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Spell Breaker (Warcraft III)

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For lore and background information about this unit, see Spellbreaker.
Spell Breaker
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Race Human (Blood elf)
Faction Human Alliance
Statistics
Hit points 600
Hit point regeneration Always
Hit point regeneration rate 0.25 HP/sec.
Mana 250
Mana Regeneration rate 0.80 Mana/sec.
Unit Classified As: Ground
Level 3
Gold 215 Gold
Lumber 30 Lumber
Food 3 Food
Produced at Arcane Sanctum
Build time 28 sec.
Requires Arcane Vault, Keep
Attacking priority 7
Hotkey B
Combat
Weapon(s) Two-bladed sword[1]
Normal attack: 14 (20*) avg
Can attack: Ground, Structure, Debris, Item, Ward
Range 25
Attack type Normal
Cooldown 1.90 sec.
Weapon type Missile
Armor Type Flesh
Defense Type Medium
Armor 3 (9*)
Day Sight 140
Night Sight 80
Movement Speed Fast (300)
Sound
Sound Set SpellBreaker
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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 official bonus maps.

Spell Breakers are elven warriors who are trained to disrupt and contort magical energies. These Blood Elven warriors, fresh from the destruction of their homeland, have turned a new eye towards the dying land of Lordaeron. Can it possibly remain their home? Has Spell Immunity. Attacks land units.

Information

Elven warrior trained to disrupt and contort magical energies. This is an anti-spellcaster unit.

Since Spell Breakers are immune to magic, you can safely cast Blizzard and Flamestrike on them. If you put them in the front lines, you can easily cast Blizzard or Flamestrike without worrying about hurting your own units.

Spells and abilities

Spell Steal (Autocast)

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Steals a positive buff from an enemy unit and applies it to a nearby friendly unit, or takes a negative buff from a friendly unit and applies it to a nearby enemy unit.
Cooldown Mana Cost Range Allowed Targets Effect
3 sec. 75 70 Air, Ground, Friend, Enemy, Neutral Steals Buffs/Debuffs

Some spells such as Anti-magic Shell, Unholy Frenzy, and Cyclone, are only affected if Spell Steal is cast on them manually. Spell Steal only affects unit-cast spells, and doesn't work on Hero spells.

Control magic

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Give Spell Breakers the ability to take control of enemy summoned units. The spell's cost is relative to the current hit points of the target.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
75 WC3gold.gif 75 WC3lumber.gif Arcane Sanctum Arcane Vault, Castle 45 sec.
Cooldown Mana Cost Range Allowed Targets Effect
5 sec. 25 + 0.45 per target hit point 70 Air, Ground, Enemy, Neutral, Summoned, Ward Takes Control of Summoned Units

Feedback (Passive)

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Spell Breaker attacks destroy 20 (4 to Heroes) Mana per hit. The Mana combusts, dealing damage to the attacked unit. Each point so removed causes 1 point of damage to the target. Feedback does not affect spell-immune units.

Spell Immunity (Passive)

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Renders this unit immune to negative spells.

Upgrades

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Iron Forged Swords
Increases the attack damage of Militia, Footmen, Spell Breakers, Dragonhawk Riders, Gryphon Riders, and Knights.
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
100 Gold 50 Lumber Blacksmith 60 sec.
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Steel Forged Swords
Further increases the attack damage of Militia, Footmen, Spell Breakers, Dragonhawk Riders, Gryphon Riders, and Knights.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
175 Gold 175 Lumber Blacksmith Keep 75 sec.
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Mithril Forged Swords
Further increases the attack damage of Militia, Footmen, Spell Breakers, Dragonhawk Riders, Gryphon Riders, and Knights.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
250 Gold 300 Lumber Blacksmith Castle 90 sec.
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Iron Plating
Increases the armor of Militia, Footmen, Spell Breakers, Knights, Siege Engines, and Flying Machines.
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
125 Gold 75 Lumber Blacksmith 60 sec.
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Steel Plating
Further increases the armor of Militia, Footmen, Spell Breakers, Knights, Siege Engines, and Flying Machines.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
150 Gold 175 Lumber Blacksmith Keep 75 sec.
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Mithril Plating
Further increases the armor of Militia, Footmen, Spell Breakers, Knights, Siege Engines, and Flying Machines.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
175 Gold 275 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.

Patch changes

Patch 1.10 (07/01/2003)
  • Hit points reduced to 600 from 650.
  • Armor type changed to Medium from Heavy.
  • Mana cost of Spell Steal increased to 75 from 60.
Patch 1.15 (05/11/2004)
  • Control Magic mana cost is now calculated based on the target unit's
current hit points instead of its maximum hit points. The dynamic mana
cost of Control Magic has also been increased to .45 mana per hit point
from .3 mana per hit point.
  • Feedback damage vs. Heroes reduced to 4 per hit from 5 per hit.

World Editor description

Elven warrior trained to destroy spellcasters. Initially has Spell Steal, which manipulates buffs to your advantage, Spell Immunity and Feedback. Can also learn Control Magic.

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