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Troll Headhunter
Race Jungle troll
Faction Orcish Horde
Statistics
Hit points 375
Hit point regeneration Always
Hit point regeneration rate 0.25 HP/sec.
Level 2
Gold 140 Gold
Lumber 20 Lumber
Food 2 Food
Produced at Barracks
Build time 20 sec.
Requires War Mill
Attacking priority 2
Hotkey T
Collision Size 3.2
Combat
Weapon(s) Throwing spears
Normal attack 23-27 (25 avg)
Can attack Ground, Structure, Debris, Air, Item, Ward
Range 55
Attack type Piercing
Cooldown 2.31 sec.
Weapon type Missile
Armor Type Medium
Armor 0
Day Sight 140
Night Sight 80
Movement Speed Average (270)
Turn Rate 0.60
Sound
Sound Set HeadHunter
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This article contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps.

The disenfranchised Trolls of northern Lordaeron have once again pledged their savage services to the Orcish Horde. These cunning warriors are trained from birth to hunt, track and trap the most dangerous beasts in the wild. In times of war, however, Troll Headhunters turn their mighty spears upon the enemies of the Horde without hesitation. Capable of hurling their deadly spears at distant enemies, Troll Headhunters provide invaluable cover fire for the other warriors of the Horde.

Information

Troll Headhunters are a fairly cheap ranged unit, simply requiring the construction of a War Mill and have a similar upkeep cost to a Night Elf Archer. They do have a slower attack rate but deal more damage. They are good at taking out enemy units early game, especially when combined with a few melee units. If the enemy attempts to target them, move them away.

Make sure to research Troll Regeneration to increase their health regeneration.

Once you have researched the Berserker upgrade, Troll Headhunters become Troll Berserkers.

Upgrades

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Berserker Upgrade
Transforms Headhunters into Troll Berserkers, giving them increased hit points and the Berserk ability.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
75 Gold 175 Lumber Barracks Fortress, War Mill 40 sec.
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Troll Regeneration
Increases the hit point regeneration rate of Troll Headhunters, Troll Berserkers, Witch Doctors and Troll Batriders by 1 per second.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time Effect
100 Gold 100 Lumber Barracks Stronghold, War Mill 60 sec. HP Regen Rate: 1.25 HP/sec.
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Steel Ranged Weapons
Increases the ranged attack damage of Troll Headhunters, Troll Berserkers, Wind Riders, Troll Batriders and Demolishers.
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time Effect
100 Gold 100 Lumber War Mill 60 sec. Normal attack: 24-32 (28 avg)
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Thorium Ranged Weapons
Further increases the ranged attack damage of Troll Headhunters, Troll Berserkers, Wind Riders, Troll Batriders and Demolishers.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time Effect
150 Gold 200 Lumber War Mill Stronghold 75 sec. Normal attack: 25-37 (31 avg)
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Arcanite Ranged Weapons
Further increases the ranged attack damage of Troll Headhunters, Troll Berserkers, Wind Riders, Troll Batriders and Demolishers.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time Effect
200 Gold 300 Lumber War Mill Fortress 90 sec. Normal attack: 26-42 (34 avg)
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Steel Unit Armor
Increases the armor of Grunts, Raiders, Troll Batriders, Tauren, Troll Headhunters, Troll Berserkers, Wind Riders and Demolishers.
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time Effect
150 Gold 75 Lumber War Mill 60 sec. Armor: 2
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Thorium Unit Armor
Further increases the armor of Grunts, Raiders, Troll Batriders, Tauren, Troll Headhunters, Troll Berserkers, Wind Riders and Demolishers.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time Effect
225 Gold 225 Lumber War Mill Stronghold 75 sec. Armor: 4
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Arcanite Unit Armor
Further increases the armor of Grunts, Raiders, Troll Batriders, Tauren, Troll Headhunters, Troll Berserkers, Wind Riders and Demolishers.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time Effect
300 Gold 375 Lumber War Mill Fortress 90 sec. Armor: 6
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Backpack
Gives the ability to carry up to two items. Items carried by the unit will be dropped upon death.
Units can not use or gain benefits of items that they carry.
Research Cost Researched At Requires Upgrade Time
50 Gold 25 Lumber Townhall-type Structure Player-built Shop 20 sec.

Manual description

Though the horde allied itself with the evil forest trolls during the Second War, the alliance was short lived due to the horde's eventual defeat. But Thrall, on one of his many journeys, befriended a tribe of shadowy trolls from the steamy jungles of Stranglethorn.

Note: The second paragraph from the manual is also found in Battle.net.

World Editor description

Versatile spear-thrower, effective against air units. Can learn Troll Regeneration. Can be upgraded to Troll Berserker, which has the Berserk ability.

Quotes

Notes

  • In Reforged, the name is Headhunter instead of Troll Headhunter.

Patch changes

  • WC3tFT-logo.png Patch 1.15 (2004-05-10): Build time reduced to 20 seconds from 22 seconds.
  • WC3tFT-logo.png Patch 1.10 (2003-07-03): Headhunter cooldown reduced to 2.26 from 2.34.
  • WC3tFT-logo.png Patch 1.07 (2003-07-01): Cooldown reduced to 2.31 from 2.34.
  • WC3RoC-logo.png Patch 1.03 (2002-10-09): Headhunters have more hit points (350, up from 280), but also strike more slowly.
  • WC3RoC-logo.png Patch 1.01 (2002-07-05): Cooldown decreased to 1.80 from 1.95.

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