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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 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 and 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.

Comparison to the Light Cavalry/Hussar[]

  • Both share the same armor and speed stats, but the Magyar Huszar has 10 HP more. The Magyar Huszar has a much lesser Line of Sight.
  • Magyar Huszars hold a greater attack (9/10 vs 7), a bonus vs siege, and attack slightly faster (1.8 vs 2.0/1.9).
  • Light Cavalry and Hussars have an attack bonus against Monks and resist conversion.
  • Magyar Huszars cost 80 food after researching Corvinian Army, while Light Cavalry and Hussar cost 68 food. Light Cavalry and Hussars are easier to mass, since they are trained at the Stable.
  • All in all, Magyar Huszars are far more useful than regular Light Cavalry for the Magyars, since they much better cover the weaknesses of their partner in the common Magyar army, the Cavalry Archer. Regular Scout Cavalry need 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.

Comparison in Castle Age with similar units[]

Magyar Lightcavalry aoe2DE.png Light Cavalry MagyarHuszarIcon-DE.png Magyar Huszar Aoe2de shrivamsha rider.png Shrivamsha Rider
Cost 68 food 80 food, 10 gold 70 food, 20 gold
Hit points 80 90 75
Speed 1.65 1.65 1.76
Armor 0+2/2+2 0+2/2+2 0+2/1+2
Train Time 30s 16s 20s
Line of Sight 8 5 5
Melee attack 7+2 9+2 8+2
Attack bonus +10 vs Monks +5 vs Siege

+1 vs Ram

Attack speed 2 1.8 1.75
Other properties Free attack upgrades

Conversion resistance

doesn't take attack bonus from Samurai

Free attack upgrades

Gold cost can be eliminated

Can dodge 5 projectiles in 15 seconds

Food cost can be reduced by 25%

Upgrade cost and time 500 food, 600 gold, 50s 800 food, 600 gold, 60s 800 food, 600 gold, 45s

Comparison in Post-Imperial Age with similar units[]

Magyar Hussar aoe2DE.png Hussar MagyarHuszarIcon-DE.png Elite Magyar Huszar Aoe2de shrivamsha rider.png Elite Shrivamsha Rider
Cost 68 food 80 food, 0 gold 53 food, 20 gold
Hit points 95 105 90
Speed 1.65 1.65 1.76
Armor 0+3/2+4 0+3/2+4 0+3/1+4
Train Time 30s 16s 20s
Line of Sight 10 6 6
Melee attack 7+4 10+4 11+2
Attack bonus +12 vs Monks +8 vs Siege

+2 vs Ram

Attack speed 1.9 1.8 1.75
Other properties Free attack upgrades

Conversion resistance

doesn't take attack bonus from Samurai

Free attack upgrades

Gold cost eliminated

Can dodge 7 projectiles in 15 seconds

Food cost reduced by 25%

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, Villagers
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[]


The Forgotten[]

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

Definitive Edition[]

  • Mercenaries renamed to Corvinian Army.

Dynasties of India[]


  • 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 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).
  • Magyar Huszars have had no changes since release.







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