Chimaera

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[e][h] Chimaera
Unit Information
Built From:
Build Time:
60
C
Cost:
330 70 5
Hit Points:
1000
Armor:
2 (8)
HP Regeneration:
0.5 (at Night)
Level:
Race:
Sight Range:
1600 / 800 (1600 / 1600)
Acquisition Range:
900
Selection Priorty:
3
Formation Rank:
2
Movement
Speed:
250
Turn Rate:
0.5
Move Type:
fly
Collision Size:
8
Icon
Combat
Requirement:
Corrosive Breath
Damage:
45 - 55 (48 - 88)
67 - 83 (70 - 134)
Area:
Full Dmg: 50
50% Dmg: 100
10% Dmg: 200
Area Targets:
  • ground
  • debris
Range:
850
450
Weapon Type:
missile
msplash
2.5
2.5
Targets:
  • structure
  • debris
  • ground
  • item
  • ward
  • structure
  • debris

The mysterious Chimaera of Ashenvale Forest are deadly, territorial beasts who have developed an empathic bond with the Night Elf race. The fearsome, two-headed Chimaera fly above the dark forestlands spewing forth their terrible breath weapons upon all who would defy the sanctity of Kalimdor.

Flying two headed dragon. Can learn Corrosive Breath. Attacks land units.

Chimaeras have two different attacks, one used against units (Magic/Msplash) with splash damage and another used against buildings. The second attack (Siege/Missile) is the Corrosive Breath ability which is against buildings. The statistics for that attack are underlined. Chimaeras only get this special building attack when they research Corrosive Breath.

The Chimaeras magic attack deals massive splash damage, that also damages friendly units. A melee unit, that attacks the same target as the Chimaera will still take 50% of the damage the Chimaera deals to the target.

Strategy[edit]

Chimaeras are good for doing hit and run attacks against enemy buildings and expansions. Chimaeras are often used to end the game. A player, that has a significant economical advantage can build Chimaeras in order destroy the enemy army.

Spells & Abilities[edit]

Corrosive Breath
Cast Type : Passive
Target Type : No Target
Hurls a ball of corrosive bile that is effective against buildings. The statistics for this attack are listed above.
Upgrade: Corrosive Breath
Cost : 125 225  Research Time:  40
Researched at : Chimaera Roost
 Hotkey : B

Upgrades[edit]

Strength of the Wild
Increases the damage of Druids of the Claw in Bear Form, Druids of the Talon in Storm Crow Form, Dryads, Mountain Giants, Faerie Dragons, Hippogryphs, and Chimaeras.
Researched at : Hunter's Hall
 Hotkey : W
Cost : 100 75  Research Time:  60
Damage Dice Bonus : 1
Improved Strength of the Wild
Cost : 175 175  Research Time:  75
Requires : Tree of Ages
Damage Dice Bonus : 2
 
Advanced Strength of the Wild
Cost : 250 275  Research Time:  90
Requires : Tree of Eternity
Damage Dice Bonus : 3
 
Reinforced Hides
Increases the armor of Druids of the Claw in Bear Form, Druids of the Talon in Storm Crow Form, Dryads, Mountain Giants, Faerie Dragons, Hippogryphs, and Chimaeras.
Researched at : Hunter's Hall
 Hotkey : R
Cost : 150 50  Research Time:  60
Armor Bonus : 2
Improved Reinforced Hides
Cost : 200 150  Research Time:  75
Requires : Tree of Ages
Armor Bonus : 4
 
Advanced Reinforced Hides
Cost : 250 250  Research Time:  90
Requires : Tree of Eternity
Armor Bonus : 6
 

Trivia[edit]

  • A fully upgraded Chimaera has the highest dps against ground units of all trainable units
  • The Corrosive Breath ability has a field "damage per second", that is set to 50. It is likely, that this ability was intended to deal damage over time at some point.

References[edit]

http://classic.battle.net/war3/nightelf/units/chimaera.shtml