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Dark magic is a skill in Heroes of Might and Magic V that allows the learning of dark magic spells of the third spell level. Higher skill levels allow the learning of fourth and fifth level spells. Barbarians cannot learn dark magic or any subskills, instead learning Shatter Dark.

Skills and AbilitiesEdit

H5BasicDarkMagic
  • Basic Dark Magic allows hero to learn Dark Magic spells of the third circle and makes Dark Magic more effective overall.


H5AdvancedDarkMagic
  • Advanced Dark Magic allows hero to learn Dark Magic spells of the fourth circle and makes Dark Magic even more effective.


H5ExpertDarkMagic
  • Expert Dark Magic allows hero to learn Dark Magic spells of the fifth circle and gives maximum power to Dark Magic.


Heroes can learn three basic abilities, or a mix of basic and advanced abilities.

Basic abilities Edit

Master of Curses Edit

H5MasterofCurses

Grants mass versions of Weakness and Suffering spells, but at double the casting cost of these spells. Hero wastes only half of their current initiative to cast these spells.


Master of Mind Edit

H5MasterofMind

Grants mass versions of Slow and Confusion spells, but at double the casting cost of these spells. Hero wastes only half of their current initiative to cast these spells.


Master of Pain Edit

H5MasterofPain

Grants mass versions of Decay and Vulnerability spells, but at double the casting cost of these spells. Hero wastes only half of their current initiative to cast these spells. Adds +4 to effective spellpower of Curse of the Netherworld spell.


Advanced abilities Edit

Corrupted Soil Edit

H5CorruptedSoil

The hero calls upon forces of nature to affect enemy melee-attacking creatures. Any time an enemy creature moves it will receive some damage. Inflicted damage equals three times hero's level (available to all heroes).


Dark Renewal Edit

H5DarkRenewal

Should it happen that any magic spell is resisted by target, the hero gains back all the mana spent to cast that spell (available to all heroes).


Fallen Knight Edit

H5FallenKnight

Dedicated to learning all the secrets of Dark Magic, the Knight becomes a pariah among their kind. Troops under Knight's control suffer -1 penalty to morale, but all Dark Magic spells cast by the Knight are now more powerful (effective spellpower is +5 for casting those spells) (only available to Knights).


Seal of Darkness Edit

H5SealofDarkness

Enemy hero is forced to spend twice more mana to cast Dark Magic spells in combat (available to all heroes).


Shrug Darkness Edit

H5ShrugDarkness

Enemy Dark Magic spells will be cast with only 50% of effective Spellpower (available to all heroes).


Weakening Strike Edit

H5WeakeningStrike

Any standard hero's attack applies the effect of Suffering spell to the target (available to Demon Lords and Knights).

Spells Edit

Main article: Dark magic (H5)/Spells

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