Luck and Morale in Heroes 4

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Luck and Morale in Heroes 4

Postby Tamerlane19 » Feb 8 2014, 17:01

Hi guys,

I've recently begun playing Heroes 4 seriously, and I don't understand the way Luck and Morale work in this game. Obviously, their role is very different from the first three Heroes games, and I have difficulty grapsing it.

Can somebody explain the mechanics of Luck and Morale in HOMM 4?

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Postby Metathron » Feb 8 2014, 17:30

My memory is a little bit rusty, but here's how I remember it:

Morale decides which troops get to act first.

Positive luck means a troop will receive less damage and vice versa.

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Postby Taro » Feb 8 2014, 17:58

Morale positive or negative starts at the begining of each battle turn and has two effects:

1) Gives priority in movement (units with positive go first even if they normally slower). Negative gives to units last movement.

2) Attack of unit is increased by 25%. With negative it is decreased by 20%.

Luck positive or negative works on unit when it is hit by other unit and some spells (NOT ALL!) and has one effect: changing damage done. With positive damage is decreased by 1/3 (33%) and with negative damage is increased by 50%. I will write soon wich spells work on this, which don't.

1 point of luck or morale (in both positive and negative way) gives 10% chance of activating.

So, 3 points of positive luck show us the unit has 30% chance to 1/3 damage reduce.

7 points of negative morale show us the unit has 70% chance to get last movement and decreased attack by 20%.

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Postby Taro » Feb 8 2014, 18:14

Ok, I've checked spells. Luck both positive and negative:

1) Works with: lightning, implosion, desintegration, holy word, holy shout.

2) Doesn't work with: magic fist, magic arrow, poison, sparks, fire bolt, fire ring, fire ball, inferno, plauge, ice bolt, chain lightning, armageddon, hand of death.

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Postby Maciek » Feb 8 2014, 19:15

You could also check: Fire Aura, Spell Shackle, Life Drain, Retribution, Venom Spawn's Poison, Banish, Pain Mirror (after a spell or a hit - whose luck counts?), Fire Shield (whose luck counts?), Demon Fire (the Vial), Magic Mirror (whose luck counts?), Thunderbirds' Lightning.

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Postby Tamerlane19 » Feb 9 2014, 14:03

Metathron, Taro, Maciek,

Thank you very much. This was very informative.


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