The Lich is an advanced class in Heroes of Might and Magic IV, based on Chaos magic and Death magic. Liches can temporarily age enemies by attacking them in melee. Aged enemies have their attack reduced by 25%, their defense reduced by 20%, and their speed and movement reduced by 50%.
Aging enemies is a great way of weakening powerful creatures, but the downside is that the Lich needs to fight in close combat - not a good position for a hero with two spell skills. To make the most of this bonus, have another creature attack the enemy creature first, to draw retaliation away from the Lich.
|Heroes of Might and Magic IV classes|
|Standard hero classes||Knight - Death Knight - Lord - Thief - Archer - Barbarian - Priest - Necromancer - Mage - Sorcerer - Druid|
|Advanced classes||Archmage - Assassin - Bard - Battle mage - Beast lord - Beastmaster - Cardinal - Crusader - Dark Lord - Dark Priest - Demonologist - Enchanter - Field marshal - Fire diviner - Fireguard - General - Guildmaster - Heretic - Illusionist - Lich - Lord commander - Monk - Ninja - Paladin - Prophet - Pyromancer - Ranger - Reaver - Seer - Shadow mage - Summoner - Warden - Warlock - Warlord - Witch king - Wizard - Wizard King|