Peasant (Warcraft III)

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For lore about peasants, see Peasant.
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.
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Race Human
Role Worker
Faction Human Alliance
Hit points 220
Hit point regeneration Always
Hit point regeneration rate 0.25 HP/sec.
Unit Classified As: Ground
Level 1
Gold 75 Gold
Food 1 Food
Produced at Town Hall
Build time 15 sec.
Hotkey P
Weapon(s) Axe, Pick
Normal attack: 5.5 avg
Can attack: Ground, Structure, Debris, Item, Ward
Range 9
Attack type Normal
Cooldown 2 sec.
Weapon type Normal
Secondary attack: 1
Can attack: Tree
Range 6.6
Attack type Normal
Cooldown 1.10 sec.
Weapon type Normal
Armor Type Flesh
Defense Type Medium
Armor 0
Day Sight 80
Night Sight 60
Movement Speed Slow (190)
Sound Set Peasant

Peasants are trained from the hard-working and stout-hearted citizens that live in the numerous kingdoms of Lordaeron. By mining Gold and harvesting Lumber to meet the ever-increasing needs of the fighting force which must push back the unrelenting Horde, they are the backbone of the Alliance. Trained not only in the construction and maintenance of the myriad buildings found in every community, but also those necessary to wage war, they take great pride in the invaluable service they provide. Roused by the tales of the Orcish atrocities in Azeroth, these Peasants have learned to use both pick and axe for their own defenses if threatened.

Spells and abilities

Repair (Autocast)

Peasants can repair Buildings and Mechanical Units automatically when Repair is enabled. Repairing costs Gold and Lumber.
If you do not have enough Gold or Lumber you will not be able to repair.


Mines gold from gold mines and harvests lumber from trees.

Return Resources

Return the carried resources to the nearest town hall.

Build Structure

Brings up a list of the available buildings that you may choose to construct.

Peasants build on the outside of buildings. This means that the enemy can kill them while a building is being constructed to halt its construction. Command multiple Peasants to build a building if there is a risk they may be destroyed while a building is being created.

Peasants can create buildings much faster by commanding multiple Peasants to create a building. Simply select Peasants and right click on a building that is being constructed. The Peasants will move in and will speed up the construction of a building. It will cost additional resources to build a building faster and Peasants working on a building will not be gathering resources so it is not always a good idea to speed build. Only Peasants can speed build; the other races cannot speed build.

Call to Arms

Run to the nearest Town Hall to arm the Peasant, converting him into a Militiaman.


Improved Lumber Harvesting
Increases the amount of lumber that Peasants can carry by 10.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
100 Gold Lumber Mill Keep 60 sec.
Advanced Lumber Harvesting
Further increases the amount of lumber that Peasants can carry by 10.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
200 Gold Lumber Mill Castle 75 sec.

Manual description

Note: Although the description of the manual and are very similar, they are told with different wording.

Peasants are the hard-working and stouthearted citizens of Lordaeron. They serve as the backbone of the Alliance by mining the gold and harvesting lumber necessary to build up Lordaeron's military defense forces. Roused by the tales of the orcs' atrocities during the Second War, the peasants have learned to use both pick and axe to defend their communities if threatened.

World Editor description

Basic worker unit. Can harvest gold and lumber, build structures and Repair. Can become Militia.


Patch changes

  • WC3tFT-logo.png Patch 1.10 (2003-07-03):
    • Reign of Chaos
      • Powerbuild effectiveness has been reduced to 60% of its previous strength in terms of how much speed additional Peasants add when supporting the construction of a building. Note that the cost increase per additional Peasant is unchanged.
    • The Frozen Throne
      • Lumber upgrade now gives +10 lumber capacity per level of the upgrade, up from +5 lumber capacity per level of the upgrade.
      • Powerbuild has been improved. Each additional Peasant contributes 60% of the speed of the first, up from 50%.

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