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Flying Machine (Warcraft III)

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For lore about flying machines, see Flying machine.
Flying Machine
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Race Dwarf
Base unit Gyrocopter
Faction Human Alliance
Statistics
Hit points 200
Unit Type Mechanical
Unit Classified As: Fly
Level 1
Gold 90 Gold
Lumber 30 Lumber
Food 1 Food
Produced at Workshop
Build time 13 sec.
Hotkey F
Combat
Normal attack: 14.5 (19*) avg
Can attack: Air
Range 50
Attack type Piercing
Cooldown 2.00 sec.
Weapon type Instant
Secondary attack: 7.5 (12*) avg (Needs Flying Machine 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 Heavy
Armor 2 (8*)
Day Sight 180
Night Sight 110
Movement Speed Very Fast (400)
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, created and constructed their own gyrocopters.[1] During the events of The Frozen Throne, dwarves replaced their gyrocopters with upgraded flying machines.

Battle.net description

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

Information

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

Flying Machines also act as detectors for invisible units.

Spells and abilities

True Sight (Passive)

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Reveals nearby invisible units.

Flying Machine Bombs (Passive)

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Allows Flying Machines to attack land units.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
150 Gold 100 Lumber Workshop Castle 35 sec.

Flak Cannons (Passive)

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Upgrades the weapons on Flying Machines to give them an area effect damage attack against air units.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
100 Gold 150 Lumber Workshop Castle 40 sec.
Area of Effect Effect
7.5 7 additional damage.
15 6 additional damage.
32.5 5 additional damage.

The damage dealt by Flak Cannons is affected by both Armor type and value.
So the damage values listed above will actually be double against Light armor,
and 50% more against Unarmored.

Upgrades

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Black Gunpowder
Increases the ranged attack damage of Riflemen, Mortar Teams, Siege Engines, and Flying Machines.
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
100 Gold 50 Lumber Blacksmith 60 sec.
BTNHumanMissileUpTwo.png
Refined Gunpowder
Further increases the ranged attack damage of Riflemen, Mortar Teams, Siege Engines, and Flying Machines.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
175 Gold 175 Lumber Blacksmith Keep 75 sec.
BTNHumanMissileUpThree.png
Imbued Gunpowder
Further increases the ranged attack damage of Riflemen, Mortar Teams, Siege Engines, and Flying Machines.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
250 Gold 300 Lumber Blacksmith Castle 90 sec.
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Iron Plating
Increases the armor of Militia, Footmen, Spell Breakers, Knights, Siege Engines, and Flying Machines.
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, Spell Breakers, Knights, Siege Engines, and Flying Machines.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
150 Gold 175 Lumber Blacksmith Keep 75 sec.
BTNHumanArmorUpThree.png
Mithril Plating
Further increases the armor of Militia, Footmen, Spell Breakers, Knights, Siege Engines, and Flying Machines.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
175 Gold 275 Lumber Blacksmith Castle 90 sec.


Patch changes

Patch 1.10 (07/01/2003)
  • Damage vs. air increased to 12-13 from 7-8.
Patch 1.13 (12/17/2003)
  • Hit points increased to 200 from 175.
Patch 1.15 (05/11/2004)
  • Damage vs. air increased to 1d2 + 13 from 1d2 + 11.

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.

See also

References