Getting Primary Skills in Heroes IV?

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Getting Primary Skills in Heroes IV?

Postby captivehearts » Oct 15 2008, 20:54

Quick question. I'm playing the True Blade (Life) campaign from the original Heroes IV and I'm having trouble getting the scouting primary skill for one of my knights. How can I tell what primary skills are most likely to pop up? Should I just disband the knight that I started with and recruit some other class? And if so, what?

Basically, the campaign starts with 2 knights and a priest, with a second priest coming soon after. I was hoping to turn one knight into a Lord Commander (Tactics/Nobility) and the other into a Field Marshall (Tactics/Scouting), but I can't seem to get Scouting to come up when I level. I know it's possible, because my knights got it when I first played the campaign. Of course, now that I want it, it's nowhere to be found.

So, my general question is this - what's the basic wisdom on when and who will usually get different primary skills? And in this case, should I just keep restarting the campaign until one of the beastmaster houses randomly gives me scouting?

((And, unfortunately, recruiting a thief is out of the question because it's not available in Haven.))

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Postby Muszka » Oct 16 2008, 11:27

And in this case, should I just keep restarting the campaign until one of the beastmaster houses randomly gives me scouting?
Mainly. Also you can get Scouting from the Seminary in your town(s).
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Postby bot » Oct 20 2008, 8:51

You'll NEVER get scouting from a seminary. You can get: Combat, Tactics, Life, Nature, Order(and secondary skills). From the university you can get Nobility, Scouting, Order, Life, Death with secondary skills.

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Postby Muszka » Oct 20 2008, 11:14

Checked, and it's true. I kind of mixed those buildings all the time. Sorry for the misleading.
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Postby bot » Oct 20 2008, 11:40

I did not understand your question about basic wisdom... HOMM4 is different from HOMM3. If you choose a magic skill - Life, Order, Nature, Death, Chaos, depend on which level is your hero(Basic, Advanced, Expert, Master or Grandmaster) will be able to cast specific spels- 1,2,3,4,5 level. I don't understand why you want to develop Nobility skill, this campaign works fine with a general, a crusader and a monk. Movement on the land isn't so important here.

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Postby Akul » Oct 29 2008, 15:43

There is somewhere a chart with chances of a hero geting the skill. Scouting is one of rare skills for a Knight, if I remember correct.

I did not understand your question about basic wisdom... HOMM4 is different from HOMM3. If you choose a magic skill - Life, Order, Nature, Death, Chaos, depend on which level is your hero(Basic, Advanced, Expert, Master or Grandmaster) will be able to cast specific spels- 1,2,3,4,5 level.


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He was talking about wisdom in general, not about wisdom as a HoMM3 skill.
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