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Basic Resistance.png Basic Resistance: endows a hero's troops with 5% magic resistance.
Advanced Resistance.png Advanced Resistance: endows a hero's troops with 10% magic resistance.
Expert Resistance.png Expert Resistance: endows a hero's troops with 20% magic resistance.

Resistance is a secondary skill that increases the magic resistance of hero's troops. Warlocks, Witches and Wizards cannot learn Resistance.

Heroes with Resistance as a starting skill:

Heroes with a Resistance specialty:

The following heroes receive a 5% per level bonus to their Resistance skill.

Horn of the Abyss[edit]

Resistance now reduces enemy hero spell power during combat instead of increasing chance to resist spells. The percentage is increased from 5/10/20 to 10/20/30. Read more here.


It is a common misconception that Garniture of Interference, Surcoat of Counterpoise or Boots of Polarity would increase the resistance secondary skill in a similar way that for example Bow of Elven Cherrywood increases Archery skill. However, this is not the case. The "resistance artifacts" increase the magic resistance of creatures in a similar way Resistance secondary skill does. Basically this means, that wearing any of those artifacts gives the magic resistance bonus with or without the resistance skill – unlike with archery artifacts and Archery skill.

While resistance may not be reliable, it can turn the tide of battle against a magic user when it takes effect.