Dark Priest
Life & Death
Type Advanced class
Effect Vampiric Touch (Permanent)

The Dark Priest is an advanced class in Heroes of Might and Magic IV, based on Life Magic and Death Magic. A Dark Priest hero gains Vampirism: for every 2 HP of Damage inflicted to the enemy in close combat, 1 HP is recovered.


The Dark Priest is most likely to learn Life Magic and Death Magic and fairly likely to learn the Order Magic, Chaos magic and Nature Magic skills. Non-magic skills can also be learned when leveling up, but have less chance of appearing for selection.

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If you can manage to meet the requirements, this advanced class is a very good promotion, especially if combined with Grandmaster Combat and Melee.

A good hero can regain health as quickly as the enemy creatures are taking it away.

Alita Eventide, the main hero of the A Matter of Life and Death campaign from The Gathering Storm, is a Dark Priest.