"The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live; and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land..."
Tactics in WAR are abilities that you can buy with the points that you gain for leveling. They provide small gains (typically +5%) in various skills or aspects of your character. You cannot change them when you're in combat. Choosing the current set of active Tactics allows you to specialize your character for an expected situation at hand, for example: Ironbreakers can use Ancestral Hatred which increases damage against Greenskins, while Black Orcs have access to I Hates Stunties which increases damage to Dwarfs.
Before entering into a battle, tactics are chosen and slotted into the Strategy bar according to what you feel will be most useful in the upcoming fight. This gives a little more ability to make your character how you want it to be, and also adds more strategy. It also allows you to have, say, one tactics-load out that is tweaked for performance in solo play, and another that you switch to when you group up to perform a certain task.
Switching tactics load out is done through a simple drop down menu in the UI.
A more complete list can be found at Category: Tactics.
As you progress through the game, you gain many tactics abilities. They are divided into three sub-categories, General (Career Tactics), RvR (Renown Tactics) and PvE (Tome Tactics). The catch, however, is that you can only slot (use) a limited number at a time.
Tactic slots are unlocked as your level increases:
|+ align="bottom" |*Needs renown rank ! Rank ! Career ! RvR* ! Tactics |- | 1-9 | 0 | rowspan="2" | 1 | rowspan="5" | 1 |- | 10-19 | 1 |- | 20-29 | 2 | rowspan="3" | 2 |- | 30-39 | 3 |- | 40 | 4 |}
As a general rule, you will acquire tactics in the following sequence:
- First, your character will acquire a Renown Tactic first (at level 2+ after gaining 2 or more renown points, talking to a Renown Trainer at the first War Camp, and purchasing a renown tactic.
- Next, you can acquire a Career Tactic at level 11 (or so) from your Career Trainer.
- Finally, you can acquire a Tome Tactic at level 20+ if you take the time to find and complete two of the Man Tactic tome unlocks.
Tome Tactics Edit
- Beastial Tactic
- Chaos Tactic
- Daemonic Tactic
- Giant Tactic
- Greenskin Tactic
- Man Tactic
- Mythical Tactic
- Skaven Tactic
- Undead Tactic
Tactics by Race and Career Edit
- Chaos Race Tactics
- Dark Elf Race Tactics
- Greenskin Race Tactics
- Dwarf Race Tactics
- Empire Race Tactics
- High Elf Race Tactics