Gargoyle

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[e][h] Gargoyle
Unit Information
Built From:
Build Time:
35
A
Cost:
185 30 2
Defence:
410 3 (9)
HP Regeneration:
2 (on Blight)
Level:
Race:
Sight Range:
1600 / 800
Acquisition Range:
500
Classification:
  • undead
Selection Priorty:
3
Formation Rank:
2
Movement
Speed:
350
Turn Rate:
0.5
Move Type:
fly
Collision Size:
8
Icon
Combat
Damage:
61 - 70 (64 - 100)
18 - 21 (21 - 33)
Range:
128
300
Weapon Type:
normal
missile
1.4
2.2
Targets:
  • air
  • ground
  • structure
  • debris
  • item
  • ward

The dreaded Gargoyles of Northrend are voracious flying creatures who revel in slaughter and mayhem. Brought from the frozen north by the armies of the Lich King, these strange, wiry flyers have rough, crystalline hides which protect them from all manner of attacks. In times of great peril, gargoyles can land and condense their hides into a stone-like surface. Though they are unable to attack in this state, Gargoyles can take time to regenerate their wounds and replenish their energies.

Flying attack creature. Can learn the Stone Form ability. Attacks land and air units.

Gargoyles are useful for killing other air units and Creeps. If the enemy focuses too heavily on melee units such as Grunts or Huntresses you can use Gargoyles against them. If the enemy builds air units you can use Gargoyles against them if Crypt Fiends are not an option. Generally Gargoyles are used for scaring players with hit-and-run attacks or for dealing with air units. Most Undead players prefer to build up Frost Wyrms instead of Gargoyles.

Use Stone Form to heal the Gargoyles. You can even do it right next to the enemy since the armor is so thick while the Gargoyles are in Stone Form.

Although Gargoyles have the "unarmored" armor type, they still have armor. They have unarmored for balance reasons.

Spells and Abilities[edit]

Stone Form
Cast Type : Active  Ability Type:  Magical
Target Type : No Target
Transforms the Gargoyle into a statue that is immune to spells, has 12 bonus armor, and a regeneration rate of 8 hit points per second. The Gargoyle cannot attack in this form.
Cast Requirements : 30 s
Hit Point Regeneration : 8 HP/sec
Additional Armor : 12
Hotkey : F
Upgrade: Stone Form
Cost : 75 150  Research Time:  40
Researched at : Crypt
Requirements : Black CitadelGraveyard

Notes

Due to the high armor bonus players can often use Stone Form right in the middle of a battle area without much fear of being attacked. Gargoyles can always leave Stone Form, but they must wait 30 seconds before returning to it a second time.

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
 

Articles[edit]

References[edit]

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