For lore about trees of life, see Tree of life.
Tree of Life
Race Ancient
Faction Night Elf Sentinels
Hit points 1300
Hit point regeneration Night
Hit point regeneration rate 0.50 HP/sec.
Upgrades to Tree of Ages
Level 1
Gold 340 Gold
Lumber 185 Lumber
Food Produces 10 Food
Build time 120 sec.
Hotkey T
Weapon(s) Ancient Claws
Normal attack 41-50 (45.5 avg)
Can attack Ground, Structure, Debris, Item, Ward
Range 12.8
Attack type Normal
Cooldown 2.50 sec.
Weapon type Normal
Armor Type Fortified (Rooted); Heavy (Uprooted)
Armor 2
Day Sight 90
Night Sight 60
Movement Speed 40 (While Uprooted)
This article contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps.

The Tree of Life is a mighty enchanted sapling of the World Tree, Nordrassil, from which the night elves draw their life energies. This mysterious ancient is the key to the night elves' immortality and harmonious coexistence with nature. Nordrassil's energy, channeled through the tree of life, allows the night elves to benefit from its powers regardless of the vast distances that might separate them.[1]

The Tree of Life can grow into the Tree of Ages.


The Tree of Life is the Night Elves tier 1 town hall, the next upgrade being the Tree of Ages.

In order for the Night Elves to harvest gold, the Tree of Life (and its subsequent upgrades) must be placed close enough to a mine to begin entangle it. Uprooting the ancient will immediately cancel the process of entangling, or if it has already been done so, immediately release its grip.


Units produced


Upgrades available

Nature's Blessings

Spells and abilities

Entangle Gold Mine

Entangles the gold mine, allowing Wisps to enter and mine the gold.
Automatically entangles when rooted.
Duration Range Allowed Targets Effect
60 sec. 50 Gold Mine Entangles the gold mine

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 Effect
150 Gold 200 Lumber Tree of Life/Tree of Ages/Tree of Eternity Tree of Ages/Tree of Eternity 60 sec. Armor: 7
Movement Speed: 80

Patch changes

  • WC3tFT-logo.png Patch 1.19 (2005-09-19): Build time increased to 120 seconds from 110 seconds.
  • WC3tFT-logo.png Patch 1.13 (2003-12-16): Eat trees 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):
    • Reign of Chaos
      • Ancients now attack while rooted.
    • The Frozen Throne
      • Tier 3 town halls all cost 20 lumber and 20 gold less.
  • 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 1300 from 1000.
    • Nature's Blessing upgrade is now first available at Tree of Ages instead of Tree of Eternity.