For lore, see spiritwalker.
Spirit Walker (Ethereal)
Race Tauren
Base unit Spirit Walker
Faction Horde
Hit points 500
Hit point regeneration Always
Hit point regeneration rate 0.25 HP/sec.
Mana 300 (Initial 100)
Mana Regeneration rate 1 Mana/sec.
Level 2
Food 2 Food
Transport slots 1
Hotkey T
Armor Type Unarmored
Armor 0
Day Sight 140
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.

Mystical Tauren caster in Ethereal Form, which allows him to avoid physical damage, but to be vulnerable to magic attacks and spells.


Ethereal form of another powerful spellcaster in the Orc horde.

Spells and Abilities

Spirit Link

Links 4 units together in a chain. All units with Spirit Link on them will live longer, by distributing 50% of the damage they take across other Spirit Linked units.
Duration Mana Cost Range Area of Effect Allowed Targets Effect
75 sec. 75 75 50 Air, Ground, Friend, Self, Organic 50% of damage distributed

Use this to even out the damage among troops.

Damage sustained over Spirit link is never fatal. Fatal damage sustained via Spirit Link reduces a unit to 1 hit point, and dispels Spirit Link.

Spirit Link Counters

Kill the Spirit Walkers.

Use dispel spells.


Removes all buffs from units in a target area. Deals 250 damage to hostile summoned units.
Mana Cost Range Area of Effect Allowed Targets Effect Requirements
100 65 25 Air, Ground, Ward 250 damage to Summoned Units Spirit Walker Adept Training

This ability removes both positive and negative buffs from units.

Ancestral Spirit

Raises a fallen non-Hero Tauren from the dead. The Tauren is revived with 100% of its hit points restored.
Cooldown Mana Cost Range Allowed Targets Effect Requirements
30 sec. 250 35 Ground, Player Units, Dead, Tauren Revives Dead Tauren Spirit Walker Master Training

Notes: Tauren-caster, like a Spirit Walker, is revived with additional 25% of its mana restored.

This is an incredibly powerful ability which allows you to return dead Tauren to life! If you use Tauren, this is a must have ability.

Ancestral Spirit Counters

Kill the Spirit Walker or remove their mana.

Remove the corpses using a corpse destroying ability.

Corporeal Form

Turns the Spirit Walker corporeal, allowing him to attack and take physical damage.
Duration Cooldown Effect
0.70 sec. 30 sec. Turn Corporeal

Use this ability if you think that there are many enemy units who can use magic attacks or spells which can take down the Spirit Walker easily.

Spirit Walkers start in Ethereal form. When Spirit Walkers leave Ethereal Mode, they cannot become Ethereal again for 30 seconds.

Spirit Walkers in Ethereal Form take 66% bonus damage from magic and spell damage.


Spirit Walker Adept Training
Increases Spirit Walker's mana capacity, mana regeneration rate, hit points, and gives them the ability to cast Disenchant.
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time Effect
100 WC3gold.gif 50 WC3lumber.gif Tauren Totem 60 sec. Hit Points: 560
Mana: 450 (Initial 150)
Mana Regen Rate: 1.42 Mana/sec.
Spell Learned: Disenchant
Spirit Walker Master Training
Further increases Spirit Walker's mana capacity, mana regeneration rate, hit points, and gives them the ability to cast Ancestral Spirit.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time Effect
100 WC3gold.gif 150 WC3lumber.gif Tauren Totem Spirit Walker Adept Training, Fortress 75 sec. Hit Points: 620
Mana: 600 (Initial 200)
Mana Regen Rate: 1.84 Mana/sec.
Spell Learned: Ancestral Spirit

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