The bear is a mount that can be found near its den in the forest. It is a large grizzly bear that walks at an above average speed, and runs fast in the forest, but has incredibly low stamina, although it regains stamina fairly quickly.
Although only occasionally a grass eater in real life, this mount also eats grass to regain stamina. Charging past citizens does not injure them.
Kingdom Two Crowns – In the regular campaign (Europe and Shogun) it's always on the fourth island, and in the Dead Lands campaign it's found on the third island. It costs three gems to unlock and ten coins to ride him.
The bear attacks on the downward half of the running animation, akin to a real-life pounce, and any valid target(s) that are within the bear's range will be attacked, unlike archers' arrows, which only hit a single target.
There are 2 main drawbacks to this attack: one is that extra stamina is used on any successful attack above the regular stamina drain from running, meaning the monarch needs to be careful to utilise this attack only when the stamina would not be better put to use running from a particularly large wave of Greed, especially as the bear has a below average stamina pool to start with. The other downside is that since attacks require contact with the target, if the pounce is mistimed or mispositioned against the Greed, the monarch will lose their coins or crown as normal. To circumvent the latter downside, the bear can be used behind walls for defence: careful positioning and timing will allow a monarch to attack from behind the wall into a greedling mass and then immediately retreat for safety.
A well-fed bear is easily able to destroy the smaller greedling hordes in the first few days, giving monarchs a massive advantage in early exploring. The bear is also an excellent bunny killer, especially if your archers are unavailable (all claimed by towers, knights, or if you are in an area the archers do not patrol). Deer are also easy prey, but take two attacks to bring down.
Kingdom Two Crowns – Instead of using extra stamina when attacking, The bear have a separate, three hits poll that it uses instead. This avoids the player accidentally wasting his main stamina when attacking. It's not possible to increase the limit over three hits as grazing will only replenish the pool. If the player uses all three hits, the bear will exhaust as if the main stamina ran out and won't be able to run. Once the extra stamina recovers over a limit the player is able to run again and will keep the graze buff if present. Since the limit for running is a slightly under the amount for the breathing animation, it's possible to have both the tired and graze buff effects play simultaneously.
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