Corpses left on the ground last for 88 seconds before they disappear.
Sources of Corpses
Corpses a mainly left behind by fallen organic units, creeps and critters. Buildings and mechanical units don't leave corpses behind. Not all (organic) units leave corpses behind either. "Ghostly" units such as Wisps fizzle and don't leave corpses behind. Heroes also don't leave corpse behind neither as their bodies vanish and the their spirits returns to the ether in order to wait recall at their respective Altars.
Corpses can be "produced" in several ways:
- Graveyards passive ability "Create Corpse" spawns up to five Ghoul corpses around it every 15 seconds.
- For Meat Wagons the "Exhume Corpses" ability can be researched to generate Crypt Fiend corpses within them every 15 seconds.
Usage of Corpses
The following units and items make use of corpses:
- Crypt Lord: Carrion Beetles
- Ghould: Cannibalize
- Abomination: Cannibalize
- Meat Wagon: Get Corpse
- Necromancer: Raise Dead