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Catapult (WC1 Orc)

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For lore about catapults, see Catapult.

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Race Orc
Hit Points 120
Armor 0
Attack Damage 255
Range 8
Decay Rate N/A
Production Related
Gold 900 Gold
Lumber 200 Lumber
Produced at Barracks
Requires Blacksmith and Lumber Mill
Build time 1000
Unlocked in Sunnyglade
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This article contains lore or information taken from Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and/or its manual.

The catapult's purpose is destruction and mayhem, and those who are its target will reap only death. Chaos reigns supreme as the ground shakes with the approach of these gruesome machines. Walls and buildings prove no barrier to the devastation of the Orcish catapult. Although they are sluggish and huge, your forces will prove unstoppable when you command these devices.[1]


An orc Catapult as seen in the Warcraft: Orcs & Humans Manual.

A Catapult is a very powerful unit which can tear down any structure in a matter of seconds. A single direct hit from a catapult can kill any unit (except Daemons/Water Elementals or a fully upgraded Knight/Raider). For maximum efficiency, Catapults are best placed behind the main army to provide both cover fire and extra firepower. A good strategy would involve attacking the enemy's base with Catapults and having a group of units to protect the Catapults. With the former's high range, the enemy's structures will be destroyed within seconds. The Catapult's disadvantages are that friendly fire is possible and that it is very slow and inaccurate.

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