Obsidian Statue (Warcraft III)

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Obsidian Statue


Faction Undead Scourge
Hit points 550
Mana 600
Mana Regeneration rate 1.5 Mana/sec.
Unit Type Mechanical
Level 2
Gold 200 Gold
Lumber 35 Lumber
Food 3 Food
Produced at Slaughterhouse
Build time 45 sec.
Requires Tomb of Relics
Hotkey O
Normal attack: 7.5
Can attack: Air, Ground, Structure
Range 57.5
Attack type Magic
Cooldown 2.1 sec.
Weapon type Missile
Armor Type Heavy
Armor 4
Day Sight 120
Night Sight 80
Movement Speed Average (270)
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.

Fortified statue that can regenerate the health and mana of nearby friendly units. Can research Destroyer Form. Believed to be gifts granted by Ner'zhul, the Obsidian Statues are often used as figureheads at the forefront of many Undead armies, inspiring awe and fear in the enemy ranks. Nothing can prepare the enemy for what this unfathomable statue could become. Attacks land and air units.


The Obsidian Statue is a useful support unit, possessing a fairly high mana pool and comes with two spells; Essence of Blight and Spirit Touch, which restores health and mana respectively. Undead players not intending to make Destroyer should only have two Obsidian Statues, one set for healing and the other for mana. The Obsidian Statue allows Undead players to quickly heal in a pinch without having to rely on blighted ground or fountains to restore health.

Once the Destroyer Form technology is unlocked, Obsidian Statues may be morphed into Destroyers for an additional 100 gold, 50 wood and 2 food. This change is permanent, and cannot be undone. Undead players using Destroyers should have multiple Obsidian Statues on hand with no spells autocasted so the Destroyers may siphon mana off them.

Spells and abilities

Essence of Blight

Restores 10 hit points to nearby friendly units.
Cooldown Mana Cost Area of Effect Targets Allowed Effect
1 sec. 2 70 Friend, Organic Restores 10 hit points to up to 6 units.

Spirit Touch

Restores 3 mana to nearby friendly units.
Cooldown Mana Cost Area of Effect Targets Allowed Effect
1 sec. 2 70 Friend, Organic Restores 3 mana to up to 6 units.

Morph into Destroyer

Allows the Obsidian Statute to transform into a Destroyer, a large flying unit with powerful anti-caster abilities. Initially can cast Devour Magic, which dispels all buffs in an area and restores health and mana to the Destroyer. Can also cast Orb of Annihilation, which adds area effect bonus damage to the Destroyer's attack.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
75 Gold 150 Lumber Slaughterhouse Black Citidel, Tomb of Relics 60 sec.


Patch changes

Patch 1.15 (05/11/2004)
  • Hit points reduced to 550 from 700.
Patch 1.13 (12/17/2003)
  • Spirit Touch now restores 3 mana per casting, down from 4.
  • WC3tFT-logo.png Patch 1.10 (2003-07-03):
    • Obsidian Statue Spirit Touch now replenishes 4 mana per casting, down from 5.
    • Obsidian Statue Aura of Blight effect reduced to 10 hp/sec from 12 hp/sec.
  • WC3tFT-logo.png Patch 1.07 (2003-07-01): Added.

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