For lore about peons, see Peon.
Race Orc
Hit Points 40
Armor 0
2 (1 upgrade)
4 (all upgrades)
Basic Damage N/A
Piercing Damage N/A
Range N/A
Speed 8
7 (if carrying goods)
Sight 2
Decay Rate N/A
Production Related
Gold 400 Gold
Lumber 0 Lumber
Produced at Town Hall
Build time 750
Unlocked in The Swamps of Sorrow
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This article contains lore or information taken from Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and/or its manual.

Peons are the lowliest of the Orcs, these dogs are good for little more than rough work. Command them to cut wood or mine the pits for gold. They also make strong laborers in the construction of all manner of buildings. They are all cowards, and will run like little children if attacked.[1]


Peons are the basic workhorse of any army. While they can't attack enemies, they can harvest gold and lumber or build and repair buildings. They are quite weak and vulnerable, and must be protected at all cost. If under attack, the Peon will keep fleeing from the danger until he meets an obstructive object, in which case he will get stuck and wait to die. Always make sure that the Peons have a safe pathway between the Gold Mine/forest and the Town Hall. Also, make sure that the Roads to the Town Hall are wide enough for multiple Peons to pass through, otherwise an incoming Peon will bump into an outgoing Peon and both of them will get stuck while also blocking the Road.


Upgrade Shield Strength
Increases the armor of all your units and buildings by 2

A Peon as seen in the Warcraft: Orcs & Humans Manual.

Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
750 WC1Gold.gif Blacksmith 120
Upgrade Shield Strength
Further increases the armor of all your units and buildings by 2
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
1500 WC1Gold.gif Blacksmith 120


See also