|Basic Pathfinding: reduces the movement penalty for rough terrain by 25%.|
|Advanced Pathfinding: reduces the movement penalty for rough terrain by 50%.|
|Expert Pathfinding: reduces the movement penalty for rough terrain by 75%.|
Pathfinding is a secondary skill, that reduces the movement penalty for rough terrains. A hero with expert pathfinding secondary skills treats all terrains as grass, which means that the hero suffers no penalty for crossing rough, sand, snow or swamp terrain types. Penalty reductions from the skill level are tabulated below.
Heroes with Pathfinding as a starting skill:
- Clancy the Ranger (Basic)
- Gretchin the Barbarian (Basic)
- Korbac the Beastmaster (Basic)
- Andal the Navigator (Basic) *HotA
- Corkes the Captain (Basic) *HotA
- Leena the Captain (Basic) *HotA
The feasibility of pathfinding rests heavily on the characteristics of the map. On a map with very few areas of rough terrain, pathfinding is useless, but on maps containing a lot of rough terrains it becomes extremely valuable - potentially even more so than Logistics. Pathfinding can always be recommended as a secondary skill for scout type secondary heroes, but it may also be valuable for the main hero(es). It should be noted that some factions' native terrains include rough terrains, which may affect the necessity of pathfinding.