Secondary skill

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Secondary skills
Expert Air Magic.png Air Magic
Expert Archery.png Archery
Expert Armorer.png Armorer
Expert Artillery.png Artillery
Expert Ballistics.png Ballistics
Expert Diplomacy.png Diplomacy
Expert Eagle Eye.png Eagle Eye
Expert Earth Magic.png Earth Magic
Expert Estates.png Estates
Expert Fire Magic.png Fire Magic
Expert First Aid.png First Aid
Expert Intelligence.png Intelligence
Expert Leadership.png Leadership
Expert Learning.png Learning
Expert Logistics.png Logistics
Expert Luck.png Luck
Expert Mysticism.png Mysticism
Expert Navigation.png Navigation
Expert Necromancy.png Necromancy
Expert Offense.png Offense
Expert Pathfinding.png Pathfinding
Expert Resistance.png Resistance
Expert Scholar.png Scholar
Expert Scouting.png Scouting
Expert Sorcery.png Sorcery
Expert Tactics.png Tactics
Expert Water Magic.png Water Magic
Expert Wisdom.png Wisdom
Expert Interference.png Interference Horn of the Abyss

Secondary skills are beneficial qualities of heroes. There are 28 different secondary skills and each one has three levels: basic, advanced and expert. Each level increases the capability of the secondary skill making it more influential. Typically in custom scenarios heroes start with either two secondary skills at basic level or one at advanced level. Each hero can have up to eight secondary skills.

If a hero does not already posses eight secondary skills, he/she gets an offer of two different skill during level-up. The first offer is a skill s/he already posses but which is not yet at expert level. The second offer is random, but the probabilities of the skills offered are dependent on the hero's class. If a hero already has all secondary skills at expert level, both offers are random. If a hero already has eight secondary skills, both offers are random but within the skills hero has.

There are few other ways to acquire a secondary skill. They can be learned from scholars, witch huts or universities on the adventure map. In Armageddon's Blade Conflux has a special building magic university that can teach one of the four schools of magic. Additionally, at map editor it is possible to set events on the map, that teaches secondary skills.

Once secondary skill is learned, it can not be removed. However, the fact that hero can not remove secondary skill, makes the choosing of them one of the most important decisions in the game.

The random seed for offering skills is separate for every hero; therefore, when saving and reloading the game, your hero will be offered the same skills upon reaching the next level. The only option to change these is when receiving another secondary skill, e.g. from Witch Hut or Scholar.

Heroes are also guaranteed to be offered Wisdom or school of magic Earth Magic, Fire Magic, Water Magic, Air Magic every few levels: Wisdom will be offered at level 6 for Might heroes and Elementalists, and at level 3 for Magic heroes (exept Elementalists) if it was not offered before. It will be offered again from whenever it was offered at most 6 levels later for Might heroes and Elementalists, and at most 3 levels later for Magic heroes (exept Elementalists). The same applies to one of the schools of magic every 4 levels for Might heroes and every 3 levels for Magic heroes. In HotA Horn of the Abyss numbers for Elementalist class were changed to match the numbers for Magic oriented heroes.

Secondary skills are divided into three categories: combat skills, magic skills and adventure skills. Combat skills affect directly to combat capabilities of creatures under hero's command; magic skills affect hero's abilities to cast spells; and adventure skills improves hero's adventure map qualities.