Hippogryph Rider (Warcraft III)

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Hippogryph Rider

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Race Night elf and Hippogryph
Faction Night Elf Sentinels
Statistics
Hit points 765
Hit point regeneration Night
Hit point regeneration rate 1.00 HP/sec.
Level 4
Food 4 Food
Produced at Archer/Hippogryph
Combat
Normal attack: 17 (26*) avg
Can attack: Air, Ground, Structure
Range 40 (60*)
Attack type Piercing
Cooldown 1.10 sec.
Weapon type Missile
Armor Type Light
Armor 1 (7*)
Day Sight 160
Night Sight 80 (160*)
Movement Speed Fast (350)
Sound
Sound Set RiddenHippoGryph
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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.

In the heat of battle, Night Elf Archers can call upon the mighty Hippogryphs to carry them into the air. The Archers mount the flying beasts and are capable of firing their arrows from the Hippogryphs' backs. The brave creatures respond to the female riders as if they shared an empathic bond.

Information

These units are fairly popular among Night Elf players because of their cheap cost and access. Chimaeras take quite some time to access and train, so the Hippogryph Rider is a good alternative for those on a tight budget. A Hippogryph Rider costs 290 gold, 30 wood and 4 food (the cost of an individual Hippogryph and Archer).

They share the same attack damage as standard archers, but with three times as much health. However, their armor changes from Normal to Unarmored, meaning that they are vulnerable to more damage sources, and they lose their Elune's Grace passive making them easily dealt with in the night. Hippogryph Archers may separate at any time and the two units will have health equal to the percentage of health the pair had when together.

Spells and abilities

Dismount

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Dismounts the Archer from the Hippogryph.

Upgrades

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Improved Bows
Increases the Archer's and Hippogryph Rider's attack range by 20.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
50 Gold 100 Lumber Ancient of War Tree of Ages 35 sec.
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Markmanship
Increases damage of Archers and Hippogryph Riders by 3.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
100 Gold 175 Lumber Ancient of War Hunter's Hall, Tree of Eternity 40 sec.
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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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Moon Armor
Increases the armor of Archers, Huntresses, and Hippogryph Riders.
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
150 Gold 75 Lumber Hunter's Hall 60 sec.
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Improved Moon Armor
Further increases the armor of Archers, Huntresses, and Hippogryph Riders.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
200 Gold 150 Lumber Hunter's Hall Tree of Ages 75 sec.
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Advanced Moon Armor
Further increases the armor of Archers, Huntresses, and Hippogryph Riders.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
250 Gold 225 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.

Quotes

Patch changes

  • WC3tFT-logo.png Patch 1.10 (2003-07-03):
    • The Frozen Throne
      • Hippogryph Rider hit points decreased to 765 from 835 and armor increased to 1 from 0.

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