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

NightEnD  Romania | Death Knight Lich Tinker vs. Keeper of the Grove Demon Hunter Pandaren Brewmaster | Ukraine  Sonik
Game 2 on Twisted Meadows
EnTe  Germany | Death Knight Lich Tinker vs. Keeper of the Grove Priestesses of the Moon  | USA  FK
Game 1 on Ancient Isles
Happy  Russia | Death Knight Lich vs. Keeper of the Grove Demon Hunter  | Ukraine  Sonik
Game 2 on Plunder Isle LV
Quarterfinals in Wc3 Alive Cup 3  
ag3nt  Russia | Archmage Paladin vs. Keeper of the Grove Pandaren Brewmaster  | Ukraine  Sonik
Game 1 on Floodplains LV
WFZ  China | Death Knight Lich Dreadlord vs. Keeper of the Grove Pandaren Brewmaster  | China  Colorful
Watch VOD Game 1 on Twisted Meadows
Finals in Fast Cup 11  
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The most recent games with Keeper of the Grove second are

Yange  South Korea | Demon Hunter Keeper of the Grove Dark Ranger vs. Demon Hunter Naga Sea Witch Dark Ranger | South Korea  LawLiet
Watch VOD Game 1 on Turtle Rock
Life  China | Demon Hunter Naga Sea Witch vs. Demon Hunter Keeper of the Grove  | China  Colorful
Watch VOD Game 3 on Twisted Meadows
Semifinals in Fast Cup 11  
Colorful  China | Demon Hunter Keeper of the Grove vs. Demon Hunter Keeper of the Grove  | South Korea  LawLiet
Watch game VOD Game 3 on Terenas Stand LV
Winners' Finals in GCS 2018 Summer- Grand Finals  
Colorful  China | Demon Hunter Keeper of the Grove vs. Demon Hunter Naga Sea Witch  | South Korea  LawLiet
Watch game VOD Game 2 on Amazonia
Winners' Finals in GCS 2018 Summer- Grand Finals  
Blade  Moldova | Archmage Mountain King vs. Demon Hunter Keeper of the Grove  | Ukraine  Sonik
Game 3 on Lost Temple
Grand Finals in pG Champions Cup 6  
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The most recent games with Keeper of the Grove third are

FoCuS  South Korea | Blademaster Tauren Chieftain vs. Demon Hunter Beastmaster Keeper of the Grove | Ukraine  Foggy
Watch VOD Game 4 on Twisted Meadows
Grand Finals in Rus_Brain Cup 6 - Final  
Lyn  South Korea | Blademaster Shadow Hunter vs. Demon Hunter Beastmaster Keeper of the Grove | South Korea  Moon
Watch game VOD Game 1 on Ancient Isles
Winners' Finals in GCS 2018 Summer- Grand Finals  
Fly100%  China | Far Seer Shadow Hunter vs. Demon Hunter Naga Sea Witch Keeper of the Grove | China  BOB
Game 2 on Amazonia
Prelim Group D Losers' Round 2 in GCS 2018 Summer - May Qualifier  
Free  South Korea | Demon Hunter Beastmaster Keeper of the Grove vs. Blademaster Shadow Hunter Tinker | China  Xinxin
Game 2 on Ancient Isles
Prelim Group B Losers' Round 2 in GCS 2018 Summer - May Qualifier  
Sok  South Korea | Archmage Alchemist Mountain King vs. Beastmaster Pandaren Brewmaster Keeper of the Grove | China  Zhou_Xixi
Game 2 on Twisted Meadows
Prelim Group B Semifinals in GCS 2018 Summer - May Qualifier  
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External links[edit]

References[edit]


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