Frost Wyrm (Warcraft III)

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Frost Wyrm
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Race Frost wyrm
Faction Undead
Statistics
Hit points 1350
Hit point regeneration Blight
Level 6
Gold 385 Gold
Lumber 120 Lumber
Food 7 Food
Produced at Boneyard
Build time 65 sec.
Hotkey F
Combat
Normal attack: 104 (123.5*) avg

Full damage radius: 2.5
1/5 damage radius: 5
1/10 damage radius: 20

Can attack: Ground, Structure
Attack type Magic
Cooldown 3.00 sec.
Weapon type Msplash
Secondary attack: 89 (107*) avg
Can attack: Air
Weapon type Missile
Armor Type Light
Armor 1 (7*)
Day Sight 160
Night Sight 80
Movement Speed Average (270)
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This article or section contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and official bonus maps.

In ages past, the ancient Dragons who were near death flew to the land of Northrend to die. To this day there are entire Dragon graveyards that are littered with massive petrified bones and skulls. When Ner'zhul the Lich King took control of Northrend, he used his powerful magics to raise the ancient Dragon skeletons from the dead. Now the skeletal Dragons radiate cold power and think of nothing other than serving their dark master. Frost Wyrms have a cold-based breath weapon that can do shattering damage to enemies both on the ground and in the air.

Information

Frost Wyrms are one of the ultimate Undead units. Frost Wyrms do a lot of damage and have a splash damage attack that slows enemy units. They also can freeze buildings making them great to use against towers. A large group of Frost Wyrms can be difficult to stop. It's best to surprise the enemy with Frost Wyrms and remove the enemy ability to counter them. Frost Wyrms are pretty slow so it can be challenging getting them around the map.

Frost Wyrms are a late stage Undead unit and it can take quite a bit of work to build up to them. Frost Wyrms are especially powerful in team games but can also be used in 1 vs. 1 games if they last long enough. Usually, Undead players Creep with their Hero and Ghouls until they can build up to Frost Wyrms. Their Spirit Towers and Halls of the Dead/Black Citadel can easily protect undead towns until they reach Boneyards.

Frost Wyrms deal no splash damage when attacking air units.

It's typical for Undead players to build 2 Boneyards so that they can train multiple Frost Wyrms at once. Frost Wyrms take quite a bit of time to train so you need multiple Bone Yards to train a group of Frost Wyrms quickly.

Frost Wyrms have a splash cold damage attack, which slows enemy units for 10 seconds. Frost Wyrms always have this ability.

Frost Wyrm Counters

Learn how to counter air units. For Frost Wyrms it's usually best to use other air units to beat them or mass damage spells such as Blizzard or Starfall.

Spells and abilities

Freezing Breath (Passive)

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When cast on a building, temporarily stops all building activities.
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
150 Gold 275 Lumber Boneyard 60 sec.
Duration Area of Effect Allowed Targets Effect
5 sec. 10 Enemy, Buildings Halts building activities.

This upgrade is must have because it allows you to assault enemy towns and towers.

Upgrades

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Creature Attack
Increases the attack damage of Crypt Fiends, Gargoyles, Destroyers, and Frost Wyrms.
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
150 Gold 50 Lumber Graveyard 60 sec.
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Improved Creature Attack
Further increases the attack damage of Crypt Fiends, Gargoyles, Destroyers, and Frost Wyrms.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
200 Gold 125 Lumber Graveyard Halls of the Dead 75 sec.
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Advanced Creature Attack
Further increases the attack damage of Crypt Fiends, Gargoyles, Destroyers, and Frost Wyrms.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
250 Gold 200 Lumber Graveyard Black Citadel 90 sec.
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Creature Carapace
Increases the armor of Crypt Fiends, Gargoyles, Destroyers, and Frost Wyrms.
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
150 Gold 75 Lumber Graveyard 60 sec.
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Improved Creature Carapace
Further increases the armor of Crypt Fiends, Gargoyles, Destroyers, and Frost Wyrms.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
200 Gold 200 Lumber Graveyard Halls of the Dead 75 sec.
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Advanced Creature Carapace
Further increases the armor of Crypt Fiends, Gargoyles, Destroyers, and Frost Wyrms.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
250 Gold 325 Lumber Graveyard Black Citadel 90 sec.


Patch changes

Patch 1.03 (10/09/2002)
  • Attack now also slows air units.
Patch 1.07 (Frozen Throne)
  • Attack type changed to Magic from Piercing.
  • Hit points increased to 1350 from 1100.
Patch 1.10 (07/01/2003)

Frozen Throne

  • Ground damage increased to 93-115 from 85-105.
Patch 1.15 (05/11/2004)
  • Build time reduced to 65 seconds from 80 seconds.

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