Glaive Thrower (Warcraft III)

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For lore, see glaive thrower. For other versions, see Glaive Thrower (disambiguation).
For stats in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, see Ballista (Warcraft III).
Glaive Thrower

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Faction Night Elf Sentinels
Statistics
Hit points 300
Unit Type Mechanical
Level 2
Gold 210 Gold
Lumber 65 Lumber
Food 3 Food
Produced at Ancient of War
Build time 48 sec.
Requires Hunter's Hall
Transport slots 2
Hotkey T
Combat
Normal attack: 44.5 (73*) avg

Full Damage Area: 2.5
2/5 Damage Area: 5
1/4 Damage Area: 15

Can attack: Ground, Structure, Tree*
Range 25 - 115
Attack type Siege
Cooldown 3.5 sec.
Weapon type Aline
Armor Type Heavy
Armor 2
Day Sight 140
Night Sight 120 (140*)
Movement Speed Slow (220)
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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/or official bonus maps.

Information

Long-range siege weaponry. Exceptional damage versus buildings.

Spells and abilities

Vorpal Blades (Passive)

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Increases the speed of glaives launched by the Glaive Thrower. Also allows them to attack trees.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
125 Gold 100 Lumber Ancient of War Tree of Ages, Hunter's Hall 60 sec.

Upgrades

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Strength of the Moon
Increases the damage of Archers, Huntresses, Glaive Throwers, and Hippogryph Riders.
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
125 Gold 75 Lumber Hunter's Hall 60 sec.
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Improved Strength of the Moon
Further increases the damage of Archers, Huntresses, Glaive Throwers, and Hippogryph Riders.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
175 Gold 175 Lumber Hunter's Hall Tree of Ages 75 sec.
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Advanced Strength of the Moon
Further increases the damage of Archers, Huntresses, Glaive Throwers, and Hippogryph Riders.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
225 Gold 275 Lumber Hunter's Hall Tree of Eternity 90 sec.
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Ultravision
Gives Night Elves the ability to see as far at night as they do during the day.
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
50 Gold 50 Lumber Hunter's Hall 45 sec.

Patch changes

Patch 1.31 (05/08/2019)
  • Vorpal Glaives upgrade reworked.
    • No longer changes projectiles to deal damage in a line.
    • No longer guaranteed to hit primary target.
    • Now increases projectile speed from 1400 to 2000.
  • WC3tFT-logo.png Patch 1.14 (2004-01-07): Fixed an issue that caused Glaive Throwers to lose damage when the Vorpal Blades upgrade was researched.
  • WC3tFT-logo.png Patch 1.13 (2003-12-16): Glaive Thrower damage changed from 39-50 to 36-53.
  • WC3tFT-logo.png Patch 1.07 (2003-07-01): Added.

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