Frost Wyrm

[e][h] Frost Wyrm
Unit Information
Built From:
Build Time:
65
F
Cost:
385 120 7
Hit Points:
1350
Armor:
1 (7)
HP Regeneration:
2 (on Blight)
Level:
Race:
Sight Range:
1600 / 800
Acquisition Range:
500
Classification:
  • undead
Selection Priorty:
6
Formation Rank:
2
Movement
Speed:
270
Turn Rate:
0.4
Move Type:
fly
Collision Size:
8
Icon
Combat
Damage:
93 - 115 (96 - 151)
84 - 94 (87 - 127)
Area:
Full Dmg: 25
20% Dmg: 50
10% Dmg: 200
Area Targets:
  • ground
  • air
  • structure
  • debris
  • enemy
Range:
300
300
Weapon Type:
msplash
msplash
3
3
Targets:
  • ground
  • structure
  • debris
  • item
  • ward
  • air

In ages past, the ancient Dragons who were near death flew to the land of Northrend to die. To this day there are entire Dragon graveyards that are littered with massive petrified bones and skulls. When Ner'zhul the Lich King took control of Northrend, he used his powerful magics to raise the ancient Dragon skeletons from the dead. Now the skeletal Dragons radiate cold power and think of nothing other than serving their dark master. Frost Wyrms have a cold-based breath weapon that can do shattering damage to enemies both on the ground and in the air.

Flying heavy assault creature. Can learn the Freezing Breath ability. Attacks land and air units.

Frost Wyrms are one of the ultimate Undead units. Frost Wyrms do a lot of damage and have a splash damage attack that slows enemy units. They also can freeze buildings making them great to use against towers. A large group of Frost Wyrms can be difficult to stop. It's best to surprise the enemy with Frost Wyrms and remove the enemy ability to counter them. Frost Wyrms are pretty slow so it can be challenging getting them around the map.

Frost Wyrms are a late stage Undead unit and it can take quite a bit of work to build up to them. Frost Wyrms are especially powerful in team games but can also be used in 1 vs. 1 games if they last long enough. Usually, Undead players Creep with their Hero and Ghouls until they can build up to Frost Wyrms. Their Spirit Towers and Halls of the Dead/Black Citadel can easily protect undead towns until they reach Boneyards.

Frost Wyrms deal no splash damage when attacking air units.

It's typical for Undead players to build 2 Boneyards so that they can train multiple Frost Wyrms at once. Frost Wyrms take quite a bit of time to train so you need multiple Bone Yards to train a group of Frost Wyrms quickly.

Frost Wyrms have a splash cold damage attack, which slows enemy units for 3 seconds. Frost Wyrms always have this ability.

Spells & Abilities[edit]

Freezing Breath
Cast Type : Passive
Target Type : No Target
When cast on a building, temporarily stops all building activities.
Area of Effect : 100
Duration : 5 s
Upgrade: Freezing Breath
Cost : 150 275  Research Time:  60
Researched at : Boneyard
 Hotkey : B

Notes

This upgrade is must have because it allows you to assault enemy towns and towers.

Upgrades[edit]

Creature Attack
Increases the attack damage of Crypt Fiends, Gargoyles, Destroyers, and Frost Wyrms.
Researched at : Graveyard
 Hotkey : A
Cost : 150 50  Research Time:  60
Damage Dice Bonus : 1
Improved Creature Attack
Cost : 200 125  Research Time:  75
Requires : Halls of the Dead
Damage Dice Bonus : 2
 
Advanced Creature Attack
Cost : 250 200  Research Time:  90
Requires : Black Citadel
Damage Dice Bonus : 3
 
Creature Carapace
Increases the armor of Crypt Fiends, Gargoyles, Destroyers, and Frost Wyrms.
Researched at : Graveyard
 Hotkey : C
Cost : 150 75  Research Time:  60
Armor Bonus : 2
Improved Creature Carapace
Cost : 200 200  Research Time:  75
Requires : Halls of the Dead
Armor Bonus : 4
 
Advanced Creature Carapace
Cost : 250 325  Research Time:  90
Requires : Black Citadel
Armor Bonus : 6
 


Version History[edit]

Balance Patch History
Patch Version Balance Changes
1.15
BuffBuild time reduced to 65 seconds from 80 seconds.
1.10
Frozen Throne

BuffGround damage increased to 93-115 from 85-105.

1.07
BuffHit points increased to 1350 from 1100.
  • Attack type changed to Magic from Piercing.
1.03
BuffAttack now also slows air units.

References[edit]

http://classic.battle.net/war3/undead/units/frostwyrm.shtml