Scouting is a useful secondary skill early in the game. It enables hero to quickly reveal undiscovered lands, which may give the player an useful insight where to venture. However, during the end part of the map when the most important areas are already revealed, scouting becomes somewhat useless. For this reason, scouting is most useful for scout-type secondary heroes combined with traveling skills logistics, pathfinding and navigation. Scouting can, however, be useful to counter the effect's of Necropolis darkness shroud or the adventure map object Cover of Darkness.