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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?

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The sword icons shows that the damage done was melee damage

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  • 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 '13 at 7:47
  • I could be wrong. It's been a while since I played M&M Dec 1 '13 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 '13 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 '13 at 19:18
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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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