Kodo Beast

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[e][h]Orc Kodo Beast
Unit Information
Built From:
 255 15}px 60  30  4
0.25 (always)
1 (1)
Formation Rank:
1400 / 800
Acquisition Range:
Selection Priorty:
Turn Rate:
Move Type:
Collision Size:
Cargo Size:
16 - 21
  • ground
  • structure
  • debris
  • air
  • item
  • ward

The colossal kodo beasts of the Kalimdor plains proved to be valued allies of the Orcish Horde. The mighty beasts were charged with carrying the Orcs’ pounding war drums into battle. The huge kodos, serving as symbols of Orcish might and valor, also use their enormous size and strength to aid the Orcs in battle.

Lumbering war beast, mounted by an Orcish drummer. Has the abilities War Drums and Devour. War Drums gives friendly units nearby a bonus to attack damage. Can gain the War Drums Upgrade. Attacks land and air units.

Although the Kodo Beast has the unarmored armor type, he has 1 armor. The unarmored armor type is used for balance reasons.

Use Kodo Beasts to eat powerful units such as Tauren, Abominations, and Knights. A large group of Kodo Beasts are useful for hit and run attacks, especially when combined with an allies' army. But most often, Orc players will bring along just one or possibly two Kodo Beasts with their army. Kodo Beasts are even more useful in team games since they can then benefit an even larger army.

When Kodo Beasts Devour a unit, the Kodo Beast's vision is given to the owner (enemy player) of the unit Devoured until the unit inside the Kodo Beast is fully Devoured.

Do not Devour creeps that drop items.

Spells & Abilities[edit]

Cast Type : Active  Ability Type:  Physical
Target Type : Unit Target  Damage Type:  Universal
Consumes a target unit, slowly digesting it and dealing 5 damage per second to it. If the Kodo Beast is killed while the consumed unit is still being digested, the unit that was devoured will pop out.
Range : 100
Targets Allowed : Ground, Non-Hero, Enemy, Organic, Neutral
Damage : 5 per second
Max Creep Level : 5
Notes : If the Kodo beast gets morphed into a different unit while devouring a target, the target immediatly dies.
Units with Devour cannot be devoured.
Hotkey : D
War Drums Aura
Cast Type : Aura
Target Type : No Target
All friendly units within the auras area of effect have their attack increased.
Targets Allowed : Air, Ground, Friend, Self
Area of Effect : 900
Damage Bonus : 10%
Notes : Upgrade War Drums increases the damage bonus to 20%.
Pack Mule
Cast Type : Passive
Target Type : No Target
Allows the unit to carry 4 items.
Item Capacity : 4
Notes : Items cannot be used by the unit and are dropped, if the unit dies.
Upgrade: Backpack (Orc)
Cost : 50 25  Research Time:  20
Researched at : Great Hall
Requirements : Voodoo Lounge


War Drums Damage Increase
Increases the damage bonus that the War Drums aura on the Kodo Beast gives.
Researched at : Beastiary
 Hotkey : D
Cost : 100 150  Research Time:  40
Requires : Fortress, War Mill
New Damage Bonus : 20%
Old Damage Bonus : 10%

Version History[edit]

Balance Patch History
VersionReleaseBalance Changes
  • Neutral Kodo Beasts now have 1000 hit points, up from 790 hit points. They also attack more slowly than before.