|Basic Pathfinding: reduces the movement penalty for rough terrain by 25%.|
|Advanced Pathfinding: reduces the movement penalty for rough terrain by 50%.|
|Expert Pathfinding: reduces the movement penalty for rough terrain by 75%.|
Pathfinding is a secondary skill, that reduces the movement penalty for rough terrains. A hero with expert pathfinding secondary skills treats all terrains as grass, which means that the hero suffers no penalty for crossing rough, sand, snow or swamp terrain types. Penalty reductions from the skill level are tabulated below. Please note that Pathfinding doesn't give any additional movement points, just allows heroes to save them.
Heroes with Pathfinding as a starting skill:
- Clancy the Ranger (Basic)
- Gretchin the Barbarian (Basic)
- Korbac the Beastmaster (Basic)
- Andal the Navigator (Basic)
- Corkes the Captain (Basic)
- Leena the Captain (Basic)
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The usefulness of the Pathfinding skill depends on the terrain of the map. If you walk primarily on your home soil, Logistics is sufficient. However, if a map has vast territories very hard to pass (e.g. swamp), Pathfinding works decently, potentially even better than Logistics. Playing against Tower or Fortress is a reason to use Logistics and Pathfinding.
Pathfinding can always be recommended as a secondary skill for scout type secondary heroes, but it may also be valuable for the main hero(es). It should be noted that some factions' native terrains slow the enemy down very much, which gives the player a big advantage and therefore may affect the necessity of pathfinding.
Things that ruin Pathfinding