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Thread: Heroes 5 HoF Strategy: Playing Fortress Faction [ This thread is 13 pages long: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 (9) 10 11 12 13 ]
Cleave
Cleave


Promising
Famous Hero
Raging Blood
posted September 19, 2009 02:10 PM

Light Magic + Runes is a killer combo.

I hate the Rune of Charge because it totally breaks the balance. Dwarves units which are meant to be rather slow can cross the entire battlefield, that's overpowered to say the least...

As stated above the difficulty is getting the town up and running as early creeping is not the easiest (unless you take Ingvar) and some dwellings cost loads of crystal so you may hit a snag early game on a rather poor map (resource wise).

Still the same could be said about Sylvan and wood (running out of wood is a common nightmare). The Fortress also has a big advantage with numerous free defenders because of the Guard Post. That's yet another advantage.
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elmek
elmek


Adventuring Hero
posted September 19, 2009 04:03 PM

The best creeping I had with this faction was when I used Helmar and thanes + regeneration. But that's from week 3 (heroic) and I have to be lucky to get regeneration as a lvl 2 light spell too...
I think I'll try Ingvar for the first 2 weeks and then switch to thanes. Maybe it'll work.

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Sar-Sazzar
Sar-Sazzar


Hired Hero
posted September 26, 2009 08:01 AM

hey the mightest thing in dwarves is their rune magic you must take inga as  your hero to get most of runes then in the beggining you must recruit atleast one hero and get his/her army then you must accept looses to capture wood and ore mines and you must take exp not gold in chests untill you hire one dragon then you can kill most of the neutrals if you keep it this way your hero will be powerful when anyone attacks you stay in your town he will be afraid of attacking because of your shieldguards then at the beginnig of the week hire dragons nd thanes and attack the enemy hero and with the runemagic you will be able to deafeat him easily especialy if you get rune of ressuruction so you must abe patient to awake powerful armies oh you know that the dwarves are one of the most powerful factions in the game not in the beginning but in the final moment and i do like them
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Ignis
Ignis


Hired Hero
posted September 27, 2009 02:00 PM

why the stronghold creatures dont have comments like the other games ,like why is good ,etc on the site?
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Lexxan
Lexxan


Honorable
Undefeatable Hero
Unimpressed by your logic
posted September 27, 2009 07:35 PM

Why asking this in the thread about Fortress, and not Stronghold?
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Elvin
Elvin

Hero of Order
Stillness within Movement
posted September 27, 2009 08:32 PM

In any case there certainly are, one by mysty and one by.. the khan? What was his name Check the table of contents for stronghold guides.
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Ake11
Ake11


Hired Hero
posted February 25, 2010 09:33 PM
Edited by Ake11 at 21:40, 25 Feb 2010.

Hi!

Me and some friends are playing a large map, they always use dark or/and destructive on magic skill and I dont know what skill you should go after, I know it depends what race they are but the skill you should always have

This is what I think, or am im wrong?

Fortress:
Defend - Defensive formation
Attack - Retribution
Leadership - Empahty
Enlightenment -
Light -

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OnLy4DuNgEoN
OnLy4DuNgEoN


Adventuring Hero
posted June 15, 2010 07:50 AM

Quote:
Hi!

Me and some friends are playing a large map, they always use dark or/and destructive on magic skill and I dont know what skill you should go after, I know it depends what race they are but the skill you should always have

This is what I think, or am im wrong?

Fortress:
Defend - Defensive formation
Attack - Retribution
Leadership - Empahty
Enlightenment -
Light -


I personally prefere luck instead of enlightenment..You need master of abjuration and master of wrath at light magic..
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adriancat
adriancat


Famous Hero
Protector Of The Peace
posted July 10, 2010 08:15 PM

with runemages i prefer to take::Luck (resource fullness);Defense (evasion;maybe protection against dungeon);light/destruction magic (light with all masters or destruction with ignite and sap magic vs dungeon);attack (tactics,battle frenzy,archery)....and etc etc matbe enlightmenet/logistics/sorcery.....and be careful with runemages they are good in melee combat because of their thanes and magma dragons....but they are also well-versed in magic....

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OnLy4DuNgEoN
OnLy4DuNgEoN


Adventuring Hero
posted July 12, 2010 05:27 PM
Edited by OnLy4DuNgEoN at 10:28, 13 Jul 2010.

rune of charge + rune of resurection + greater rune + refreshing rune are a killer combo in a final game...anyone has any idea how to counter this ? ...it's totaly inballanced because with rune of charge all creatures can charge the enemy from start....same with rune of ressurectin..another tactic than rush fortress from the beggining exists?..I say this because I already tryed with necro in a mid-final game..I must mention I had more troops and better hero but those runes saved the game for fortress..

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Elvin
Elvin

Hero of Order
Stillness within Movement
posted July 13, 2010 01:01 PM
Edited by Elvin at 13:01, 13 Jul 2010.

There's a reason rune of charge is banned in a number of custom maps. With a firebreath unit and 2 stunners it can get pretty ugly, bears especially can scare 3 units simultaneously. Add soldier's luck and watch the enemy formations collapse in the blink of an eye.
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adriancat
adriancat


Famous Hero
Protector Of The Peace
posted July 13, 2010 07:36 PM

only4dungeon said this because the fortress player was i and i beat him correctly....i don't used in combat rune of charge i used only rune of ressurection+refreshing rune....so only4dungeon stop lying elvin...

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Elvin
Elvin

Hero of Order
Stillness within Movement
posted July 13, 2010 10:06 PM

I lied? When?
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OnLy4DuNgEoN
OnLy4DuNgEoN


Adventuring Hero
posted July 14, 2010 06:13 AM

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only4dungeon said this because the fortress player was i and i beat him correctly....i don't used in combat rune of charge i used only rune of ressurection+refreshing rune....so only4dungeon stop lying elvin...

You used rune of charge: with bears to stop my lich attack
                        with magma to attack my wraiths
                        with defenders and tier 4 to attack my skelletons

Also you used it at creeping.
So shut up
                       

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Elvin
Elvin

Hero of Order
Stillness within Movement
posted July 14, 2010 07:45 AM

I couldn't have because in the version we are playing it is unavailable. Creeping is another tale, not all maps have bans.
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adriancat
adriancat


Famous Hero
Protector Of The Peace
posted July 17, 2010 08:22 AM

maybe it is how you said but the victory was mine....so YOU shut up

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Elvin
Elvin

Hero of Order
Stillness within Movement
posted July 17, 2010 09:01 AM

Watch it kiddo didn't your mother teach you manners? I will not tolerate you talking like that.
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adriancat
adriancat


Famous Hero
Protector Of The Peace
posted July 18, 2010 08:12 AM

very well elvin....i'm sorry....

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jivkobg
jivkobg

Tavern Dweller
posted December 02, 2010 03:37 AM

hi all i play fortress/inferno  so here is how i play fortress 1st i pick ingvar  , if he is banned i pick inga , here are the skills i pick

1: attack : tactics , offensive formation , retribution
2: enlightment : scholar, arcane exaltation ,intelligence
3: defend : evasion ,last stand , vitality
4: light magic : master of wrath , storm wind , master of blessing ( i get this as fast as possible )
5: leadership : diplomacy , empathy , runic attunement

this works fine vs sylvan , heaven , necro , academy , inferno.

But when i play vs dungeon ( and he rush me i allway's loose any antirush strategy with fortress ?

how to beat stronghold in late game ? any ideas

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veco
veco


Legendary Hero
I know it's sudden
posted December 02, 2010 10:14 AM
Edited by veco at 10:19, 02 Dec 2010.

If you fear a Dungeon rush then go for Attack, Light and Defense in this order but keep in mind you probably won't level fast enough to get a decent build so forget Retribution and go for BattleFrenzy (works superb with Fortresses unit growth) and Power of Speed in case your guild didn't have Haste.
From Light take Master of Wrath and Stormwind which won't help you againts early Dungeon but creeping should go a lot smoother.
Defense - Vitality and Power of Endurance(again, if your guild didn't provide the spell) - Last Stand is great for creeping but won't help you much againts AoE spells.
You might want to swap Leadership for Luck - Soldier's Luck(dwarves benefit the most from this one) and Dwarven Luck
Enlightment won't help you all that much (too early) and it will flood your levelling with it's rather useless perks.

Rune of Elemental Immunity is a great bonus but you may not get it (Runic Shrine level 2)

As for battlefield tactics I can only recommend avoiding Lava, Subterran (where the amount of obstacles is usually high) and try to fight him on Dwarven ground Spread your units as much as you can and try mixing them up with enemy units to hinder his AoE spells.

Againts Stronghold you need to keep their Rage levels from raising, Soldier's Luck is great help for triggering Rune of Thunderclap, Paw Strike and Bash (with Rune of Batlerage) or Bear Roars(keep in mind that Bear Roar won't trigger with Rune of Battlerage). Orcs without Rage are easy to take down so focus fire on one at a time, biggest damage dealers first. Pick a terrain with many obstacles, you can out shoot him with Light Magic help, he will have less opportunities to attack and gain Rage, you will have an easier time protecting your shooters as they blast and cripple the enemy.
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