- This article is about the hero ability called "Sage". For a wizard retort of a similar name, see Sage Master.
Sage is one of the 14 Hero Abilities available in Master of Magic.
The Sage ability has two levels: "Basic" and "Super". A Hero possessing Basic Sage provides +3 Research Points to his/her employer each turn, per each of the Hero's Experience Levels (including the first level). A Hero possessing Super Sage provides +4.5 per level instead, rounded down.
These Research Points are applied directly to the spell currently being Researched, at the start of each turn. They are not modified by any other effect.
Description[edit | edit source]
Students of the magical arts are often intrigued by the mechanism that powers magical spells. Instead of being content with their control over these powers, they endeavour to discover not only how spellcasting works, but also how to improve one's repertoire and discover different magical applications. Such people can contribute to any research on spellcasting.
Effect[edit | edit source]
The purpose of the Sage ability is to speed up the Research of new spells. The Sage Hero advances his/her employer's current Research project by a certain number of Research Points. This is done at the start of each turn, similar to Research Points from any other source.
The bonus points are applied as long as the Hero is alive and on the payroll. The Hero's location or condition is irrelevant, and no modifiers will ever apply to the total Research Points provided by a Sage.
Basic Sage[edit | edit source]
A Hero with "Basic" Sage provides exactly +3 Research Points for each Experience Level he or she has. This includes the first Experience level, so the Hero will always provide at least +3 by default.
Super Sage[edit | edit source]
Note that after calculating the total bonus, any remaining 0.5 fraction is rounded down and ignored.
Improvement Table[edit | edit source]
|Level Icon||Level name||EP||Basic||Super|
|Hero||0 - 19||+3||+4|
|Myrmidon||20 - 59||+6||+9|
|Captain||60 - 119||+9||+13|
|Commander||120 - 199||+12||+18|
|Champion||200 - 299||+15||+22|
|Lord||300 - 449||+18||+27|
|Grand Lord||450 - 599||+21||+31|
|Super Hero||600 - 999||+24||+36|
Heroes with Default Sage[edit | edit source]
There is exactly one Hero in the game who possesses Sage in each and every game you play:
Unfortunately, Zaldron is rather weak in any other respect, and so is usually employed only for his ability to speed up research. Also unfortunately, Zaldron may never upgrade his Sage ability into Super Sage.
Sage as a Random Ability[edit | edit source]
The Sage ability belongs to both the "Any" and "Mage" categories. Any Hero with at least one pick from either category may occasionally choose Sage. There are 13 Heroes in the game with access to these categories, and can gain either Sage or Super Sage as a result: