All Hirelings advance in class after level 5.
Leaders can hire units of their own alignment and neutral.
Hired Unit Progression Overview
Fighter > Knight > Paladin
Mage > Magician > Sorcerer
Priest > Bishop > Cleric
Archer > Sniper > Ranger
Mage > Wizard > Enchanter
Priest > Monk > Druid
Wildman > Berserker > Warlord
Mage > Warlock > Necromancer
Priest > Bishop > Black Bishop
Hired Unit Placement Order and Reasoning
1. Sub Leader Characters
When sub leader characters are acquired, they will automatically be placed directly after the leader in slots #2 and #3.
2. New Hirelings
Getting Hirelings an occupation is top priority.
3. Magic Users
When Magic users acquire multiple target spells, set these up first, moving friendly units that may be in the path of the best spells. Using the spells that target 3 or 7 enemy units is great for taking out or weakening groups.
Keep these units on the front lines.
5. Ranged Warriors
They can attack over the front lines with ranged attack.
They can heal injured units after the front line attacks. Healers' attack spells generally have good range.
Make sure you hire at least one unit from each race as they will be needed for various quests. Hireling Base values and level up Statistics are given for each race for the purpose of comparison.
No armor or weapon restrictions. Affinity for chaos.
Human spellcasters learn a spell every other (2nd) level.
40 HP 27 ATT 6 DEF (approx.) 5 MOB
Lawful Human Level up stats - 2 HP 3 ATT
Neutral Human Level up stats - 2 HP 3 ATT
Chaotic Human Level up stats - 3 HP 4 ATT
Competent in all Classes
Some Armor and Spear (L) restrictions. Affinity for neutral.
Elven magic-users learn a spell every (1) level.
Elven healers learn a spell every other (2nd) level.
38 HP 23 ATT 5 DEF (approx.) 5 MOB
Lawful Elf Level up stats - 2 HP 2 ATT
Neutral Elf Level up stats - 3 HP 3 ATT
Chaotic Elf Level up stats - 2 HP 2 ATT
Excel as Magic Users or Ranged Warriors
No armor restrictions. Priest weapon restrictions. Affinity for lawful.
Dwarven magic-users learn a spell every third (3rd) level.
Dwarven healers learn a spell every other (2nd) level.
44 HP 31 ATT 5 DEF (approx.) 4 MOB
Lawful Dwarf Level up stats - 4 HP 5 ATT
Neutral Dwarf Level up stats - 3 HP 3 ATT
Chaotic Dwarf Level up stats - 3 HP 3 ATT
Excel as Warriors
Some Body Armor and Spear (L) restrictions. Affinity for lawful. Partial affinity for chaos.
Hobbit magic-users learn a spell every other (2nd) level.
Hobbit healers learn a spell every (1) level.
40 HP 24 ATT 4 DEF (approx.) 5 MOB
Lawful Hobbit Level up stats - 2 HP 3 ATT
Neutral Hobbit Level up stats - 1 HP 2 ATT
Chaotic Hobbit Level up stats - 1 HP 3 ATT
Excel as Healers
Magic User Strategies
Use different units to earn each elemental spell so every magic user has powerful short and long range spells.
Plan to convert to the opposite alignment as needed. The idea is to wait until your magic user or healer learns all the spells of his alignment and then convert him. He will now begin to learn the spells of his new alignment as well. Keep in mind, his weapon and armor restrictions will change with an alignment change.
See Apostle of Sabrina quest and Apostle of Darkness quest for additional details on alignment changes.
Hire a Class 2 Human Warrior to become a Ninja when the situation arises if you have taken Cheshire, Otherwise a Class 2 Level 1 Human Warrior is all that is required for a Ninja.
An originally Lawful Warrior (Paladin) is needed to become a Winged Horserider. For Chaotic Leader Quests, the Fighter you start with is the only eligible unit to become a Winged Horserider unless you create more. See below.
A Warrior matching your Dragon's alignment is needed to become a Dragonrider.
A Warrior or a Ranged Warrior can be used for a Griffinrider.
A Warrior can be converted to the opposite alignment in order to take advantage of more of the best equipment available.
See Apostle of Sabrina quest for a way to get additional Lawful Warriors who are eligible to become Winged Horseriders.
See Apostle of Darkness quest for a way to get Chaotic Warriors when playing as a lawful leader.
Ranged Warrior Strategies
Robin will need one to become a Dragonrider.
Make at least one of your Ranged Warriors an elf to take advantage of more of the best equipment available.
Plan to convert to the opposite alignment as needed. See magic user section above.
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