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The Dead
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Race Orc
Statistics
Hit Points 40
Armor 1
3 (1 upgrade)
5 (all upgrades)
Basic Damage 4
6 (1 upgrade)
8 (all upgrades)
Piercing Damage 1
Range N/A
Speed 6
Sight 2
Decay Rate 45
Production Related
Summoned by Necrolyte
Campaign
Unlocked in Grand Hamlet
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This article contains lore or information taken from Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and/or its manual.

When any unit is killed, it will begin to decompose and the remains will slowly seep into the ground. Necrolytes are trained in the black arts, and can raise these fallen warriors if they can reach the corpse before it disappears into the earth forever.[1]

Information

The Dead are raised from dead bodies by Necrolytes using the Raise Dead spell on them. The Dead are best used to cover up your vulnerable units, to kill Peasants going from the Town Hall to the Gold Mine/forest or to cover up a hasty retreat. They are rather weak, but with a considerably sized group they can put up a fight.

The Dead have a "Magic" bar that will slowly decay as time passes. When it is emptied, the creature will continuously lose HP until it dies.

They're actually called Skeletons in-game, but are not the same unit type as the Skeletons found in dungeon missions.

Note that Catapults, summoned creatures, and all neutral units except Brigands and heroes cannot be raised.

Upgrades

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Upgrade Axe Strength
Increases the basic attack damage of Grunts, Raiders, Necrolytes, Warlocks, Spiders, Daemons and The Dead by 2
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
750 WC1Gold.gif Blacksmith 120
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Upgrade Axe Strength
Further increases the basic attack damage of Grunts, Raiders, Necrolytes, Warlocks, Spiders, Daemons and The Dead by 2

The Dead as seen in the Warcraft: Orcs & Humans Manual.

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

References

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