The heroes of Britannia are no ordinary warriors. Some heroes perform heavenly miracles or have learned the ways of ancient wizardry. They possess abilities that affect everyone in their vicinity or even the whole army.
Hero skills can be passive, which means that they always grant benefits or active, meaning they cost Mana. A hero or units spells are accessed from the Battle Army Panel on the user interface. Clicking on appropriate icon will cast that spell.
Some abilities require target selection. When you activate these, the cursor will change into a magical wand. If the activated ability has a limited duration, its icon will appear in the ‘Own Abilities in Effect’ list at the side of the screen, with a countdown timer showing its remaining duration. All abilities have a cooldown value, which determines how soon they can be used again. This is displayed as a countdown timer in the activation icon.
Some of the more powerful abilities require time to be fully activated. These spells cannot be cast while the hero is involved in melee combat. The hero casting this kind of spell cannot move and a magical effect appears on him or her, unique to the type of the spell. Examine it wisely and you will see if the enemy hero wants to boost his or her own soldiers’ fighting powers or wants to attack your fellows.When an enemy hero begins using this kind of magical ability, you will receive a notification, and a bright magical effect will be displayed over the hero on the battlefield. Another notification will appear when the spell comes into effect. If it has a given duration, its icon will appear in the ‘Enemy Abilities in Effect’ list on the side of the screen, with a countdown timer showing its remaining duration.