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Elven Ranger
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Race High elf
Base Unit Elven Archer
Faction Alliance
Statistics
Hit Points 50
Armor 0
Sight 6
9 (upgraded)
Speed 10
Production
Gold 500 Gold
Lumber 50 Lumber
Food 1 Food
Produced at Barracks
Build time 70 seconds
Combat
Basic Damage 3
Piercing Damage 6
7 (1 upgrade)
8 (2 upgrades)
11 (all upgrades)
Range 4
5 (upgraded)
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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.

Rangers are a special cadre of Elven Archers who are intimately bound to the wildlands of Lordaeron. Their pursuit of mastery in Longbow, Marksmanship, and Scouting make them more rugged and even deadlier than their brothers - traits for which they are greatly feared amongst their enemies. These secretive and elite warriors have never involved themselves in the affairs of Humans, but when Horde onslaughts threatened to destroy the Elven homelands, they quickly offered their services to the Alliance. Although their numbers are few, their presence could change the course of the war if they are deployed wisely.[1]

Information

  • Rangers are upgraded Elven Archers, with a slightly increased sight radius and more Hit Points, while additional upgrades allow them to further increase their sight radius, range and damage output.
  • They generally play the same roles as Archers, though fully-upgraded Rangers can also be effective offensively in the hands of a skilled player.
  • The Longbow upgrade allows Rangers to out-range Troll Destroyers and thus discourage them from bombarding your shores.
  • Rangers have a greater damage output than Troll Berserkers, though Berserkers can compensate for this if an Ogre-Mage casts Bloodlust on them. This, however, requires Ogre-Magi to be around the Berserkers and much more micromanagement in general.

Upgrades

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Upgrade Arrows (Damage +1)
Increases the piercing attack damage of Elven Archers and Elven Rangers by +1.
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
300 SmGoldWC2.gif 300 SmLumberWC2.gif Elven Lumber Mill 200 secs.
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Upgrade Arrows (Damage +1)
Further increases the piercing attack damage of Elven Archers and Elven Rangers by +1.
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
900 SmGoldWC2.gif 500 SmLumberWC2.gif Elven Lumber Mill 250 secs.
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Ranger Scouting
Increases the sight of Elven Rangers by +3.
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
1500 SmGoldWC2.gif Elven Lumber Mill 250 secs.
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Research Longbow
Increases the range of Elven Rangers by +1.
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
2000 SmGoldWC2.gif Elven Lumber Mill 250 secs.
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Ranger Marksmanship
Increases the piercing attack damage of Elven Rangers by +3.
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
2500 SmGoldWC2.gif Elven Lumber Mill 250 secs.

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