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The spell may only be cast on the adventure map and next to a shoreline. In order to Summon Boat spell to work, there must be an unoccupied (free) tile to summon the boat. If there are several available tiles, a boat appears at one of the top priority (see the scheme).
On basic level there must be an unoccupied boat somewhere on the map: neutral one or belonging to a player. The boat counts as "one of your hero's" if it was disembarked or summoned by any of your heroes or was bought by you in a shipyard - no matter if a shipyard belongs to a player or an ally. Enemy or allied boats cannot be summoned with the basic Summon Boat. A boat which was the pre-generated or set by a map-maker counts as a neutral one. Boats belonging to a defeated player do not turn into neutral.
At advanced and expert level, a boat will be created if there are no free boats to summon.
An unsuccessful (%hero tried to summon a boat, but failed) attempt to summon a boat consumes spell points, but not in case of (There are no boats to summon) message for a basic level spell.
Summoning a boat will make the closest unoccupied boat to disappear, which sometimes can lead to tactical choice to cast the spell.
Heroes starting with Summon Boat:
The spell is banned by default on templates without water. Which means:
- It cannot appear in a Mage Guild, Shrine of Magic Incantation, Spell Scroll, or be taught by a Scholar (adventure map).
- It is removed from the following Pandora's Box sets: "all water spells" and "all 1st level spells".
- It cannot be obtained by Sea Captain's Hat or Admiral's Hat artifacts because they are banned as well. Tome of Water will not include Summon Boat.
- Gem 's starting spell changed to Bless.
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It is referred in the description of expert level Summon Boat spell, that the spell could fail if all possible 64 boats are occupied. However, boats cannot be summoned if a hero is already in a boat, and there can only be 64 heroes wandering on the Adventure Map at the same time. This leads to a situation, that if all heroes are in the boats, none of them can cast the spell.