Resistance

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Resistance
Basic Resistance.png Basic Resistance: endows a hero's troops with 5% magic resistance.
Advanced Resistance.png Advanced Resistance: endows a hero's troops with 10% magic resistance.
Expert Resistance.png Expert Resistance: endows a hero's troops with 20% magic resistance.

Resistance is a secondary skill that increases the magic resistance of hero's troops.

Classes, unable to learn Resistance skill:

(They can only acquire the skill from Scholars, Witch Huts, Seer's Huts, Events or Pandora's Boxes).

Heroes with Resistance (basic) as a starting skill:

Heroes, having Resistance as a specialty and a starting skill: (5% per level bonus to Resistance skill).

The skill effect is negated if Orb of Vulnerability Orb of Vulnerability is present on the battlefield.

Horn of the Abyss[edit]

In  Horn of the Abyss Horn of the Abyss, Resistance since v.1.6.0 is banned by default, and all heroes that would start with Resistance start with Interference (a new secondary skill introduced in HotA), aside from Thorgrim, who is also banned by default and replaced with Giselle with Interference specialty.

The artifacts that form the new Pendant of Reflection are also changed from Resistance to Interference powers.

Resistance works against all spellcasters including neutral creatures, while Interference only works vs enemy heroes with high spell power.

Chance to get[edit]

Out of total 112 for Shadow of Death, and of (112 + Interference chance) for Horn of the Abyss Horn of the Abyss.
Banned skills change the probability.

Town Class Chance to learn
Town portrait Castle small.gif Castle  Knight   5
Town portrait Castle small.gif Castle  Cleric   2
Town portrait Rampart small.gif Rampart  Ranger   9 (highest)
Town portrait Rampart small.gif Rampart  Druid   1
Town portrait Tower small.gif Tower  Alchemist   5
Town portrait Tower small.gif Tower  Wizard   0 (impossible)
Town portrait Inferno small.gif Inferno  Demoniac   6
Town portrait Inferno small.gif Inferno  Heretic   3
Town portrait Necropolis small.gif Necropolis  Death Knight   5
Town portrait Necropolis small.gif Necropolis  Necromancer   1
Town portrait Dungeon small.gif Dungeon  Overlord   6
Town portrait Dungeon small.gif Dungeon  Warlock   0 (impossible)
Town portrait Stronghold small.gif Stronghold  Barbarian   6
Town portrait Stronghold small.gif Stronghold  Battle Mage   4
Town portrait Fortress small.gif Fortress  Beastmaster   5
Town portrait Fortress small.gif Fortress  Witch   0 (impossible)
Town portrait Conflux small.gif Conflux  Planeswalker   2
Town portrait Conflux small.gif Conflux  Elementalist   0 (impossible)
Town portrait Cove small.gif Cove  Captain   3
Town portrait Cove small.gif Cove  Navigator   5

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Some may find the information in this section subjective or irrelevant.

While resistance may not be reliable, it can turn the tide of battle against a magic user when it takes effect, saving your troops from something very bad. They will survive a devastating damage spell or avoid being cursed or slowed (in case the spell is casted on your entire army, Resistance has a chance to protect ones who will really suffer from it, e.g. top speed troops will resist Slow). Resistance works at its finest in Rampart, as Dwarves and Unicorns can stop an enemy's spell on their own, and Rangers have the highest chance to learn the skill.

It is a common misconception that Garniture of Interference, Surcoat of Counterpoise or Boots of Polarity would increase the resistance secondary skill in a similar way that for example Bow of Elven Cherrywood increases Archery skill. However, this is not the case. The "resistance artifacts" increase the magic resistance of creatures in a similar way Resistance secondary skill does. Basically this means, that wearing any of those artifacts gives the magic resistance bonus with or without the resistance skill – unlike with archery artifacts and Archery skill.

Things that ruin Resistance


See also: