Tactical Duel Map download (Heroes 5)

PlatformHeroes 5 ToE
File Size8 MB
VersionSemi Vanilla
Update12.02. 2024
Tactical Duel map (official download, moddb)
Heroes 5 Bundle GOG version (works with this version)
Duel map Discord

The semi-vanilla duel map is a side project, aimed at fans of the original 3.1 gameplay. Its goal is to introduce a healthy dose of balance while keeping the flavour and feel of the game as close to the original as possible. Simple and easy to understand tweaks, no skillwheel changes, nor hard-coded changes. Additionally, this map can serve as a global balance mod. By having it in the Maps folder, you can apply its balance changes to other maps or campaigns!

Changelog included in the download.


  • Army strength is close to week 6, Lvl 20 from Sphinx.
  • More tools to adapt to a might or magic gameplay.
  • Each side has one mage vault for each magic tier, two artifact merchants and a memory mentor.
  • Heroes start with advanced racial skill.
  • There has been some major unit, skill and spell rebalancing!

Special thanks to magnomagus, poly, Marko and JoonasTo for gameplay insights, testing and balancing


  • Ease and quickness in setting up your heroes compared to other arena maps.
  • Simplified skill requirements to pick the build you want easier.
  • More spellcasting freedom like in Heroes 3, skills are not required to learn high tier spells.
  • First map with 25% wait for heroes! Now you can rearrange your atb order to improve your timing.
  • No crazy starting atb values.
  • Slow or weak abilities nicely boosted. Most abilities go big

Source: http://heroescommunity.com/viewthread.php3?TID=42161

1 Comment

  1. Elvin

    Hello there, I did not know my map was also hosted here. It was a pleasant surprise, thank you! If you have any feedback, questions or want to play let me know 🙂

    – Elvin


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