In Call of Gods, your heroes act as the commanders of your army. Choosing the right hero for your army is the first step to creating a powerful army. To recruit a hero you'll need to head to a Tavern. There is a Tavern in the Capital of each race (Necrolis, Sanctaria and Arthlan) as well as at Regia Deorum. Click on the Tavern to enter it.
Inside the Tavern you'll see a list of heroes that you can recruit. The color of a hero's name determines the hero's grade. There are 5 grades of hero – White, Green, Blue, Purple and Orange – in ascending order of quality. A hero's grade will determine his/her "Potential" which affects starting attributes as well as how much his/her attributes increase when leveling up. The "Green" heros in the screenshot above has significantly higher starting attributes than the "White" hero.
Heroes also come in 4 "Specialties" – Balanced, Attack, Agility and Defense. Ideally, Agility and Defense heroes should be given tank roles and assigned melee units. Attack and Balanced heroes aren't as good at soaking up damage but have higher attack ratings and should be assigned ranged units.
You can refresh the heroes list by clicking on the "Refresh" button.
There are three ways of refreshing the heroes list – Free Refresh, Summoning Horn and Book of Astrology. Free Refresh can be used 5 times a day and is free to use. Summoning Horn can be bought with Gold and gives a higher chance of refreshing higher-graded heroes. Book of Astrology can also be bought with Gold and gives a much higher chance of refreshing higher-graded heroes. Click on the "Use" button to buy and use.
Recruit a hero of your choice by clicking the "Recruit" button. The hero will now be under your command.
Managing Your Heroes
Click on the "Hero" button at the bottom of game interface to go to the Hero menu.
The Hero menu is divided into different 4 submenus - Heroes, Equipment, Assign Units and Deploy Heroes.
This menus displays detailed information about your heroes and their attributes. It also allows you to set your heroes to "Attack" or "Defend" mode. Set your heroes to Attack mode before attacking monsters or other players. Set your heroes to Defend mode when you are about to be attacked by another player. If you fail to do this, you won't have any army to defend your Castle from enemy attack! It's also wise to set your heroes to Defend mode when you log out of the Game as Call of Gods features a persistent game world where your Castle can be attacked even when your are not logged in.
The arrow keys below the hero portraits allows you to change the order of the heroes during combat. During combat heroes in position 1 will be on the left flank of your army with positions 2 and 3 etc lining up on the right. Generally speaking, position 1 will bear the brunt of enemy attacks so it's best to place a hero with high Defense or Agility in that position and to assign a melee unit to that hero. Melee units have higher Defense whilst ranged units tend to have higher Attack.
If you want to dimiss a hero from your command, you can click on the "Dimiss" button. Captains cannot be dismissed and you must also remove the hero's equipment before dimissal.
The Equipment allows you to equip your heroes with equipment. Equipping your heroes with weapons, armor and other items is a great way to improve their attributes. You can view the details of each piece of equipment by hovering your cursor over it. To equip and item from your Inventory, simply left click it and it will automatically be moved to the hero's corresponding equipment slot. To unequip an item, left click it and it will be automatically moved back to the Inventory.
This bar shows the Skills that your heroes possess. You can visit the Ironforge (Human), Ironbark Forge (Undead) or Ironbark Forge (Elf) at your race's capital to find the Skills Master to teach your heroes new skills.
You need to assign units to your heroes in order to have an army to fight for you. The "Assign Units" menu will let you do just that.
Your heroes are displayed on the left of the screen. The "Army Size" values show how many units are currently in this hero's army and the maximum army size. The "Units" value is how many actual individual units there are in this hero's army (1 cavalry unit has the same size as 2 infantry units). The "Strength" value indicates the total fighting power of this hero's army. The higher the value, the more powerful the hero's army is.
The "Available Units" section shows all the units that you currently have. The "Assigned" value is the number of units of that unit type which have been assigned to a hero. The "Idle" value is the number of units of that unit type which are not currently assigned. Clicking the "Disband" button will permanently delete idle units of this unit type.
To assign units to your heroes you need to select a unit type from the dropdown list.
Once you have selected a unit type, click on the "Assign" button to assign the units to your hero. Repeat this process for your other heroes
You can click on the "Max. All" button to assign the maximum number of units of the selected unit type to each hero. This will be a handy feature later on as you need to replace units lost in battle.
Under "Available Units" are all the unit types you can currently assign to your heroes.
If you want to replenish fallen troops or train better unit types, you'll need to go to your barracks at your Castle to recruit units.
Clicking on the "Disband" button next to each unit type will permanently remove "Idle" units of that unit type.
This menu allows you to assign your heroes to either Active or Idle mode. Active heroes will follow you into combat if you set them to Attack mode or can be assigned to defend your Castle in Defend mode. You can recruit a maximum of 12 heroes in Call of Gods but only 6 of your heroes can be active at any one time. You can also access the Deploy Heroes menu by clicking on the "Deploy" button at the bottom of the game interface.
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