Keeper of the Grove

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[e][h] Keeper of the Grove
Attributes

16 +1.80

15 +1.50

19 +2.70

21 - 27

3

Primary Attribute
Stats
Base Stats
Movement Speed:
320
Sight Range:
1800 / 800
Attack Range:
600
Turn Rate:
0.40
Hotkey:
K
Icon
Level Changes
Level:
1
5
10
Hit Points:
500
675
900
HP Regen.: (+0.50 at Night)
0.8
1.15
1.6
Mana:
285
435
645
Mana Regen.:
0.96
1.46
2.16
Armor:
3
4
6
Damage:
21 - 27
31 - 37
45 - 51
Cooldown:
1.68
1.54
1.4

The enchanted Keepers are the favored sons of the demigod Cenarius. Like their lesser Dryad sisters, the Keepers appear to be half Night Elf, half stag. They have enormous antlers and manes of leaves that flow down their backs. Their right hands are disfigured and twisted - as if they had become like the gnarled root-claws of the Treants. Keepers possess many strange powers over nature and the animals. Though they typically remain within the sacred Moon Groves of Ashenvale forest, the Keepers always heed the call to arms when the greater lands of Kalimdor are threatened.

The Keeper of the Grove is a great Hero! All four of his abilities are extremely useful. Entangling Roots can be used to stop melee units in their tracks allowing the Night Elves to pick them off at range with Archers, Huntresses, or Dryads. Force of Nature can be used to create Treants, which can complement your army. Force of Nature can also be used to remove trees allowing you to reach Gold Mines surrounded by trees. Thorns are very useful when facing lots of melee units. Tranquility can be used during battle to determine the outcome and to repair units such as Glaive Thrower while they assault a town.

It's best to keep the Keeper of the Grove away from enemy units and Heroes, as he is more of a weak spell caster type Hero. If the enemy tries to attack him run away or out of range. The Keeper of the Grove is somewhat large so it's easy to get stuck if you're not careful. Leave plenty of room around him for escape. Be sure to keep the Keeper behind your army and out of danger.

There are several point spending strategies with the Keeper of the Grove. Some players focus on Entangling Roots followed by Thorns if the enemy is using melee units. It's very important to not waste points in Thorns if the enemy is using mostly ranged units. In large team games Thorns can be very effective as it protects multiple armies. If you are not going to use Thorns you can place points in Entangling Roots and Force of Nature. But If you use a lot of Entangling Roots you may find you never have mana for Force of Nature and vice versa. The other option for the Keeper of the Grove is to place points in Force of Nature and Thorns.

The Keeper of the Grove is an excellent Hero rusher with Entangling Roots. He can run in and Entangle enemy Peons and melee units such as Grunts and Footmen at the start of the game. He can run in and Entangle something then run. The Keeper of the Grove is also useful at preventing Hero rushes when using Entangling Roots on enemy Heroes.

When selecting items for the Keeper of the Grove, pick "caster" type items that help his mana and intelligence.

Abilities[edit]

Entangling Roots
Cast Type : Active  Ability Type:  Magical
Target Type : Unit Target  Damage Type:  Magic
Causes roots to burst from the ground, immobilizing, disarming, and damaging a target enemy unit.
Cast Requirements : 75 8 s  Range:  800
Targets Allowed : Ground, Enemy, Neutral, Organic
Duration : 9 (3) / 18 (5) / 30 (7) s
Root Damage : 15/20/30 dmg per second
Hotkey : E

Notes:

  • Entangled Units are unable to attack, though they can still cast spells.
  • Entangling Roots will prevent enemy Heroes and units from teleporting back to town via Scrolls of Town Portal or Archmage Mass Teleport. If you cast Entangling Roots on an enemy Archmage, the Archmage and units will not be able to teleport. Entangling Roots is good to interrupt spells that require spell channeling.
  • Make sure you check the Mana of the enemy unit before using this ability. If they are low on Mana, don't use Mana Burn.
Force of Nature
Cast Type : Active  Ability Type:  Magical
Target Type : Area Target
Converts an area of trees into Treants. Treants can attack land units.
Cast Requirements : 125 20 s  Range:  800
Area of Effect : 150 / 225 / 300
Duration : 60 s
Summons : Treant
Summon Count : 2/3/4
Hotkey : F

Notes:

  • Treants are great additions to your army. Since Force of Nature is only limited by its mana and cooldown, buy Mana Potions or replenish mana using Fountains or Moon Wells then cast Force of Nature again.
  • Use Force of Nature to clear away trees so that you can reach Gold Mines surrounded by trees.
Thorns Aura
Cast Type : Aura  Ability Type:  Universal
Target Type : No Target  Damage Type:  Universal
An aura that gives friendly units around the Keeper of the Grove a damage shield, which wounds enemy melee attackers.
Targets Allowed : Air, Ground, Friend, Self, Vulnerable, Invulnerable
Area of Effect : 900
Reflects : 10/20/30% of melee damage
Notes : The damage is reflected, before it is reduced by armor.
Hotkey : R

Notes:

  • Thorns Aura is only effective if your units are being hit by melee attackers. If the enemy is using a lot of ranged troops, don't invest in this skill or at least don't invest heavily in this skill.
Tranquility
Cast Type : Channel  Ability Type:  Universal
Target Type : No Target
Causes a rain of healing energy to pour down in a large area, healing friendly allied units for 20 hit points per second.
Cast Requirements : 125 60 s
Targets Allowed : Air, Ground, Friend, Self, Neutral
Area of Effect : 900
Duration : 15 s
Regeneration : 40 HP/sec
Initial Immunity Duration : 3 s
Hotkey : T

Notes:

  • Once this spell is cast collect units under the rain until they are healed.
  • This spell must be maintained by having the Keeper of the Grove stand still while the spell is cast to get the full effect

Games[edit]

The most recent games with Keeper of the Grove first are

WFZ  China | Death Knight Lich Dreadlord vs. Keeper of the Grove Pandaren Brewmaster  | South Korea Moon
Watch VOD Game 2 on [[]]
Sonik  Ukraine | Keeper of the Grove Alchemist vs. Archmage Mountain King  | Moldova Blade
Watch VOD Game 4 on Echo Isles
Sonik  Ukraine | Keeper of the Grove vs. Archmage Mountain King  | Moldova Blade
Watch VOD Game 3 on Terenas Stand LV
Sonik  Ukraine | Keeper of the Grove Alchemist vs. Archmage Naga Sea Witch  | France ToD
Game 3 on Amazonia
Sonik  Ukraine | Keeper of the Grove Alchemist vs. Archmage Naga Sea Witch  | France ToD
Game 2 on Terenas Stand LV
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The most recent games with Keeper of the Grove second are

Starshaped  Sweden | Priestesses of the Moon Dark Ranger vs. Priestesses of the Moon Keeper of the Grove  | Ukraine Sonik
Game 1 on Swamped Temple
Quarterfinal in Sidems Cup 2  
LawLiet  South Korea | Demon Hunter Keeper of the Grove Alchemist vs. Demon Hunter Naga Sea Witch Dark Ranger | South Korea Moon
Game 3 on Terenas Stand LV
Moon  South Korea | Demon Hunter Keeper of the Grove vs. Demon Hunter Naga Sea Witch  | Ukraine Foggy
Game 1 on Ancient Isles
Foggy  Ukraine | Demon Hunter Keeper of the Grove vs. Blademaster Shadow Hunter  | South Korea FoCuS
Watch VOD Game 3 on Twisted Meadows
Finals in XiaoY Cup 2  
Foggy  Ukraine | Demon Hunter Keeper of the Grove vs. Keeper of the Grove Naga Sea Witch Tinker | South Korea LawLiet
Watch VOD Game 4 on Terenas Stand LV
Losers' Finals in Rus_Brain Cup 7 - Final  
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The most recent games with Keeper of the Grove third are

Lucifer  South Korea | Death Knight Lich Tinker vs. Demon Hunter Naga Sea Witch Keeper of the Grove | Ukraine Foggy
Watch VOD Game 2 on Last Refuge
Semifinals in Rus_Brain Cup 7 - Final  
120  China | Death Knight Lich Dark Ranger vs. Demon Hunter Naga Sea Witch Keeper of the Grove | Ukraine Foggy
Watch VOD Game 2 on Last Refuge
Sniq  Finland | Death Knight Naga Sea Witch Lich vs. Demon Hunter Naga Sea Witch Keeper of the Grove | Ukraine Foggy
Game 1 on Last Refuge
FoCuS  South Korea | Blademaster Shadow Hunter vs. Demon Hunter Beastmaster Keeper of the Grove | South Korea Moon
Watch VOD Game 3 on Twisted Meadows
SuperBT  China | Blademaster Shadow Hunter vs. Demon Hunter Beastmaster Keeper of the Grove | South Korea Free
Game 1 on Amazonia
Prelim Group C Losers' Round 1 in WGL 2018 Winter - July Qualifier  
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External links[edit]

References[edit]


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