Age of Wonders 4: Healing Units Made Easy
In Age of Wonders 4, a 4X strategy game by Triumph Studios, players must build strong armies and recruit units to protect and grow their factions in a world filled with magic, monsters, and mysteries. With constant combat, it's crucial to know the best strategies to heal your army and get them ready for the next battle. This guide will walk you through various methods to heal units both on the Realm map and in combat.
Healing Units on the Realm Map
1. Utilize Passive Healing
All units in Age of Wonders 4 recover a small amount of HP at the end of each turn. Keep in mind that units in friendly provinces regenerate significantly more HP than those in unclaimed or hostile territories. Units placed directly in a friendly city receive the most HP per turn. Boost passive healing with empire skills like Natural Recovery from the Nature Affinity tree, which increases passive regeneration in a friendly domain by +15.
2. Cast Tome Spells for Healing
The most effective way to heal units on the Realm map is by using Tome Spells. The Nature or Order Affinity Tomes contain most healing spells. An early and powerful option is the Tier 1 Tome of Faith's Army Heal. Some Tome Spells target specific unit types, such as Restore Undead from the Tier 2 Tome of Necromancy, which restores 20HP to all undead units in an army.
Healing Units in Combat
1. Gain Temporary HP
Units healed in combat in Age of Wonders 4 won't retain healing once returning to the Realm map. Instead, most in-combat healing abilities provide temporary HP that only lasts for the duration of the battle. Fortunately, there are various ways to gain temporary HP during combat.
2. Use Tome Spells for In-Combat Healing
Tome Spells are a common method of healing units in combat. Spells from each Affinity can grant temporary HP to all units or specific unit types. Additionally, some Tome Spells like Healing Roots from the Tier 1 Tome of Roots provide a regeneration effect, causing the unit to regain temporary HP over time.
3. Rely on Support Units and Ruler Skills
Some Age of Wonders 4 ruler skills and support units can provide temporary HP by using their action points. For instance, the Chaplain from the Tome of Faith and the Bannerman from the Feudal Culture are powerful support units that can heal during combat.
With these strategies, you'll be able to keep your army in top shape and ready for any challenge Age of Wonders 4 throws your way. Remember to utilize passive healing, Tome Spells, and support units to maximize your healing potential both on the Realm map and in combat.