Tauren (Warcraft III)

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For lore of the race, see tauren.

For lore of this combination of race and class, see tauren warrior.

Tauren

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Race Tauren
Faction Orcish Horde
Statistics
Hit points 1300
Hit point regeneration Always
Hit point regeneration rate 0.25 HP/sec.
Unit Type Tauren
Unit Classified As: Ground
Level 5
Gold 280 Gold
Lumber 80 Lumber
Food 5 Food
Produced at Tauren Totem
Build time 44 sec.
Requires Tauren Totem
Gold Bounty Awarded 38-54 BTNPillage.png
Transport slots 1
Attacking priority 4
Sleeps False
Hotkey T
Combat
Weapon(s) Totem
Normal attack: 33 avg (45 avg*)
Can attack: Ground, Structure, Debris, Item, Ward
Range 100
Attack type Normal
Cooldown 1.90 sec.
Weapon type Normal
Armor Type Flesh
Defense Type Heavy (Large)
Armor 3 (9*)
Day Sight 140
Night Sight 80
Movement Speed Average (270)
Sound
Sound Set Tauren
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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/or official bonus maps.

The mighty Tauren of the Kalimdor plains have pledged their allegiance to the new Horde out of respect for their courage and honor. The bold Tauren seek only to safeguard their quiet culture from the deathly fires of the Burning Legion. When roused, Tauren are fierce fighters and use their flails and horns alike to smash their enemies.

Information

Tauren are the most powerful ground melee unit, thanks to their Pulverize ability which allows them to spread a massive amount of damage onto nearby ground units in battle. They also have high damage and health, making them ideal for tanking like Mountain Giants, but with better offensive capabilities.

Combine Tauren with Shamans and if possible, Necromancers so they can be given Bloodlust and Unholy Frenzy. This increases their attack speed and thus the overall chance of activating Pulverize in battle.

In The Frozen Throne, train several Spirit Walkers to accompany the Tauren. Their master spell, Ancestral Spirit, allows them to revive any deceased friendly non-Tauren hero unit, saving you both resources and training time. Spirit Walkers' Spirit Link spell also ensures the Tauren can survive longer thanks to their already high health.

Counters

Any magic-heavy damage unit such as Frost Wyrms can easily dispose of Taurens.

Spells and abilities

Pulverize (Passive)

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Pulverize gives the Tauren a 25% chance of dealing area effect damage on their attacks.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
100 WC3gold.gif 250 WC3lumber.gif Tauren Totem None 40 sec.
Duration Cooldown Mana Cost Range Area of Effect Allowed Targets Effect
Instant N/A None N/A 25/35 Ground, Enemy 60 damage (25 range)/30 damage (35 range)

This is a mandatory research - without it, Tauren are pretty much like Abominations in combat.

Upgrades

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Steel Melee Weapons
Increases the melee attack damage of Grunts, Raiders, and Tauren.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
100 WC3gold.gif 75 WC3lumber.gif War Mill None 60 sec.
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Thorium Melee Weapons
Further increases the melee attack damage of Grunts, Raiders, and Tauren.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
150 WC3gold.gif 175 WC3lumber.gif War Mill Stronghold 75 sec.
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Arcanite Melee Weapons
Further increases the melee attack damage of Grunts, Raiders, and Tauren.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
200 WC3gold.gif 275 WC3lumber.gif War Mill Fortress 90 sec.
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Steel Unit Armor
Increases the armor of Grunts, Raiders, Troll Batriders, Tauren, Troll Headhunters, Troll Berserkers, Wind Riders, and Demolishers.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
150 WC3gold.gif 75 WC3lumber.gif War Mill None 60 sec.
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Thorium Unit Armor
Further increases the armor of Grunts, Raiders, Troll Batriders, Tauren, Troll Headhunters, Troll Berserkers, Wind Riders, and Demolishers.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
225 WC3gold.gif 225 WC3lumber.gif War Mill Stronghold 75 sec.
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Arcanite Unit Armor
Further increases the armor of Grunts, Raiders, Troll Batriders, Tauren, Troll Headhunters, Troll Berserkers, Wind Riders, and Demolishers.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
300 WC3gold.gif 375 WC3lumber.gif War Mill Fortress 90 sec.

Manual description

Note: The manual description is identical with the exception of the last sentence.

When roused, tauren are fierce fighters and use their mighty totems to smash their enemies into the dust of the plains.

World Editor description

Mighty warrior. Can learn the Pulverize ability.

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