Catapult (Warcraft III)

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For lore about catapults, see Catapult. For stats in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, see Demolisher (Warcraft III).
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Catapult
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Race Orc (Mechanic, Orc rider)
Role Siege weapon
Faction Orcish Horde
Statistics
Hit points 425
Unit Type Mechanical
Unit Classified As: Ground
Level 4
Gold 260 Gold
Lumber 70 Lumber
Food 4 Food
Produced at Barracks
Build time 45 sec.
Requires War Mill, Stronghold
Transport slots 2
Attacking priority 2
Hotkey C
Collision Size 48
Combat
Normal attack: 92 (125*) avg

Full Damage Area: 2.5
2/5 Damage Area: 5
1/4 Damage Area: 15

Can attack: Ground, Structure, Debris, Tree, Wall, Item, Ward
Range 25-100
Attack type Siege
Cooldown 4.50 sec.
Weapon type Artillery (Missile*)
Armor Type Wood
Defense Type Medium
Armor 2 (8*)
Day Sight 140
Night Sight 110
Movement Speed Slow (180)
Sound
Sound Set Catapult

The Orcish Catapult has always been a standing asset to the Horde. Capable of hurling fiery projectiles over great distances, Orcish Catapults have been the doom of many Alliance regiments. Though a small team of Orcs must always be available to man these destructive machines, unerringly Catapults serve as the Horde's greatest siege weapon.

Information

Use Catapults when assaulting enemy bases, especially on towers. Bring a few Catapults along with your army to attack other armies.

This unit does splash damage. Check out the above stats information for the areas of damage.

Catapults have a minimum range which means they cannot attack melee units or any units right next to them. You will have to move them away to hit targets right next to them.

Bring Peons with Catapults to repair them during and after battle.

Upgrades

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Steel Ranged Weapons
Increase the ranged attack damage of Troll Headhunters, Wyvern Riders, and Catapults.
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
75 Gold 75 Lumber War Mill 60 sec.
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Thorium Ranged Weapons
Further increases the ranged attack damage of Troll Headhunters, Wyvern Riders, and Catapults.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
150 Gold 150 Lumber War Mill Stronghold 75 sec.
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Arcanite Ranged Weapons
Further increases the ranged attack damage of Troll Headhunters, Wyvern Riders, and Catapults.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
255 Gold 255 Lumber War Mill Fortress 90 sec.
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Steel Unit Armor
Increases the armor of Grunts, Raiders, Tauren, Troll Headhunters, Wyverns, and Catapults.
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
150 Gold 75 Lumber War Mill 60 sec.
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Thorium Unit Armor
Further increases the armor of Grunts, Raiders, Tauren, Troll Headhunters, Wyverns, and Catapults.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
300 Gold 150 Lumber War Mill Stronghold 75 sec.
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Arcanite Unit Armor
Further increases the armor of Grunts, Raiders, Tauren, Troll Headhunters, Wyverns, and Catapults.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
450 Gold 225 Lumber War Mill Fortress 90 sec.

Patch changes

Patch 1.01 (07/03/2002)
  • Hit points reduced to 425 from 500.
Patch 1.06 (06/04/2003)
  • Night sight increased to 110 from 100.

World Editor description

Long-range siege weaponry. Effective against buildings but slow and vulnerable.

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