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The dreaded Gargoyles of Northrend are voracious flying creatures who revel in slaughter and mayhem. Brought from the frozen north by the armies of the Lich King, these strange, wiry flyers have rough, crystalline hides which protect them from all manner of attacks. In times of great peril, gargoyles can land and condense their hides into a stone-like surface. Though they are unable to attack in this state, Gargoyles can take time to regenerate their wounds and replenish their energies.

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Gargoyles are useful for killing other air units and Creeps. If the enemy focuses too heavily on melee units such as Grunts or Huntresses you can use Gargoyles against them. If the enemy builds air units you can use Gargoyles against them if Crypt Fiends are not an option. Generally Gargoyles are used for scaring players with hit-and-run attacks or for dealing with air units. Most Undead players prefer to build up Frost Wyrms instead of Gargoyles.

Use Stone Form to heal the Gargoyles. You can even do it right next to the enemy since the armor is so thick while the Gargoyles are in Stone Form.

Although Gargoyles have the "unarmored" armor type, they still have armor. They have unarmored for balance reasons.

Spells and abilities

Stone Form

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Transforms the Gargoyle into a statue that is immune to spells, has 12 bonus armor, and a regeneration rate of 8 hit points per second. The Gargoyle cannot attack in this form.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
75 WC3gold.gif 150 WC3lumber.gif Crypt Black Citadel 40 sec.
Duration Cast Time Cooldown Effect
0.5 sec. 0.7 sec. 30 sec. Regenerates 8 HP/sec., +12 Armor

Due to the high armor bonus players can often use Stone Form right in the middle of a battle area without much fear of being attacked.

Gargoyles can always leave Stone Form, but they must wait 30 seconds before returning to it a second time.

Spell Immunity (Passive)

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Renders this unit immune to negative spells. The Gargoyle only has this ability in Stone Form.

Upgrades

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Creature Attack
Increases the attack damage of Crypt Fiends, Gargoyles, Destroyers, and Frost Wyrms.
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
150 WC3gold.gif 50 WC3lumber.gif Graveyard 60 sec.
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Improved Creature Attack
Further increases the attack damage of Crypt Fiends, Gargoyles, Destroyers, and Frost Wyrms.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
200 WC3gold.gif 125 WC3lumber.gif Graveyard Halls of the Dead 75 sec.
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Advanced Creature Attack
Further increases the attack damage of Crypt Fiends, Gargoyles, Destroyers, and Frost Wyrms.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
250 WC3gold.gif 200 WC3lumber.gif Graveyard Black Citadel 90 sec.
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Creature Carapace
Increases the armor of Crypt Fiends, Gargoyles, Destroyers, and Frost Wyrms.
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
150 WC3gold.gif 75 WC3lumber.gif Graveyard 60 sec.
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Improved Creature Carapace
Further increases the armor of Crypt Fiends, Gargoyles, Destroyers, and Frost Wyrms.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
200 WC3gold.gif 200 WC3lumber.gif Graveyard Halls of the Dead 75 sec.
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Advanced Creature Carapace
Further increases the armor of Crypt Fiends, Gargoyles, Destroyers, and Frost Wyrms.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
250 WC3gold.gif 325 WC3lumber.gif Graveyard Black Citadel 90 sec.

Patch Changes

Patch 1.03 (10/09/2002)
  • Armor lowered to 3 from 5.
  • Air attack damage raised to 51-63 damage, up from 46-57 damage.
  • Ground attack damage raised to 21-24 damage, up from 16-18 damage.
Patch 1.07 (Frozen Throne)
  • Air attack damage raised to 61-70 damage, up from 51-63 damage.
  • Is now Unarmored.
Patch 1.10 (07/01/2003)

The Frozen Throne

  • Now requires Halls of the Dead instead of Black Citadel.


Reign of Chaos

  • Attack versus air decreased to 1d11 + 43 from 1d13 + 50 to reflect new air pathing changes.

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