Cataphracts are eminent horsemen, riders of mounts that are possessed less of speed or endurance, but tremendous power instead. Bearing a lance along with their signature maces, these warriors are most often the secondary strike force after a primary assault. After enemy forces are already occupied and weakened by a flank of swordsmen, a common and terrifying sight is a group of Cataphracts lining up, lances pitched at the ready. A gap is made amongst the Dunefolk ranks, and in a single charge, these mighty horsemen pierce straight through enemy formations, dealing a lethal blow in a single stroke. Those who try to flee swiftly discover that neither sand nor hills deter these riders in the slightest, and the displaced air of a descending mace is the last sound they hear.
|Advances from:||Dune Sunderer|
Attacks (damage × count)
|mace||impact||14 × 3||melee|
|lance||pierce||13 × 2||melee||(charge)|
|composite bow||pierce||6 × 3||ranged|