Mountain King

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[e][h] Mountain King
Attributes

24 +3

11 +1.50

15 +1.50

26 - 36

2

Primary Attribute
Stats
Base Stats
Movement Speed:
290
Sight Range:
1800 / 800
Attack Range:
Melee
Turn Rate:
0.60
Hotkey:
M
Icon
Level Changes
Level:
1
5
10
Hit Points:
700
1000
1375
HP Regen.:
1.45
2.05
2.8
Mana:
225
315
420
Mana Regen.:
0.76
1.06
1.41
Armor:
2
4
6
Damage:
26 - 36
38 - 48
53 - 63
Cooldown:
1.82
1.66
1.5

The Mountain Kings, or 'Thanes' as they are known in Khaz Modan, are the mightiest Dwarven warriors under the mountain. Wielding both enchanted warhammers and hand axes, these fierce fighters live to test themselves against worthy opponents. Unconcerned with their race's preoccupation with mechanical devices and mining precious minerals, Mountain Kings live only for battle. Dedicated to safeguarding the Alliance which saved their kingdom during the Second War, the Mountain Kings can be counted upon to rally behind any banner that stands between freedom and the ever looming shadow of evil.

The Mountain King is one of the top melee Heroes along with the Night Elf Demon Hunter and the Orc Blademaster. In one on one Hero Matches the Mountain King can be one of the best Hero killers with his Storm Bolt ability. Heroes that attempt to run away or try to use spells that require spell channeling can be stopped quickly with Storm Bolt. Storm Bolt is also useful for putting powerful enemy units out of action quickly. But some top Human players such as TillerMaN and Maynard prefer to use Thunder Clap. "Thunder Clap is the best" - Maynard. At higher levels Thunderclap can destroy low hit point units such as Ghouls, and Archers. For other units it can slow them and bring their hit points down. The Mountain King can also stun units with Bash and eventually use Avatar to be even more powerful.

If you are using a Mountain King with an Archmage using Brilliance you can skip Bash and focus on Storm Bolt and Thunder Clap. With the Archmage generating Mana he can have enough to use Storm Bolt instead of Bash. Storm Bolt is also more controllable than the randomness of Bash.

Abilities[edit]

Storm Bolt
Cast Type : Active  Ability Type:  Magical
Target Type : Unit Target  Damage Type:  Magic
A magical hammer that is thrown at an enemy unit, causing damage and stunning the target.
Cast Requirements : 75 9 s  Range:  600
Targets Allowed : Air, Ground, Enemy, Neutral, Organic
Damage : 100 / 210 / 325
Duration : 5 (3) s
Hotkey : T

Notes:

  • Use Storm Bolt to interrupt spells that require spell channeling.
  • Use Storm Bolt on powerful and dangerous units that you want dead now such as Kodo Beasts, Tauren, Knights, Frost Wyrms, Chimaera.
  • Use Storm Bolt on enemy Heroes, especially those that are trying to run away and are almost dead.
  • Don't forget you can use Storm Bolt on flying units if you have to.
Thunder Clap
Cast Type : Active  Ability Type:  Magical
Target Type : No Target  Damage Type:  Magic
Slams the ground, damaging nearby enemy units. Units are also slowed for the duration listed below.
Cast Requirements : 90 6 s
Targets Allowed : Ground, Enemy, Neutral, Organic
Area of Effect : 300 / 350 / 400
Damage : 65 / 125 / 175
Duration : 5 (3) s
Movement speed : -50%
Attack rate : -50%
Hotkey : C
  • This spell will not work on air units. To take full advantage of the spell, use Thunder Clap when the Mountain King is surrounded by enemy units. Move the Mountain King into the middle of a pack of units then use Thunder Clap. Be ready to run or to use another Thunder Clap after the enemy has been slowed.
Bash
Cast Type : Passive  Ability Type:  Physical
Target Type : No Target  Damage Type:  Magic
Gives a chance that the Mountain King's attack will do 25 bonus damage and stun his opponent for 2 seconds (1 second for Heroes).
Targets Allowed : Air, Ground
Duration : 2 (1) s
Bonus damage : 25
Bash chance : 20/30/40 %

Notes:

  • Bash is free stun and damage while the Mountain King attacks normally. It can be very useful since it gives extra damage and puts the enemy out of action for a bit. Bash can also be used at the same time as Thunder Clap and Storm Bolt so you can stun something with Bash then Thunder Clap or Storm Bolt something else at the same time.
  • You can use Bash against air units if you have an Orb, such as the ones purchased from shops.
Avatar
Cast Type : Active  Ability Type:  Universal
Target Type : No Target
Activate Avatar to temporarily give the Mountain King 5 bonus armor, 500 bonus hit points, 20 bonus damage and spell immunity.
Cast Requirements : 150 180 s
Duration : 60 s
Bonus Armor : 5
Bonus HP : +500 HP
Bonus damage : 20
Grants : Spell immunity
Hotkey : V

Notes:

  • Avatar is very useful. Be sure to use it whenever possible but don't waste it.
  • This ability is great when sieging an enemy base with large amounts of towers, as the bonus hitpoints and armor make the Mountain King an excellent meat shield. Remember, you can still cast Holy Light on an Avatared Mountain King.

Version History[edit]

Balance Patch History
Patch Version Balance Changes
1.29 Buff Mountain King's movement speed increased to 290 from 270
Buff Thunder Clap damage is increased from 60/100/140 to 65/125/175, and the range is increased from 25/30/35 to 30/35/40
Nerf Storm Bolt damage reduced on level 2 (225 to 210) and level 3 (350 to 325)
1.15 Buff Bash % chance to hit increased by 5% across all levels.
1.13 Nerf Storm Bolt stun is now 5 seconds vs. units and 3 seconds vs. Heroes at all levels. Previously, it had this level of stun at level 1, but went up 2 seconds vs. units and one second vs. Heroes each level. Additionally, level-2 and level-3 damage are now 225 and 350, respectively.
1.10 Nerf Thunder Clap damage reduced to 60/100/140 from 70/110/150.

Games[edit]

The most recent games with Mountain King first are

Foggy  Ukraine | Beastmaster vs. Mountain King   | France Anima
Game 2 on Echo Isles
Quarterfinal in AceD-Challenge  
Foggy  Ukraine | Beastmaster Pandaren Brewmaster vs. Mountain King Alchemist  | France Anima
Game 1 on Terenas Stand LV
Quarterfinal in AceD-Challenge  
ag3nt  Russia | Mountain King Archmage vs. Death Knight Lich Crypt Lord | France SyDe
Game 2 on Last Refuge
Quarterfinal in Khozyain Cup 5  
Sini  China | Warden Pandaren Brewmaster vs. Mountain King Blood Mage  | South Korea Sok
Watch VOD Game 1 on Terenas Stand LV
TH000  China | Mountain King Paladin Blood Mage vs. Death Knight Lich Dreadlord | China 120
Watch VOD Game 1 on Amazonia
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The most recent games with Mountain King second are

DJ  China | Death Knight Lich Dark Ranger vs. Archmage Mountain King Paladin | Russia Imperius
Game 2 on Terenas Stand LV
Round of 32 in Fast Cup 12  
DJ  China | Death Knight Lich Dark Ranger vs. Archmage Mountain King Paladin | Russia Imperius
Game 1 on Last Refuge
Round of 32 in Fast Cup 12  
MOES  France | Keeper of the Grove Alchemist vs. Archmage Mountain King  | France ToD
Game 3 on Turtle Rock
MOES  France | Keeper of the Grove Alchemist vs. Archmage Mountain King  | France ToD
Game 2 on Last Refuge
DV  Kazakhstan | Death Knight Alchemist Lich vs. Archmage Mountain King Paladin | Serbia Neksy
Game 1 on Amazonia
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The most recent games with Mountain King third are

Chaemiko  South Korea | Archmage Paladin Mountain King vs. Death Knight Lich  | China tbc_bm
Watch VOD Game 1 on Echo Isles
TH000  China | Archmage Alchemist Mountain King vs. Death Knight Lich Dreadlord | South Korea Lucifer
Watch game VOD Game 4 on Last Refuge
Chaemiko  South Korea | Archmage Paladin Mountain King vs. Death Knight Lich Dark Ranger | South Korea Lucifer
Watch VOD Game 3 on Echo Isles
Losers' Round 2 in Rus_Brain Cup 6 - Final  
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  
TH000  China | Archmage Paladin Mountain King vs. Death Knight Lich Dark Ranger | China WFZ
Game 2 on Amazonia
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External links[edit]

References[edit]


http://classic.battle.net/war3/human/units/mountainking.shtml