DescriptionIn 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.
- "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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|PC Powerplay||Nov 22, 2006||92 out of 100||92|
|Gamona||Nov 24, 2006||89 out of 100||89|
|Gamezone (Germany)||Nov 29, 2006||8.8 out of 10||88|
|PC Action||Nov 22, 2006||85 out of 100||85|
|Game Informer Magazine||Feb, 2007||7.75 out of 10||78|
|Gameplay (Benelux)||Jan, 2007||74 out of 100||74|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Dec 08, 2006||14 out of 20||70|
|JeuxVideoPC.com||Nov 24, 2006||13 out of 20||65|
|IGN||Dec 19, 2006||6.5 out of 10||65|
|GameSpot||Nov 22, 2006||6.4 out of 10||64|
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- 2006 – Best Add-On of the Year
- PC Powerplay (Germany)
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- Age of Heroes (A very informative fansite covering all HoMM games)