Questions tagged [heroes-of-might-and-magic-4]

Heroes of Might and Magic IV is a turn-based strategy game where players control towns, and heroes with armies. The heroes can move around a map, collect resources and fight monsters and other players' heroes and towns.

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Heroes from different factions

I don't like starting skills of some hero from my faction. If I buy a hero from other available faction, will they have any penalties leading my army? Will my army suffer any penalties? The only ...
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Heroes of Might and Magic: can't get out of town

I am playing a scenario in Heroes of Might & Magic IV ("A Tale of Two Enemies") at the Novice level in which I start in a town in one corner of the map and there is an opponent I have to defeat at ...
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How do I estimate enemy strength?

I am playing Heroes of Might & Magic IV and I have the problem that sometimes I engage an enemy army and get whacked. How can I know ahead of time whether an army is too strong for me, or what ...
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Any reason to cast Fortune when able to cast Summon Leprechaun?

In Heroes IV there are two interesting spells. Fortune is of level 2, costs 3 mana, and gives a recipient 100% chance to halve any incoming damage. That's powerful -- essentially a universal Ward ...
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Is Stealth actually that useful in Heroes IV?

From my experience, Stealth is a very powerful tool on L and XL maps. You can steal resources from stacks that you cannot beat yet, it's important if your map has powerful monsters. After some time ...
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How does Treasury in Heroes IV work?

There is a Treasury building in the Academy castle in Heroes IV, which gives "additional 10% gold per week". 10% of which gold? Total gold in my budget? Gold brought by village/town/city hall? When ...
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Should I actually build Cloud Castle in Order campaigns? Why?

In order to build Cloud Castle and to meet the prerequisites (Citadel and Castle), I need to spend 3 days of building and pay 29.000 gold, 36 wood, 36 ore, 20 gems, plus the Titans themselves aren't ...
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Is there any reason to choose Naga over the Genie in Heroes IV?

In Heroes IV one playing Academy must choose between the Genie and the Naga. But I have never actually bothered with Nagas. Naga is slow on the adventure map, which means that I can make less in one ...
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How to understand which creature is the best to be mimicked using Phantom Image or Create Illusion in Heroes IV?

Mages of Order in Heroes IV can actually prove to be good summoners, creating 44+4 per level HP of creatures with Create Illusion and 88+8 per level with Phantom Image, or 152 HP at 8th level (the ...
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Does doubling base damage have the same effect as doubling base attack in Heroes of Might and Magic IV?

In Heroes IV the damage formula was changed compared to Heroes III. It is now directly proportional to attacker’s Attack value, and inversely proportional to target’s Defence. There is certainly a big ...
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Windows 10 compatibility problem for Heroes of Might and Magic IV

I've been a big fan of the older Heroes of Might and Magic games or more specifically, the fourth one. However, ever since I've updated to Windows 10, I have failed to get the game to run and my ...