Spirit Walker (Warcraft III)

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Spirit Walker
Race Tauren
Faction Horde
Hit points 500 (620*)
Hit point regeneration Always
Hit point regeneration rate .25 HP/sec.
Mana 300 (600*)
Mana Regeneration rate 1 (1.84*) Mana/sec.
Level 3
Gold 195 Gold
Lumber 35 Lumber
Food 3 Food
Produced at Tauren Totem
Build time 38 sec.
Attacking priority 7
Hotkey W
Normal attack: 19.5 avg
Range 40
Attack type Magic
Cooldown 1.75 sec.
Weapon type Missile
Armor Type Unarmored
Armor 0
Day Sight 140
Night Sight 80
Movement Speed Average (270)
Sound Set SpiritWalker
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.

Mystical Tauren caster with Ethereal Form, which allows him to avoid physical damage. Believed to be the ill omen of a coming age, white Tauren are held in near reverence by their people, often becoming reclusive priests who wander the land in search of kindred spirits. Attacks land and air units.


Another powerful spellcaster in the Orc horde.

Spells and abilities

Spirit Link

Links 4 units together in a chain.
All units with Spirit Link on them will live longer, by distributing 50% of the damage they take across other Spirit Linked units.
Duration Mana Cost Range Area of Effect Allowed Targets Effect
75 sec. 75 75 50 Air, Ground, Friend, Self 50% of damage distributed

Use this to even out the damage among troops.

Damage sustained over Spirit link is never fatal. Fatal damage sustained via Spirit Link reduces a unit to 1 hit point, and dispels Spirit Link.

Spirit Link Counters

Kill the Spirit Walkers.

Use dispel spells.


Removes all buffs from units in a target area.
Deals 250 damage to hostile summoned units.
Mana Cost Range Area of Effect Allowed Targets Effect Requirements
100 65 25 Air, Ground, Ward 250 damage to Summoned Units Spirit Walker Adept Training

This ability removes both positive and negative buffs from units.

Ancestral Spirit

Raises a fallen non-Hero Tauren from the dead.
The Tauren is revived with 100% of its hit points restored.
Cooldown Mana Cost Range Allowed Targets Effect Requirements
30 sec. 250 35 Dead Friendly Tauren Revives Dead Tauren Spirit Walker Master Training

This is an incredibly powerful ability which allows you to return dead Tauren to life! If you use Tauren, this is a must have ability.

Ancestral Spirit Counters

Kill the Spirit Walker or remove their mana.

Remove the corpses using a corpse destroying ability.

Ethereal Form

Turns the Spirit Walker ethereal, making him immune to physical damage, but unable to attack.
Ethereal units can only be harmed by Magic attacks and spells.
Duration Cooldown Effect
0.70 sec. 30 sec. Turn Ethereal

Use this ability if you want to make it more difficult for the enemy to kill the Spirit Walker. The enemy can't hurt them unless they have units with magic attacks or with magic spells. Sometimes the enemy doesn't have these types of attacks so your Spirit Walkers will be invincible. The Spirit Walker can't attack while in this form.

Spirit Walkers start in Ethereal form. When Spirit Walkers leave Ethereal Mode, they cannot become Ethereal again for 30 seconds.

Spirit Walkers in Ethereal Form take 66% bonus damage from magic and spell damage.

Ethereal Form Counters

Use units with magic attacks or use a spell to kill the Spirit Walker.

Resistant Skin (Passive)

Reduces the duration of negative spells and renders the unit immune to certain spells.


Spirit Walker Adept Training
Increases Spirit Walker's mana capacity, mana regeneration rate, hit points, and gives them the ability to cast Disenchant.
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
100 Gold 50 Lumber Spirit Lodge 60 sec.
Spirit Walker Master Training
Further increases Spirit Walker's mana capacity, mana regeneration rate, hit points, and gives them the ability to cast Ancestral Spirit.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
100 Gold 150 Lumber Spirit Lodge Spirit Walker Adept Training, Fortress 75 sec.
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 1.19 (09/18/2005)
  • Now has the passive Resistant Skin ability.
Patch 1.17 (09/20/2004)
  • Now appears before Raiders and Kodo Beasts in
the group selection.
  • Spirit Link can now be used to affect illusions.
Patch 1.15 (05/11/2004)
  • Build time reduced to 38 from 42.
  • Disenchant range increased to 650 from 500,
and mana cost reduced to 100 from 125.
Patch 1.13 (12/17/2003)
  • Damage sustained over Spirit Link is now never fatal. Fatal damage sustained
via Spirit Link instead reduces a unit to 1 hit point, and dispels Spirit
  • WC3tFT-logo.png Patch 1.10 (2003-07-03):
    • The Frozen Throne
      • Spirit Link mana cost reduced to 75 from 100.
  • WC3tFT-logo.png Patch 1.07 (2003-07-01): Added.

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