Rifleman (Warcraft III)

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Rifleman

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Race Bronzebeard dwarf
Faction Human Alliance
Statistics
Hit points 535
Hit point regeneration Always
Hit point regeneration rate 0.25 HP/sec.
Unit Classified As: Ground
Level 3
Gold 205 Gold
Lumber 30 Lumber
Food 3 Food
Produced at Barracks
Build time 26 sec.
Requires Blacksmith
Hotkey R
Combat
Weapon(s) Single-shot Blunderbuss Longrifles
Normal attack: 21 (28.5*) avg
Can attack: Ground, Structure, Debris, Air, Item, Ward
Range 40 (60*)
Attack type Piercing
Cooldown 1.50 sec.
Weapon type Instant
Armor Type Flesh
Defense Type Medium
Armor 0 (6*)
Day Sight 140
Night Sight 80
Movement Speed Average (270)
Sound
Sound Set Rifleman
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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.

The brave dwarven Riflemen have faithfully protected their mountain kingdom of Khaz Modan for hundreds of years. Yet, as new threats arose to threaten their hard-won freedom, they offered their expert skills and tenacity to the Alliance. Using the legendary single-shot Blunderbuss Long Rifles, riflemen are excellent marksmen and can shoot both land based and airborne opponents.

Information

The Rifleman is a ground ranged unit that works especially well in team battles due to their fairly decent stats and relatively cheap cost.

In order to train Riflemen, a Blacksmith must be built. Riflemen are extremely effective against Light and Unarmored units due to the bonus damage they inflict on them. Riflemen work especially well with a Paladin because he can both heal and provide them with a defensive aura to prolong their survival.

Riflemen possess Normal Armor, so if they are being attacked by a unit with Normal damage, immediately move them away until the enemy stops trying to attack them.

If planning to use Riflemen all game, it is recommended to research Long Rifles as soon as possible to increase the range on their attacks.

Upgrades

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Long Rifles
Increases the range of the Rifleman's attack by 20.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
75 Gold 125 Lumber Barracks Keep 30 sec.
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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.
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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.
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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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Studded Leather Armor
Increases the armor of Riflemen, Mortar Teams, Dragonhawk Riders, and Gryphon Riders.
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
100 Gold 100 Lumber Blacksmith 60 sec.
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Reinforced Leather Armor
Further increases the armor of Riflemen, Mortar Teams, Dragonhawk Riders, and Gryphon Riders.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
150 Gold 175 Lumber Blacksmith Keep 75 sec.
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Dragonhide Leather Armor
Further increases the armor of Riflemen, Mortar Teams, Dragonhawk Riders, and Gryphon Riders.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
200 Gold 250 Lumber Blacksmith Castle 90 sec.
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Backpack
Gives the ability to carry up to two items. Items carried by the unit will be dropped upon death.
Units can not use or gain benefits of items that they carry.
Research Cost Researched At Requires Upgrade Time
50 Gold 25 Lumber Townhall-type Structure Player-built Shop 20 sec.

Manual description

The manual differs from the Battle.net version in just a sentence. While the manual says: "...protected their mountain kingdom of Khaz Modan ever since the battle of Grim Batol.", Battle.net says: "...protected their mountain kingdom of Khaz Modan for hundreds of years.".

World Editor description

Highly skilled sharpshooter, effective against air units. Can gain the Long Rifles upgrade.

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Trivia

Patch changes

Patch 1.12 (07/30/2003)

Frozen Throne

  • Long Rifles Upgrade now requires a Keep instead of a Workshop.
Patch 1.16 (08/07/2004)
  • Hit points reduced to 505 from 520.
Patch 1.25 (03/10/2011)
  • Hit points increased to 535 from 505.

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