|Cost|| 60 Food,|
|Cost to Upgrade||1300 Food |
The Cavalier is a heavy, strong, but quick cavalry unit. The Cavalier is more powerful than the former Knights, and it is still very effective at destroying siege units and archers. The Cavalier can be further upgraded into the Paladin.
The Cavalier is not a very common unit, as they can be upgraded to the Paladin in the same Age. However, it is very important to note that not every civilization is able to research the Paladin upgrade (namely East Asian Civilizations). Also, Cavaliers are already quite powerful without being upgraded to Paladins, so the upgrade may not be necessary to some players.
There was a hierarchy among knights based on feudal rank and fighting prowess. A lowly knight might achieve great social standing through battlefield commendation, tournament victory, or marriage. Elite knights were made members of important orders, like the Order of the Garter or of the Golden Fleece. Such elite men were known as chevaliers or cavaliers. The first cavaliers were selected for their political power and fighting prowess. As the centuries passed, the orders became more of a social elite.
|Unit Evolution: Knight|