How to battle in Hero’s Hour – Battling explained

Win the battle and the war!

Hero's Hour is a strategic game, and to succeed, you will need to win battles against your opponents. Though Hero's Hour is an auto battler, you can also take various actions throughout combat.

Battle in Hero's Hour can be confusing or overwhelming at first glance. A lot is happening on screen, and it can be hard to understand. Here is how to battle in Hero's Hour.

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How does combat work in Hero's Hour?

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Hero's Hour is an auto battler, so the units will attack and move independently. But you can place your troops before the battle begins and issue commands throughout combat. You can click and drag enemies to place them on the field. Give commands via three different methods:

  • Click and drag a group of units to a map/enemy unit's position.
  • Press O to pause combat. You can then click and drag your units to issue commands.
  • Click on the orange flag at the bottom of the screen. Then click and drag your units to the desired position.

At the bottom right, you have the option to command your units to defend or attack. Defend will cause your units to stay back and not engage the enemy, while attack will command them to charge and attack enemies.


During combat, your hero plays a role in battle. They can be commanded just like your army and cast spells by selecting one at the bottom of the screen. They can also issue the command to retreat by pressing the white flag at the bottom of the screen.

Flow of combat

Tracking the flow of combat is done at the top of the screen by the colored bar. If you are winning, the color of your bar will push closer to the enemy, and vice versa if you are losing. What units are on the field and how many die in battle are tracked by their icons to the left and right of this bar.

Fielded army and reserves

Sometimes your army is too large to field all at once, and some units must be left in your reserves. The game will automatically select which units to place on the field, but you can switch out units from the field and your reserves before the battle starts. If you lose enough units, you can also pull more units from your reserves during battle.

For more information on Hero's Hour, check out Can your hero die in Hero’s Hour? and Is there multiplayer in Hero’s Hour? on Pro Game Guides.

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