Age of Wonders 4 is out now and there are multiple ways in which you can win. Winning a game is not as simple as conquering the map, since you can take multiple approaches to becoming victorious. There are four victory conditions to win in Age of Wonders 4 and in this guide, we go over all of them.
There are three main victory conditions; Military Victory, Expansion Victory, and Magic Victory, while the fourth is a tie-breaker called Score Victory for situations in which there is no clear winner. The three main victory conditions require careful planning and while you can pivot to a different victory condition during the game, it is recommended that you focus on one from the get-go.
How To Win In Age Of Wonders 4
There are four victory conditions in Age of Wonders 4 and you can complete any one of these in order to win a game. The following is what you need to know about them.
The military victory condition in Age of Wonders 4 requires you to defeat all non-ally factions or all your enemies. To do this you must force the ruler of the non-ally factions into the Astral Void and the throne city must be captured. If a ruler is forced into the Astral Void, they will respawn into their thrown city unless it has been captured by another empire. Safe to say in this approach you will be amassing a massive army and will be waging war against empires that are not willing to join forces with you.
To get the expansion victory in Age of Wonders 4, you need to have enough provinces to unlock the beacons of unity. You then need to build three beacons in different cities. After that, you can light the beacons and you must defend them for 15 turns to get the expansion victory.
The magic victory condition in Age of Wonders 4 requires you to build three affinity improvements; Seed, Root, and Heart in three different cities. Once you have done this you will be able to channel the victory spell and you will need to defend against invaders for 15 turns. If you are able to do that then you will win the game.
To get the score victory condition, you need to have the highest score once you hit the turn limit. You can choose the turn limit at the start of a game and by default it is set to 150. This is supposed to be a tie-breaker in case there is no clear winner.
This is what you need to know about the victory conditions in Age of Wonders 4 and how you can win the game. To learn more check out our guide on all the resources in the game. You can also check out our guide on how you can found new cities.