Lich

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[e][h] Lich
Attributes

15 +2

14 +1

20 +3.40

22 - 28

2

Primary Attribute
Stats
Base Stats
Movement Speed:
290
Sight Range:
1800 / 800
Attack Range:
600
Turn Rate:
0.50
Hotkey:
L
Icon
Level Changes
Level:
1
5
10
Hit Points:
475
675
925
HP Regen.: (+2.00 on Blight)
0.75
1.15
1.65
Mana:
300
495
750
Mana Regen.:
1.01
1.66
2.51
Armor:
2
3
5
Damage:
22 - 28
35 - 41
52 - 58
Cooldown:
1.48
1.4
1.3


During his mortal life as the Warchief of the Orcish Horde of Draenor; Ner'zhul commanded a number of Orcish Warlocks and Shamans. Yet, when these wicked sorcerers were captured by Kil'jaeden and the Legion after the destruction of Draenor, they were transformed into twisted aberrations of their former selves. These Liches possessed tremendous magical powers, yet their immortal, undead bodies were bound to the iron will of Ner'zhul. Since the Liches showed unswerving loyalty to their master, Ner'zhul granted them control over the furious elements of the cold north. Now, Liches wield frost magic along with their own considerable necromantic spells.

The Lich is the least used Undead Hero, partly because it is difficult for beginners to use him properly. The Lich is a great first or second Hero mainly for his Frost Nova ability. Frost Nova is one of the uber abilities in the game, especially when combined with the Archmage's Brilliance Aura, Mana Potions, or Dark Ritual. Frost Armor can be useful on allied Heroes, Abominations, or Frost Wyrms. Dark Ritual is rarely used but is very powerful in a skilled player's hands. Dark Ritual works very well with Necromancers because the Lich can sacrifice Skeleton Warriors. Death and Decay can be used to attack tightly packed enemy buildings or towers.

The Lich is a very fragile caster like the Human Archmage. He can easily and quickly be killed. You can attempt to counter that by casting Frost Armor on him or healing him with Death Coil. The most common way to protect him is to do a lot of running away and never get close to enemy ranged or melee units whenever possible.

Spells and Abilities[edit]

Frost Nova
Cast Type : Active  Ability Type:  Magical
Target Type : Unit Target  Damage Type:  Magic
Blasts enemy units around a target enemy unit with a wave of damaging frost that slows movement and attack rate.
Cast Requirements : 125 8 s  Range:  800
Targets Allowed : Ground, Enemy, Air, Neutral, Organic
Area of Effect : 200
Duration : 4 (2) / 6 (3) / 8 (4) s
Target damage : 100
Nova damage : 50/100/150
Buff : Slowed
Hotkey : N

Notes:

  • People pick the Lich just for the Frost Nova ability. It is a very powerful ability that is up there with Chain Lightning. Frost Nova can take a chunk out of enemy units and destroy low hit point units such as ranged units and spell casters. The second benefit of Frost Nova is that it slows enemy units so it's great to use when they are trying to run away.
  • Use Dark Ritual so you can get more Mana to cast Frost Nova.
Frost Armor
Cast Type : Autocast  Ability Type:  Magical
Target Type : Unit Target
Creates a shield of frost around a target friendly unit. The shield adds armor and slows melee units that attack it.
Cast Requirements : 40 2 s  Range:  800
Targets Allowed : Air, Ground, Friend, Self, Neutral
Armor : 3/5/7
Armor Duration : 45 seconds
Slow Duration : 5 seconds
Slow Buff : Slowed
Hotkey : F

Notes:

  • Frost Armor is useful for protecting allied Heroes and the Lich Itself. You can also cast Frost Armor on powerful units such as Abominations, Frost Wyrms, Knights, Tauren, and Bears to allow them to last longer. The slow ability is also useful because enemy units attacking a unit with Frost Armor will be slowed for 5 seconds.
  • Frost Armor only slows units that attack the unit with a Melee attack.
Dark Ritual
Cast Type : Active  Ability Type:  Magical
Target Type : Unit Target
Sacrifices a target friendly Undead unit to convert its hit points into mana for the Lich.
Cast Requirements : 25 15 s  Range:  800
Targets Allowed : Air, Ground, Player Units, Non Hero
Mana : 33/66/100 % of HP
Hotkey : R
Death and Decay
Cast Type : Channel  Ability Type:  Universal
Target Type : Area Target  Damage Type:  Universal
Damages everything in its area of effect by 4% of its base hit points per second.
Cast Requirements : 250 150 s  Range:  1000
Area of Effect : 300
Duration : 35 s
Notes : Trees are not affected by the damaginng effect of Death and Decay, but instead killed instantly.
Hotkey : D

Notes:

  • Death and Decay is useful for attacking enemy towns when they have packed their buildings very tightly. You can then destroy a lot of buildings and greatly damage the enemy. Death and Decay is also useful against people who build a lot of towers.
  • Death and Decay can be used to clear away trees, as they are instantly destroyed by Death and Decay.

Games[edit]

The most recent games with Lich first are

NightEnD  Romania | Death Knight Lich Dark Ranger vs. Lich Death Knight Dreadlord | Sweden  Skutt
Game 1 on Twisted Meadows
Happy  Russia | Death Knight vs. Lich   | South Korea  Lucifer
Game 2 on Amazonia
Semifinals in Wc3 Alive Cup 3  
Lucifer  South Korea | Lich Death Knight Dark Ranger vs. Death Knight Lich Dark Ranger | Russia  Sheik
Game 2 on Turtle Rock
Round of 32 in Fast Cup 11  
Lucifer  South Korea | Lich Death Knight Dark Ranger vs. Death Knight Lich  | Russia  Sheik
Game 1 on Twisted Meadows
Round of 32 in Fast Cup 11  
tbc_bm  China | Death Knight Lich Dark Ranger vs. Lich Death Knight Dark Ranger | South Korea  Lucifer
Game 3 on Last Refuge
Round of 16 in Rudan Cup  
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The most recent games with Lich second are

Moon  South Korea | Beastmaster vs. Death Knight Lich  | China  WFZ
Watch game VOD Game 3 on Twisted Meadows
Moon  South Korea | Warden vs. Death Knight Lich Dark Ranger | China  WFZ
Watch game VOD Game 2 on Echo Isles
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 Dark Ranger vs. Blademaster Shadow Hunter Tauren Chieftain | Russia  Cash
Watch VOD Game 2 on Terenas Stand LV
NightEnD  Romania | Death Knight Lich Dark Ranger vs. Lich Death Knight Dreadlord | Sweden  Skutt
Game 1 on Twisted Meadows
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The most recent games with Lich third are

Moon  South Korea | Demon Hunter Naga Sea Witch vs. Death Knight Naga Sea Witch Lich | China  WFZ
Watch game VOD Game 5 on Ancient Isles
Moon  South Korea | Beastmaster vs. Death Knight Naga Sea Witch Lich | China  WFZ
Watch game VOD Game 4 on Last Refuge
Moon  South Korea | Demon Hunter Alchemist vs. Death Knight Naga Sea Witch Lich | China  WFZ
Watch game VOD Game 1 on Amazonia
HawK  Russia | Mountain King Blood Mage Paladin vs. Death Knight Dark Ranger Lich | France  SyDe
Game 2 on Last Refuge
Lucifer  South Korea | Death Knight Naga Sea Witch Lich vs. Demon Hunter Naga Sea Witch  | Ukraine  Foggy
Watch VOD Game 2 on Echo Isles
3rd Place Match in Wc3 Alive Cup 3  
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External links[edit]

References[edit]


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