Tauren

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[e][h] Tauren
Unit Information
Built From:
Build Time:
44
T
Requirements:
Cost:
280 80 5
1300
3 (9)
0.25 (always)
1400 / 800
Acquisition Range:
500
  • Tauren
Selection Priorty:
4
Formation Rank:
0
Movement
270
Turn Rate:
0.5
Move Type:
foot
Collision Size:
48
Cargo Size:
1
Icon
Combat
30 - 36 (33 - 57)
100
normal
1.9
  • ground
  • structure
  • debris
  • item
  • ward

Mighty warrior. Can learn the Pulverize ability. Attacks land units.

Tauren are the most powerful ground melee unit. Use Shaman's Bloodlust to make Tauren even more powerful. Typically you will want to research Pulverize after you have trained three Tauren or as soon as your Tauren are enroute to the enemy, whichever comes first.

Always combine Tauren with Shamans using Bloodlust.

Spells & Abilities[edit]

Pulverize
Cast Type : Passive  Ability Type:  Physical
Target Type : No Target  Damage Type:  Universal
Pulverize gives the Tauren a 25% chance of dealing area of effect damage on their attacks.
Targets Allowed : Ground, Enemy
Chance : 25%
Full Damage : 20/60
Full Radius : 250
Half Damage : 10/30
Half Radius : 350
Notes : Upgrade Pulverize increases the damage to 60.
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

Upgrades[edit]

Pulverize Damage Increase
Upgrades the totem carried by Tauren, increasing the damage of their Pulverize ability.
Researched at : Tauren Totem
 Hotkey : P
Cost : 100 225  Research Time:  40
Requires : Fortress, War Mill
New Damage : 60
Old Damage : 20

War Mill[edit]

Steel Melee Weapons
Increases the melee attack damage of Grunts, Raiders and Tauren.
Researched at : War Mill
 Hotkey : M
Cost : 100 75  Research Time:  60
Damage Dice Bonus : 1
Thorium Melee Weapons
Cost : 150 175  Research Time:  75
Requires : Stronghold
Damage Dice Bonus : 2
 
Arcanite Melee Weapons
Cost : 200 275  Research Time:  90
Requires : Fortress
Damage Dice Bonus : 3
 
Steel Armor
Increases the armor of Grunts, Raiders, Troll Batriders, Tauren, Headhunters, Wind Riders and Demolishers.
Researched at : War Mill
 Hotkey : A
Cost : 150 75  Research Time:  60
Armor Bonus : 2
Thorium Armor
Cost : 225 225  Research Time:  75
Requires : Stronghold
Armor Bonus : 4
 
Arcanite Armor
Cost : 300 375  Research Time:  90
Requires : Fortress
Armor Bonus : 6
 

Version History[edit]

Balance Patch History
Patch Version Balance Changes
1.31.0
  • Buff Tauren now start with a reduced Pulverize that deals 20 damage.
  • Buff Upgrade Pulverize lumber cost reduced from 250 to 225 lumber.
  • Neutral The Pulverize upgrade has been changed to “Upgrade Pulverize,” which increases the damage of Pulverize to 60.
1.30.0

References[edit]

http://classic.battle.net/war3/orc/units/tauren.shtml