Mountain Giant

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[e][h] Mountain Giant
Unit Information
Built From:
Build Time:
50
G
Cost:
350 100 7
1600
4 (10)
1.5 (at Night)
1200 / 800 (1200 / 1200)
Acquisition Range:
500
Selection Priorty:
8
Formation Rank:
0
Movement
270
Turn Rate:
0.4
Move Type:
foot
Collision Size:
48
Cargo Size:
4
Icon
Combat
Requirement:
War Club
28 - 40 (31 - 61)
34 - 48 (37 - 72)
128
250
normal
normal
2.5
2.5
  • ground
  • structure
  • debris
  • tree
  • wall
  • item
  • ward
  • ground
  • structure
  • debris
  • tree
  • wall
  • item
  • ward

These monstrous creatures, crafted by the Titans when the world was young, are composed of living stone and stout flora. Benevolent and solitary by nature, the mountain giants have awakened to find that the tranquil world they once helped to shape has become a hectic battlefield of fire and sorrow. Now the mountain giants have pledged their courage and strength to the night elves' cause -- and stand ready to banish the last remnants of the Burning Legion from the world. These massive melee units that can take incredible amounts of punishment from attackers.

Spells & Abilities[edit]

Taunt
Cast Type : Active  Ability Type:  Physical
Target Type : No Target
The closest 10 enemies are forced to attack this unit. Taunt activates a second time after 3 seconds.
Cast Requirements : 16 s
Area of Effect : 450
Hotkey : T

Notes

The purpose of this ability is to force the enemy to attack the Mountain Giant which can absorb a lot of damage. This will stop the enemy from attacking your Hero or other more important or weak units.

Taunt does not affect units that are casting spells or units that are repairing something. Taunt affects only the 10 closest units. It is also disabled by Banish.

War Club
Cast Type : Active
Target Type : Tree Target
Picks up a tree to give the Mountain Giant Siege damage and increased attack range. Lasts for 15 strikes.
Hotkey : W

Notes

This ability is useful when you want the Mountain Giant to destroy buildings. Make sure not to use War Club if you're trying to kill other units. Watch for the tree/War Club disappearing from his hands so you will know when to grab another tree. The Mountain Giant is very large so he requires extra control to avoid being stuck. A common problem is to tell him to use War Club on a tree, but things are blocking him from reaching the tree. Watch out for that.

Mountain Giants will grab a tree if you select a Mountain Giant and right-click on a tree.

Once a Mountain Giant has a tree in his hand he can now destroy trees with it. Instruct the Mountain Giant to attack trees and he can be used to clear out trees.

Resistant Skin
Cast Type : Passive
Target Type : No Target
Reduces the duration of negative spells and renders the unit immune to certain spells.
Effect : Resistant
Upgrade: Resistant Skin
Cost : 50 100  Research Time:  75
Researched at : Ancient of Lore
 Hotkey : E
Requirements : Tree of EternityAncient of Wonders
Hardened Skin
Cast Type : Passive
Target Type : No Target
Reduces all attacks on the Mountain Giant by 12 damage. Attacks cannot be reduced below 3 damage. This means that lower units cannot really damage him.
Damage Reduction : 12
Minimum Damage : 3
Upgrade: Hardened Skin
Cost : 100 175  Research Time:  40
Researched at : Ancient of Lore
 Hotkey : H
Requirements : Tree of EternityAncient of Wonders
Unit Inventory (Night Elf)
Cast Type : Passive
Target Type : No Target
Allows the unit to carry 2 items.
Item Capacity : 2
Notes : Items cannot be used by the unit and are dropped, if the unit dies.
Upgrade: Backpack (Night Elf)
Cost : 50 25  Research Time:  20
Researched at : Tree of Life
Requirements : Ancient of Wonders

Upgrades[edit]

Ultravision
Gives Night Elves the ability to see as far at night as they do during the day.
Researched at : Hunter's Hall
 Hotkey : U
Cost : 50 50  Research Time:  45
Strength of the Wild
Increases the damage of Druids of the Claw in Bear Form, Druids of the Talon in Storm Crow Form, Dryads, Mountain Giants, Faerie Dragons, Hippogryphs, and Chimaeras.
Researched at : Hunter's Hall
 Hotkey : W
Cost : 100 75  Research Time:  60
Damage Dice Bonus : 1
Improved Strength of the Wild
Cost : 175 175  Research Time:  75
Requires : Tree of Ages
Damage Dice Bonus : 2
 
Advanced Strength of the Wild
Cost : 250 275  Research Time:  90
Requires : Tree of Eternity
Damage Dice Bonus : 3
 
Reinforced Hides
Increases the armor of Druids of the Claw in Bear Form, Druids of the Talon in Storm Crow Form, Dryads, Mountain Giants, Faerie Dragons, Hippogryphs, and Chimaeras.
Researched at : Hunter's Hall
 Hotkey : R
Cost : 150 50  Research Time:  60
Armor Bonus : 2
Improved Reinforced Hides
Cost : 200 150  Research Time:  75
Requires : Tree of Ages
Armor Bonus : 4
 
Advanced Reinforced Hides
Cost : 250 250  Research Time:  90
Requires : Tree of Eternity
Armor Bonus : 6
 

Version History[edit]

Balance Patch History
Patch Version Balance Changes
1.31.0 Buff Ultravision is now applied to Mountain Giants, Spirits of Vengeance, and Avatars of Vengeance.
1.30.3 Nerf Mountain Giant supply increased from 6 to 7.
Nerf Mountain Giant cargo size increased from 2 to 4.
1.30.0 Buff Mountain Giant cost decreased from 425 to 350 gold.
Buff Mountain Giant supply decreased from 7 to 6.
Buff Taunt now activates a second time after 3 seconds.
Nerf Taunt cooldown increased from 15 to 16 seconds.
1.17 Nerf Taunt now affects only the 10 closest units. It is also now disabled by Banish.
1.15 Neutral Fixed an issue with the Mountain Giant's Taunt that could cause Invisible and Shadowmelded units to improperly attack and reveal themselves when the ability was activated.
1.10 Buff Mountain Giant base armor increased to 4 from 0 and hit points increased to 1600 from 1400.
Neutral Hardened Skin upgrade cost reduced to 100/175 from 100/250, and damage reduction reduced to 12 from 15.

References[edit]

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