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Sorcery is a skill in Heroes of Might and Magic V. It speeds up the hero's casting in combat.

Barbarians cannot learn Sorcery, instead learning Shout.

H5BasicSorcery
  • Basic Sorcery reduces interval between two consecutive spell casts by 10%.


H5AdvancedSorcery
  • Advanced Sorcery reduces interval between two consecutive spell casts by 20%.


H5ExpertSorcery
  • Expert Sorcery reduces interval between two consecutive spell casts by 30%.

It also allows heroes to learn these abilities:

Basic abilities Edit


Arcane Training Edit

H5ArcaneTraining

Reduces casting costs of all spells by 20%.


Magic Insight Edit

H5MagicInsight

Allows a hero to learn magic spells of the third circle regardless of actual skills in the respective schools of magic.


Mana Regeneration Edit

H5ManaRegeneration

Doubles mana regeneration.

Advanced abilities Edit


Arcane Brilliance Edit

H5ArcaneBrilliance

Adds +2 to hero's Spellpower permanently. Hero also receives a new spell in their spell book (available to all heroes). Provided by Soulfire and Elemental Balance for Demon Lords and Mana Regeneration for Rangers in Heroes V, and Magic Insight for everyone in Tribes of the East.


Arcane Excellence Edit

H5ArcaneExcellence

Showing excellent progress in the field of sorcery, the hero is granted +2 Spellpower permanently and +100 temporary mana (available to all heroes). Provided by Benediction and Arcane Training for Knights and Boneward and Eternal Servitude for Necromancers in Heroes V, and by Arcane Training and Erratic Mana for Warlocks, Counterspell and Consume Artifact for Wizards, and Arcane Training for everyone else in Tribes of the East.


Boneward Edit

H5Boneward

Damage inflicted by any Destructive Magic spells to all troops under Necromancer's command is reduced by 20% (only available to Necromancers). Provided by Magic Insight in Heroes V and Arcane Training in Tribes of the East.


Counterspell Edit

H5Counterspell

Special combat ability. Negates all effects of the next spell cast by the enemy, but drains twice the mana cost of that spell (available to all heroes).


Distract Edit

H5Distract

Enemy hero will receive 15% penalty to initiative after casting any spell in combat (available to all heroes). Provided by Arcane Training for Runemages in Heroes V and by Arcane Brilliance for everyone in Tribes of the East.


Erratic Mana Edit

H5ErraticMana

Mana cost of spells cast by the hero is randomly reduced by up to 50% (actual reduction is determined while casting is in progress) (available to all heroes). Provided by Mana Regeneration for Warlocks and Counterspell for Wizards in Heroes V, and Empowered Spells for Warlocks and Mana Regeneration for everyone else in Tribes of the East.


Soulfire Edit

H5Soulfire

As a Demon Lord consumes corpses to restore mana, corpses may suddenly explode in a burst of fire, damaging all adjacent units including those under hero's control (only available to Demon Lords).

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