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Spirit Walker

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[e][h]Orc Spirit Walker
Unit Information
Built From:
Tauren Totem
 195 15}px 35  35  3
500 (620)
0.25 (always)
0 (0)
Formation Rank:
1400 / 800
300 (600)
100 (200)
Selection Priorty:
Turn Rate:
Move Type:
Collision Size:
Cargo Size:
17 - 22
  • ground
  • structure
  • debris
  • air
  • item
  • ward

Mystical Tauren caster with Ethereal Form, which allows him to avoid physical damage. Believed to be the ill omen of a coming age, white Tauren are held in near reverence by their people, often becoming reclusive priests who wander the land in search of kindred spirits. Good at manipulating damage and destroying summoned creatures. Attacks land and air units.

Another powerful spellcaster in the Orc horde.

Spells & Abilities[edit]

Cast Type : Active  Ability Type:  Magical
Target Type : Unit Target
Links 4 units together in a chain. All units with Spirit Link on them will live longer, by distributing 50% of the damage they take across other Spirit Linked units.
Cast Requirements : 75 0 s  Range:  750
Targets Allowed : Air, Ground, Friend, Self, Organic
Duration : 75 s
Units linked : 4
Damage distributed : 50%
Hotkey : R


Use Spirit Link to even out the damage among troops. Damage sustained over Spirit link is never fatal. Fatal damage sustained via Spirit Link reduces unit's hp to 1 hit point, and dispels Spirit Link.

Cast Type : Active  Ability Type:  Magical
Target Type : Unit Target
Removes all buffs from units in a target area. Deals 250 damage to hostile summoned units.
Cast Requirements : 100 0 s  Range:  650
Area of Effect : 250
Damage to summons : 250
Upgrade required : Spirit Walker Adept Training
Hotkey : D


This ability removes both positive and negative buffs from units.

Ancestral Spirit
Cast Type : Active  Ability Type:  Magical
Target Type : No Target
Raises a fallen non-Hero Tauren from the dead. The Tauren is revived with 100% of its hit points restored.
Cast Requirements : 250 30 s  Range:  350
Targets Allowed : Ground, Player Units, Dead, Tauren
Hit Points : 100%
Mana Points : 25%
Upgrade required : Spirit Walker Master Training
Hotkey : C


  • This is an incredibly powerful ability which allows you to return dead Tauren to life! If you use Tauren, this is a must have ability.
  • See further: corpse.
Ethereal Form
Cast Type : Active  Ability Type:  Magical
Target Type : No Target
Turns the Spirit Walker ethereal, making him immune to physical damage, but unable to attack. Ethereal units can only be harmed by Magic attacks and spells.
Cast Requirements : 30 s
Hotkey : F


The Spirit Walker can't attack while in this form. Use this ability if you want to make it more difficult for the enemy to kill the Spirit Walker. The enemy can't hurt them unless they have units with magic attacks or with magic spells. Spirit Walkers in Ethereal Form take 66% bonus damage from magic and spell damage.

Spirit Walkers start in Ethereal form. When Spirit Walkers change from Ethereal to Corporeal form, they cannot become Ethereal again for 30 seconds.

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
Unit Inventory (Orc)
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 (Orc)
Cost : 50 25  Research Time:  20
Researched at : Great Hall
Requirements : Voodoo Lounge


Spirit Walker Adept Training
Increases Spirit Walkers' mana capacity, mana regeneration rate, hit points, and unlocks a new spell.
Researched at : Tauren Totem
 Hotkey : R
Cost : 100 50  Research Time:  50
Mana Point Bonus : 150
Mana Reg. Bonus : 0.42
Hit Point Bonus : 60
Spell Learned : Disenchant
Spirit Walker Master Training
Cost : 100 150  Research Time:  65
Requires : Fortress
Mana Point Bonus : 300
Mana Reg. Bonus : 0.84
Hit Point Bonus : 120
Spell Learned : Ancenstral Spirit

Version History[edit]

Balance Patch History
VersionReleaseBalance Changes
  • Buff Disenchant range increased to 650 from 500, and mana cost reduced to 100 from 125.
  • Buff Spirit Walker build time reduced to 38 from 42.
  • Buff Damage sustained over Spirit Link is now never fatal. Fatal damage sustained via Spirit Link instead reduces a unit to 1 hit point, and dispels Spirit Link.