- The active ability of Poet is called Tale Worth Telling.
- One playable hero belongs to this promoted class: Aleo.
- The other Skald-class unit of the game, Sparr, gains the Tale Worth Telling ability when promoted to Rank 6.
- Units of this class have not (yet) been introduced in Factions.
Active Ability: Tale Worth Telling
The Poet exults his target to feats of strength and heroism. His words buff an ally for 1 round, adding 1 Strength damage for every 2 Strength the enemy is above the target ally (rounded down). The boasts have no effect if the buffed ally attacks an enemy of equal or lower strength, so picking the right target is important.
Rank 1: Buff an ally within 2 tiles
Rank 2: Buff an ally within 4 tiles
Rank 3: Buff an ally within 6 tiles
Tale Worth Telling also adds a 'never-miss' (100% to-hit chance) buff to the Skald's ally, for his next attack.
Example: If the buffed ally is at 2STR and attacks a 15STR/9ARM enemy, the damage done will be 7 with 100% chance, instead of 1 with 30%, plus any Willpower added. In this example, the +6 bonus is calculated as [(15-2)/2]↓.