Army (eliminates the gold cost)
Upgrades EliteUniqueUnitDE.png Elite Magyar Huszar

Civilization bonuses[]

Team bonuses[]


  • Its shield resembles the Magyar civilization icon and they, alongside the Leitis, the Serjeant, and the Slinger, are the only units whose shields are also civilization icons.
  • 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 fastest unique land unit and the second fastest unique unit of the game, only behind the Longboat.
  • 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).