Tree of Ages
Race Night elf
Faction Night elf
Hit points 1700
Hit point regeneration Night
Hit point regeneration rate 0.50 HP/sec.
Upgrades to Tree of Eternity
Level 2
Gold 320 Gold
Lumber 180 Lumber
Food Produces 10 Food
Build time 140 sec.
Repair time 120 sec.
Hotkey U
Normal attack 54.5 avg
Can attack Ground, Structure
Range 12.8
Attack type Normal
Cooldown 2.50 sec.
Weapon type Normal
Armor Type Fortified (Heavy*)
Armor 2 (7*)
Day Sight 90
Night Sight 60
Movement Speed 40 (80*)
This article contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps.

With the passage of time, a Tree of Life may grow into a tree of ages, tempering the balance of nature and forging a bond strong enough to allow advanced development within the night elf community. With this evolution comes increased knowledge, wisdom and awareness.[1]

Can further grow into a Tree of Eternity.

These ancients suffered heavy losses during the Third War and returned to the forests to spread their seeds and replenish their numbers undisturbed.[2]



Spells and abilities

Eat Tree

Consume a tree to restore 500 hit points over 30 seconds.
Duration Effect
30 sec. Heals 500 hit points.


Allows the Ancient to pull itself up out of the ground so that it can move.
Also gives the Ancient Heavy armor.
Duration Effect
2.50 sec. Can move, gets Heavy armor.


Burrows the Ancient's roots into the ground, rendering it immobile, but allowing it to build units.
Also gives the Ancient Fortified armor.
Duration Effect
2.50 sec. Can't move, gets Fortified armor.


Nature's Blessing
Upgrades all Ancients' and Treants' movement speed and armor.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
150 Gold 200 Lumber Tree of Life Tree of Ages 60 sec.

Patch changes

Patch 1.13 (12/17/2003)
  • Eat tree now heals 500 hit points over 30 seconds,
up from 200 hit points over 10 seconds.
  • WC3tFT-logo.png Patch 1.10 (2003-07-03): Ancients now attack while rooted.
  • WC3RoC-logo.png Patch 1.06 (2003-06-03): Ancients temporarily lose their fortified armor when they uproot, becoming medium armor units.
  • WC3RoC-logo.png Patch 1.01 (2002-07-05):
    • Hit points increased to 1700 from 1400.
    • Nature's Blessing upgrade is now first available at Tree of Ages instead of Tree of Eternity.