For the race, see annihilan.
Pit Lord
Race Annihilan
Faction Neutral
Hit points 750 (1450*)
Hit point regeneration Always
Hit point regeneration rate 1.30 (2.74*) +2.00 on Blight HP/sec.
Mana 210 (405*)
Mana Regeneration rate 0.71 (1.39*) Mana/sec.
Level 1-10
Gold 425 Gold
Lumber 135 Lumber
Food 5 Food
Produced at Tavern
Requires Altar
Hotkey I
Normal attack 33 (61*) avg
Can attack Ground Structure, Debris, Item, Ward
Range Melee
Attack type Hero
Cooldown 1.77 (1.54*) sec.
Armor Type Hero
Armor 2 (5*)
Day Sight 180
Night Sight 80
Movement Speed Fast (300)
Sound Set HeroPitLord
Hero Parameters
Primary Attribute Strength
Strength Infocard-heroattributes-str.png 26 (+3.2/level)
Agility Infocard-heroattributes-agi.png 14 (+1.3/level)
Intelligence Infocard-heroattributes-int.png 14 (+1.5/level)
This article contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps.

The Pit Lord is a warrior hero, exceptional at weakening enemies and melee combat. These massive Demons take sadistic pleasure from instilling crazed terror, and then slaughtering their enemies. Attacks land units.[1]

Hero names

Azgalor, Brutillus (Brutallus?), Mongrethod, Destromath, Gogonnash (Gorgonnash?).


The Pit Lord is a ferocious Strength hero! He can cast Rain of Fire from a distance to burn up low hit point units. He has Howl of Terror to lower the effectiveness of enemy troops. His Cleaving Attack gives him an edge when wallowing in hordes of enemy troops. His ultimate Dooms an enemy to a fate of unholy servitude to your Pit Lord.

Like most Neutral heroes, using the Pit Lord is a matter of choosing between his two big spells and then putting spare points in his minor skill. The "Rain Pit Lord" uses Rain to soften up enemy troops once or twice and then charges in with Cleaving Attack to finish them off. The "Howling Pit Lord" is the first one to enter combat and stays in the front line until he or his enemies die. His Doom ultimate is another tool for players (especially Banshee-using Undead players) to swing a large conflict to your favor from the outset.

Due to his Cleaving Attack, the Pit Lord will benefit more from attack damage and attack speed items. The game considers Pit Lords as Undead heroes, making them ideal for Undead players but poor for Humans.

Spells and abilities

Rain of Fire

Calls down waves of fire that damage units in an area.
Each wave deals initial damage and then burns enemies.
Duration Cooldown Mana Cost Range Area of Effect
3 sec. 8 sec. 85 80 20
Level Effect Hero Level Req
1 6 waves at 25 damage each, 5 damage per second. 1
2 8 waves at 30 damage each, 10 damage per second. 3
3 10 waves at 35 damage each, 15 damage per second. 5

Rain of Fire has a damage cap that is invoked when it hits more than 5 targets per wave.

Similar to Blizzard, except it also ignites affected units, causing moderate damage over time to them. Additionally, it costs a bit more mana than Blizzard, has a longer cooldown, and in all circumstances will do slightly more damage.

Rain of Fire is an area effect spell. This spell will damage all units including friendly units.

Rain of Fire will hurt your own troops so don't cast it on your own units or on allied units. Be sure to prevent your units from running into the Rain of Fire after your enemy steps out of it. Whenever possible aim Rain of Fire on low hit point units such as ranged units and spellcasters. Try to move the enemy into areas where their retreat is cut off so you can cast Rain of Fire on them. Cast Rain of Fire on any enemy units that can't run away.

Rain of Fire does 50% damage to buildings. Rain of Fire is not that effective against buildings but it can work.

Howl of Terror

The Pit Lord lets loose a terrifying howl that causes nearby enemy units to shiver in fear, reducing their attack damage.
Duration Cooldown Mana Cost Area of Effect
15 sec. 12 sec. 75 50
Level Effect Hero Level Req
1 30% damage reduction. 1
2 40% damage reduction. 3
3 50% damage reduction. 5

Cleaving Attack (Passive)

The Pit Lord strikes with such force that he damages multiple enemies with his attack.
The radius is 20.
Level Effect Hero Level Req
1 30% of damage is splash. 1
2 55% of damage is splash. 3
3 80% of damage is splash. 5


Marks a target unit for the manifestation of a Demon. The afflicted unit will take 40 damage per second until it dies.
Upon its death, a great Demon will spawn from its corpse. Doom cannot be dispelled or canceled.
Duration Cooldown Mana Cost Range Allowed Targets Effect Hero Level Req
120 120 sec. 150 65 Air, Ground, Non-Hero, Organic Target unit becomes Doom Guard on death. 6


Patch changes

  • WC3tFT-logo.png Patch 1.16 (2004-07-01): Base Strength increased to 26 from 24.
  • WC3tFT-logo.png Patch 1.15 (2004-05-10): Cleaving Attack damage increased to 30%/55%/80% from 25%/45%/65%.
  • WC3tFT-logo.png Patch 1.13 (2003-12-16):
    • Pit Lord footprint, or collision size, has been reduced to 32 from 48. This means that he takes up less space on the battlefield.
    • Rain of Fire is now damage capped. This damage cap is invoked when Rain of Fire hits more than 5 targets per wave.
    • Cleave attack splash radius increased to 200 from 150.
  • WC3tFT-logo.png Patch 1.10 (2003-07-03): Howl of Terror % damage reduction increased by 5% at all levels.
  • WC3tFT-logo.png Patch 1.07 (2003-07-01): Added.


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