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Old June 5th, 2013, 07:04 AM

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Are horror helmets worth it?

How often do they stop someone from attacking?
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Old June 5th, 2013, 08:12 AM

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Default Re: Horror Helmets

Somewhat overpriced item, but can be good together with awe sometimes.
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Default Re: Horror Helmets

Personally, I used it a lot in my vs AI days, as fear is nice vs hordes. but against players it is pretty easily countered.

I do think it has uses, if you know your enemy does not have access to undead/berserk. Dropping a size 6 giant with a fear helmet on top of an army of elephants and monkeys is probably fun.
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Default Re: Horror Helmets

Originally Posted by ghoul31 View Post
Are horror helmets worth it?

How often do they stop someone from attacking?
Important point: Fear does NEVER stop someone from attacking. What it does do is lower enemy morale, so they're more likely to run away when taking morale checks from other sources. (Also, there is a little understood mechanic that a unit with fear forces morale checks on units wich might cause them to break even without other reasons. That's mainly useful when massing many units with fear though, not really a factor when considering fear for a single unit.)

Also, a unit with lower morale will have more difficulty passing their morale roll to attack someone with awe, wich is why fear is often included in discussions about defensive attributes. But in that case it's actually the awe that prevents someone from attacking, the fear only helps by lowering morale.
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