"Skalds sing the names not of simple people, but of the legends they have become."
Heroic titles are a new feature of The Banner Saga 3 that can be awarded to any hero after reaching Rank 11. Heroic titles give unique stat bonuses and are available to all classes, specializing the hero further towards a preferred playstyle. There is 19 titles in total, and each can only be given to a single hero.
Titles have their own Rank (1-5), independently of the current rank of the hero. Titles start at Rank 1 and require 45 Renown in total to reach the maximum rank (5).
List of heroic titles
Below follows a list of all the titles available in the third part of The Banner Saga, ordered by default as they appear in-game.
Note: All titles are available from the start except five of them which are exclusive to Pre-order/Legendary Edition owners and Kickstarter backers. This includes the Shield Cleaver (Pre-order), Shadow Walker (Legendary Edition), and the Granite One / Dredge Breaker / Wanderer (Kickstarter rewards) heroic titles.
|Name||Description||Stat bonuses (Rank 5)||Notes|
|Bloodletter||"To feel ones life ebb away slowly is the misfortune of those who face the Bloodletter."||3 STR Damage over time on hit, lasts 2 rounds|
|Death's Messenger||"If Death's Messenger's first blow doesn't fell the enemy, the second surely will."||+5 DMG on consecutive attack to same enemy|
|Dredge Breaker||"In the past the title of Dredge Breaker would only be bestowed upon a fierce varl warrior, but these are strange times."||+3 DMG, +3 DMG Resist vs. dredge, +2 ARM||Kickstarter reward|
|Monster Killer||"The Monster Killer takes a savage satisfaction in death, driven by the intoxicating bloodlust of battle."||+3 WIL & +2 STR on kill|
|Oath-Maker||"The Oath-Maker is determined to the point of zealotry. Others may question the fanaticism, but not the results."||+2 WIL, +1 WIL & ARM Regen, +20% CRIT|
|Shadow Walker||"The Shadow Walker moves through the chaos of combat the way others move across an empty room."||+2 MOV, +20% Dodge, move through allies||Legendary Edition reward|
|Shield Cleaver||"Their first and last mistake was thinking that they'd be safe behind a piece of wood or iron."||+2 BRK, +2 DMG, never miss||Pre-order reward|
|Foolish||"Some shake their heads in disbelief that The Foolish still lives. But where does one draw the line between bravery and foolishness?"||+3 STR, -1 ARM, +20% CRIT per adjacent enemy|
|Forsaken||"The Forsaken stands alone, drawing strength from their very lack of companions and allies."||+2 DMG, +30% CRIT & never miss with no adjacent allies|
|Granite One||"Amongst the dredge the strength of stone is revered. So it is for the one bestowed the title of Granite One."||+2 ARM, +1 STR Resist, splinter enemy armor, +1 ARM Regen||Kickstarter reward|
|Mountain||"All tremble before The Mountain, who wades into battle and leaves destruction in the wake."||+1 ARM, +2 STR, +1 ARM & STR Resist|
|Unbent||"In the face of crushing opposition, the Unbent becomes even more determined to stand tall."||+1 WIL Resist, +2 STR Resist, +2 ARM Resist|
|Unmoved||"They say no mortal man has ever shaken loose The Unmoved, once stubbornly set upon a spot."||+2 STR, +2 ARM, +1 STR Resist|
|Whisper||"It is claimed that The Whisper has no life left for mere steel to claim."||Much less aggro, +2 MOV, +30% Dodge|
|Twice-Born||"Death seems to hold no sway over the infamous Twice-Born, who turns aside killing blows as others do a child's."||Recover from KO with 5 ARM, STR & WIL|
|Wanderer||"Many desire wealth or power, but some seek only to see the world around them. Not all who wander are lost."||+4 MOV, +1 WIL, move through allies||Kickstarter reward|
|Wolf||"The Wolf seems to stalk the battlefield, to the dismay of any enemy who might overlook them."||+2 MOV, +2 DMG, much less aggro|
|Hopeful||"Not all strength is measured by who can swing the heaviest weapon."||Adjacent allies +2 ARM, +2 STR Attaks & +3 WIL|
|Last Standing||"It's a bittersweet fate to be the last standing on the battlefield, but no greater rush."||+3 ARM, +1 ARM Regen, never injured after KO|
This sortable table summarizes the properties of all heroic titles introduced in The Banner Saga 3. Check below the table for the property explanations and other useful information.
|Name||Stats||DMG||BRK||Resist||Regen||/Kill||Aggr||%Crit||%Dodg||Other||Passive / Condition|
|Death's Messenger||+5*||...on consecutive attack to same enemy|
|Dredge Breaker||2 (0/2/0)||+3*||3* (3/0/0)||...versus dredge|
|Monster Killer||5 (2/0/3)|
|Oath-Maker||2 (0/0/2)||2 (0/1/1)||+20%|
|Shadow Walker||+20%||+2 MOV||Light Step|
|Shield Cleaver||+2||+2||Never miss|
|Foolish||2 (3/1/0)||+20%*||...per adjacent enemy|
|Forsaken||+2*||+30%*||Never miss*||...when no adjacent ally|
|Granite One||2 (0/2/0)||1 (1/0/0)||1 (0/1/0)||Splinter enemy armor|
|Mountain||3 (2/1/0)||2 (1/1/0)|
|Unmoved||4 (2/2/0)||1 (1/0/0)|
|Twice-Born||Recover from KO with 5 ARM, STR & WIL|
|Wanderer||1 (0/0/1)||+4 MOV||Light Step|
|Hopeful||5*(0/2/3)||+2*||...to all adjacent allies|
|Last Standing||3 (0/3/0)||1 (0/1/0)||Never injured after battle|
Titles Properties Explanation
- Stats: Bonus to the three basic stats, Strength/Armor/Willpower. ARM and WIL can also get penalty.
- DMG: Bonus to Strength Damage. Does not increase the health of the hero.
- BRK: Bonus to Armor-Break, the special non-depletable stat, unlike the previous three.
- Resist: Divert points of incoming STR/ARM/WIL damage of any source.
- Regen: Bonus to the three replenishable stats (STR/ARM/WIL) given at the end of each turn of the hero.
- /Kill: Bonus to STR/ARM/WIL granted each time the hero kills an enemy unit.
- Aggr: Modifier to the aggression the hero receives from enemy units (AI-related parameter). Can also be positive (penalty).
- %Crit: Chance to cause Critical (double) Strength damage.
- %Dodg: Chance to Dodge an incoming Strength attack, i.e. completely avoid its damage.
- Other: Special properties not falling into any of the above categories.
- X DOT@2: Inflict X Damage over time at the beginning of the target's turn for 2 turns. Similar to Poison.
- +X MOV: Increase Movement range by X tiles. Can also be negative (penalty).
- Passive/Condition: Passive ability given to the character or Condition for some or all of the stat bonuses to take effect (the ones with an asterisk).