Heroes of Land, Air & Sea

New QuestionThere are several abilities in battle that refer to "before tactic cards are revealed". Some are abilities of heroes that might prevent opposing ability bonuses. How's the timing on these?

The Unit needs to be alive when Tactic Cards are revealed to count towards Strength bonuses. In your example, the Paladin would lose his +1 Strength if the Serf were killed before the Tactic Cards were played. Furthermore, the Level 3 Paladin can gain an extra 2 VP for winning a battle with a Serf. In this case, the Serf would need to survive the entire battle (not be sacrificed) in order for the extra VP to kick in.