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Poet

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Aleo the Poet.

Poet is a promoted class stemming from the Skald base-class, introduced in the second part of The Banner Saga.

  • 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.


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Active Ability: Tale Worth Telling[edit | edit source]

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]↓.

Playstyle[edit | edit source]

  • Tale Worth Telling is best used on an ally that has been maimed. When it causes Critical hits (e.g. with Artery Strike Talent) boosted by high Willpower, it can do huge amounts damage; for instance, in the previous example, adding +3WIL to the attack causes 10 damage, or 20, if the hit is Critical!