As an armored variant of a stray, armored strays usually spawn in two variants: The weaker variant wields a normal bow and wears a reinforced mail helmet while the stronger variant wields a power bow and a reinforced mail chestplate.
Armored strays are hostile toward heroes and shoot them on sight, just like their normal non-armored counterparts, albeit with increased defense.
Melee Armored Stray
Melee armored strays are melee variants of armored strays that spawn wearing scale mail and sometimes a reinforced mail helmet, giving them increased defense. Unlike strays, they primarily use melee, utilizing swords and daggers instead of ranged.
Like its unarmored variant, they attack the hero when seen but instead of ranged, they walk to the hero and attack them via melee.