Deirdre (Level 15)Deirdre
Deirdre was an overzealous Inquisitor for the Church of Light in the Holy Griffin Empire. She spent many years hunting Demon cultists in the Free Cities of the East on the fringe of the Empire's territory, "cleansing" innocents and culprits alike, worried that a lapse of her vigilance would allow the corruption to spread. In the end, when she was captured and tortured to death by her enemies, her restless soul was spirited away by Necromancers who coveted her knowledge. Now converted to the Necromancer's cause, it can be argued that no being, living or unliving, knows more about screams than Deirdre.
» Specialty» Attributes
The effect of Banshee Howl ability increases as hero gains new levels.
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» Skills
Mark of the Necromancer

Mark of the Necromancer

Grants a Necromancer the ability to tie his or her own spirit to the spirits of any creatures on the battlefield until the end of combat. If linked creatures receive any damage the Necromancer will gain some mana, feeding upon those creatures' suffering.

Banshee Howl

Banshee Howl

Grants a hero an ability to call upon death itself in combat. All enemy living creatures receive -1 to morale, luck and -10% on initiative.

Advanced Necromancy

Advanced Necromancy

Unique Necromancer's skill. Allows a Necromancer to raise 30% of fallen enemy living creatures as own soldiers (A limited number of creatures can be raised per week). Increases the number of dark energy points.

Advanced Necromancy
Master of Pain

Master of Pain

Grants area effects to Decay and Vulnerability spells, but doubles the casting cost of these spells. Hero wastes only half of his current initiative to cast these spells. Adds +4 to effective spellpower of Unholy Word spell.

Master of Curses

Master of Curses

Grants mass effects to Weakness and Suffering spells, but doubles the casting cost of these spells. Hero wastes only half of his current initiative to cast these spells.

Expert Dark Magic

Expert Dark Magic

Allows hero to learn Dark Magic spells of the fifth circle and gives maximum power to Dark Magic.

Expert Dark Magic


Increases Spellpower: +3 for all spells of dark and light magic schools.

Master of Blessings

Master of Blessings

Grants mass effects to Divine Strength and area effect to Cleansing spells, but doubles the casting cost of these spells. Hero wastes only half of his current initiative to cast these spells.

Advanced Light Magic

Advanced Light Magic

Allows hero to learn Light Magic spells of the fourth circle and makes Light Magic even more effective.

Advanced Light Magic


Damage inflicted by any Destructive Magic spells to all troops under Necromancer's command is reduced by 20% .

Magic Insight

Magic Insight

Allows a hero to learn magic spells of the third circle regardless of actual skills in the respective schools of magic.

Advanced Sorcery

Advanced Sorcery

Speeds up hero's casting in combat. Interval between two consecutive spell casts is reduced by 20%.

Advanced Sorcery
» Creatures

20 Archliches

15 Spectral Dragons

15 Wraiths

160 Skeleton Archers

60 Vampire Lords

60 Spectres

» Artefacts
Sandro's Cloak

Sandro's Cloak

Negates enemy Mind Affect immunity

Staff of Sar-Issus

Staff of Sar-Issus

Negates enemy magic resistance. Magic protection and immunities, if any, are not affected and still remain.

Ring of the Broken Will

Ring of the Broken Will

Decreases morale of enemy creatures by -2.

» Spells

Weakness 4

Causes the selected enemy unit to inflict less damage in combat. Spellpower determines the duration of effect.


Slow 4

Makes target enemy stack take fewer actions in combat.


Decay 6

Inflicts plague on target enemy stack. The stack receives earth damage each time it takes an action. (The spell does not work on undead, elemental and mechanical units).


Confusion 9

Makes creatures in target enemy stack forget what they are doing on a battlefield. Some of the affected creatures will forget to use shooting attacks and retaliation strikes. (The spell does not work on undead, elemental and mechanical units.)


Suffering 5

Weakens the target enemy unit to decrease its Attack.


Frenzy 15

Drives target stack of creatures frenzy. Frenzied stack considers all other creatures and war machines its personal enemies and attacks the nearest one with redoubled rage.

Curse of the Netherworld

Curse of the Netherworld 9

Deals unholy damage to all creatures on a battlefield except undead and infernal ones.

Puppet Master

Puppet Master 18

Gives the hero temporary control over the selected enemy creature. Creature under this spell can't counter-attack. Control will be lost if the unit is attacked Puppet Master is cast on another target. (The spell does not work on undead, elemental and mechanical units).

Eldritch Arrow

Eldritch Arrow 4

Shoots magic missile to deal non-physical damage to the selected enemy creature.

Ice Bolt

Ice Bolt 6

Deals ice damage to selected enemy unit.

Divine Strength

Divine Strength 4

Causes the selected friendly unit to inflict more damage in combat. Spellpower determines the duration of effect.


Haste 4

Causes the selected friendly unit to act more frequently in combat.


Cleansing 10

Dispels positive magic effects from enemy creatures and negative magic effects from friendly creatures. Checks against caster level to dispel effects, so low level caster would be unlikely to dispel magic cast by high level mage.


Endurance 6

Increases the selected friendly unit's defense strength. Spellpower determines the duration of effect.

Deflect Missile

Deflect Missile 6

Makes the selected friendly unit receive less damage from ranged attacks.

Fist of Wrath

Fist of Wrath 5

Summons magical fist to deal non-elemental physical damage to target enemy creature. This spell ignores magic resistance and protection from magic.

Raise Dead

Raise Dead 9

Reanimates creatures in target friendly stack. Undead creatures are brought back to "life", all other creatures are re-animated for the duration of the battle only. Every use of this spell decreases hit points of target stack by 20%.

This information comes from the Heroes V release version (v2.1).

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