Grunts are the first and last line of the Horde's defense. These powerful fighters arm themselves with mighty battle-axes and display all of the savagery and cunning of their race. In past generations, Grunts were characterized by their depravity and brutality. But now, under the visionary leadership of Thrall, the Grunts more closely resemble their savage, yet noble ancestors.
With their Berserker Strength upgrade and Pillage ability Grunts can continue to be a useful unit throughout the game. Grunts have more hit points than Raiders. You may wish to switch to Tauren once available which are much more powerful, but also are more expensive and require more food.
Spells and abilities
Each attack that does damage to a building also gains resources.
Pillage returns 50% of the cost of the building if you destroy it at full health.
The shoulderpad is on the opposite side in Warcraft III: Reforged when compared to the original from BlizzCon 2018. However, it is shown on the same shoulder as the original on a image from the official website and on a piece of concept art, however those two images have the grunt holding the axe in the opposite hand than the original.
Patch 1.10 (2003-07-03): Berserker Strength now requires a Stronghold instead of a Fortress.
Patch 1.03 (2002-10-09): Grunts now have 700 hit points, up 20 from 680.