Combat Tactical Mode

The game switches to a tactical combat mode every time a hero enters a monster's interception area or is directly ordered to fight an enemy on the Territory map. Combat takes place in an arena representing a section of the map. Throughout the fight, the combatants (heroes or monsters) stand at a distance from each other and never make direct contact, using only their spells or summoned creatures to fight. Combat ends when one or both rivals dies or surrenders. When combat starts, the time count...

Territory Map Strategic Mode

The Territory map is where all strategic events of a mission occur. Depending on the mission, heroes of different races (controlled by the computer or by other players) may be present on the map at the same time. At the beginning of each mission you'll usually control one or more heroes of the same race. Sometimes you may be able to select your race often it is pre-determined. You will play the same race until the end of the mission. Heroes may have a Specialization giving them certain powers....

Heroes specializations

Any Kobold under the hero's control has a chance to deal double damage with a successful melee attack Any Orc under the hero's control has a chance to strike hero after killing blockers as if the Orc had Trample effect Any Bat under hero's control has a chance to remove one spell from an enemy's hand with a successful melee attack Every Rat summoned by the hero has a chance to regenerate when its toughness drops to zero or when it is destroyed by a spell Any Wall of Stone under the hero's...

Basic heroes parameters

Heroes receive experience for completing missions and winning combat victories. The amount of experience earned depends on the enemy's level and the hero's Learning skill. Another way to increase experience is to spend time in the Training Camp on the Territory map, or to use Teachers and Mentors. With enough experience, a hero's level increases. The hero's level is the main parameter that determines his general ability to perform various tasks. Increasing levels of experience allow a hero to...

Information window

The small window located above or to the left of the combat control buttons depending on screen resolution usually displays information on the current combat phase or a tip, such as prompting you to set a target for a new spell. If a spell you cast allows you to set its parameters ether quanta used, Life value, number of creatures in the graveyard, etc. , you can set the value in this window by pressing the and - buttons. Pressing the 0 button confirms your selection and casts the spell. Spells...

Exiting the game

Once all duel rounds are completed, you'll return to the Multiplayer Game Connection Screen. To exit the game prior to completing the full duel, press lt Esc gt to call up the Game Options menu. Evgeny Ivanov, Dmitry Devishev, Alexander Mishulin, Oleg Glazounov, Andrey Goulin, Sergey Zakharov, Alexander Smirnov Sergey Zakharov, Andrew Chernyshov, Pavel Epishin, Pavel Yablochkin Lead Artist Art Director Concept Artists Interface Art and Design 3D Modelling 3D Animation Special Effects FMV...

Heroes skills

Heroes can gain various skills that give them extra abilities. Each skill has three gradations. Increases Sight and speed of movement Hero can carry more than 5 runes for spells Allows use of artifacts more than once during combat Hero receives additional spells every few combat rounds Restores hero's health during combat Reduces amount of ether for hero's upkeep Increases the amount of loot hero receives after combat Increases the chance a hero's specialization will succeed Decreases the...

Multiplayer games

Etherlords can be played in Duel mode via a LAN or the Internet players can also connect to the GameSpy master-server. Players can also play through a special GameSpy Arcade client program bundled with the game. Please refer to the How to Play Etherlords in GameSpy Arcade section below. Support for multiplayer games on the territory map will be available soon as a special patch with supplemental manual . Currently, network games can be played by only two players one of them will set up a server...

Manual mode

By moving the camera manually, you can choose any perspective of the battlefield. To scroll the camera, move the mouse cursor close to the screen borders or use the arrow keys. To zoom in out, use the mouse wheel or the lt Page Up gt lt Page Down gt keys. The combat panel located at the bottom of the Combat screen consists of four main parts from left to right your hero's parameters, two bars showing your Enchantments Graveyard above and your Hand below , combat control buttons, and the enemy's...

Combat control buttons

From left to right, these three buttons are All Attack, End of Phase, and Auto Combat. The End Of Phase button is similar to End Of Turn button in Territories screen. You must press it when you have completed all necessary actions for the current combat phase. The Total Attack button on the left lets you command all your creatures to attack the enemy at once instead of issuing individual commands. This button is unavailable during the defense phase. The Auto Combat button allows the computer to...