In Heroes of Might and Magic III your heroes gain skills as they level up. When you level up, you will be presented with two options for skills, one of which you can opt to learn. There are three tiers of each skill - Basic, Advanced and Expert.

Another way to gain skills is to get them from random dwellings on the map such as a Seer's Hut.

Because I don't look at what I'm doing and click anything that says unvisited, I always end up ruining my hero by learning a skill like "Scouting" or "Eagle Eye" from a random dwelling.

Is there a way I can discard these skills?

  • Erf. I know there's a neutral building to reset hero skills, but I think that might have been Heroes V... Commented Jan 19, 2012 at 6:33
  • Yes, this building is in Heroes V Commented Jan 19, 2012 at 7:26
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    What's so bad about Scouting? It can save you a lot of movement points.
    – Kyralessa
    Commented Jan 20, 2012 at 1:43
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    @Kyralessa It's no Expert Air Magic, though.
    – Marty
    Commented Jan 20, 2012 at 1:44
  • @Kyralessa, The problem is that one hero can only have up to 8 skills.
    – Pacerier
    Commented Jun 7, 2014 at 8:39

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No, there's no way of unlearning skills in Heroes III. At least not in the core version of the game, WoG has introduced the Arcane Towers that allow a hero to redistribute his or her primary skill points but not secondary skill points. (Wake of Gods)

A good tactic that I use is to visit Witch Huts and similar dwellings with my secondary hero to avoid messing up my primary heros's skills.

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    By secondary hero do you mean autosave?
    – Stoz
    Commented Mar 11, 2016 at 4:57
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    @Stoz In both multiplayer and single player, it is quite typical to use extra heroes to scout the area with, before deciding where to move the bulk of your army that's equipped to "primary" or "main" heroes. Using one of these extra heroes or scouts to check the skill offered gives you information about whether it's worth going there with a main hero. This way, even if the skill is crap you are essentially losing nothing, as the scouts are not expected to level up very much if at all.
    – mmKALLL
    Commented Apr 18, 2016 at 12:46

No there isn't.

A standard tactic is to save your game before approaching a Witch Hut and reload if you don't want that particular skill. My autosave has saved me a few times.

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    You can not save/load in multiplayer :( Commented Jan 21, 2012 at 12:21
  • @Mentoliptus, Good point, but do people still play multiplayer Heroes3?
    – Pacerier
    Commented Jun 7, 2014 at 8:40
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    We play it mostly in hot seat mode :) Commented Jun 7, 2014 at 15:47
  • @Pacerier Yes, we do play online. But we are using HD mod + HotA expansion, because they fix a lot of original annoying bugs and gameplay balance issues and make everything a lot more comfortable and reduce tedious stuff. Commented Feb 2, 2016 at 19:03

Probe dwelling with secondary / non-important hero beforehand.

To avoid situation when you need to choose between two bad skills when hero levels up - always leave few skill on basic/advanced. That way useless skill can be avoided as if there is at least one skill is non-extert it will be present in the choise giving you an opportunity to avoid an alternative new useles skill.

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