Heroes are the army leaders, they conquer new territories, clear dungeons and complete quests. Heroes level up and become stronger with experience.
Heroes can be recruited in the Stronghold. Recruiting the first hero is inexpensive, but the more heroes you have to more expensive the next one gets. Some buildings reduce the cost of heroes.
- 100 Gold and 10 Gems
- 500 Gold and 50 Gems
- 1500 Gold and 150 Gems
- Forth and subsequent ones: 5000 Gold and 500 Gems
If you already have a hero of the same type the cost is increased 10 times. For example: If you have only a scout hero, in order to hire another one you would have to pay 5000 gold and 500 gems. Another example: If you have forth heroes of every possible type, in order to hire fifth hero you would have to pay 50000 gold and 5000 gems because there are only four hero types and you can not hire hero of previously unused type (as a result, 10x multiplier is mandatory). But if you have four heroes of the same type, then the fifth, sixth and seventh heroes of other types will cost only 5000 gold and 500 gems.
If you already have two heroes of the same type the cost is increased 100 times! And so on.
Each hero type has 7 different perks with 5 levels of mastery. Heroes gain 1 free perk at recruitment (level 0) randomly. See the individual class pages for detailed perk information.
The primary stats of Heroes are Command, Health and Magic. Heros can reach a maximun level of 30, at this level the primary stats are set for each type of hero. For example: a level 30 Mage will not have 10 command, but he is the only hero with 10 Magic.
The increase in the size of the hero’s army along with the Command levels is as follows:
|Command Level||Tier 1 Units||Tier 2 Units||Tier 3 Units||Tier 4 Units|
The increase in the hero’s statistics along with Health levels is as follows:
|Health Level||Total Health Points Bonus||Total Stamina Bonus||Total Morale Bonus|
The increase in the number of spells the hero can memorize is as follows:
|Magic Level||Level 1 Spells||Level 2 Spells||Level 3 Spells||Level 4 Spells|
Heroes gain a level by gaining enough experience which is gained from various sources such as fights, exploring provinces and completing quests. The maximum level of heroes is 30. Heroes gain two upgrades at level up:
- One perk chosen by the player from three randomly available perks.
- One point in one of the primary stats.
Heroes start with one point in their major stat (i.e. wizards start with one point in magic). The maximum primary attributes are set for each type of hero. At level 9 every hero reaches the first limit at which the stats are set. For example; a level 9 Scout will always have the stats: 4 Health, 3 Magic, 3 Command. The increase in stats (levels 0-9) is random up to this cap.
At level 10 Heroes choose a sub-class (see below) and the new sub-class determines the new maximum stats (levels 10-19).
At level 20, Heroes stop improving primary attributes and gain +1 Hit Point each level.
Heroes gain one perk upgrade for every level. The maximum number of perks a hero can gain is 31. This limited number of perks is not a very big issue for a pure class hero that can achieve mastery level 5 in almost all of the perks. But, for a dual-classed hero this means a limited selection of perks.
Each hero has 4 sub-classes available. These are essentially dual-class options. The player may choose to continue with the same class or to open another class to that hero. A hero with only one class may reach mastery level 5 in all of his classes perks. A hero with two classes may reach mastery level 3 in all perks from both classes. Notice, however, that a hero may possess a maximum of 11 different perks, so heroes with a dual-class will inevitably miss out on 3 of the 14 perks available to them.
The sub-class also gives certain upgrades or skills. For example: A level 10 wizard may choose to become a Necromancer and gain the ability to raise better undead units, essentially getting the equivalent of a mastery level 5 necromancy perks at level 20 (if the necromancy perk is upgraded normally to mastery level 3).