Spearman (Warcraft I)

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For lore about spearmen, see Spearman.
Spearman

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Race Orc
Statistics
Hit Points 60
Armor 1
Attack Damage 5
Range 4
Decay Rate N/A
Production Related
Gold 450 Gold
Lumber 50 Lumber
Produced at Barracks
Requires Lumber Mill
Build time 700
Campaign
Unlocked in The Borderlands
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This article contains lore or information taken from Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and/or its manual.

Spearmen are Grunts trained in the use of the spear. They are faster than their ax wielding brethren, but have lighter armor so that they may move about more freely. The ability to hurl their deadly missiles across a battlefield makes them a formidable unit to employ.[1]

Information

Spearmen, like all ranged units, are extremely useful in blocking off narrow passages (like bridges) by putting around six of them all in one place so that the oncoming enemy units will be instantly killed, unless said unit is a Catapult or an Archer. Their ranged attack makes them much more effective at drawing attention and saving Peons or important structures. Their only weakness is their low armour, if a melee unit manages to reach the Spearman, chances are that the Spearman has had it.

Upgrades

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Upgrade Spear Strength
Increases the ranged attack damage of Spearmen
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
750 WC1Gold.gif Lumber Mill 140
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Upgrade Spear Strength
Further increases the ranged attack damage of Spearmen
A Spearman as seen in the Warcraft: Orcs & Humans Manual.
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
1500 WC1Gold.gif Lumber Mill 140
WC1OUpgradeShieldStrength1.gif
Upgrade Shield Strength
Increases the armor of Grunts, Raiders, Spearmen, The Dead and Garona
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
750 WC1Gold.gif Blacksmith 120
WC1OUpgradeShieldStrength2.gif
Upgrade Shield Strength
Further increases the armor of Grunts, Raiders, Spearmen, The Dead and Garona
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
1500 WC1Gold.gif Blacksmith 120

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