For lore about goblin zeppelins, see Zeppelin.
Goblin Zeppelin
Race Goblin
Faction Neutral
Hit points 575
Unit Classified As Mechanical
Level 1
Gold 240 Gold
Lumber 60 Lumber
Produced at Goblin Laboratory
Stock Maximum 1
Stock Start Delay 440 sec.
Stock Replenish Interval 30 sec.
Transport slots Holds 8
Attacking priority 1
Hotkey Z
Collision Size 4.8
Armor Type Light
Armor 0
Day Sight 140
Night Sight 80
Movement Speed 270
Sound Set GoblinZeppelin
This article contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps.

The mechanical Goblin Zeppelin is the only flying transport vehicle in Warcraft III. It is necessary for those commanders who need to move their armies across otherwise impassable oceans and mountains.


Goblin Zeppelins can carry up to 8 units. Some units, such as Mortar Teams take 2 slots, while Siege Engines take 4 slots.

Zeppelins are fast units allowing quick travel through bodies of water or reaching spots that ground units cannot normally reach without them, such as high cliffs. Some maps contain areas where a Zeppelin would be required.

If the Zeppelin is destroyed while carrying units, the units will crash-land below or around spot the Zeppelin was destroyed in. The units inside the Zeppelin at its destruction will also suffer from shock and have their attack speed and movement greatly reduced; it cannot be dispelled. If the Zeppelin was destroyed in an area such as over a body of water and the units inside are not amphibious (e.g Mur'guls), then they will die alongside it.

Goblin Sappers cannot be loaded into Goblin Zeppelins.[1]

Spells and abilities


Loads a targeted friendly land unit.
Range Allowed Targets
8 Ground, Friend, Invulnerable, Vulnerable, Non-Sapper

Unload All

Unloads all carried units at a target location.
Duration Range
0.5 seconds per unit 8



  • In Reforged, the unit's name is Zeppelin instead of Goblin Zeppelin.
  • The voice effects for the Goblin Zeppelins were done by Monte Krol.[2]

Patch changes

  • WC3tFT-logo.png Patch 1.15 (2004-05-10): Stock Start Delay increased to 440 from 220.
  • WC3tFT-logo.png Patch 1.10 (2003-07-03):
    • Reign of Chaos
      • An "Occupied" graphic now appears over Orc Burrows, Goblin Zeppelins, Entangled Gold Mines, etc. This allows players to quickly tell how many units are currently occupying a structure or transport.
    • The Frozen Throne
      • Units killed in a transport will "spill out" over a wider area. This means that surrounding a webbed transport and killing it will generally not kill the passengers.
      • Zeppelin hit points increased to 575 from 500.
  • WC3RoC-logo.png Patch 1.03 (2002-10-09): Fixed Zeppelin drop exploit as a method of building locating through fog of war.


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