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Ability ResistanceToAll
Resistance to All is one of the many Unit Abilities available in Master of Magic.

During combat, Resistance to All increases the Icon Resist.png Resistance score of all friendly units on the battlefield by a set amount. This amount is not reported in-game, but this wiki adds the size of the bonus after the name of the ability to indicate this, rendered as "Resistance to All +1", "Resistance to All +2", et cetera.

Bonuses from Resistance to All do not stack. Therefore, if two units possess this ability, only one (with the highest-strength ability) applies its bonus to all friendly units. It similarly does not stack with the Hero Ability "Prayermaster".

There are only 2 units in the game that possess this ability: the Guardian Spirit and the Unicorns. Both are Fantastic Units belonging to the Icon Life.pngLife realm. No unit may acquire Resistance to All if it does not have it by default, though the Hero Ability of "Prayermaster" performs largely the same function and can be acquired by certain Heroes who do not possess it by default.

Description Edit

A unit's ability to evade ill effects is measured through its "Resistance" score. Many negative effects in the game may have a certain chance to affect (or fail to affect) a creature depending on that creature's willpower - its burning desire to stay alive and keep fighting. Some creatures actually inspire others, improving their will to survive, and in so doing increase their chance of averting such effects.

When such a creature is present on the battlefield, its very presence is inspiring. It does not have to do anything to win its friends' trust - mainly in themselves.

Effect Edit

During combat, while a unit with Resistance to All is alive on the battlefield, it will add a certain number of Icon Resist.png Resistance points to each and every living friendly unit, including itself.

The bonus equals the strength of the Resistance to All ability. For example, if a unit has Resistance to All +1, each and every friendly unit on the battlefield (including itself) receives a Icon Resist.png +1 Resistance bonus.

As a result, each and every friendly unit becomes harder to affect with Curses, as well as some types of spells and Special Attacks which require units to perform Icon Resist.png Resistance checks. Though bonuses from Resistance to All are usually very small, they can be very significant - and the greatest benefit is that they apply to all friendly units.

If the Resistance to All unit dies or is removed from combat, its bonus to all friendlies is immediately lost. Note also that this bonus applies only during combat: the unit does not raise its own Icon Resist.png Resistance score nor the Resistance of any unit in its army stack while traveling on the overland map.

Resistance to All bonuses do not stack. If there are several units with Resistance to All fighting together in the same army, the game will pick the one with the strongest Resistance to All ability and apply bonuses only from that ability. For example, if one unit on the battlefield has Resistance to All +1, and another has Resistance to All +2, then only the +2 bonus is applied.

The check to see which unit has the best Resistance to All is done constantly, so if any such unit dies, the bonus is immediately recalculated. Taking the previous example, if the unit with Resistance to All +2 dies, the unit with Resistance to All +1 is now the strongest on the battlefield, so all friendly units now get Icon Resist.png +1 instead of Icon Resist.png +2. If that unit dies as well, friendly units no longer receive any bonuses.

Resistance to All and Prayermaster Edit

The Hero Ability "Prayermaster" performs largely the same function as Resistance to All. There are several differences, but in the most practical terms they are interchangeable.

Prayermaster and Resistance to All do not stack. The same algorithms are used for determining which bonus to add: selecting the strongest bonus available on the battlefield at the time, and ignoring all others. For example, if one unit on the battlefield has Prayermaster +3, and another has Resistance to All +2, then only the +3 bonus is applied.

Often, Prayermaster bonuses will "win" this selection, since they improve with the Hero's Experience level and can become exceptionally powerful.

Units with Resistance to All Edit

There are exactly two units in the game that possess the Resistance to All ability. Both are Fantastic Creatures from the Icon Life.pngLife realm:

Tactical GuardianSpirit Guardian Spirit
Tactical Unicorns Unicorns

A Guardian Spirit has Resistance to All +1, while Unicorns have Resistance to All +2. There are no other units with Resistance to All, and there is no unit with a stronger bonus than Resistance to All +2.

Note however that some Heroes possess Prayermaster, which is largely identical and (as explained earlier) does not stack with Resistance to All either. The main advantage of Prayermaster is that its strength grows with the Hero's Experience level, and can potentially become much more powerful than any available Resistance to All ability.

Acquiring Resistance to All Edit

There is no known method by which to acquire Resistance to All for a unit that does not possess it by default. There is also no way to increase the strength of a unit's Resistance to All ability.

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