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This is an overview of the classes in Chivalry: Medieval Warfare. For more detailed information about each class, visit its page.


The Archer is a class that excels in ranged combat, using a variety of bows, crossbows, and javelins. But is not very good at close quarters, relying on parries and swift strikes. They are good at taking down anyone, due to their high piercing damage, but when their enemies close the distance of the archer, the favor swings against them. Archers are only designed for sneak attacks, not front-line combat.

  • Armor: None
  • Speed: Medium


The Man-at-Arms is the lightest melee class, who excels at fast-paced fighting, getting in quick strikes and relying on their dodge ability to get out of harm's way fast. They are good at taking down archers, due to their fast move speed, dodging capabilities and shields, but have to be careful when attacking knights or vanguards, because their heavy weaponry can kill the Men-At-Arms in two goes . They also have the added ability of throwing oil pots, which will burst into flames where ever they land, useful against shield users and groups of enemies. Wearing leather armor as light armor.

  • Armour: Low
  • Speed: High


The Vanguard is a class that has average armor and speed who relies on his expansive range in melee combat, acting with reckless abandonment. Using two-handed weapons for longer reach and smashing power. Vanguards are able to slaughter any lighter classes except for knights, because of their heavy armor. it requires two-handed blunt weapons and hard-hitting strength to break through their armor and slaughter them more quickly than normal. They wear chainmail as medium armor.

  • Armour: Medium
  • Speed: Medium


The Knight is the heavily-armored powerhouse of the classes, being able to take more damage than any other class while dealing significant damage. He is vulnerable to a Man-at-Arm's speed, and Vanguards' range, requiring some practice to get used to. The knight is unique in that he can equip a two-handed weapon in one hand and use a shield in the other. They wear plate armor as heavy armor.

  • Armour: High
  • Speed: Low