Mercenary Camp
This article contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps.
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The Mercenary Camp is a neutral building used in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and The Frozen Throne where mercenaries can be bought.


The mercenaries that could be hired varied between tilesets.

Patch changes

  • WC3tFT-logo.png Patch 1.15 (2004-05-10): To purchase from a neutral shop or Mercenary Camp, a valid unit or Hero must now be within 45 distance units, down from 60 distance units.
  • WC3RoC-logo.png Patch 1.03 (2002-10-09): Mercenaries are now more accurately priced in general, which in most cases amounts to price decreases.


Ice Trolls and Ogres from mercenary camps were used by Arthas Menethil to burn down his own ships to prevent them from returning to Lordaeron. After the deed was done, Arthas framed the mercenaries for destroying the ships and killed them with the rest of the humans for destroying their only way off Northrend, much to Muradin's disgust.[1]

World Editor description

Allows you to hire various mercenaries.