Death Ward is a second-level Life magic spell in Heroes of Might and Magic IV. It costs three mana and makes the target 50% resistant to Death spells, and their Melee and Ranged Defense is increased by 50% against Death-aligned opponents.
Our greatest and darkest enemy, the necromancers, needs our strongest defense.
One of a series of ward spells in the life spellbook, this is very useful if you're facing Death and useless if you're not.
These spells add quite a bit of randomness to how powerful life spells are in any game - if you get the wards matching your opponent's alignment then your spells may be much more powerful than if you don't (though the ward will still be useful against neutral creatures).