Gyrocopter (Warcraft III)

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For lore about gyrocopters, see Gyrocopter.
Gyrocopter
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Race Dwarf
Faction Human Alliance
Statistics
Hit points 350
Unit Type Mechanical
Unit Classified As: Fly
Level 2
Gold 220 Gold
Lumber 60 Lumber
Food 2 Food
Produced at Workshop
Build time 25 sec.
Hotkey G
Combat
Normal attack: 29.5 (40*) avg
Can attack: Air
Range 50
Attack type Piercing
Cooldown 1.00 sec.
Weapon type Instant
Secondary attack: 20 (26*) avg (Needs Gyrocopter Bombs)
Can attack: Ground, Structure, Debris, Item, Ward
Range 10
Attack type Siege
Cooldown 2.50 sec.
Weapon type Missile
Armor Type Metal
Defense Type Medium
Armor 2 (8*)
Day Sight 180
Night Sight 110
Movement Speed Fast (320)
Sound
Sound Set Gyrocopter
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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.

The ingenious dwarven engineers, taking a nod from their inventive gnomish cousins, constructed the ultimate airborne scout vehicle. The gyrocopters are small but versatile flying machines that can cover great distances at speed and evade enemy ground forces. Though the contraptions are somewhat rickety, they are armed with mounted cannons and bombs, and piloted by the daring – if not insane – dwarven pilot corps.[1]

Battle.net description

Mechanical flying machine flown by a Dwarven pilot.[2]

Information

Gyrocopters have two main purposes: to scout, and to attack air units. If someone is making a lot of air units, use Gyrocopters to attack them. Upgrade the Gyrocopter to enhance it with more damage.

Gyrocopters also act as detectors for invisible units.

Spells and abilities

True Sight (Passive)

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Reveals nearby invisible units.

Gyrocopter Bombs

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Allows Gyrocopters to attack land units.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
150 Gold 100 Lumber Workshop Castle 60 sec.

Upgrades

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Black Gunpowder
Increases the ranged attack damage of Riflemen, Mortar Teams, Steam Tanks, and Gyrocopters.
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
100 Gold 50 Lumber Blacksmith 60 sec.
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Refined Gunpowder
Further increases the ranged attack damage of Riflemen, Mortar Teams, Steam Tanks, and Gyrocopters.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
250 Gold 100 Lumber Blacksmith Keep 75 sec.
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Imbued Gunpowder
Further increases the ranged attack damage of Riflemen, Mortar Teams, Steam Tanks, and Gyrocopters.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
400 Gold 150 Lumber Blacksmith Castle 90 sec.
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Iron Plating
Increases the armor of Militia, Footmen, Knights, Gyrocopters, and Steam Tanks.
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
125 Gold 75 Lumber Blacksmith 60 sec.
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Steel Plating
Further increases the armor of Militia, Footmen, Knights, Gyrocopters, and Steam Tanks.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
200 Gold 125 Lumber Blacksmith Keep 75 sec.
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Mithril Plating
Further increases the armor of Militia, Footmen, Knights, Gyrocopters, and Steam Tanks.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
275 Gold 175 Lumber Blacksmith Castle 90 sec.


Patch changes

Patch 1.10 (07/01/2003)
  • Damage vs. air increased to 27-32 from 25-30.

World Editor description

Fast moving flying machine. Excellent at scouting, and effective against air units. Can learn the Flying Machine Bombs and Flak Cannons upgrades.

References