The Dead

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For lore and general information about the dead, see Undead.

The Dead

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Race Orc
Statistics
Hit Points 40
Armor 1
Attack Damage 1-4
Range N/A
Decay Rate 45
Summoned by Necrolyte
Campaign
Unlocked in Grand Hamlet
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This article contains lore or information taken from Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and/or its manual.

When any unit is killed, it will begin to decompose and the remains will slowly seep into the ground. Necrolytes are trained in the black arts, and can raise these fallen warriors if they can reach the corpse before it disappears into the earth forever.[1]

Information

The Dead are raised from dead bodies by Necrolytes using the Raise Dead spell on them. The Dead are best used to cover up your vulnerable units, to kill Peasants going from the Town Hall to the Gold Mine/forest or to cover up a hasty retreat. They are rather weak, but with a considerably sized group they can put up a fight.

Upgrades

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Upgrade Axe Strength
Increases the melee attack damage of Grunts, Raiders and The Dead
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
750 WC1Gold.gif Blacksmith 120
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Upgrade Axe Strength
Further increases the melee attack damage of Grunts, Raiders and The Dead
The Dead as seen in the Warcraft: Orcs & Humans Manual.
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
1500 WC1Gold.gif Blacksmith 120
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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
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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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