Hailing from the magical kingdom of Dalaran, the Archmagi represent the pinnacle of magical power. Weaving their intricate enchantments, these crotchety old wizards are called upon to defend humanity with all the magical powers at their disposal. Mounted atop their trusty steeds, the Archmagi brandish ancient staves that serve to channel their fierce energies in battle. Though gruff and slightly aloof, these experienced wizards are a heartening sight upon any battlefield where the fate of humanity lies in peril.
The Archmage is the most popular first hero for top human players and has been for almost the entire history of Warcraft 3. Water elementals make creeping a breeze and brilliance aura is an incredibly helpful skill for boosting the mana regeneration of friendly heroes and spellcasters.
In the late game, water elementals become much less effective in bigger armies. At this stage of the game, consider using a Tome of Retraining to retrain to blizzard.
The Archmage is a typical intelligence hero and thus has poor survivability. Keep your Archmage at the back of your army and do not let him get caught out in the open by himself. Consider getting a Paladin as your 2nd or 3rd hero to help keep your Archmage alive.
- Blizzard has a damage cap that is invoked when Blizzard hits more than 5 targets per wave.
- The location will be the nearest allied unit to the targeted point. Even Mechanical Critters.
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