Experience

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Level Experience Difference
1 0 N/A
2 1,000 N/A
3 2,000 100.0%
4 3,200 60.0%
5 4,600 43.8%
6 6,200 34.8%
7 8,000 29.0%
8 10,000 25.0%
9 12,200 22.0%
10 14,700 20.5%
11 17,500 19.0%
12 20,600 17.7%
13 24,320 18.1%
14 28,784 18.4%
15 34,140 18.6%
16 40,567 18.8%
17 48,279 19.0%
18 57,533 19.2%
19 68,637 19.3%
20 81,961 19.4%
21 97,949 19.5%
22 117,134 19.6%
23 140,156 19.7%
24 167,782 19.7%
25 200,933 19.8%
26 240,714 19.8%
27 288,451 19.8%
28 345,735 19.9%
29 414,475 19.9%
30 496,963 19.9%
31 595,948 19.9%
32 714,730 19.9%
33 857,268 19.9%
34 1,028,313 20.0%
35 1,233,567 20.0%
36 1,479,871 20.0%
37 1,775,435 20.0%
38 2,130,111 20.0%
39 2,555,722 20.0%
40 3,066,455 20.0%
41 3,679,334 20.0%
42 4,414,788 20.0%
43 5,297,332 20.0%
44 6,356,384 20.0%
45 7,627,246 20.0%
46 9,152,280 20.0%
47 10,982,320 20.0%
48 13,178,368 20.0%
49 15,813,625 20.0%
50 18,975,933 20.0%
51 22,770,702 20.0%
52 27,324,424 20.0%
53 32,788,890 20.0%
54 39,346,249 20.0%
55 47,215,079 20.0%
56 56,657,675 20.0%
57 67,988,790 20.0%
58 81,586,128 20.0%
59 97,902,933 20.0%
60 117,483,099 20.0%
61 140,979,298 20.0%
62 169,174,736 20.0%
63 203,009,261 20.0%
64 243,610,691 20.0%
65 292,332,407 20.0%
66 350,798,466 20.0%
67 420,957,736 20.0%
68 505,148,860 20.0%
69 606,178,208 20.0%
70 727,413,425 20.0%
71 872,895,685 20.0%
72 1,047,474,397 20.0%
73 1,256,968,851 20.0%
74 1,508,362,195 20.0%
75/88 1,810,034,207 20.0%


Experience is a measurement of hero's capability. Initially, every hired hero starts with a random number of experience in the range of 40 to 90 points. Experience is gained as heroes explore and battle. When they have enough experience points, they go up a level, which is commonly phrased as "level up" or gaining a level. Gaining a level may have several effects. It always increases one of hero's primary skills by one. Hero classes have different probabilities of which primary skill is increased, but the general rule is that might heroes tend to get more attack and defense while magic heroes get more power and knowledge. Typically when a hero gains a level, he is offered a choice of one of two secondary skills. Additionally, many of the hero specialties are affected by level up.

Typical ways for heroes to gain experience is through combat or from treasure chests. Additionally, Pandora's Boxes, Events and Quests can give experience. The Dungeon town has a special building, the Battle Scholar Academy, which gives 1,000 experience points to every visiting hero. There are also objects on the map which gives experience: The Learning Stone gives 1,000 experience points, the Tree of Knowledge allows a hero to level-up and the Altar of Sacrifice allows to sacrifice creatures or artifacts for experience.

From winning a combat the hero receives one experience point for each health of the enemy creatures he managed to vanquish in the battle (clones, war machines and bonus health from artifacts do not count). Resurrected creatures are only counted once, except Demons raised by Pit Lords. If an enemy hero is defeated or an enemy town is captured during a siege, the hero receives 500 extra experience points. A hero will not receive this bonus if the enemy hero escapes or surrenders. If a hero escapes or surrenders, then that hero does not gain any experience, even if he/she managed to kill creatures from the victorious hero. A hero from whom the enemy hero escaped receives experience for the killed enemy creatures, but does not gain experience for the defeated hero.

Heroes with Learning gain extra experience.

Bug: after reaching level 75 a hero gets level 88 at once (13 more level-ups consecutively). From now on the level-up mechanics shows highly unstable work, including the possibility of falling into an infinite loop of level-ups.

Horn of the Abyss[edit]

In Horn of the Abyss the overflow of experience was fixed. Maximum possible hero level is 74.