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Battleship
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Race Human
Faction Alliance
Statistics
Hit Points 150
Armor 15
20 (1 upgrade)
25 (2 upgrades)
Sight 8
Speed 6
Production
Gold 1000 Gold
Lumber 500 Lumber
Oil 1000 Oil
Food 1 Food
Produced at Shipyard
Build time 140 seconds
Combat
Basic Damage 130
Piercing Damage 0
5 (1 upgrade)
10 (2 upgrades)
Range 6
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This article contains lore taken from Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps.

The Alliance relies upon its great Battleships to control the seas. These hulking behemoths possess armor and weaponry far greater than that of any other Alliance vessel. The combination of devastating weaponry and substantial armor that they brandish more than outweigh their somewhat slow speeds in waterborne combat.[1]

Information

  • Battleships are heavy warships. They are extremely powerful but slow and expensive, and are used to destroy enemy ships and bombard their buildings and any units foolish enough to stay close to the shore.
  • They are far superior to Towers, but need to take care around Catapults, which outrange them.
  • Their biggest drawback is that they cannot target flying units. Due to their slow speed, they are also very vulnerable to the Death Knight's Death and Decay spell.
  • Another drawback is that they have a long cooldown time between their attacks, and fast units can evade their cannonballs. Thus, a skilled enemy can use a cheap ship such as a Tanker make your Battleships waste their first shots, and then immediately send in their Juggernaughts.
  • Like Ballistas, their attacks have splash damage.
  • They can use the "Attack Ground" command to destroy enemy Giant Turtles even if they cannot see them, but will not do this unless you specifically order them to.

Upgrades

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Upgrade Cannons (Damage +5)
Increases the piercing attack damage of Elven Destroyers and Battleships by +5.
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
700 SmGoldWC2.gif 100 SmLumberWC2.gif 1000 SmOilWC2.gif Foundry 200 secs.
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Upgrade Cannons (Damage +5)
Further increases the piercing attack damage of Elven Destroyers and Battleships by +5.
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
2000 SmGoldWC2.gif 250 SmLumberWC2.gif 3000 SmOilWC2.gif Foundry 250 secs.
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Upgrade Ship Armor (Armor +5)
Increases the armor of Elven Destroyers, Battleships, and Transports by +5.
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
500 SmGoldWC2.gif 500 SmLumberWC2.gif Foundry 200 secs.
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Upgrade Ship Armor (Armor +5)
Further increases the armor of Elven Destroyers, Battleships, and Transports by +5.
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
1500 SmGoldWC2.gif 900 SmLumberWC2.gif Foundry 250 secs.

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