For lore, see obsidian statue.
Obsidian Statue
Faction Undead Scourge
Hit points 500
Mana 600 (Initial 400)
Mana Regeneration rate 1.50 Mana/sec.
Unit Type Mechanical
Level 2
Gold 200 Gold
Lumber 35 Lumber
Food 3 Food
Produced at Slaughterhouse
Build time 35 sec.
Requires Tomb of Relics
Hotkey O
Weapon(s) Magic Charge
Normal attack 7-8 (7.5 avg)
Can attack Ground, Structure, Debris, Air, Item, Ward
Range 57.5
Attack type Magic
Cooldown 2.10 sec.
Weapon type Missile
Armor Type Heavy
Armor 4
Day Sight 120
Night Sight 80
Movement Speed Average (270)
This article contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps.

Fortified statue that can regenerate the health and mana of nearby friendly units. Can research Destroyer Form. Believed to be gifts granted by Ner'zhul, the Obsidian Statues are often used as figureheads at the forefront of many Undead armies, inspiring awe and fear in the enemy ranks. Nothing can prepare the enemy for what this unfathomable statue could become. Attacks land and air units.


The Obsidian Statue is a useful support unit, possessing a fairly high mana pool and comes with two spells; Essence of Blight and Spirit Touch, which restores health and mana respectively. Undead players not intending to make Destroyers should only have two or three Obsidian Statues, one set for healing, the other for mana, and a last one as a reserve if one of them gets targeted. The Obsidian Statue allows Undead players to quickly heal in a pinch without having to rely on blighted ground or fountains to restore health.

Once the Destroyer Form technology is unlocked, Obsidian Statues may be morphed into Destroyers for an additional 100 gold, 50 wood and 2 food. This change is permanent, and cannot be undone.

Spells and abilities

Essence of Blight

Restores 10 hit points to nearby friendly non-mechanical units.
Duration Cooldown Mana Cost Area of Effect Targets Allowed Effect
1 sec. 1.5 sec. 2 per target (up to 10) 70 Friend, Organic Restores 10 hit points to up to 6 units.

This spell allows players to use Unholy Frenzy without suffering from its damage effects, as it will outheal the damage dealt by the spell.

Spirit Touch

Restores 3 mana to nearby friendly non-mechanical units.
Duration Cooldown Mana Cost Area of Effect Targets Allowed Effect
1 sec. 1.5 sec. 2 per target (up to 10) 70 Friend, Organic Restores 3 mana to up to 6 units.

Extremely useful for Necromancers and Banshees, allowing them to top off their mana for a battle. If Destroyers are in use, make sure to keep the spell off auto-cast outside of major battles since the Obsidian Statue will attempt to restore its mana, but fail because of the Destroyer's negative mana regen.

Morph into Destroyer

Allows the Obsidian Statute to transform into a Destroyer, a large flying unit with powerful anti-caster abilities. Initially can cast Devour Magic, which dispels all buffs in an area and restores health and mana to the Destroyer. Can also cast Orb of Annihilation, which adds area effect bonus damage to the Destroyer's attack.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
75 Gold 150 Lumber Slaughterhouse Black Citidel, Tomb of Relics 60 sec.
Morph Cost Effect
100 Gold 50 Lumber 2 Food Transform into a Destroyer.


Patch changes

  • WC3tFT-logo.png Patch 1.15 (2004-05-10): Hit points reduced to 550 from 700.
  • WC3tFT-logo.png Patch 1.13 (2003-12-16): Spirit Touch now restores 3 mana per casting, down from 4.
  • WC3tFT-logo.png Patch 1.10 (2003-07-03):
    • Obsidian Statue Spirit Touch now replenishes 4 mana per casting, down from 5.
    • Obsidian Statue Aura of Blight effect reduced to 10 hp/sec from 12 hp/sec.
  • WC3tFT-logo.png Patch 1.07 (2003-07-01): Added.

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