| Hippeis Xystophoroi|
|Unit type||Shock Cavalry|
|Line of sight|
|Created at||Noble Residence|
|Prerequisites||Level 2 Reforms (Achaean League)|
|Upgrades to||Kataphraktoi (Seleucids, Bactrians, Bosporans)|
|Available to|| Seleucids|
Historically, the Hippeis Xystophoroi were a small group of noble cavalrymen. They fought in a similar manner to the Hetairoi, however, instead of breaking the enemy their role was to screen the flanks and counter the enemy cavalry and light infantry.