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'''Terrain''' typically refers to one of the eight basic land types, which are grass, dirt, lava, subterranean, rough, sand, snow or swamp. Water and rock may also be considered as one of the basic terrains, although they cannot be traveled on by ordinary means. Traveling on water requires a [[boat]], while rock is impassable. In addition to basic terrain types, there are several types of magical terrains, which can cover basic terrains providing additional features. Magical terrains typically affect [[combat]] or [[Spell|spellcasting]], with the exception of [[favorable winds]], which increases movement over water if the hero has [[Navigation]] [[secondary skill]].
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'''Terrain''' typically refers to one of the eight basic land types, which are grass, dirt, lava, subterranean, rough, sand, snow or swamp. Water and rock may also be considered as one of the basic terrains, although they cannot be traveled on by ordinary means. Traveling on water requires a [[boat]], while rock is impassable.
  
=== Basic terrains ===
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== Basic terrains ==
'''Grass:'''
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{| border=1px grey; cellspacing=0; cellpadding=4px; width=980px; style="background-color:blanchedalmond;"
[[Image: Terrain_Grass.png|right|50px]]
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| colspan=4 style="color:white; text-align:center; background-color:darkred; font-size:16px;"|'''Basic Terrains'''
* Grass is [[native terrain]] for [[Castle]], [[Rampart]] and [[Conflux]].  
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|- bgcolor=#e79256
* Movement cost: 100% (Other terrains movement costs are compared to grass.)
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! style="text-align:left;" width=120px|<big>Terrain</big>
 
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! style="text-align:left;"| <big>Image
'''Dirt:'''
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! style="text-align:left;"| <big>Description
* Dirt is [[native terrain]] for [[Necropolis]] and [[Neutral]] alignment troops.
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! width=120px|<big>Movement cost</big><br><small>(comparing to grass)</small>
* Movement cost: 100% (Compared to grass.)
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| style="padding-left:7px;"|'''Grass'''
'''Lava:'''
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| [[File:Grass (h).gif|border]]
* Lava is [[native terrain]] for [[Inferno]].
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| Grass is the [[native terrain]] for [[Castle]], [[Rampart]] and [[Conflux]].
* Movement cost: 100% (Compared to grass.)
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| style="text-align:center;"|100%
 
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'''Subterranean:'''
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| style="padding-left:7px;"|'''Highlands'''{{-}}{{withhota}}
* Subterranean is [[native terrain]] for [[Dungeon]]. It is usually found on the underground [[layer]].
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| [[File:Highlands (h).gif|border]]
* Movement cost: 100% (Compared to grass.)
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| Replaces grass as the [[native terrain]] for [[Conflux]] in {{hota}}. Grass remains the [[native terrain]] for both [[Castle]] and [[Rampart]].
 
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| style="text-align:center;"|100%
'''Rock:'''
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* Impassable even with [[Fly|flying]] - can be travelled through with [[Dimension Door]].
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| style="padding-left:7px;"|'''Dirt'''
* Typically found in [[Layer|underground]] areas.
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| [[File:Dirt (h).gif|border]]
 
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| Dirt is the [[native terrain]] for [[Necropolis]] and [[Neutral]] alignment troops, but neutral units do not acquire native terrain bonuses in battle.  
'''Rough:'''
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| style="text-align:center;"|100%
* Rough is [[native terrain]] for [[Stronghold]].
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* Movement cost: 125% (Compared to grass.)
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| style="padding-left:7px;"|'''Lava'''
 
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| [[File:Lava (h).gif|border]]
'''Sand:'''
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| Lava is the [[native terrain]] for [[Inferno]].
* Sand is not a [[native terrain]] for any faction, armies including [[nomad]]s do not receive a [[Terrain Penalties|terrain penalty]].
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| style="text-align:center;"|100%
* Movement cost: 150% (Compared to grass.)
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| style="padding-left:7px;"|'''Subterranean'''
'''Snow:'''
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| [[File:Subterranean (h).gif|border]]
* Snow is [[native terrain]] for [[Tower]].
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| Subterranean is the [[native terrain]] for [[Dungeon]]. It is usually found on the underground [[layer]].<br>It is the only combat terrain for the underground layer (fixed in {{hota}}{{-}}{{withhota}}).<br>Also it is a combat terrain for [[gold mine|gold]], [[crystal cavern|crystal]] and [[abandoned mine]]s.
* Movement cost: 150% (Compared to grass.)
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| style="text-align:center;"|100%
 
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'''Swamp:'''
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| style="padding-left:7px;"|'''Rock'''
* Swamp is [[native terrain]] for [[Fortress]] and [[Cove]]{{-}}{{withhota}}.
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| [[File:Rock (h).gif|border]]
* Movement cost: 175% (Compared to grass.)
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| Impassable even with [[Fly|flying]] - can be travelled through with [[Dimension Door]].
 
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<br>Typically found in [[Layer|underground]] areas.
'''Water:'''
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| style="text-align:center;"|
* Can only be traveled on with a [[boat]].
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* Can be traveled over with [[Water Walk]] and [[Fly]] spells, or by wearing [[Boots of Levitation]] or [[Angel Wings]] – hero's movement must end on dry land.
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| style="padding-left:7px;"|'''Rough'''
** It should be noted that [[Cover of Darkness (Adventure Map)|shroud]] on the water between two squares of dry land does not prevent hero from walking or flying across it and mapping the shrouded area. However, the hero must be able to see both land squares before starting the trip.
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| [[File:Rough (h).gif|border]]
* Almost all adventure map objects that are normally placed on dry land can be also be placed on water square and still function normally. The exceptions are [[Town]]s, [[Subterranean Gate]]s and [[Monoliths]], which can not function if visited with a boat.
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| Rough is the [[native terrain]] for [[Stronghold]].
* The [[speed]] of the creatures in the hero's army does not affect movement in a boat, unlike movement on land.
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| style="text-align:center;"|125%
 
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=== Magical terrains ===
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| style="padding-left:7px;"|'''Sand'''
{| align=right cellspacing=3 style="border:1px solid grey; font-size:90%; width:150px"
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| [[File:Sand (h).gif|border]]
| align=center | [[File: Cursed Ground.gif|Cursed Ground]] [[File: Rockland.gif|Rockland]]
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| Sand is not a [[native terrain]] for any faction.    <br>Armies with at least one [[nomad]] ignore the [[Terrain Penalties|terrain penalty]].    <br>Sand is a combat terrain for all tiles next to water.
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| style="text-align:center;"|150%
| Cursed Ground (above) and Rockland as seen on the [[Adventure Map]].
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| style="padding-left:7px;"|'''Snow'''
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| [[File:Snow (h).gif|border]]
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| Snow is the [[native terrain]] for [[Tower]].
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| style="text-align:center;"|150%
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| style="padding-left:7px;"|'''Swamp'''
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| [[File:Swamp (h).gif|border]]
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| Swamp is the [[native terrain]] for [[Fortress]] and [[Cove]]{{-}}{{withhota}}.
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| style="text-align:center;"|175%
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| style="padding-left:7px;"|'''Water'''
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| [[File:Water (h).gif]]<br>[[File:Water (h).gif]]<br>[[File:Water (h).gif]]<br>
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| Can only be traveled on with a [[boat]].     <br>Can be traveled over with [[Water Walk]] and [[Fly]] spells, or by wearing [[Boots of Levitation]] or [[Angel Wings]] – hero's movement must end on dry land.     <br>It should be noted that [[Cover of Darkness (Adventure Map)|shroud]] on the water between two squares of dry land does not prevent hero from walking or flying across it and mapping the shrouded area. However, the hero must be able to see both land squares before starting the trip.     <br>Almost all adventure map objects that are normally placed on dry land can be also be placed on water square and still function normally. The exceptions are [[Town]]s, [[Subterranean Gate]]s and [[Monoliths]], which can not function if visited with a boat.     <br>The [[speed]] of the creatures in the hero's army does not affect movement in a boat.  
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| style="text-align:center;"|
 
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== Magical terrains ==
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In addition to basic terrain types, there are several types of magical terrains, which can cover basic terrains providing additional features. Magical terrains typically affect [[combat]] or [[Spell|spellcasting]], with the exception of [[favorable winds]], which increases movement over water.
 
Only two magical terrains (Cursed Ground and Magic Plains) were in the original {{roe}}, the rest being introduced in {{sod}} expansion.
 
Only two magical terrains (Cursed Ground and Magic Plains) were in the original {{roe}}, the rest being introduced in {{sod}} expansion.
  
'''Magic Plains:'''
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{| border=1px grey; cellspacing=0; cellpadding=4px; width=980px; style="background-color:blanchedalmond;"
<br>[[File:Magic Plains (h).gif]]
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| colspan=3 style="color:white; text-align:center; background-color:darkred; font-size:16px;"|'''Magical Terrains'''
<br>Cause '''all''' [[spell]]s to be cast at expert level, regardless of the heroes' skills. This includes both [[adventure spell]]s and [[combat spell]]s as well as [[Spellcaster|spells cast by creatures]].
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|- bgcolor=#e79256
 
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! style="text-align:left;" width=120px|<big>Terrain</big>
'''Clover Field:'''
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! style="text-align:left;"|<big>Image
<br>[[File:Clover Field (h).gif]]
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! style="text-align:left;"|<big>Description
<br>Gives all [[Alignment|neutrally aligned]] creatures +2 [[Luck]].
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| style="padding-left:7px;"|'''Magic Plains'''
'''Cursed Ground:'''
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| [[File:Magic Plains (h).gif]]
<br>[[File:Cursed Ground (h).gif]]<br>
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| Cause '''all''' [[spell]]s to be cast at expert level, regardless of the heroes' skills. This includes both [[adventure spell]]s and [[combat spell]]s as well as [[Spellcaster|spells cast by creatures]] and some of magic creature abilities.
* Prevents hero or creatures from casting of [[spells]] above level 1, includes both adventure and combat spells.
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* Disables all [[native terrain]] bonuses, [[morale]] and [[luck]] effects.
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| style="padding-left:7px;"|'''Cursed Ground'''
 
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| [[File:Cursed Ground (h).gif]]
'''Evil Fog:'''
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| Prevents hero or creatures from casting of [[spells]] above level 1, includes both adventure and combat spells.<br>
<br>[[File:Evil Fog (h).gif]]
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In {{roe}} level 1 spells are banned on Cursed Ground as well.{{-}}{{withroe}}<br>
<br>Gives all [[Alignment|Evil-aligned]] creatures +1 [[Morale]], and all [[Alignment|Good-aligned]] creatures -1 Morale.
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<br>Disables all [[native terrain]] bonuses, positive or negative [[morale]] and [[luck]] effects.
 
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'''Favorable Winds:''' {{Table|Navigation|Movement}}
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| style="padding-left:7px;"|'''Rockland'''
| None || 100%
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| [[File:Rockland (h).gif]]
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| Causes all [[Earth Magic]] [[spells]] to be cast at expert level, regardless of the heroes' skills. This includes both [[adventure spell]]s and [[combat spell]]s, but does not afflict [[Spellcaster|spells cast by creatures]].
| Basic || 200%
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| style="padding-left:7px;"|'''Fiery Fields'''
| Advanced || 250%
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| [[File:Fiery Fields (h).gif]]
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| Cause all [[Fire Magic]] [[spells]] to be cast at expert level, regardless of the heroes' skills. This includes both [[adventure spell]]s and [[combat spell]]s, but does not afflict [[Spellcaster|spells cast by creatures]].
| Expert || 300%
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| style="padding-left:7px;"|<div id="Lucid_Pools"></div>'''Lucid Pools'''
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| [[File:Lucid Pools (h).gif]]
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| Cause all [[Water Magic]] [[spells]] to be cast at expert level, regardless of the heroes' skills. This includes both [[adventure spell]]s and [[combat spell]]s, but does not afflict [[Spellcaster|spells cast by creatures]].
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| style="padding-left:7px;"|'''Magic Clouds'''
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| [[File:Magic Clouds (h).gif]]
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| Cause all [[Air Magic]] [[spells]] to be cast at expert level, regardless of the heroes' skills. This includes both [[adventure spell]]s and [[combat spell]]s, but does not afflict [[Spellcaster|spells cast by creatures]].
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| style="padding-left:7px;"|'''Holy Ground'''
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| [[File:Holy Ground (h).gif]]
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| Gives all [[Alignment|good-aligned]] creatures +1 [[Morale]], and all [[Alignment|Evil-aligned]] creatures -1 Morale.
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| style="padding-left:7px;"|'''Evil Fog'''
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| [[File:Evil Fog (h).gif]]
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| Gives all [[Alignment|evil-aligned]] creatures +1 [[Morale]], and all [[Alignment|Good-aligned]] creatures -1 Morale.
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| style="padding-left:7px;"|'''Clover Field'''
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| [[File:Clover Field (h).gif]]
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| Gives all [[Alignment|neutrally aligned]] creatures +2 [[Luck]].
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| style="padding-left:7px;"|'''Favorable Winds'''
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| [[File:Favorable Winds (h).gif]]
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| Reducing amount of consumed [[movement|movement point]]s by 1/3 (rounded up) for boats.    <br>Unlike other magical terrains, Favorable Winds do not affect combat in any way.
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In {{hota}} Favorable Winds cannot be placed under another magical terrain, so they cancel effect of any magical terrain at the same tile.{{withhota}}
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| style="padding-left:7px;"|'''Cracked Ice'''{{-}}{{withhota}}
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| [[File:Cracked Ice (h).gif]]
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| Reduces the [[Defense]] of all troops by 5.
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| style="padding-left:7px;"|'''Dunes'''{{-}}{{withhota}}
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| [[File:Dunes (h).gif]]
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| 15 to 20 invisible [[quicksand]] spots are present on the battlefield. They cannot be removed by [[Dispel|mass Dispel]] and are not visible for creatures of any native terrain.<br>After entering a hex with a quicksand spot, unit stops and the spot becomes visible to both players.
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| style="padding-left:7px;"|'''Fields of Glory'''{{-}}{{withhota}}
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| style="text-align:center;"|[[File:Fields of Glory (h).gif]]
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| Gives all troops -2 [[Luck]].
 
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* Increase the effect of [[Navigation]] [[secondary skill]] – no effect if a hero does not posses the skill of Navigation.
 
* Can only be found from [[water]] [[tile]]s.
 
* Unlike other magical terrains, Favorable Winds do not affect combat in any way.
 
 
'''Holy Ground:'''
 
<br>[[File:Holy Ground (h).gif]]
 
<br>Gives all [[Alignment|Good-aligned]] creatures +1 [[Morale]], and all [[Alignment|Evil-aligned]] creatures -1 Morale.
 
 
'''Fiery Fields:'''
 
<br>[[File:Fiery Fields (h).gif]]
 
<br>Cause all [[Fire Magic]] [[spells]] to be cast at expert level, regardless of the heroes' skills. This includes both [[adventure spell]]s and [[combat spell]]s as well as [[Spellcaster|spells cast by creatures]].
 
 
'''Lucid Pools:'''
 
<br>[[File:Lucid Pools (h).gif]]
 
<br>Cause all [[Water Magic]] [[spells]] to be cast at expert level, regardless of the heroes' skills. This includes both [[adventure spell]]s and [[combat spell]]s as well as [[Spellcaster|spells cast by creatures]].
 
 
'''Magic Clouds:'''
 
<br>[[File:Magic Clouds (h).gif]]
 
<br>Cause all [[Air Magic]] [[spells]] to be cast at expert level, regardless of the heroes' skills. This includes both [[adventure spell]]s and [[combat spell]]s as well as [[Spellcaster|spells cast by creatures]].
 
 
'''Rockland:'''
 
<br>[[File:Rockland (h).gif]]
 
<br>Causes all [[Earth Magic]] [[spells]] to be cast at expert level, regardless of the heroes' skills. This includes both [[adventure spell]]s and [[combat spell]]s as well as [[Spellcaster|spells cast by creatures]].
 
 
== {{hota}} ==
 
 
=== HotA basic terrains ===
 
'''Highlands:'''
 
* Replaces grass as the [[native terrain]] for [[Conflux]]. Grass remains the [[native terrain]] for both [[Castle]] and [[Rampart]].
 
* Movement cost: 100% (Compared to grass.)
 
 
=== HotA magical terrains ===
 
 
'''Cracked Ice:'''
 
<br>[[File:Cracked Ice (h).gif]]
 
<br>Gives all troops -5 [[Defense]].
 
 
'''Dunes:'''
 
<br>[[File:Dunes (h).gif]]
 
<br>15 to 20 invisible [[quicksand]] spots are present on the battlefield.
 
After entering a hex with a quicksand spot, unit stops and the spot becomes visible to both players.
 
 
'''Fields of Glory:'''
 
<br>[[File:Fields of Glory (h).gif]]
 
<br>Gives all troops -2 [[Luck]].
 
  
 
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Revision as of 19:48, 21 November 2018

Terrain typically refers to one of the eight basic land types, which are grass, dirt, lava, subterranean, rough, sand, snow or swamp. Water and rock may also be considered as one of the basic terrains, although they cannot be traveled on by ordinary means. Traveling on water requires a boat, while rock is impassable.

Basic terrains

Basic Terrains
Terrain Image Description Movement cost
(comparing to grass)
Grass Grass (h).gif Grass is the native terrain for Castle, Rampart and Conflux. 100%
Highlands Horn of the Abyss Highlands (h).gif Replaces grass as the native terrain for Conflux in Horn of the Abyss. Grass remains the native terrain for both Castle and Rampart. 100%
Dirt Dirt (h).gif Dirt is the native terrain for Necropolis and Neutral alignment troops, but neutral units do not acquire native terrain bonuses in battle. 100%
Lava Lava (h).gif Lava is the native terrain for Inferno. 100%
Subterranean Subterranean (h).gif Subterranean is the native terrain for Dungeon. It is usually found on the underground layer.
It is the only combat terrain for the underground layer (fixed in Horn of the Abyss Horn of the Abyss).
Also it is a combat terrain for gold, crystal and abandoned mines.
100%
Rock Rock (h).gif Impassable even with flying - can be travelled through with Dimension Door.


Typically found in underground areas.

Rough Rough (h).gif Rough is the native terrain for Stronghold. 125%
Sand Sand (h).gif Sand is not a native terrain for any faction.
Armies with at least one nomad ignore the terrain penalty.
Sand is a combat terrain for all tiles next to water.
150%
Snow Snow (h).gif Snow is the native terrain for Tower. 150%
Swamp Swamp (h).gif Swamp is the native terrain for Fortress and Cove Horn of the Abyss. 175%
Water Water (h).gif
Water (h).gif
Water (h).gif
Can only be traveled on with a boat.
Can be traveled over with Water Walk and Fly spells, or by wearing Boots of Levitation or Angel Wings – hero's movement must end on dry land.
It should be noted that shroud on the water between two squares of dry land does not prevent hero from walking or flying across it and mapping the shrouded area. However, the hero must be able to see both land squares before starting the trip.
Almost all adventure map objects that are normally placed on dry land can be also be placed on water square and still function normally. The exceptions are Towns, Subterranean Gates and Monoliths, which can not function if visited with a boat.
The speed of the creatures in the hero's army does not affect movement in a boat.

Magical terrains

In addition to basic terrain types, there are several types of magical terrains, which can cover basic terrains providing additional features. Magical terrains typically affect combat or spellcasting, with the exception of favorable winds, which increases movement over water. Only two magical terrains (Cursed Ground and Magic Plains) were in the original Restoration of Erathia, the rest being introduced in Shadow of Death expansion.

Magical Terrains
Terrain Image Description
Magic Plains Magic Plains (h).gif Cause all spells to be cast at expert level, regardless of the heroes' skills. This includes both adventure spells and combat spells as well as spells cast by creatures and some of magic creature abilities.
Cursed Ground Cursed Ground (h).gif Prevents hero or creatures from casting of spells above level 1, includes both adventure and combat spells.

In Restoration of Erathia level 1 spells are banned on Cursed Ground as well. Restoration of Erathia

Disables all native terrain bonuses, positive or negative morale and luck effects.

Rockland Rockland (h).gif Causes all Earth Magic spells to be cast at expert level, regardless of the heroes' skills. This includes both adventure spells and combat spells, but does not afflict spells cast by creatures.
Fiery Fields Fiery Fields (h).gif Cause all Fire Magic spells to be cast at expert level, regardless of the heroes' skills. This includes both adventure spells and combat spells, but does not afflict spells cast by creatures.
Lucid Pools
Lucid Pools (h).gif Cause all Water Magic spells to be cast at expert level, regardless of the heroes' skills. This includes both adventure spells and combat spells, but does not afflict spells cast by creatures.
Magic Clouds Magic Clouds (h).gif Cause all Air Magic spells to be cast at expert level, regardless of the heroes' skills. This includes both adventure spells and combat spells, but does not afflict spells cast by creatures.
Holy Ground Holy Ground (h).gif Gives all good-aligned creatures +1 Morale, and all Evil-aligned creatures -1 Morale.
Evil Fog Evil Fog (h).gif Gives all evil-aligned creatures +1 Morale, and all Good-aligned creatures -1 Morale.
Clover Field Clover Field (h).gif Gives all neutrally aligned creatures +2 Luck.
Favorable Winds Favorable Winds (h).gif Reducing amount of consumed movement points by 1/3 (rounded up) for boats.
Unlike other magical terrains, Favorable Winds do not affect combat in any way.

In Horn of the Abyss Favorable Winds cannot be placed under another magical terrain, so they cancel effect of any magical terrain at the same tile.Horn of the Abyss

Cracked Ice Horn of the Abyss Cracked Ice (h).gif Reduces the Defense of all troops by 5.
Dunes Horn of the Abyss Dunes (h).gif 15 to 20 invisible quicksand spots are present on the battlefield. They cannot be removed by mass Dispel and are not visible for creatures of any native terrain.
After entering a hex with a quicksand spot, unit stops and the spot becomes visible to both players.
Fields of Glory Horn of the Abyss Fields of Glory (h).gif Gives all troops -2 Luck.

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