sometimes after an attack in combat in HoMM VI, I see not only damage dealt/units died counts, but also Swords icon with a number appear.

What does it mean?

2 Answers 2


The sword icons shows that the damage done was melee damage

  • hm, but isn't all the other damage done by melee troops (like sentine) melee aswell? besides, it usually only shows like "2" while total damage is like 200.
    – mrQQ
    Dec 1, 2013 at 7:47
  • I could be wrong. It's been a while since I played M&M Dec 1, 2013 at 12:52
  • Just re-read your response. You misunderstood. I didn't say that the icons how much damage was done, only that it was melee damage. Ranged get their own icons (dependant on what kind of ranged attack was used) Dec 1, 2013 at 13:05
  • no, it's not like that. Now that I played more, there are more icons. The normal icons just show a number and skull with number (how many units has died). Then sometimes I also get swords icon (with a +2 for example), a green cross icon, etc.. what do these mean?
    – mrQQ
    Dec 1, 2013 at 19:18

The 2 crossed swords icon means might damage. Certain abilities will reduce or increase the might damage of a stack of monsters.

My guess is you saw for example -1 X (crossed swords icon), meaning each creature in the stack will do 1 might damage less as long as the ability applies.

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