Morale shows a unit’s confidence in victory. The morale of your army is a vital metric that you need to monitor since it determines whether your troops are going to stay and fight or run away. In this Age of Wonders 4 guide, we explain how morale affects your units in combat.
How Does Morale Effect Units In Age Of Wonders 4
The higher the morale of your units, the higher the chance of a critical hit that does additional damage. The lower the morale, the higher the chance of a fumble. If the morale drops too low, the units can flee and leave the battle. When that happens, it will automatically use action points to get to the closes retreat point and ignore the zones of control and even the attacks of opportunity.
Each turn, a unit gets three action points. These can be used for movement, abilities, and attacks. Two of the three action points can be used for movement. The following is a breakdown of the different levels of combat morale in Age of Wonders 4 and their effects on units:
|High||20 – 40||20% Critical Chance|
|Neutral||-19 – 19||Nil|
|Low||-39 – -20||20% Fumble Chance|
|Very Low||-59 – -40||40% Fumble Chance|
Ideally, your unit’s morale should be higher than 20 to take advantage of the critical chance bonus. As a bare minimum, it should be -19 or above so that it does not fumble and is able to consistently attack enemy units.
This is what you need to know about combat morale in Age of Wonders 4. To learn more about the game, check out our guide on how you can increase city stability. You can also check out our province improvements guide. Let us know what you think about the game so far and whether or not you are enjoying it.