Once you engage in combat with an enemy faction, your units are going to take damage. Being able to heal your units can be very helpful since training additional units not only costs resources but can take a lot of time as well. The game does not clearly tell you that you can heal your units on the map and even in combat. In this Age of Wonders 4 guide, we go over how you can heal your units on the realm map and during combat.
How To Heal Units In Combat In Age Of Wonders 4
Healing in combat is temporary and is only going to last until the end of the battle. So the healing is not going to carry forward to the realm map. But there are a couple of ways that you can temporarily heal your units in combat in Age of Wonders 4.
Using Tome Spells is one of the common ways in which you can heal your units in the game. There are Tomes for each affinity that grant temporarily healing or HP. Tome Spells, like Healing Roots provide a Regeneration effect which allows units to regain HP over time. Furthermore, Ruler Skills and support units can also heal your units in combat in Age of Wonders 4. Lastly, as heroes gain experience and become stronger, they can get equipment and skills that allow them to heal units.
How To Heal Units On The Realm Map In AOW 4
On the realm map, a small percentage of health is regenerated automatically after each turn. So your units do get some health back once you finish your turn. This regeneration effect is much stronger when a unit is in a friendly region rather than a hostile or unclaimed area. Units recover 25 HP each turn inside a city and 5 HP each turn inside your domain but not in a city.
You can boost this health regeneration via Empire Skills such as Natural Recovery from the Nature Affinity tree which provides a +15 passive regeneration boost in friendly domain. This is not going to apply to hostile or unclaimed domains but it is still a great health boost for units that are in your domain or in a friendly city. To best take advantage of this boost, you can recall your units that have taken damage to once or your cities or to a friendly city.
This is how you can heal units in Age of Wonders 4. To learn more about the game, check out our guide on how you can increase your relations with factions. You can also check out our guide on combat morale.