Sorceress

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[e][h] Sorceress
Unit Information
Built From:
Build Time:
30
S
Cost:
155 20 2
Defence:
325 (405) 0
HP Regeneration:
0.25 (always)
Mana:
200 (400)
Initial Mana:
75 (150)
Mana Regeneration:
0.67 (1.31)
Level:
Race:
Sight Range:
1400 / 800
Acquisition Range:
700
Selection Priorty:
8
Formation Rank:
2
Movement
Speed:
270
Turn Rate:
0.6
Move Type:
hover
Collision Size:
16
Cargo Size:
1
Icon
Combat
Damage:
10 - 12
Range:
600
Weapon Type:
missile
1.75
Targets:
  • ground
  • structure
  • debris
  • air
  • item
  • ward

These female Magi, sent by the Magocrats of Dalaran to watch over the volatile Battle Magi, use their arcane powers to aid the Alliance forces whenever Humanity is imperiled. Although their powers are not often used directly in combat, the Sorceresses are able to aid the Alliance warriors with a wide array of specialized conjurings and magical effects.

Versatile spellcaster. Can initially cast Slow, which decreases movement and attack speed on enemy units. Can also learn Invisbility and Polymorph. Attacks land and air units.

The Sorceress is one of the most powerful spellcasters besides the Orc Shaman. The Sorceress's Slow spell can render a unit almost useless. With 400 Mana the Sorceress can slow 8 units. A few Sorceresses can slow an entire army. The Polymorph ability is also very powerful because it can take a unit instantly out of action, possibly never to return. Polymorph is excellent on expensive units such as Tauren, Abominations, Bears, and Knights. Invisibility also has its uses.

Spells & Abilities[edit]

Slow
Cast Type : Autocast  Ability Type:  Magical
Target Type : Unit Target
Slows a target enemy unit's attack rate by 25% and movement speed by 60%.
Cast Requirements : 50 1 s  Range:  70
Targets Allowed : Air, Ground, Enemy
Duration : 60 (10) s
Movement Speed : -60%
Attack Speed : -25%
Hotkey : W

Notes

Slow is a very powerful spell. You can always benefit from several Sorceresses Slowing the enemy. Slow is also the perfect spell to use when the enemy is trying to run away. Often the enemy will leave behind several Slowed units that you can easily take care of for experience.

Invisibility
Cast Type : Active  Ability Type:  Magical
Target Type : Unit Target
Makes a target unit invisible. If the unit attacks, uses an ability or casts a spell, it will become visible.
Cast Requirements : 50  Range:  300
Targets Allowed : Air, Ground, Organic, Friend, Non-suicidal,Neutral
Duration : 120 s
Upgrade required : Sorceress Adept Training
Hotkey : I

Notes

Invisiblity has many different uses such as saving injured units. It can also be used to hide scouting and harassing units from the enemy while they are traveling over the map. Using invisible units in combination with Mass Teleport can create deadly ambushes.

Polymorph
Cast Type : Active  Ability Type:  Magical
Target Type : Unit Target
Turns a target enemy unit into a sheep or flying sheep. The targeted unit retains its hit points, but cannot attack. Cannot be cast on Heroes or Summoned units.
Cast Requirements : 220 3 s  Range:  500
Targets Allowed : Air, Ground, Non-Hero, Enemy, Organic, Neutral
Duration : 60 s
Upgrade required : Sorceress Master Training
Hotkey : O

Notes

Polymorph can be a total game winner, especially if the enemy has nothing to Dispel it. Polymorph can quickly turn an army into nothing. In team games a Human player can take out as many as 3-4 players using Polymorph and a lot of Sorceresses. Polymorph is the perfect counter to Knights, Abominations, Druids of the Claw, and Tauren.

Upgrades[edit]

Sorceress Adept Training
Increases Sorceresses' mana capacity, mana regeneration rate, hit points, and unlocks a new spell.
Researched at : Arcane Sanctum
 Hotkey : O
Cost : 100 50  Research Time:  60
Mana Point Bonus : 100
Mane Reg. Bonus : 0.32
Hit Point Bonus : 40
Spell Learned : Invisibility
Sorceress Master Training
Cost : 100 150  Research Time:  75
Requires : Castle
Mana Point Bonus : 200
Mane Reg. Bonus : 0.64
Hit Point Bonus : 80
Spell Learned : Polymorph

Version History[edit]

Balance Patch History
Patch Version Balance Changes
1.15 Nerf Slow mana cost increased to 50 from 40.
1.10 Buff Sorceress damage increased to 10-12 from 8-10.

References[edit]

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