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Tree of Life

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This article is about the night elf structure. For the Druid ability, see Tree of Life (druid ability).
Tree of Life
Race Night elf
Faction Night elf
Hit points 1300
Hit point regeneration Night
Hit point regeneration rate 0.50 HP/sec.
Gold 340 Gold
Lumber 185 Lumber
Food Produces 10 Food
Build time 120 sec.
Hotkey T
Normal attack: 45.5 avg
Can attack: Ground, Structure
Range 12.8
Attack type Normal
Cooldown 2.50 sec.
Weapon type Normal
Armor Type Fortified (Heavy*)
Armor 2 (7*)
Day Sight 90
Night Sight 60
Movement Speed 40 (80*)

The Tree of Life is a mighty enchanted sapling of the World Tree, Nordrassil, from which the night elves draw their life energies. This mysterious ancient is the key to the night elves’ immortality and harmonious coexistence with nature. Nordrassil’s energy, channeled through the tree of life, allows the night elves to benefit from its powers regardless of the vast distances that might separate them.[1]

The Tree of Life can grow into the Tree of Ages.

None of the Tree of Life's stages exist in World of Warcraft, although Druids can turn into a Treant called Tree of Life Form.

These ancients suffered heavy losses during the Third War and returned to the forests to spread their seeds and replenish their numbers undisturbed.[2]

Spells and abilities

Eat Tree

Consume a tree to restore 500 hit points over 30 seconds.
Dutaion Effect
30 sec. Heals 500 hit points.


Allows the Ancient to pull itself up out of the ground so that it can move.
Also gives the Ancient Heavy armor.
Dutaion Effect
2.50 sec. Can move, gets Heavy armor.


Burrows the Ancient's roots into the ground, rendering it immobile, but allowing it to build units.
Also gives the Ancient Fortified armor.
Dutaion Effect
2.50 sec. Can't move, gets Fortified armor.


Nature's Blessing
Upgrades all Ancients' and Treants' movement speed and armor.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
150 Gold 200 Lumber Tree of Life Tree of Ages 60 sec.

Patch changes

Patch 1.01 (07/03/2002)
  • Hit points increased to 1300 from 1000.
  • Nature's Blessing upgrade is now first available at
Tree of Ages instead of Tree of Eternity.
Patch 1.06 (06/04/2003)
in The Frozen Throne) when uprooted.
Patch 1.10 (07/01/2003)
  • Can now attack while rooted.
Patch 1.13 (12/17/2003)
  • Eat trees now heals 500 hit points over 30 seconds,
up from 200 hit points over 10 seconds.
Patch 1.19 (09/18/2005)
  • Build time increased to 120 seconds from 110 seconds.


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Trees of life are the most important ancients in night elf society. They are the wisest and most insightful of the ancients, and gently guide night elf leaders toward the skills they need to effectively lead their people. Trees of life rarely enter combat alone; their importance means that they are usually surrounded by ancients, dryads, keepers and night elf allies. A tree of life fights defensively, remaining near its companions, but willingly smashes opponents with its great branches.[3]

This enormous ancient's eyes burn blue in its blunt face. Golden sparkles dance in its boughs.[3]


  1. ^ Blizzard Entertainment. Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos Manual, 122. 
  2. ^ Ask CDev#3
  3. ^ a b {{ref book |author= White Wolf |title= [[Alliance Player's Guide |isbn= 9781588467737 |pages=198}}