Sacrificial Pit
Faction Undead
Hit points 900
Gold 200 Gold
Lumber 80 Lumber
Build time 45 sec.
Requires Halls of the Dead
Hotkey S
Armor Type Fortified
Armor 5
Day Sight 90
Night Sight 60
Sound Set SacrificialPit
This article contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps.

The sacrificial pits of Azjol-Nerub were used long ago to sacrifice enemy forces in exchange for success in battle.[1] They are now used by acolytes of the Scourge who wish to serve as the eyes and ears of Ner'zhul, allowing them to shed their bodies and take on the forms of invisible shades.[2] Shades are detectable only by magic, making them excellent spies.


  • BTNSacrifice.png Sacrifice - 1 Food - Target an Acolyte to sacrifice it and turn it into a Shade. Shades are invisible spirits that can see invisible units. Shades cannot attack.

Pit of Fiends

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Being a nerubian pit full of bones, the Pit of Fiends might be a sacrificial pit, though it has nothing to do with shades.