Ancient of War (Warcraft III)

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Ancient of War
Faction Night Elf
Hit points 1000
Hit point regeneration Night
Hit point regeneration rate 0.50 HP/sec.
Unit Classified As: Ancient
Level 1
Gold 150 Gold
Lumber 60 Lumber
Build time 60 sec.
Hotkey R
Normal attack: 50 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*)
This article or section contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps.

Spells and abilities

Eat Tree

Consume a tree to restore 500 hit points over 30 seconds.
Duration 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.
Duration 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.
Duration 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 1000 from 800.
  • 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.