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Ancient of Lore
Race Ancient
Faction Night Elf Sentinels
Statistics
Hit points 900
Hit point regeneration Night
Hit point regeneration rate 0.50 HP/sec.
Level 1
Gold 155 Gold
Lumber 145 Lumber
Build time 70 sec.
Requires Tree of Ages, Hunter's Hall
Hotkey L
Combat
Weapon(s) Ancient Claws and Staff
Normal attack 41-50 (45.5 avg)
Can attack Ground, Structure, Debris, Item, Ward
Range 12.8
Attack type Normal
Cooldown 2.50 sec.
Weapon type Normal
Armor Type Fortified (Rooted); Heavy (Uprooted)
Armor 2
Day Sight 90
Night Sight 60
Movement Speed 40 (While Uprooted)
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This article contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps.

Production

Units Produced

Upgrades Available

Research
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Abolish Magic
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Druid of the Claw Adept Training
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Druid of the Claw Master Training
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Research
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Abolish Magic
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Mark of the Claw
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Druid of the Claw Adept Training
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Druid of the Claw Master Training
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Hardened Skin
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Resistant Skin

Spells and abilities

Eat Tree

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Consume a tree to restore 500 hit points over 30 seconds.
Duration Effect
30 sec. Heals 500 hit points.

Uproot

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Allows the Ancient to pull itself up out of the ground so that it can move.
Also gives the Ancient Heavy armor.
Duration Effect
2.50 sec. Can move, gets Heavy armor.

Root

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Burrows the Ancient's roots into the ground, rendering it immobile, but allowing it to build units.
Also gives the Ancient Fortified armor.
Duration Effect
2.50 sec. Can't move, gets Fortified armor.

Upgrades

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Nature's Blessing
Upgrades all Ancients' and Treants' movement speed and armor.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time Effect
150 Gold 200 Lumber Tree of Life/Tree of Ages/Tree of Eternity Tree of Ages/Tree of Eternity 60 sec. Armor: 7
Movement Speed: 80

Patch changes

  • WC3tFT-logo.png Patch 1.13 (2003-12-16): Eat Tree now heals 500 hit points over 30 seconds, up from 200 hit points over 10 seconds.
  • WC3tFT-logo.png Patch 1.10 (2003-07-03): Ancients now attack while rooted.
  • WC3RoC-logo.png Patch 1.06 (2003-06-03): Ancients temporarily lose their fortified armor when they uproot, becoming medium armor units.
  • WC3RoC-logo.png Patch 1.01 (2002-07-05):
    • Hit points increased to 1700 from 1400.
    • Nature's Blessing upgrade is now first available at Tree of Ages instead of Tree of Eternity.
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