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In the first campaign of three new ones in this expansion pack for Heroes of Might and Magic V, you control Freyda as she struggles with a civil war in the Grphyon Empire. After that you move to the icy mountains in the north, which the dwarfs call their home.

They are the new playable race in Hammers of Fate and bring along a new kind of city called Fortress. Since dwarfs do not know anything about mana and all that fancy stuff all the other races use to cast spells, there is also a new kind of magic called Rune Magic. It uses resources instead of mana to cast powerful spells upon enemies. Dwarfs also have their own set of units like the vicious bear riders and rune priests.

The expansion adds new artifacts, new neutral monsters like mummies and manticores, new map objects and several new skirmish and multiplayer maps. It also reintroduces the Caravan feature, known from Heroes of Might and Magic IV, which allows you to transport units over the map without a hero in the group. In multiplayer matches the simultaneous turn-based mode makes a return. It allows all players on a map to move their units without waiting for the other players during a turn.


Heroes of Might and Magic V: Hammers of Fate Windows Detailed information about Spearwielder.
Heroes of Might and Magic V: Hammers of Fate Windows Magma dragon
Heroes of Might and Magic V: Hammers of Fate Windows Exploring the area.
Heroes of Might and Magic V: Hammers of Fate Windows Introduction

Alternate Titles

  • "魔法門之英雄無敵五:命運試煉" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "Heroes of Might & Magic V. Владыки Севера" -- Russian spelling
  • "Heroes of Might and Magic V: Kuźnia Przeznaczenia" -- Polish title

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Gameswelt Nov 22, 2006 90 out of 100 90
GBase - The Gamer's Base Nov 26, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Game Captain Dec 06, 2006 86 out of 100 86 Nov 30, 2006 85 out of 100 85
Gameplay (Benelux) Jan, 2007 74 out of 100 74 Dec 08, 2006 14 out of 20 70
GameSpy Nov 30, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Dec 01, 2006 66 out of 100 66
IGN Dec 19, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
GameSpot Nov 22, 2006 6.4 out of 10 64


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Sicarius (60854) added Heroes of Might and Magic V: Hammers of Fate (Windows) on Nov 30, 2006