It's found in a battlefield in the plains.
It's the second slowest mount when galloping, just a bit faster than the lizard. It's endurance however is matched only by the draft horse.
The warhorse is the default mount in Plague Island.
The warhorse is found in an abandoned battlefield in a clearing between two sections of forest. It grazes around the remains of a fallen monarch, a skeleton of a king/queen dressed in the colours of the previous kingdom's coat of arms, and leaning against a rock that has a sword embedded in it. The skeleton seems to be redeemed, and vanishes when the Monarch rides the warhorse for the first time.
At about every fifteen seconds, making the horse gallop activates a protective spell that lasts for about twelve seconds. Its armour glows along with a limited number (around twenty) of nearby subjects (villagers, builders, farmers, archers, squires and knights). They receive a temporary buff to their defences. This spell though doesn't increase the defenses of archers and builders against floaters, when they're on top of towers.
In New Lands
This mount is unlocked on the fourth island but can then be encountered on any island. It has noticeably more stamina than the original horse (and slightly more than the black horse), but has the same speed.
In Two Crowns
The warhorse is slower here, and the special ability cooldown is longer, letting subjects exposed for some seconds between the spell castings. He's always on the third island and costs two gems to unlock and eight coins to ride it. With a few tweaks, it is the default and only mount available on Plague Island. As of the Conquest Update, the ability is no longer triggered automatically by sprinting but is activated by the mount ability control.
|Nov 16, 2021||All||1.1.12||The Warhorse ability now triggers on your command and will not happen automatically when you sprint.|
|Apr 20, 2021||All||1.1.9||BALANCE: Improved stamina and speed. That should undo or at least minimize the unintentional nerf applied on the release.|
|Aug 29, 2019||All||1.0.4||Introduced (with some tweaks) as the default mount on Plague Island.|
|Dec 19, 2018||All||1.0.1||Reduced the cost in coins.|
|Dec 11, 2018||All||1.0.0||NERF: Made it slower with a longer cooldown for the special ability. These changes were unintentionally implemented, as the game director said he “never touched the warhorse”.|
|Dec 21, 2016||All||1.2.0||BALANCE: Better feedback for the warhorse ability.|
|Oct 30, 2016||All||1.0.7||FIX: Warhorse animation bug that caused it to disappear.|
|Aug 9, 2016||All||1.0.0||Introduced.|
|◄•••speed, stamina, special abilities, unlocking & switching mounts + comparative tables|
- As found in the game files. Aka armored horse.
- Gordon Van Dyke on . 27 April 2020.