"An early leader of the Rus who helped consolidate them into a power. Famous for the rough way he lived and fought."


  • Sviatoslav's Ransack special ability confers a temporary damage bonus to nearby raiders, making raiders even more effective at looting.
  • Fast.
  • Resource looting.
  • Ability only boosts Raider Units.

Offensive Strategy

  • Simple to use. Attack resource buildings and use his ability to make nearby raiders more effective.
  • Possibly the most useless hero in the game, without Raiders of Muscovy or Raiders.
Level Health Attack DPS Recovery Time Upgrade Cost Upgrade Time Ability
1 5,000 Health 240 Damage 240 Damage 20m Time 100* Kievan Rus N/A x1 Ability 2
2 6,400 Health 300 Damage 300 Damage 1h 30m Time 1,250 Kievan Rus 12h x2 Ability 2
3 10,000 Health 360 Damage 360 Damage 4h 30m Time 4,500 Kievan Rus 1d x3 Ability 2
4 11,500 Health 415 Damage 415 Damage 6h Time 7,500 Kievan Rus 2d x4 Ability 2

* First level free for a Hero of your own Civilization.

Heroes Richard the LionheartHenry VEdward the Black PrinceBelisariusJohn KourkouasNikephoros II PhokasCharles MartelCharlemagneJoan of ArcSviatoslav I of KievRurikAlexander NevskyTariq ibn ZiyadMaslama ibn Abd al-MalikSaladinHermann von SalzaConrad the ElderWinrich von Kniprode
Common Units SpearmanInfantryRaiderLadder InvaderCrossbowmanArcherCavalryGrenadierBattering RamSiege TowerOnagerTrebuchet
Cultural Units LongbowmanCheirosiphonKnight TemplarRaiders of MuscovyMamlukTeutonic Knight
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