The Minotaur is one of the eight hero classes in Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer.

"The race of Minotaurs has descended from creatures created as magically attuned guardians. Like the Troll, the Minotaur is a powerful melee combatant, but without the Troll's extraordinary stamina. Though the Minotaur cannot match the Troll's endurance, he can certainly make up for that lack with strength, cunning, and a limited ability to use magic (Body, Spirit, and Mind). Though all weapons are available to them, Minotaurs specialize in using spears, blunt weapons, and, of course, axes. Also, they can use any armor but helmets and shields."

Minotaurs start with 30 hit points and 5 spell points, and gain 4 hit points and 1 spell point per level. They also start with 5 spirit, mind, and body resistance.

Attributes Edit

Attribute Minimum Starting Maximum
Might 12 14 35
Endurance 9 11 25
Intellect 5 7 15
Personality 9 11 25
Accuracy 9 11 25
Speed 9 11 25
Luck 9 11 25

For intellect, it costs two points to increase the stat one point. For might, it costs one point to increase the stat two points.

Minotaur Lord Edit

"Only those Minotaurs who have exhibited extreme valor are promoted to the rank of Minotaur Lord. At this level, Minotaurs can gain grand mastery in the axe and perception skills."

A Minotaur can be promoted to a Minotaur Lord. Minotaur Lords can learn grandmaster Axe and Perception instead of master, and expert Spirit, Mind, and Body Magic instead of normal.

Minotaur Lords gain 6 hit points and 2 spell points per level.

Skills Edit

The default skills of the Minotaur class are Axe and Spirit Magic.

In the table below, golden check marks SpecialYes represent skills only available to Minotaur Lords.

Skill Normal Expert Master Grand
Axe Yes Yes Yes SpecialYes
Bow Yes Yes No No
Dagger Yes Yes No No
Mace Yes Yes Yes No
Spear Yes Yes Yes No
Staff Yes Yes Yes No
Sword Yes Yes No No
Fire Magic No No No No
Air Magic No No No No
Water Magic No No No No
Earth Magic No No No No
Spirit Magic Yes SpecialYes No No
Mind Magic Yes SpecialYes No No
Body Magic Yes SpecialYes No No
Light Magic No No No No
Dark Magic No No No No
Dark Elf No No No No
Vampire No No No No
Dragon No No No No
Leather Yes No No No
Chain Yes Yes Yes No
Plate Yes Yes Yes No
Shield No No No No
Alchemy Yes No No No
Armsmaster Yes Yes Yes No
Body Building Yes Yes Yes No
ID Item No No No No
ID Monster Yes Yes No No
Learning Yes No No No
Disarm Trap Yes Yes Yes No
Meditation No No No No
Merchant Yes Yes No No
Perception Yes Yes Yes SpecialYes
Regeneration No No No No
Repair Item No No No No
Might and Magic VIII classes
Cleric - Knight - Necromancer - Vampire - Dark Elf - Troll - Minotaur - Dragon

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