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Age of Wonders 4 builds – the best builds

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The fourth chapter in this long running series, which began all the way in the late 90s, offers a classic turn-based strategy game with fantasy overtones. Allowing players to create empires and engage in battles against other players to become the ultimate ruler. In this guide, we will take you through the best Age of Wonders 4 builds.

One of the keys to success in the game is creating a powerful and versatile army. Good thing there are many different builds to choose from. Two effective builds are the Necromancer build and the Dark Culture build.

Let’s find out more about these builds in this Age of Wonders 4 builds guide.

Best builds in Age of Wonders 4

Overall, we think the Necromancer build and the Dark Culture build are highly effective and worth exploring for any Age of Wonders 4 player looking to create a powerful army. It ultimately depends on the player’s playstyle and preferences. Let’s look at them in more detail.

The Necromancer build is a powerful army combination that relies on battle mages, supports, and summons to create a lot of mana for spells and trade with other players. This offers players a strong and versatile army with a lot of magical power, always good to have at one’s disposal. The Mystic culture is recommended for this build as it provides essential mana economy and buildings that provide mana income. The Necromancer build also requires specific tomes to be collected in a specific order to maximize its effectiveness. To create the Necromancer build, you should focus on creating a strong race that is able to withstand any attack.

The Dark Culture build, on the other hand, focuses on debuffs. Archers apply Weakened while dark warriors deal extra damage to weakened enemies. On top of that, dark knights break defense and attack weakened enemies. Above all, Warlocks apply Weakened with their attacks and make it easier for debuffs to stick. The Dark Culture build has a greater emphasis on survivability, with traits like quick reflexes and fast recuperation being recommended. To create the Dark Culture build, you basically need to focus on increasing survivability. 

That concludes our guide on the best builds in Age of Wonders. If you’re looking for more guides on this game, check out win conditions and expansions explained