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How to Start Underground in Age of Wonders 4

Dig deep and start your empire.
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Age of Wonders 4 is a versatile strategy that will put many challenges before you and require you to soak up quite a bit of knowledge if you’re playing it for the first time. However, don’t let that scare you as the game is pretty fun and easy to learn when you dedicate yourself to it.

Among many strategies that you get to explore in Age of Wonders 4, one of the most intriguing is certainly the one where you start your journey underground. Many players have been wondering if this is possible and if yes how can one do it. Dive into our article as we explore the underground opportunities in Age of Wonders 4.

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Starting Underground in Age of Wonders 4

In order to start underground, your race needs to have a Mind Trait called Underground Adaptation. There are dozens of Mind Traits in Age of Wonders 4 that provide your units and/or cities with unique bonuses. The Underground Adaptartion gives you the ability to start underground, to start with the Excavation empire skill, to build Farms on Cavern Floor terrain, and lastly takes away 2 move point cost on Cavern Floor, Fungus Fields, Mushroom Forest and Rocky terrain.

Whichever map you create in Age of Wonders 4, you should know that there will always be an underground. This tight space with its many advantages and dissadvantages comparing to the surface world has its appeal to many players and is providing opportunities for some unique strategies.

As you can see once you pick the right trait for starting underground you get more than a few advantages for your empire. The Underground Adaptation trait isn’t only convenient for starting and playing underground but a must-have. The ability to build Farms in caverns is crucial for anyone’s survival in the depths of the earth so we advise not trying to play underground without this trait.

In the end, keep in mind that playing underground can better protect you from various enemies but is at the same time limiting in how much resources you can access or how and when you can move.

We hope you found our article helpful. Learn more about Age of Wonders 4 by reading our articles How to Increase City Cap in Age of Wonders 4 and How to Annex Ancient Wonder in Age of Wonders 4. Follow Gamer Journalist on Facebook and get more guides just like this one daily in your news feed.

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Đorđe Ivanović

Đorđe Ivanović (Djordje Ivanovic) has been a staff writer at Game Journalist since late 2022. He has a BA in Journalism and five years of professional writing experience behind him, with a recent personal focus on gaming and technology niches. His GJ coverage includes Path of Exile, Ragnarok Origin, and Blizzard hit games like Diablo, WoW, and Overwatch alongside other live service games.
In his free time, you will find this adamant fan of Dota solving some sort of puzzle games, and getting familiar with board gaming.

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