Versatile spear-thrower, effective against both melee and air units. Can learn Troll Regeneration which greatly enhances health regeneration. Can be upgraded to Troll Berserker, which increases health pool by 100 and unlocks the Berserk ability.
The disenfranchised Trolls of northern Lordaeron have once again pledged their savage services to the Orcish Horde. These cunning warriors are trained from birth to hunt, track and trap the most dangerous beasts in the wild. In times of war, however, Troll Headhunters turn their mighty spears upon the enemies of the Horde without hesitation. Capable of hurling their deadly spears at distant enemies, Troll Headhunters provide invaluable cover fire for the other warriors of the Horde.
Once you have researched the Berserker upgrade, Troll Headhunters become Troll Berserkers, which gives it ~27% more health and gives it an ability to increase its attack speed by 50% for a short time.
Troll Headhunters have historically had poor attack range as one of its drawbacks but this was changed in patch 1.30.0 and now headhunters have a respectable attack range of 550, which is comparable to units like Crypt Fiends and Riflemen with the Long Rifles upgrade.
Headhunters are cheap and fast to produce. They are useful at all stages of a game, with the Berserker Upgrade keeping it a competitive unit even in later stages of the game. Its primary downside is that headhunters have low health and are easy to kill, especially with AoE spells like Blizzard and Breath of Fire.
The key to succeeding with headhunters is to keep them all alive until you get a critical mass of them. Once you have ~10 headhunters in your army, you can easily focus down melee units like grunts, footmen (without defend), huntresses and ghouls with a few quick volleys. An experienced player knows this and will try to pick off your headhunters before you can get a good number of them.
Prioritize the Berserker Upgrade as soon as you get tier 3, it cost just 75 gold and makes your headhunters much stronger.
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