Magic phase movement refers to movement via rituals, which occur in the "magic phase" before ordinary map movement is resolved. For the price of a few gems, a commander and/or their army can move much further than ordinary map move would allow in one turn and arrive before enemies can move away. Magic phase movement is a powerful tool for unexpectedly reinforcing provinces and catching opponents off-guard, or 'catching' enemy armies/thugs that would have moved somewhere else in the ordinary movement phase. Commanders with magic phase-capable paths often make particularly responsive thugs; the of EA/MA Vanheim, of MA Phaeacia, and generic with a are common examples.
Magic phase movement cannot 'catch' opponents that go into stealth that turn. Conversely, stealthy units can fight in the magic phase if they attack the province they are currently in (without moving) at the same time as friendly commanders reach the province via rituals. If no commanders arrive during the magic phase, these stealthy units will instead fight during the normal phase.
Commander And Their Army
|Divine Name/Gift of Reason • Transformation • Twiceborn • Cure Disease
|Domes • Globals • Magic Phase Movement • Remote Attacks
|Cross Breeding • Elemental Royalty • Hidden Underneath/in Snow/in Sand • Infernal Breeding • Reanimation • Release Lord of Civilization • Ritual of Rebirth • Tartarian Gate
|Hell Power • Life after Death • Mossbody • Pain Transfer • Phoenix Pyre • Returning • Soul Vortex • Strength of Giants • Time Stop
|Armor of Achilles • Earth Grip • False Fetters
|Divine Magic • Magic Duel • Soul Slay
|Communions • Enslave Mind