Travian Hero Guides

All you need to know about Heroes from Travian is here.

Conditions to get a hero: Main Building level 3, Rally Point level 1, Hero’s Mansion level 1

Once you’ve built the Hero’s mansion (level 1), you can turn a normal unit into a hero. To make a hero you must first produce the troop to be upgraded to hero status.

In the game, the hero is controlled in the same manner as regular troops. If you have multiple villages, you need a Hero’s mansion in the new village to change his home village (one cannot have the mighty roughing it with the common man).

After you have trained the standard unit up to hero status you are given 5 initial skill points to raise your hero above the regular troops and five different attributes to assign them to. Every time your hero levels up you receive another 5 skill points to assign. Each attribute can be raised to a maximum level of 100. While at level 0 you are able to reallocate the skill-points distribution, but once you get to level 1 your selections are permanent.


Selecting this increases the hero’s individual direct Attack value (the starting point is dependent upon the unit the hero was formed from).


Selecting this increases the hero’s individual direct Defense value (the starting point and relative infantry/cavalry values are dependent upon the unit the hero was formed from).
Off Bonus: Each point invested in this increases the Attack value of each unit in the same attack as the hero by 0.2%, to a maximum of 20%. This only counts if the units are attacking with the Hero.


Each point invested in this increases the Defense value of each unit defending with the hero by 0.2%, to a maximum of 20%. This only counts if the units are defending with the Hero.


Selecting this increases your regeneration by 5 per day. This means the hero regains 5% extra of his total health per day.
Once you upgrade the Hero’s mansion to level 10, you can start annexing oases. You may annex up to 3 oases per mansion: your first at level 10, another at level 15, and one more at level 20. To annex an oasis it must be within 3 squares of the respective village (on that village’s mini-map).

One can also steal the oases of other players. To steal an oasis from other players you will have to destroy the defense that is stationed there and attack it multiple times with the hero. If the current owner has already 3 oases then 1 attack will be enough. If s/he has 2, you will need 2 attacks. If the other player has just one oasis, then you will have to attack the oasis 3 times before it will be yours.

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  1. Jared
    Posted July 17, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Thanks for the help, i appreciate it.

  2. Dan
    Posted August 15, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    wow you know your stuff keep it up

  3. idan
    Posted September 13, 2008 at 4:16 am

    one thing is wrong…
    if your hero is at level 21, you need 100*22 (upgrade to level 22) kills, you even mentioned it in the example (25300-23100=2200)…

  4. big dick
    Posted September 13, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    beat me off

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  6. poop
    Posted October 5, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    thanks dude awesome

  7. Asta
    Posted October 22, 2008 at 2:19 am

    When you transfer a hero between villages does the previous village lose any annexed oases?

  8. Claire
    Posted October 30, 2008 at 11:12 am

    You should not loose your oases if you move the hero. I do not know if the new age of Travian changed the rules

  9. Jay
    Posted December 13, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Hero level 30 (Teutonic Knight)
    Attack: 5925 (+) 45
    Defense: 85/125 (+) 0
    Off-Bonus: 20% (+) 100
    Def-Bonus: 0% (+) 0
    Regeneration: 50/day (+) 10

  10. Pete
    Posted December 21, 2008 at 6:10 am

    Thanks, but I have one question.

    If your hero is defending someone else, does its defence bonus effect all the troops in defence or just yours?

    Hero level 44 (Theutates Thunder)
    Attack: 1165 (+) 12
    Defense: 40/65 (+) 0
    Off-Bonus: 20% (+) 100
    Def-Bonus: 17% (+) 85
    Regeneration: 140/day (+) 28

  11. Posted December 21, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Your Hero protects all the troops in your village that is YOUR OWN. At least that is how it was when i played Travian, i am not sure if the admins changed the rules any time soon.

    Theutates Thunder is not a good defense Hero, its more offensive

  12. Paul
    Posted January 2, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    I just hAVE to know why I can’t build a hero mansion. I’m a Roman, have 2 cities but I can NOT build the mansion and so I can NOT train a hero. This is driving me NUTS!!! What am I doign wrong??? Please help!!!

  13. Tonkman
    Posted January 3, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    To paul;

    Hero’s Mansion
    In the hero’s mansion you can train a hero. A normal unit is required to be trained into a hero. A barracks or stable is also necessary to train a hero.

    At levels 10, 15, and 20 your hero can annex 1, 2, and 3 oases, respectively. These oases increase production of their particular resource in the annexing village.
    Costs and construction times at level 1:
    700 | 670 | 700 | 240 | 2 | 0:38:20

    Main Building level 3, Rally Point level 1

  14. Paul
    Posted January 4, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Hey Tonkman, thanks for the reply… My main building is level 10 and my ralley point level 2. Stable is level 10 and Barracks level 9 and STILL the Hero’s mansion doesn’t show up in the list. Isn’t this crazy???

  15. 3z00z
    Posted January 6, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    To Paul:
    do u happen to play the com3 server, because there are classic servers that doesnt have heroes and trappers and stuff.

  16. Jay's baaack !
    Posted March 3, 2009 at 12:18 am

    ★ Lord Jay level 56 ★
    (Teutonic Knight)
    Off-Bonus: 20%
    Def-Bonus: 20%

    My question is as follows … What’s the max level a hero can reach ? realistically ?

  17. G0rdo
    Posted March 10, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Can a hero do attacks on an oasis in order to strip it away from a village (even though the hero is not in his 7×7)?

    It looks like the answer is, “No, you have to be in your 7×7 of one of your villages. The attack would simply be a “raid” for resources.”

    What do you guys think?


  18. Pradeep
    Posted March 13, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Though I read several forums, sites abt Heroes I was not clear abt the regeneration. Everyone said ‘it is regeneration rate’. You have clearly mentioned what it means . Thanks :)

    1 more thing that I learnt is , a hero who is sent as reinforcement can be converted into the village’s unit with the help of hero’s mansion.
    Great info.

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    Posted April 14, 2009 at 5:55 am


  20. Awesome
    Posted May 1, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Great job man this really helps

  21. Jule
    Posted May 8, 2009 at 4:51 am

    does hero levels if it kills animals?

  22. bobo
    Posted May 11, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    To Jay:

    i play on the speed servers and
    Name: Forest Gump
    Player: woohoo
    LVL: 94
    XP: 450040
    is the best hero on the server

    To Jule:

    yes s/he does

  23. John
    Posted June 3, 2009 at 4:17 am

    Why wouldn’t the game itself have this kind of info? I’ve waisted valuble time figuring all this out on my own. I could be at a higher lvl if I knew all this before.

  24. ah well..
    Posted June 5, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    This is ALL on the website:
    I was kinda hoping for a better guide, i.e. one that would tell me what a player should use his hero for, and analyse the benefits and drawbacks of certain unit types as heroes.
    And not just reproduce the info from the official site…

  25. ah well..
    Posted June 5, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    This is ALL on the website:
    I was kinda hoping for a better guide, i.e. one that would tell me what a player should use his hero for, and analyse the benefits and drawbacks of certain unit types as heroes.
    And not just reproduce the info from the official site…

  26. Evgeni Gizdov
    Posted May 6, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    One important thing is about choosing the speed of your hero. Whenever he (or she:-) accompanies troops their speed is adjusted to his speed. For example, if you have an infantry hero it will slowdown infantry attacks which you might be sending with him.

  27. Evgeni Gizdov
    Posted May 6, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Sorry for the mistake, it will slow down the “cavalry” attacks, of course :-)

  28. Gautam
    Posted March 27, 2011 at 3:14 am

    Great Post Ebey Soman!!

    Very very informative for beginners and a good reminder of things for experienced as well!!

    Looking forward for more such posts!!

    And once again Great Work!!

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  31. Wacko
    Posted November 19, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    This adds nothing – just a lift from the game guide. Pointlee site full of annoying adverts

  32. rohj_025
    Posted March 7, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Hello I play on now and the hero mansion does not contain instructions on how to train regular units to hero.

    Is this an earlier version of Travian.

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