Troll Witch Doctor (Warcraft III)
- For lore, see witch doctor.
Troll Witch Doctor
|Hit points||315 (395*)|
|Hit point regeneration||Always|
|Hit point regeneration rate||0.25 HP/sec.|
|Mana Regeneration rate||0.67 (1.31*) Mana/sec.|
|Unit Classified As:||Ground|
|Produced at||Spirit Lodge|
|Build time||30 sec.|
|Normal attack:||12 avg|
|Can attack:||Ground, Structure, Debris, Air, Item, Ward|
|Movement Speed||Average (270)|
Although they are savage and nefarious in the extreme, the Troll Witch Doctors have aligned themselves with the Horde out of pure necessity. These dastardly magic users are adept at manipulating the chemical processes within their fellow warriors in order to augment their combat abilities.
The Witch Doctor is an important part of the Orc army. The main benefit of the Witch Doctor is Healing Wards. Healing Wards can keep an entire army alive during battle. The Witch Doctor is also useful for placing Sentry Wards around the map. If you have multiple Spirit Lodges for Shamans it's pretty easy to research Witch Doctor Adept and Master training and add some Witch Doctors to the mix.
Witch Doctors are weak spellcasters. Run whenever the enemy attacks them.
Spells and abilities
- Summons an invisible and immovable ward that provides vision in an area. Can see invisible units. Lasts 600 seconds.
Sentry Wards last 10 minutes! The Witch Doctor comes with this spell initially, so build one and place Sentry Wards around key locations such as Fountains, enemy towns, enemy mines, key traveling points on the map, and your town, in order to spot invisible units. If you're having trouble with Night Elves using Shadowmeld or Blademasters using Wind Walk, the Sentry Ward is the perfect solution.
- Sentry Ward Counters
Use Invisibility Detection to reveal Sentry Wards and destroy them.
Stasis Trap Ward
- Summons an invisible and immovable ward that stuns enemy units around it.
- The trap activates when an enemy unit approaches.
- The trap has 100 hit points and 0 Medium armor.
Use Stasis Trap for town defense. Place a Stasis Trap Ward right inside your town. If the enemy attacks your town, they will either have to run away or be stunned by the Stasis Trap.
Cast a Stasis Trap behind enemy units in combat. If they attempt to run they will be stunned and their retreat will be cut off.
Cast a Stasis Trap in enemy towns. If they stick around to defend the town they will be stunned.
Stasis Traps will destroy other Stasis Traps within their area of effect.
Typically people "spam" Stasis Traps all around so if the enemy kills one, another one will still work.
The enemy can steal your Stasis Trap with Control Magic so beware and stop using it if that starts happening. This might be difficult to notice.
Use Stasis Traps to buy yourself some time to rebuild your army and get reinforcements to the area. If you lay down a line of Stasis Traps in the enemy's path you can delay them for quite a while.
- Stasis Trap Counters
Always kill any enemy Stasis Traps the second you see them. Kill the Stasis Trap before it becomes invisible. Ranged units like Archers are especially good at doing this. If you try to use Melee units you may lose your army trying to reach the Stasis traps. That's why ranged units are best.
It takes 10 seconds to activate a Stasis Trap. If players run before the trap stuns they can get away.
Command 1 weak unit to run in and trigger it, then run in with the rest of your army.
Use Control Magic from the Spell Breaker to take control of the Stasis Trap.
- Summons an immovable ward that heals 2% of a nearby friendly non-mechanical unit's hit points per second.
Healing Wards only have 5 hit points and 0 Medium armor.
Healing Wards are one of the best Orc abilities. Cast a Healing Ward then collect all damaged units around it for healing.
Cast a Healing Ward next to units fighting in combat then collect them around the Ward during the battle.
Lay down multiple Healing Wards. If the enemy kills one you will then still have backups. Multiple Healing Wards don't increase the amount of healing received but they can cover a larger area to make sure everyone is covered by the Healing Wards and back each other up if one falls.
- Healing Ward Counters
Destroy the Healing Ward or force the enemy units trying to heal out of range of the Healing Ward's power.
- Troll Regeneration
- Increases the hit point regeneration rate of Troll Headhunters, Troll Berserkers, Witch Doctors, and Troll Batriders from a base of .25 to 1.05.
|Research Cost||Researched At||Requirements||Upgrade Time|
|100 100||Barracks||War Mill, Stronghold||35 sec.|
- Witch Doctor Adept Training
- Increases mana capacity by 100, mana regeneration rate by 30%, hit points by 40, and gives Witch Doctors the ability to cast Stasis Trap.
|Research Cost||Researched At||Upgrade Time|
|100 50||Spirit Lodge||60 sec.|
- Witch Doctor Master Training
- Further increases mana capacity by 100, mana regeneration rate by 30%, hit points by 40, and gives Witch Doctors the ability to cast Healing Ward.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time 100 150 Spirit Lodge Witch Doctor Adept Training, Fortress 75 sec.
World Editor description
- Supporting spellcaster. Can initially cast Sentry Ward, which summons an invisible detector. Can also learn Stasis Trap and Healing Ward.
- They are called Troll Witch Doctors in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, but in the Battle.net site they are called simply Witch Doctors.
- Patch 1.13 (2003-12-16): Stasis Trap area of effect reduced to 400 from 500.
- Patch 1.06 (2003-06-03): Most spellcasters (Sorceress, Priest, Shaman, Witch Doctor, Necromancer, Banshee, Druid of the Talon) have been re-balanced. In general, units with piercing damage rip up spellcasters, while basic melee units, such as Ghouls or Footmen, are weak against spellcasters. The specific changes to the units in question are:
- They have a new armor type, unarmored, which takes bonus damage from siege and piercing attacks.
- They also have a new damage type, magic, which does reduced damage to fortified and hero armor, but does bonus damage against medium armor.
- They had their damage adjusted, typically downwards.
- They no longer gain damage as they go up in level, and gain less hitpoints as they go up in level (but start with more hitpoints when initially built)
- Many autocast buffs and debuff costs reduced.
- Casters, including Dryads, have had their mana regeneration rates boosted by 30%.
- Patch 1.03 (2002-10-09):
- Stasis Trap no longer stuns friendly units, but has a shorter duration (6 seconds, down from 12 seconds). Stasis Traps, when they are set off, also destroy other Stasis Traps within their area of effect.
- Stasis Ward and Sentry Ward no longer inhibit movement or building construction.