Grunt (Warcraft III)

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For lore about grunts, see Grunt.
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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.
Grunt
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Race Orc
Faction Orcish Horde
Statistics
Hit points 700 (800*)
Hit point regeneration Always
Hit point regeneration rate 0.25 HP/sec.
Unit Classified As: Ground
Level 3
Gold 200 Gold
Food 3 Food
Produced at Barracks
Build time 30 sec.
Attacking priority 3
Hotkey G
Combat
Weapon(s) Axe
Normal attack: 19.5 (30*) avg
Can attack: Ground, Structure, Debris, Item, Ward
Range 10
Attack type Normal
Cooldown 1.60 sec.
Weapon type Normal
Armor Type Heavy
Armor 1 (7*)
Day Sight 140
Night Sight 80
Movement Speed Average (270)
Sound
Sound Set Grunt

Grunts are the first and last line of the Horde's defense. These powerful fighters arm themselves with mighty battle-axes and display all of the savagery and cunning of their race. In past generations, Grunts were characterized by their depravity and brutality. But now, under the visionary leadership of Thrall, the Grunts more closely resemble their savage, yet noble ancestors.

Information

With their Berserker Strength upgrade and Pillage ability Grunts can continue to be a useful unit throughout the game. Grunts have more hit points than Raiders. You may wish to switch to Taurens once available which are much more powerful, but also are more expensive and require more food.

Spells and abilities

Pillage (Passive)

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Each attack that does damage to a building also gains resources.

Pillage returns 50% of the cost of the building if you destroy it at full health.
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
75 Gold 25 Lumber Great Hall/Stronghold/Fortress 60 sec.

Upgrades

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Berserker Strength
Improves the fighting capabilities of Grunts with a 100 hit point increase, and 3 bonus attack damage.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgreade Time
50 Gold 150 Lumber Barracks Stronghold 40 sec.
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Steel Melee Weapons
Increases the melee attack damage of Grunts, Raiders, and Tauren.
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
100 Gold 75 Lumber War Mill 60 sec.
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Thorium Melee Weapons
Further increases the melee attack damage of Grunts, Raiders, and Tauren.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
150 Gold 175 Lumber War Mill Stronghold 75 sec.
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Arcanite Melee Weapons
Further increases the melee attack damage of Grunts, Raiders, and Tauren.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
200 Gold 275 Lumber War Mill Fortress 90 sec.
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Steel Unit Armor
Increases the armor of Grunts, Raiders, Troll Batriders, Tauren, Troll Headhunters, Troll Berserkers, Wind Riders, and Demolishers.
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, Troll Batriders, Tauren, Troll Headhunters, Troll Berserkers, Wind Riders, and Demolishers.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
225 Gold 225 Lumber War Mill Stronghold 75 sec.
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Arcanite Unit Armor
Further increases the armor of Grunts, Raiders, Troll Batriders, Tauren, Troll Headhunters, Troll Berserkers, Wind Riders, and Demolishers.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
300 Gold 375 Lumber War Mill Fortress 90 sec.
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Backpack
Gives the ability to carry up to two items. Items carried by the unit will be dropped upon death.
Units can not use or gain benefits of items that they carry.
Research Cost Researched At Requires Upgrade Time
50 Gold 25 Lumber Townhall-type Structure Player-built Shop 20 sec.

Patch changes

Patch 1.03 (10/09/2002)
  • Now have 700 hit points, up 20 from 680.
Patch 1.10 (07/01/2003)
  • Berserker Strength now requires a Stronghold instead of a Fortress.

World Editor description

Brutish Orc warrior. Can learn Berserker Strength.

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