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Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos



by Steven W. Carter

                  Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos Walkthrough
                            by Steven W. Carter
                          [email protected]

                                Last Updated
                              August 15, 2003

* ================= *
* Table of Contents *
* ================= *

01.00  Introduction
02.00  Unit Statistics
  .01  Human Alliance
  .02  Undead Scourge
  .03  Orcish Horde
  .04  Night Elf Sentinels
03.00  Gameplay Notes
04.00  Prologue Campaign: Exodus of the Horde
  .01  Chasing Visions
  .02  Departures
05.00  Human Campaign: The Scourge of Lordaeron
  .01  The Defense of Strahnbrad
  .02  Blackrock and Roll
  .03  Ravages of the Plague
  .04  The Cult of the Damned
  .05  March of the Scourge
  .06  The Culling
  .07  The Shores of Northrend
  .08  Dissension
  .09  Frostmourne
06.00  Undead Campaign: Path of the Damned
  .01  Trudging through the Ashes
  .02  Digging up the Dead
  .03  Into the Realm Eternal
  .04  Key of the Three Moons
  .05  The Fall of Silvermoon
  .06  Blackrock and Roll, Too
  .07  The Siege of Dalaran
  .08  Under the Burning Sky
07.00  Orc Campaign: The Invasion of Kalimdor
  .01  Landfall
  .02  The Long March
  .03  Cry of the Warsong
  .04  The Spirits of Ashenvale
  .05  The Hunter of Shadows
  .06  Where Wyverns Dare
  .07  The Oracle
  .08  By Demons Be Driven
08.00  Night Elf Campaign: Eternityís End
  .01  Enemies at the Gate
  .02  Daughters of the Moon
  .03  The Awakening of Stormrage
  .04  The Druids Arise
  .05  Brothers in Blood
  .06  A Destiny of Flame and Sorrow
  .07  Twilight of the Gods
09.00  Revision History
10.00  Permissions and Updates

* 01.00 Introduction                                                        *

This is a walkthrough for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos from Blizzard
Entertainment.  It includes strategies for completing all of the missions in
the single player campaign, plus the locations of all the interesting
equipment and easter eggs.  It does not include, among other things,
multiplayer tactics.  If youíre interested in more than just the single
player campaign, then you should probably check out one of the other numerous
guides available.

This guide has been updated for the 1.12 patch.  All of the mission
walkthroughs were written using the normal (default) difficulty setting.

* 02.00 Unit Statistics                                                     *

* ==================== *
* 02.01 Human Alliance *
* ==================== *

                    Food    Gold    Wood     Hps    Mana      Damage   Armor
Peasant                1      90       0     220       0       5-  6       0

   Basic               2     160       0     420       0      12- 13       2
   Upgraded                                                   15- 19       8

   Basic               4     290      60     800       0      21- 29       6
   Upgraded                                  950              24- 44      12

   Basic               3     240      30     520       0      18- 24       0
   Upgraded                                                   21- 36       6

   Initiate            2     160      10     290     200       8-  9       0
   Adept                                     330     300
   Master                                    370     400

   Initiate            2     180      20     325     200       8- 10       0
   Adept                                     365     300
   Master                                    405     400

Mortar Team
   Basic               3     210      70     360       0      52- 64       0
   Upgraded                                                   55-103       6

Steam Tanks
   Basic               3     230      60     700       0      45- 55       2
   Upgraded                                                   48- 88       8

Gyrocopters (air-to-air)
   Basic               2     220      60     350       0      27- 32       2
   Upgraded                                                   30- 50       8

Gyrocopters (air-to-ground)
   Basic                                                      19- 21
   Upgraded                                                   22- 30

Gryphon Riders
   Basic               4     330      70     750       0      45- 55       0
   Upgraded                                  900              48- 88       6

Guard Towers
   Basic               0     220      80     500       0      23- 27       5
   Upgraded                                  800                           8

Cannon Towers
   Basic               0     280     120     600       0      90-111       5
   Upgraded                                  960                           8

* ==================== *
* 02.02 Undead Scourge *
* ==================== *

                    Food    Gold    Wood     Hps    Mana      Damage   Armor

Acolytes               1      90       0     220       0       9- 10       0

   Basic               2     140       0     330       0      12- 14       0
   Upgraded                                                   15- 20       6

Skeleton Warriors
   Basic               0       0       0     180       0      14- 15       1
   Upgraded                                                   17- 21       7

   Basic               4     280      70    1080       0      33- 39       2
   Upgraded                                                   36- 60       8

Crypt Fiends
   Basic               3     250      40     550       0      28- 33       0
   Upgraded                                                   31- 51       6

   Initiate            2     170      20     305     200       8-  9       0
   Adept                                     345     300
   Master                                    385     400

   Initiate            2     180      30     290     200       9- 13       0
   Adept                                     330     300
   Master                                    370     400

Meat Wagons
   Basic               4     270      65     380       0      71- 88       2
   Upgraded                                                   74-142

Gargoyles (air-to-air)
   Basic               2     220      30     400       0      44- 54       3
   Upgraded                                                   47- 87       9

Gargoyles (air-to-ground)
   Basic                                                      21- 24
   Upgraded                                                   24- 36

Frost Wyrms
   Basic               7     450     120    1100       0      85-105       0
   Upgraded                                                   88-138       6

Spirit Towers          0     210      90     550       0      27- 32       5

* ================== *
* 02.03 Orcish Horde *
* ================== *

                    Food    Gold    Wood     Hps    Mana      Damage   Armor

Peons                  1      90       0     250       0       7-  8       0

   Basic               3     235       0     700       0      21- 24       1
   Upgraded                                  800              24- 36       7

   Basic               3     210      40     610       0      23- 27       0
   Upgraded                                                   26- 42       6

   Basic               5     325      80    1300       0      30- 36       3
   Upgraded                                                   33- 57       9

Troll Headhunters
   Basic               2     160      20     350       0      23- 27       0
   Upgraded                                                   26- 42       6

Kodo Beasts            4     300      60    1000       0      16- 20       1

   Initiate            2     150      20     355     200       8-  9       0
   Adept                                     395     300
   Master                                    435     400

Troll Witch Doctors
   Initiate            2     170      25     315     200      10- 14       0
   Adept                                     355     300
   Master                                    395     400

   Basic               4     260      70     425       0      82-102       2
   Upgraded                                                   85-165       8

   Basic               4     310      40     570       0      38- 46       0
   Upgraded                                                   41- 61       6

Watch Towers           0     180      80     500       0      16- 18       3

* ========================= *
* 02.04 Night Elf Sentinels *
* ========================= *

                    Food    Gold    Wood     Hps    Mana      Damage   Armor
   Basic               3     225      20     550       0      15- 17       1
   Upgraded                                                   18- 26       7

   Basic               2     150      10     260       0      19- 22       0
   Upgraded                                                   25- 37       6

   Basic               3     170      60     435     200      16- 18       0
   Upgraded                                                   19- 27       6

Druids of the Talon
   Initiate            2     160      20     300     200      11- 13       0
   Adept                                     340     300
   Master                                    380     400
   Upgr. Crow Form                           380              25- 41       6

Druids of the Claw
   Initiate            4     300      80     430     200      19- 22       1
   Adept                                     505     300      20- 26
   Master                                    580     400      21- 30
   Upgr. Bear Form                           960              32- 62       9

   Basic               4     245      85     380       0      56- 69       2
   Upgraded                                                   59-111

   Basic               2     190      20     500       0      32- 38       0
   Upgraded                                                   45- 59       6

Hippogryph Riders
   Basic               4     340      30     780       0      19- 22       0
   Upgraded                                                   25- 37       6

Chimaeras (lightning)
   Basic               5     390      70     900       0      67- 83       2
   Upgraded                                                   70-134       8

Chimaeras (corrosive)
   Basic                                                      45- 55
   Upgraded                                                   48- 88

Ancient Protectors
   Basic               0     160      80     600       0      45- 54       1
   Upgraded                                                                3

* 03.00 Gameplay Notes                                                      *

When you select a hero, notice the icon to the left of its attributes.  The
icon represents the type of hero it is, and if you hover your mouse over the
icon, youíll see what each attribute does for the hero.  Itís important
information to know, since some equipment is nearly worthless to certain
types of heroes while being useful to others.

Itís possible to play the missions on an ďeasyĒ difficulty setting.  Simply
lose the current mission on the normal difficulty setting (for example, by
using the appropriate cheat code) and then select the option to replay the
mission on an easier difficulty setting.

Some useful cheat codes:

   iseedeadpeople            reveal the map
   whosyourdaddy             god mode
   allyourbasearebelongtous  instant win

Simply press enter, type the code, and then press enter again to activate the

* 04.00 Prologue Campaign: Exodus of the Horde                              *

Note: Even though youíll control Thrall in this campaign and the orc
campaign, nothing you do here will carry over.

* ===================== *
* 04.01 Chasing Visions *
* ===================== *

Main Quest:

   1. Find the prophet.


This is a basic tutorial mission, and so there isnít anything complicated
about it.  Just follow the narratorís directions, and move from banner to
banner.  If you donít see the next banner (like after you defeat the gnolls
in their camp), just follow the path until you get to one.

Past the river youíll find a sleeping ogre.  The ogre is actually pretty easy
to kill, but it doesnít have any treasure, and Thrall has already hit his
experience cap for the mission (and the campaign).  So kill it or not as you
please.  However, west of the ogre and south of the path is a clearing with a
treasure chest in it.  The chest contains a healing potion.

Past the ogre to the east is another area off the main path.  This area
contains three golems, and one of them will drop a ring of protection +1.
North of the golems, again off the path, youíll find some trolls.  One of the
trolls will drop a manual of health (+50 hit points).  The prophet is at the
next banner, and the mission will end once you talk to him, so donít worry if
you lose some units fighting the trolls or golems.

Note: In the northeastern corner of the map is a pair of pirates guarding a
treasure chest of ďphat lewt.Ē  Their location is inaccessible, but you can
see them using the ďiseedeadpeopleĒ cheat code.

* ================ *
* 04.02 Departures *
* ================ *

Main Quests:

   1. Establish a base.
   2. Rescue Grom Hellscream.


Once again follow the instructions of the narrator.  Heíll guide you through
building a base.  Once youíve completed the ďquest,Ē humans will rebuild the
bridge southeast of your base.  So as you train grunts, set the rally point
of the barracks to be next to the two watch towers near the river.  Then,
once the humans rebuild the bridge and attack your towers, youíll be able to
beat them easily.

Note: North of the first watch tower southeast of your base youíll find some
gnolls.  One will drop a scroll of health.

The only offensive unit you can train is the grunt, so start producing a lot
of them.  Donít worry about the upkeep.  Once you have about ten, send them
and Thrall across the bridge and into enemy territory.  There arenít any
interesting areas off the path, so just follow the path, killing any humans
and freeing any orcs you come across.  When you find shamans, add them to
your group, replacing grunts if necessary.

Eventually youíll come to an area with three guard towers.  Just storm the
towers one at a time, and, once youíve destroyed all three, Grom will burst
out of his cage and youíll have completed the mission.

* 05.00 Human Campaign: The Scourge of Lordaeron                            *

* =============================== *
* 05.01 The Defense of Strahnbrad *
* =============================== *

Main Quest:

   1. Defend Strahnbrad.

Optional Quests:

   1. Save Timmy.
   2. Retrieve Gerardís ledger.


Even though Strahnbrad sounds like itís in dire jeopardy, the mission isnít
timed, so take your time getting there.  In particular, search your base and
destroy all the crates you see (by right clicking on them).  Youíll find a
scroll of protection and a potion of healing.

Then follow the path south, but keep going south once the path turns east.
Youíll find yourself in a small village.  If you go to the southwestern
corner of the village, two farmers will agree to help you, and theyíll turn
into footmen.  At the southeastern corner, Alicia will ask you to rescue
Timmy from some gnoll kidnappers, and the position of the gnolls will be
shown on the minimap.  So just head east and kill the gnolls, and then right
click on the cage to free Timmy.  Youíll receive a ring of protection +1 as a
reward from Alicia, and one of the gnolls will also drop a potion of healing.

Thatís it for the village, so head on back to the path.  North of the path
(near the center of the map) youíll find a man asking for help.  If you
approach him youíll discover that his plea is actually a trap, and five
bandits will attack you.  That ok.  The bandits will pose a more difficult
battle than the gnolls, but you shouldnít lose any units, and youíll receive
a scroll of healing for defeating them.

Back on the path, youíll shortly come to a bridge, and, lo and behold, youíll
find more bandits.  These bandits were in the process of robbing Gerard when
you arrived, and Gerard will ask you to return his ledger to him.  So follow
the bandits southeast into the forest.  Youíll have to fight eight bandits in
total, but they shouldnít cause you any problems, and the ďbandit lordĒ will
drop the ledger when he dies.  When you return the ledger to Gerard, heíll
give you a tome of strength (permanent +1 strength).

When you cross the bridge, youíll find yourself at the gates of Strahnbrad.
Youíll also find that orcs have already started attacking the city.  Orcs are
much more difficult to kill than bandits, but again you donít need to hurry.
So once you fight some orcs, feel free to sit around and rest a while before
searching for more.

Note: East of the gates of Strahnbrad is a cemetery.  Any innocent units that
Arthas kills (including sheep) will show up there as ghosts after midnight.

On the western side if the Strahnbrad youíll find two orc grunts fighting
three footmen.  The footmen are yours, so if you can prevent them from being
killed, youíll be able to add them to your army.  In the northern part of the
city, a house will ďexplodeĒ and two orc grunts will attack you.  In one of
the crates nearby you can find a potion of mana.  Finally, the northwestern
part of the city holds an orc slave master and two grunts.  Once you defeat
the trio, the mission will end.

* ======================== *
* 05.02 Blackrock and Roll *
* ======================== *

Main Quests:

   1. Establish a base.
   2. Defeat the blademaster.

Optional Quest:

   1. Defeat Searinox.


You start out with three peasants mining gold and two harvesting lumber.  So
create two more peasants for the mine and two more for the trees, and then
create a fifth peasant to build things.  Meanwhile, upgrade your scout towers
to guard towers, and use Uther (controlled by the computer) and Arthas to
guard the two entrances to your base.  There are also some crates inside the
base you can bash open to receive a potion of healing and a scroll of

Note: Notice how your four towers are ďprotectedĒ by crates.  (There isnít
anything inside the crates, so donít destroy them.)  In later missions you
can use farms to protect towers in much the same way.

Once youíve established your base and have six footmen, youíll learn that
your main goal for the mission is to defeat the orc blademaster.  But as in
the previous mission, there isnít any hurry to complete the quest, so donít
rush off to confront him.  Instead, take your units and head east.  (Uther
and your towers can protect the base on their own, although it doesnít hurt
to add in more towers.)

East of your base youíll encounter Feranor Steeltoe and four dwarven
riflemen.  Steeltoe will ask you to help him defeat the drake Searinox, and
heíll give you the four riflemen to help you out.  Youíll also receive the
nearby blacksmith, which will allow you to upgrade your units and produce
more riflemen.

Searinoxís cave is further to the east.  Inside youíll find some black dragon
whelps, which your riflemen should make short work of, and Searinox himself.
Searinox will have some skeleton archers to help him out, but he still
shouldnít pose much of a problem.  Just have your riflemen concentrate on him
while your footmen deal with the archers, and make judicious use to Arthasí
holy light spell.  Once Searinox dies, heíll drop his heart, and when you
take the heart to Steeltoe youíll receive an orb of fire, which adds an
attack bonus plus splash damage to a heroís weapon.

Other than Searinox, there are five groups of creeps you can deal with on the

   1. A group of gnolls on the western edge of the map.  They have a potion
      of mana.
   2. A group of gnolls on the eastern edge of the map.  They have a potion
      of healing.
   3. A group of murlocs north of the western gnolls.  They have claws of
      attack +3.
   4. A group of ogres west of the murlocs (and up a couple ramps).  Youíll
      have to cut down numerous trees to get to them, but your reward will be
      gauntlets of ogre strength +3.
   5. A gnoll warden west of Searinoxís cave (through a narrow ravine).  Once
      again youíll have to chop down several trees, but youíll get a wand of
      negation (dispels targets) as a prize.

If you donít want to take the time to cut down trees, then donít worry about
it.  There will be quite a few pieces of equipment for Arthas before the end
of the campaign.

At the northern end of the map is the orc base.  If you destroy it then the
orcs will stop attacking you, but otherwise there isnít a reward.  The orc
blademaster is to the northeast.  Heís an orc hero, but heís only level 2,
and his support is far enough away that you can fight the support in one
battle and then the hero in another, making both battles straightforward.

* =========================== *
* 05.03 Ravages of the Plague *
* =========================== *

Main Quests:

   1. Investigate villages.
   2. Destroy the grain warehouse.

Optional Quest:

   1. Find the fountain of health.


Instead of heading west towards the villages, head east.  Youíll find the
rest of the ogres that were attacking Jaina.  The (big) level 5 ogre will
drop a potion of healing, and, if you kill the nearby sheep, it will drop
bracers of agility (+1 agility).  But note: agility doesnít help Arthas or
Jaina that much.

Now go back to the path and head generally west.  Youíll discover that
someone (or something) has destroyed the bridge to the closest village.  That
means youíll have to take the long way around, so head northeast.  In that
direction youíll discover bandits are attacking the local peasants.  So kill
the bandits and defend the peasants.  If Splendora (the only female peasant
in jeopardy) survives, sheíll give you a potion of greater healing.

Note: Between the bridge and the bandit attack youíll find a peasant named
Garglemel.  If you click on him heíll say he hopes youíre not there about the
taxes.  Iíve heard that heíll give you gold when you click on him, but itís
never happened for me.

Thereís only on way to go, so head north and talk to Alric.  Heíll tell you
about a fountain of health, and the fountainís location will be marked on
your minimap.  Continue following the path, moving from land into the
shallows, and kill any creeps that get in your way.  On the murloc island you
can destroy a hut to pick up a mail of strength (+1 strength), and on the
bandit island you can destroy a tent to receive a scroll of protection.

Once you reach the village beyond the broken bridge, youíll discover it is
being attacked by the undead, and youíll find some skeleton archers attacking
a trio of footmen (youíll also receive the footman defend skill).  If you can
keep the allied footmen alive, youíll be able to add them to your army.

Then head west towards the fountain of health.  Youíll be ambushed by some
skeletons along the way, but you should be able to reach the fountain without
taking any losses.  The fountain increases the healing rate of any non-
mechanical units next to it, so you can use it whenever your army takes
damage.  (But chances are you wonít need it.)

Now head south towards the rest of the village.  First youíll pass a diseased
grain silo and discover how the undead plague has been spreading, and then
youíll have a major battle with about a half dozen undead.  Make sure Jaina
summons a water elemental, and have Arthas cast holy light whenever a unit
gets too damaged.  Past the battle youíll meet up with a couple priests, so
donít worry about running back to the fountain of health to get healed.  Just
let the priests heal your units.

Continuing west youíll have to fight a couple more undead, but then youíll
receive a dwarven mortar team, which will start attacking skeletons to the
west.  The skeletons will be a little confused about what to do, and you
should be able to defeat them easily.  Once youíve killed the skeletons, head
to the southwestern corner of the map to pick up a mantle of intelligence +3.
Give the mantle to Jaina since intelligence is her primary attribute.

The grain warehouse is to the north, so head in that direction.  Youíll have
to kill some more undead, including an abomination, but nothing should be too
difficult, and once youíve destroy the warehouse the mission will end.

* ============================ *
* 05.04 The Cult of the Damned *
* ============================ *

Main Quests:

   1. Investigate Andorhal.
   2. Confront KelíThuzad.


Once your peasants finish building the farm, barracks and town hall (started
during the initial cut scene), youíll find yourself with 15 units but only
enough food for 18.  So train three more peasants and use one to build some
farms while the others gather wood and gold.  Eventually you should have five
peasants working the mine, three chopping wood, and two building things.
Youíll only be attacked from the west, so put at least a couple guard towers

Shortly into the mission youíll be shown a second gold mine on the map, east
of your base.  So group together all of your units except the mortar team and
send them east.  The only way to get to the second mine is through your base,
so once you clear away all of the creeps in the area, itíll be perfectly

Two groups of creeps are worth mentioning.  Northeast of your base (past the
gnoll merchant) youíll run into some golems.  The golems can be tough, so try
to attack them one at a time.  One of the golems will drop a ring of
protection +2.  Then, in the southeastern corner of the map, youíll run into
some trolls.  One of the trolls will drop claws of attack +6.  If you also
destroy the troll hut, youíll find a scroll of protection.

Note: Your base will probably be attacked at some point around while youíre
clearing creeps.  If your guard towers arenít up yet, convert your peasants
to militia, and use them and your mortar team to dispose of the threat.

Once the area east of your base is secure, head west and explore the rest of
the map.  To the north youíll find the only undead base.  It shouldnít be
heavily defended, so add your mortar team to your army and attack.  If things
start going badly, then retreat to your base, do some researching, and create
a more powerful army (two or three mortar teams will knock down buildings

Once the undead base is gone, head north into Andorhal.  Youíll discover that
the grain shipments have already left, and youíll get a new quest to confront
the necromancer KelíThuzad.  You should also find a cage near the center of
the city.  If you break it open, an undead creature named Timmy will escape.
Timmy is neutral to you, but if you attack him anyway youíll receive a ring
of superiority (+1 strength, +1 agility, +1 intelligence).

Leave Andorhal to the north and then head east.  Youíll first face a couple
ghouls, which should be easy, but then youíll have to deal with a handful of
abominations.  The abominations can be tough, but a mixed army of your heroes
plus footmen, riflemen, and mortar teams should be able to deal with them.
Once the abominations are dead, the only enemy left is KelíThuzad, and heís
only a basic necromancer unit.  Once he goes down, the mission will end.

* ========================== *
* 05.05 March of the Scourge *
* ========================== *

Main Quest:

   1. Survive for 30 minutes.

Optional Quest:

   1. Destroy the grain caravan.


You donít start out with many peasants, so right away train more so you have
five mining gold, three or four chopping trees, and another couple building
things.  Since you want to be defensive in this mission, be sure to build a
bunch of extra guard and cannon towers.  Almost all of the normal attacks
will arrive at the two western entrances to your base, but the last triggered
attack can come at any or all of the three entrances.  So build extra towers
at the two western entrances first, and then get to the other entrance if you
have time.  (The triggered attack will come late enough in the mission that
it wonít be able to destroy your entire base in the time allotted, so itís
not really important.)

At about the 22:00 mark, youíll receive notice of a grain caravan.  Once you
have a few extra towers, plus some excess units that you can leave in the
base, send a strike force (including at least two mortar teams) north to the
northeastern corner of the map, and then west towards the northwestern
corner.  Along the way youíll probably learn that the caravan has infected
the ďsecond town,Ē and thatís where youíll probably meet up with it.

The caravan will have a mixture of zombies, ghouls, necromancers, and meat
wagons, so try to concentrate on the meat wagons first since theyíll do the
most damage to you.  Once youíve destroyed everything, youíll receive a
scroll of town portal plus a medallion of courage (+4 strength, +4
intelligence) for your efforts.  West of the town is a fountain of health,
but when you approach it some ogres will attack.  The ogres will have
gauntlets of ogre strength +3.

Go ahead and rest at the fountain, and then either head back to your base (by
the same route) or go down the western side of the map.  The enemy bases are
in the center of the map, so by keeping to the edges you can skirt around
them.  In the southwestern corner youíll find some more ogres, and one of
them will drop a periapt of health (+150 hit points).

Now all you have to do is sit back and defend.  If youíre feeling
particularly industrious, you can try attacking the two undead bases on the
map, but without knights mostly all youíll do is get your units killed.  So
get your upkeep to 70 and then just build a bunch of towers.

At roughly the 2:00 mark, both undead bases will send a major attack your
way, including a pair of heroes (one level 6, the other level 10).  But by
the time they get to your base, there will only be about a minute left, and
so even if you canít defeat the attacks outright, you should be able to delay
them long enough to win the mission.

* ================= *
* 05.06 The Culling *
* ================= *

Main Quests:

   1. Kill 100 zombies.
   2. Prevent MalíGanis from claiming 100 zombies.


This mission is sort of a funny contest.  You have to kill 100 zombies before
MalíGanis can claim 100 zombies.  In order to kill zombies, you first have to
destroy ďplagued villager buildingsĒ (by force attacking them).  Then four
plagued peasants will appear, sleep for a bit, and change into zombies.
However, you can kill the peasants before they switch (again by force
attacking), and thatís what you should do since itís quicker and means you
wonít come under attack as much.

Meanwhile, MalíGanis has to do the same thing, except he can only claim the
zombies once theyíre zombies.  Plus, he can only claim one zombie at a time,
and the process takes a couple seconds.  Since any of your units can kill
zombies, and since you can send out multiple attack forces, you should be
able to win this race rather convincingly.

Anyway, send Arthas and the two knights to the northwestern corner of the
map.  There are ten buildings there, and thatís worth 40 zombies.  As soon as
you attack the first building, MalíGanis will teleport into the city and
start attacking buildings and zombies, too.  (That is, unless youíre really
slow, and then heíll start without you.)

While thatís going on, try to build up your base.  (After you force attack a
building, youíll have a few seconds to check on your base before the building
is destroyed.)  You should concentrate on making the upgrades necessary to
produce more knights (upgrade your town hall, add a blacksmith, and so
forth), and you should put up a couple more defensive towers to protect the
southern and western entrances to your base.  Besides MalíGanis, the undead
base on the map will occasionally send attack forces your way, but with 3-4
towers and a handful of units, you should be able to beat them off.

Note: It doesnít really matter if you lose your base as long as youíre still
able to kill 100 zombies.

Once youíve cleared the ten buildings in the northwestern corner of the map,
head south into the city zoo.  In the cage with the owlbears is a rat named
Filson.  Click on Filson a bunch of times until he explodes, and heíll drop a
talisman of evasion (15% chance enemies will miss you).

Then just zoom around the city destroying buildings and zombies wherever you
find them, while simultaneously adding knights and riflemen to your attack
force.  Chances are MalíGanis will seek you out at some point.  If youíre
still fighting with just Arthas and the two knights, then itís probably best
to run away.  Otherwise, smash MalíGanis and his attack force, remembering
that Arthasí holy light spell damages the undead.

If you kill MalíGanis then itíll take his troops three minutes to revive him.
If youíre concentrating on your attack force, you should be able to kill 20+
zombies in that time, so if MalíGanis doesnít seek you out and the race
remains close, you might want to seek him out so you can pull away.

* ============================= *
* 05.07 The Shores of Northrend *
* ============================= *

Main Quests:

   1. Establish a base.
   2. Destroy MalíGanisí base.

Optional Quest:

   1. Rescue Muradin Bronzebeardís men.


Group all of your units together and head generally east.  You might have to
fight some wolves, trolls, and nerubians along the way, but eventually you
should stumble upon a gold mine.  Once you reach the gold mine youíll receive
some peasants, some buildings, and some reinforcements, including a level 5
mountain king hero named Muradin Bronzebeard.  Bronzebeard will then ask you
to rescue his men to the north.

Almost immediately youíll come under attack, so keep your forces in the area
to deal with the threat.  Then churn out about a half dozen peasants to
gather resources, and start building your base.  If you didnít explore
everything leading up to the gold mine, then go back and do that now.  Of
particular interest is a frost orb, which you can find with the nerubians.  I
donít think it works with the fire orb, so split the orbs between Arthas and

There are two undead bases on the map, and theyíll attack your base every few
minutes (including gargoyle attacks), so keep your forces near your base
until you can put up a couple guard towers and train a few extra units.  Also
wait until you can add a couple mortar teams to your main army, and then send
it north.

North of your base youíll find a group of trolls holding a manual of health
(+50 hit points) and beyond them youíll find one of the undead bases.  The
undead base is pretty small, so a force of a dozen mixed units should be
enough to take it.  Then just move your army up to Bronzebeardís base to
complete the optional quest and receive the base as your own.

You donít really need Bronzebeardís base, so take all of the units you
received from it and add them to your attack force.  Then send them all west.
There youíll find the main undead base on the map, and your force might be
enough to destroy it.  If not, it should at least be able to do some major
damage, so the next force you send can finish it off.  Once you destroy the
base, the mission will end.

* ================ *
* 05.08 Dissension *
* ================ *

Main Quest:

   1. Destroy the five ships in 25 minutes.


You need to destroy five ships in 25 minutes, or one ship every five minutes.
Thatís enough time that you donít need to rush headlong into battle, getting
your units killed.  Instead, you can be a little cautious.

So take your two heroes and two mortar teams and head west.  Youíll have to
fight some undead, but eventually youíll come to a mercenary camp.  Even
though you can afford it, donít buy all the units at the camp.  Youíll find
more mercenary camps with better units later.  At this one just buy the
priest units.

Then follow the path west to encounter more undead units and more spirit
towers.  Keep your priests out of the way (otherwise the towers will kill
them) and let your heroes kill the enemy units while the mortar teams kill
the towers.  Just south of the encounter is the first ship for you to sink.

Note: North of the encounter you can find some skeletal archers with a goblin
night scope, which allows better vision at night.  The prize probably isnít
worth the time it takes to get it.

On the way to the second ship youíll have to fight some nerubian creeps.  If
your ranged attackers start to take too much damage, just retreat them away
from the fight and let your heroes deal with everything.  One of the
nerubians will drop claws of attack +12.

Past the second ship youíll find another mercenary camp.  Use it to buy ogre
magi, and then continue east.  Youíll have to fight some more creeps, but
eventually youíll come to a point where the path is blocked by trees.
Conveniently, a goblin laboratory is nearby, so use it to buy a couple goblin
sappers, and use the sappers to blow up the trees.  Just past the trees you
can sink the third ship.

Past the third ship youíll find another mercenary camp.  At this one be sure
to buy the ice troll trappers.  They can ensnare flying units, and thatís
important because the next battle has a couple of blue drakes in it, and
ensnaring them makes things much easier.

Note: Northeast of the drakes, beyond some trees, you can find a level four
Pandaren carrying a pendant of mana (+250 mana).  Use more goblin sappers to
remove the trees.

Southeast of the drakes youíll find a passage flanked by several spirit
towers.  If you have 10-15 minutes remaining, then use Arthas or Bronzebeard
as a scout for the mortar teams (the towers will reveal themselves by
attacking them), so the mortar teams can destroy the towers.  Otherwise, just
run through and take your chances (but make sure at least one ranged unit
survives).  Youíll find the fourth boat at the end of the passage.

The way to the last ship is blocked by numerous undead units.  Arthas and
Bronzebeard can probably do the battles on their own, so if youíve managed to
keep most of your units alive you should have a pretty easy time.  Then just
destroy the last ship to complete the mission.

* ================= *
* 05.09 Frostmourne *
* ================= *

Main Quest:

   1. Locate Frostmourne.
   2. Destroy MalíGanisí base.


You start with your forces divided.  Arthas and his army are to the left, and
your base and assorted other units are to the right.  Since the first quest
is to find Frostmourne, guide Arthasí army north while you defend and
research at your base.

Guiding Arthas, youíll have to fight your way through a bunch of wolf and
wendigo creeps.  The first group will have a ring of protection +3, the
second will have a periapt of vitality (+100 hit points), and the third will
have a tome of agility.

After the third group of creeps youíll find a graveyard.  Undead will ambush
you there, and the ambush will include a pair of ghosts (which can possess
your units) so send in Arthas and Bronzebeard alone until the ghosts are
dead, and then send in everybody else.  (Ghosts canít possess heroes.)

Past the graveyard youíll finally find Frostmourne.  Itíll be guarded by
several undead, including a level 10 creep named the Guardian.  You donít
actually need to defeat all the enemies; as soon as the Guardian dies the
battle will end, and Arthas will come into possession of Frostmourne.  Of
course, youíll also lose all of the units that were with Arthas (including
Bronzebeard) but thatís the price you pay.

With Arthas back in your base, create a strike force.  There are two undead
bases on the map: MalíGanisí green base to the northeast, and a purple base
to the east.  Itís probably best to destroy the purple base before getting to
MalíGanis.  The purple base is lightly defended, and by destroying it you
wonít have to worry about defending your own base when you go against
MalíGanis, and so you can send all of your units in the attack.

MalíGanisí base is much larger than the purple base, but its defenders will
also be more spread out.  So with a couple dozen mixed units attacking it, it
shouldnít pose much of a problem.  Once you destroy enough of the buildings,
the mission (and campaign) will end.

* 06.00 Undead Campaign: Path of the Damned                                 *

* ================================ *
* 06.01 Trudging through the Ashes *
* ================================ *

Main Quest:

   1. Rescue 20 acolytes.

Optional Quest:

   1. Seek out the graveyard.


A couple notes to start off:

   1. Notice that you have Arthas as your hero again, but that heís now a
      level 1 death knight rather than a level 10 paladin.  However, this new
      version of Arthas is similar to the old one: you can use death coil as
      an offensive and defensive spell, to heal undead units and damage
      living ones.

   2. While the mission is more or less designed for you to solve in a
      stealthy manner, you can be violent if you want.  If you can fight
      footmen or knights one or two at a time, you can defeat them with
      Arthas and the two ghouls you start with.  You should do some fighting
      regardless so you can get Arthas some experience.

   3. There are 22 acolytes on the map, so you can skip a couple of them if
      you want.

Without going into too much unnecessary detail here, you should scout around
with Arthas and then bring in the ghouls if he gets into trouble.  Arthas
canít use death coil on himself, so if you get into a fight, try to get the
humans to attack the ghouls (by retreating Arthas and then returning him to
the fight) so you wonít have to rest as long after the fight is over.

In the first part of the town youíll meet up with an acolyte who will tell
you to seek out the graveyard.  Past that acolyte youíll receive a shade, an
invisible unit that can scout for you.  The shade will almost immediately
discover a circular path being patrolled by a trio of footmen.  The best
thing to do with the footmen is kill them (youíll get a potion of greater
healing as a reward) but feel free to sneak around them if they give you

There are two acolytes near the circular path, and the crates next to the
lumber mill will have a potion of healing in them.  In the center of the path
is a barracks guarded by a knight and footman, and while you wonít get
anything for defeating the knight and footman, or for destroying the
barracks, one of the horses next to the barracks will have a ring of
protection +2.  If you decide to go for the ring, be sure to kill the
patrolling footmen first, or youíll have absolutely no chance in the battle.

North of the circular path youíll find a gate leading to the main part of the
town.  The gate is guarded by two footmen and two knights, but luckily you
can skirt around it to the west and enter the town through the woods.  If
youíve found all the acolytes possible by this point, you should have six.

The first part of the town consists of another little circular area, this one
centered around a pair of villagers having a fight.  (The villagers are named
Robert and Tyler.  Those are also the names of the main characters from the
movie Fight Club.)  You might have to defeat some patrolling footmen again,
but you should find three more acolytes in the area.  Just ignore the footmen
and knights by the gate.  You wonít get anything for killing them.

Note: South of the village fighters is a crate with a potion of greater mana
in it.

To the east is the graveyard.  When you send Arthas inside youíll receive
three skeleton warriors and two more ghouls.

North of the graveyard is another gate, but before breaking it down head
west.  Youíll find a town hall with a couple of peasants using it to mine
gold.  When you attack, the peasants will switch to militia, but they should
still be easy to kill.  Also, some bandits will attack, but theyíll attack
the town hall, so finish off the militia before getting to them.

Then clear out the area.  Youíll find three more acolytes (for a total of 12)
plus a bandit camp to the west.  When you defeat the bandits there, youíll
receive a spider ring (+1 agility) and a potion of healing.

Back at the gate, right click on it to break it down.  When itís open youíll
find an acolyte running towards you chased by a pair of footmen.  Kill the
footmen to receive another potion of healing.  Then explore this last part of
the town.  Youíll find four more acolytes (for a total of 18) plus a few
isolated knights and footmen.  Your force is strong enough now that you can
just wade in and kill them.

Finally, youíll encounter a captain plus two footmen on the eastern side of
the area.  Theyíre guarding four acolytes.  You could just run past them to
free the acolytes, but youíre evil now, so just walk up to them and kill
them.  That will also allow you to pick up a potion of greater healing before
approaching the acolytes and ending the mission.

* ========================= *
* 06.02 Digging up the Dead *
* ========================= *

Main Quests:

   1. Recover the remains of KelíThuzad.
   2. Claim the urn.
   3. Establish a base.


You start out with three meat wagons.  The mission briefing makes it sound
like youíll need to keep the wagons around to complete the mission, but you
donít.  However, the meat wagons are useful units, and completing the first
past of the mission is much easier if you prevent them from being destroyed.

So put Arthas and the ghouls in one group and the meat wagons in another.
Then head east and destroy the towers and humans you run into.  Eventually
youíll come to Gavinrad the Dire, a level 2 paladin.  Heíll drop a scroll of
healing (which is better than a potion of healing) when you kill him.

East of Gavinrad is a graveyard.  Just send Arthas inside to complete the
first quest and receive the second quest.

Now you can finally build an undead base.  So use an acolyte to summon a gold
mine and a necropolis.  But remember that acolytes donít have to travel
between the gold mine and the necropolis to deliver gold, so put the
necropolis near trees to make harvesting wood easier.  Then summon in the
rest of the buildings you need to complete the ďestablish baseĒ quest.

Southeast of your base you can find some rock golems, including a level 9
granite golem.  When you kill the granite golem itíll drop a pendant of
energy (+150 mana).  Continuing in that direction, but moving south of your
base, you can find Tichondrius.  When you approach him heíll eat some human

Northwest of your base is where youíll find the remaining paladins.  When you
attack the peasants in that direction, theyíll rush off and switch to
militia, and a level 4 paladin named Ballador the Bright will assist them.
So make sure youíve trained some extra ghouls first, and make sure your meat
wagons are in the area.  But be careful: the splash damage from the meat
wagons can harm your units.

Note: East of the peasants is a path leading north.  If you follow the path
youíll eventually find some low level wizards next to a campfire.  Using the
1.12 patch, the wizards werenít holding anything, but in the retail release
they had a voodoo doll (+1 intelligence).  Also, notice the skulls on the
western side of the path leading to the wizards.  If you destroy the trees
between the skulls, youíll find a new path leading west.  At the end of this
new path youíll find a pair of sasquatches who will attack you.  The
sasquatches are levels five and six, and one will create some treants, so
make sure you have a reasonable army when you approach them.  As a reward
youíll receive claws of attack +6.

Second note: West of the (teal) barracks and houses, through numerous trees,
youíll come to a waterfall.  Itís the secret ďPandaren relaxation area.Ē
Youíll also see a brief image of a pair of pandas.

The rest of the mission is straightforward.  Just create a bunch of ghouls
and meat wagons, and follow the path until you meet and kill the final two
paladins: Sage Truthbearer (level 5) and Uther the Lightbringer (level 10).
Sage has gloves of haste (15% increased attack speed) and Uther has the urn.

However, before picking up the urn (and ending the mission), explore the rest
of the map.  In a crate youíll find a scroll of protection, and on a sheep
(in a fenced area) youíll find a goblin night scope.

* ============================ *
* 06.03 Into the Realm Eternal *
* ============================ *

Main Quest:

   1. Destroy the base guarding the elfgate.


Finish off the elven base you started attacking during the cut scene, and
then replace it with your own base.  You donít have to worry about moving
quickly here -- your base is completely surrounded by trees, and so the
remaining elven bases on the map canít attack you yet.  So build what you
need, do some researching, and create a reasonable strike force.  (Arthas
plus eleven ghouls and necromancers in one army, backed up by a few meat
wagons in a second army, should be enough.)

When youíre ready to go on the attack, head east.  There are three paths
leading away from your base, but by heading east you can make sure that your
army is always between the elves and your base, and so you shouldnít have to
worry about being attacked.  Still, upgrade your ziggurats to spirit towers.
Itís not like thereís much else to spend your resources on in this mission.

Note: Through some trees north of the path you can find three gnolls with a
potion of healing.

Once you destroy the trees blocking the path, youíll find a small elven base
to the east.  Itíll only be defended by a few elves, so your forces should be
able to overrun it easily.  The only thing of interest about the base is that
it contains a gold mine, so this is where you should expand if you run out of
gold in your base and decide you need more.  (You probably wonít need more.)

Then head south across the bridge.  The next elven base will be larger, with
more units defending it plus a couple of defensive towers, but once again you
shouldnít have much trouble taking it.  Just be sure to take manual control
of your meat wagons, and make sure they destroy towers and units first,
rather than getting sidetracked by unimportant buildings (like the farms).
Then re-supply your army to replace any units you lost in the battle.

At this point you can make a couple of side trips.  The bridge leading to the
third elven base lies to the south, but before crossing you can knock down
some more trees to expose another path to your base (to make re-supplying
your army quicker) and a fountain of health (to heal your troops).

The third elven base is much like the second, and it should go down about as
quickly.  Once itís gone, take the time to re-supply your army again, and
then head east to the fourth elven base.

Note: North of the third elven base, once again past some trees, is a group
of gnoll wardens.  If you kill the wardens and destroy their buildings,
youíll find a ring of protection +2 and a scroll of the beast.

The next elven base is another mini-base, but once you destroy it thatíll be
the end of the teal elves.  Now you just need to continue east to attack the
blue elven base, the base you need to destroy to complete the mission.

Not surprisingly, the blue elven base will be the most difficult to take.
Itíll have defensive towers plus lots of troops plus (probably) a level 4 elf
hero named Sylvanas Windrunner.  But just plug away, and make sure your
necromancers are set to raise skeletons automatically, and you should be able
to take the base in one charge.  Once you destroy enough of the baseís
buildings, the mission will end.

Note: South of the last elven base you can find some more gnolls, but theyíll
only have a potion of mana.

* ============================ *
* 06.04 Key of the Three Moons *
* ============================ *

Main Quest:

   1. Collect the three mooncrystals.
   2. Bring Arthas to the elfgate.


Group together all of your offensive units (including the crypt fiends), and
send them south.  Theyíll encounter some dragon hawks, but the crypt fiends
will be able to knock them down with their web ability, making the hawks easy
to kill.  Then destroy the elven buildings and set up your base.

Note: Youíll be attacked by air quite a bit during this mission, so place
lots of spirit towers around the northern part of your base.

When you travel east of your base youíll find a goblin laboratory, and youíll
receive a pair of goblin zeppelins.  Your base is on an island, so youíll
need to use the zeppelins to get to the elven bases.  However, donít rush off
to attack yet.  Wait until your attack force is stronger and your base is a
little more secure.

When youíre ready to move on (with enough units to fill the two zeppelins),
cross the river to the east and attack the elven base there.  Itíll have some
towers and units defending it, but it shouldnít be too difficult to take.
Just have your necromancers raise skeletons automatically, and have your meat
wagons focus on defensive towers.

On the eastern side of the base youíll find an altar of kings on a platform.
When you destroy the altar youíll receive one of the mooncrystals.  Be sure
to pick it up and put it in Arthasí inventory.  On the northern side of the
base youíll find a way gate.  Once youíve destroyed the elven base and
replaced any units you lost in the battle, send your army through the gate
(by ordering them to walk to it).

Through the gate youíll find an elven mini-base plus two more way gates.
Send your army through the western (blue) way gate to reach another elven
base.  This one will be much like the first base, but itíll be better
defended with more units guarding it, including the hero Sylvanas Windrunner.
No matter.  The more units there are, the more skeletons youíll raise, and so
you should be able to take the base in one attack.  However, if you have
trouble, just retreat through the way gate, regroup, and then attack again.

The base will also have an altar of kings on the western side.  When you
destroy the altar youíll receive a second mooncrystal.  Youíll have to empty
yet another inventory slot on Arthas to pick it up, but once the crystal is
in your possession itíll combine with the first crystal, giving back the
inventory slot.  Now go back through the way gate and take the (red) way gate
you skipped before.

Youíll find -- surprise, surprise -- yet another elven base.  So destroy the
base and claim the last mooncrystal.  That will complete the first quest and
give you the second: to bring Arthas to the elfgate in the northeastern
corner of the map.  There isnít a way gate to that part of the map, so load
your army into your zeppelins and send them over.

The elfgate will be guarded by a handful of units and towers, but you donít
have to fight them if you donít want to.  Just run Arthas to the circle of
power next to the gate to complete the mission.

* ============================ *
* 06.05 The Fall of Silvermoon *
* ============================ *

Main Quest:

   1. Defeat the Sunwellís guardians.

Optional Quests:

   1. Defeat Sylvanasí base.
   2. Kill Sylvanasí runners.


Group together your offensive units and send them to the northern edge of
your base.  Shortly youíll be attacked by Sylvanas Windrunner from that
direction, but your forces plus the spirit tower there should be enough to
beat her back.  Once sheís gone, send your units north and then east to
defeat some rock golems and pick up a ring of regeneration.

Somewhere around this time youíll receive the optional quests to defeat
Sylvanasí base and to prevent her runners from warning Silvermoon of your
presence.  Youíll also receive four gargoyles to help you out.  They can kill
the runners while you create a strike force large enough to deal with the

Note: The runners wonít always take the same path.  There are three paths the
runners can take, but there arenít any hostile elven forces between Sylvanasí
base and Silvermoon, so your gargoyles should be able to catch the runners
regardless.  Just keep them around the center path (east of where they start)
so theyíll have an easier time intercepting the runners.

Once you have enough units, send them west along the northern edge of the
map.  Theyíll eventually cross a bridge and encounter Sylvanasí base.  Just
hack away until youíve destroyed enough buildings to complete the quest.
When you do, three things will happen: youíll receive a hood of cunning (+4
intelligence, +4 agility), Arthas will turn Sylvanas into a banshee, and
youíll gain the ability to create banshees.

Note: It doesnít matter if Sylvanas lives or dies at this point.

With Sylvanas no longer a threat, you can take your time, do some researching
and create a larger strike force.  Assuming you killed all of the runners,
Silvermoon wonít know youíre on the map, and so you wonít come under attack.

Then head south from your base.  When you get to the bridge, you can head
east and kill some gnolls to pick up a scroll of the beast, and then head
south across a different bridge to visit a fountain of health.  Or you can
just skip that and head straight for Silvermoon.

Silvermoon will be reasonably well defended.  Itíll have a hero plus
defensive towers plus lots of units.  If you want, you can send some
sacrificial units at the base (like some skeletons) because once you attack
Silvermoon, itíll attack you back.  That way, you can convince the hero and
several units to attack your base, where youíll have an easier time with
spirit towers on your side.

You donít actually have to attack much of Silvermoon.  Once you win the
initial battle, you can go straight for the Sunwell.  The guardians mentioned
in the quest description are four level 9 granite golems and not the
Silvermoon elves.  The golems can be nasty, so try to draw them to you one at
a time.  Or, if youíve created a huge army by this time, just charge in and
kill them.  The golems are tough, but theyíre not that tough.  Once the
golems are down, send Arthas to the Sunwell to complete the mission.

Note: You can use your non-Sylvanas banshees to possess elven peasants and
then create elven units and buildings.

* ============================= *
* 06.06 Blackrock and Roll, Too *
* ============================= *

Main Quest:

   1. Destroy the orc base guarding the demon gate.

Optional Quest:

   1. Defeat the orc heroes.


Immediately organize your forces and send them to the eastern side of your
base, and upgrade all of your ziggurats to spirit towers.  Shortly after you
receive your first frost wyrm, youíll be attacked from the east by an orc
hero plus a few other units, and if youíre not careful they can knock down a
spirit tower or wander over to your acolytes.

Once the orcs are dead, pick up the manual of health (+50 hit points) the
hero drops, and then start building your base like normal.  Youíll receive
the optional quest of defeating the other five orc heroes on the map, and you
should definitely complete the quest, just for the loot youíll receive if
nothing else.  You can also send your shade out to explore.  Just hold down
the shift key and right click various locations on the minimap so the shade
explores everywhere without you having to watch it.

Once you have a large enough strike force (consisting mostly of your heroes,
fiends, and meat wagons), pick an orc base and attack it.  The orc bases,
other than the red one, are small and relatively easy to take.  Hereís what
the heroes for each base will drop:

   1. Genjuros (brown): tome of strength
   2. JubeiíThos (red): tome of knowledge
   3. Khanzo (blue): tome of agility
   4. Mazrigos (light blue): tome of intelligence
   5. ThrokíFeroth (orange): tome of intelligence

There are also a couple dragon roosts north of your base.  At the eastern one
you can pick up a periapt of vitality (+150 hit points), and at the western
one claws of attack +9.  You can also find a group of ice trolls in the
northwestern corner of the map guarding a goblin merchant.  One of the trolls
will drop a ring of protection +3.

The red orc base (which you should attack last) will have a few red dragons
guarding it, so make sure your attack force has some gargoyles and / or frost
wyrms in it.  Also, pay attention during the fighting, so you can pick up the
tome of knowledge (+1 intelligence, +1 strength, +1 agility) the hero drops
before the base is destroyed.  Once youíve destroyed all the red buildings,
the mission will end.

* ========================== *
* 06.07 The Siege of Dalaran *
* ========================== *

Main Quest:

   1. Slay the three archmagi.


There are a few things itís useful to know before you start playing:

   1. The aura wonít kill undead units outright.  Itíll just slowly drain
      away their hit points.

   2. The aura will affect all of the undead factionís units, even the ones
      that arenít undead (like crypt fiends), but it wonít affect any other

   3. Each of the three archmagi controls a section of the aura.  Once you
      kill an archmage, his portion of the aura will disappear.

So start setting up your base like normal.  Youíll only face attacks from the
north (through Dalaranís entrance), so you only need to put spirit towers on
that side of your base.  Since itís best to make quick strikes in this
mission, itís also best to sit back and defend while you research everything
you can.  Then your units will be more powerful and will kill things more
quickly, and they wonít be affected by the auras for as long.

Note: If youíre feeling particularly patient, you can just sit back in your
base, wait for enemies to attack, and then possess them with banshees.  Itís
slow and boring, but the possessed units wonít be affected by the auras.  You
can also possess peasant units inside the base and do the same sort of thing
more quickly.

Another note: West of your starting position you can find Aran Spellweaver.
Between him and the building next to him you can pick up a health stone
(which improves regeneration) and an anti-magic potion.

Otherwise, while youíre researching, send Arthas and KelíThuzad north into
Dalaran.  They can defeat the first archmage and his defenders all by
themselves (in fact, Arthas can probably defeat them without KelíThuzadís
help).  Then let the pair explore a little.  To the west theyíre find a small
base that they probably canít take, but to the east theyíll find a level 1
hero who will leave behind a mantle of intelligence +3 when he dies.

Once you have something of a strike force (your initial units are probably
enough), attack the base west of the first archmage.  Once you destroy the
base, put a base of your own in its place.  Then you can use the new base as
a rallying point for your troops, and also as a place to mine more gold.

Note: North of the (eastern) entrance to the base, you can find a pair of
cages containing level 6 rock golems.

The second archmage is directly north of your new base, on a small ďisland.Ē
To get your melee units to him you have to walk them a fair distance and
attack him from the north, so instead you should either attack him from the
air or use the ranged attacks of your units.  In fact, the easiest way to
kill him is to use Arthasí death coil spell.  Just move Arthas so heís
directly west of the archmage, and then cast death coil three times to kill

Once you kill the archmage, go ahead and walk your units to the place where
he was.  Along the way youíll find a fountain of health, boots of elvenkind
+6, and a cage with a level 5 ogre magi in it.  Remember that caged creatures
count against your upkeep, so if you donít want to use them, donít free them.

The next elven base is east of the fountain of health.  If you havenít
created a sizable strike force yet (with a dozen units plus meat wagons), go
ahead and do that now.  Then just head east and demolish the base, but be
careful of the level 5 hero inside, since he can cast blizzard on you.  Also
in the area you can destroy a special magic vault containing a tome of
intelligence, a pipe of insight (increased mana regeneration), and a pendant
of mana (+300 mana).

North of the base youíll find a few human units guarding another pair of
cages.  When you kill the units and destroy the cages, youíll receive a pair
of blue drakes plus some spiders.

Past the cages youíll find two more groups of enemy units.  The final
archmage is in the second group.  So take your strike force and have them
attack.  It doesnít matter if most of them die at this point.  Just let your
force distract and kill the enemy units while you use Arthas (and death coil)
to kill the last archmage.  Once heís history, the mission will end.

* =========================== *
* 06.08 Under the Burning Sky *
* =========================== *

Main Quest:

   1. Protect KelíThuzad for 30 minutes.

Optional Quest:

   1. Acquire the goblin land mines.


This mission is reasonably straightforward.  You donít need to explore
anywhere; you just need to stay at home and build a good defense while
simultaneously researching and beating back enemy attacks.  Plus, every so
often the Burning Legion will send you some units (with no food cost), so you
donít even have to go out of your way to build a defense force.

On the downside, there are three enemy bases on the map.  However, theyíll
always attack in the same three places: north of your base, north of the
summoning platform, and east of the summoning platform.  So the best plan is
to build lots of spirit towers in those places (you conveniently start with
three free acolytes), and also to keep your main fighting force right next to
KelíThuzad on the platform.  Then your main fighting force can defend the
platform while a secondary force (with leftover felhounds or whatnot)
protects the base.

Note: If you really want to explore, you can find a level 8 hero named Manath
Magesinger in the center of the map.  If you kill him and destroy his hut,
youíll receive a tome of strength +2 and a ring of protection +5.

After about ten minutes, the enemy bases will start sending siege weapons in
their attacks, and thatís when you have to be careful.  The siege weapons can
destroy your spirit towers quickly, and your units will attack enemy units in
the order theyíre a threat to them (rather than your buildings), meaning
theyíll usually attack the siege weapons last.  So manually control your
units and have them go after the siege weapons first.

After 20 minutes youíll receive four infernals from the Burning Legion.
Thatís the last group of free units youíll receive.  This is also a good time
to start increasing your upkeep (if youíve been holding it down before).

With about 90 seconds to go, all three enemy bases will send major forces
towards KelíThuzad.  But they wonít attack him directly.  Theyíll get
sidetracked by any unit or spirit tower that gets in their way, so as long as
you have a reasonable defensive force and a bunch of spirit towers, you
should be able to hold them off until the timer runs out and the mission (and
campaign) ends.

* 07.00 Orc Campaign: The Invasion of Kalimdor                              *

* ============== *
* 07.01 Landfall *
* ============== *

Main Quests:

   1. Rally the Horde.
   2. Protect Cairne Bloodhoof.


There isnít a time limit for this mission, so take your time and let your
units rest in between battles.  Also, proceed slowly, and try to let Thrall
start each battle with chain lightning.  Unlike Arthas, Thrall canít heal
your units, and so there isnít anything else useful for him to spend his mana

Basically, all you have to do in the mission is walk around, kill some
creeps, and destroy crates to find treasures inside.  Here are some of the
useful items you can find:

   1. A potion of mana (at your starting position).
   2. A ring of protection +1 (guarded by a pair of dragon whelps south of a
      wrecked ship).
   3. A scroll of protection (in the burning native village).
   4. Healing wards (at a murloc base).
   5. Healing wards (at a razormane camp).
   6. A potion of mana (at a razormane base).
   7. A lionís ring (+1 agility) (south of some wrecked ships, where you find
      the second group of reinforcements).
   8. A scroll of the beast (carried by some harpies).
   9. A potion of mana (carried by a pair of thunder lizards).
  10. A wand of lightning shield (at a razormane camp past the fountain of
  11. A manual of health (at a murloc base past the fountain of health).
  12. A periapt of vitality and a potion of healing (at the major murloc
      base in the southeastern corner of the map).

You can also find some reinforcements:

   1. Two troll headhunters (at a razormane base).
   2. A grunt and two troll headhunters (east of the razormanes).
   3. A grunt and two troll headhunters (where you meet Cairne).

Youíll also occasionally find taurens fighting centaurs, but there isnít
anything you can do to rescue them.

Eventually youíll run into Cairne Bloodhoof, an allied level 3 hero.  Heíll
ask for your help and then head for his base to the north.  Donít follow him.
Instead head to the southeastern corner of the map and kill all the murlocs
there.  Youíll find a couple useful treasures (see above).

When you get to Cairneís base, the centaurs will attack, and youíll have to
make sure Cairne doesnít get killed.  The centaurs will come in four waves,
and the last wave will contain a level 5 champion.  But the taurens are
pretty tough, and you should be able to defeat the centaurs even without
their help.  Once youíve destroyed the last wave, the mission will end.

* ==================== *
* 07.02 The Long March *
* ==================== *

Main Quests:

   1. Lead the caravan to the three oases.
   2. Keep at least two Kodo Beasts alive.


This is another fixed-force mission, but, unlike the last one, time is
important.  Every so often groups of centaurs will appear on the map, and
theyíll attack the caravan, one from the front and one from behind.  The
taurens can defeat the ones from behind, but youíll have to deal with the
ones in the front.

What this means is you wonít be able to rest and heal between battles.  The
centaurs will attack often enough so youíll always lose ground.  However,
each ďoasisĒ on the map is really a fountain of health, and you can heal all
of your forces there.

So put your units into a single group and send them west.  The taurens will
follow behind you.  There is a main path to follow, plus some optional areas
where you can defeat creeps and gain treasures.  Almost all of the optional
areas are a waste of time (unless you want intelligence items for some
reason), except for these:

   1. The lightning lizards (past the first oasis) have claws of attack +3.
   2. The first harpy camp (between the first and second oases) has a mantle
      of intelligence +3 in the harpy nest.  The queen in the second camp
      used to drop a totem of might, but that doesnít seem to happen any
   3. The centaur khan (north of the second oasis) has a pendant of energy,
      and the building next to him has a tome of agility.

As long as you make good use of the fountains, any healing wards left over
from the last mission, and scrolls of healing from the goblin merchant on
this map, you should be ok.  Just remember to try and heal the tauren units
when you heal your own units.

When you receive three raiders, realize that their ensnare ability isnít
automatic like the crypt fiendís web ability.  However, you can select all of
the raiders at once, and when you manually select the ensnare ability, only
one raider will use it (so you donít have to try and select them one at a
time).  When you reach the harpies, you might want to slow the game down so
theyíre easier to target.

When you receive the three catapults, the mission will almost be over.
Youíll have to fight a few more centaurs, but mostly all youíll find between
you and the last oasis are several watch towers.  So scout with Thrall and
use the range of the catapults to destroy the towers, and bring in the rest
of your units whenever centaurs rush to attack.  Once Cairne and the Kodo
Beasts reach the last oasis, the mission will end.

* ======================== *
* 07.03 Cry of the Warsong *
* ======================== *

Main Quests:

   1. Establish a base.
   2. Secure zeppelins.

Optional Quest:

   1. Destroy the human bases.


Immediately select all of your offensive units, and then send them east to
the human base.  Grom Hellscreamís forces donít actually need any help, so
concentrate on removing buildings, starting with the town hall.  As soon as
you destroy the hall, have a peon build a great hall in its place.  That way
you can get your base going more quickly, while your forces and Gromís forces
finish off the rest of the human base.

Once Grom departs for his base, get to work building your base.  Orc bases
are about the same as human bases, so you shouldnít have any problems
figuring out what to do.  The only real decision is where to put your watch
towers.  As youíll soon discover, there are four human bases on the map, but
they all have to pass through a ravine to get to your base.  So if you put
your towers north of your base in the ravine (near where a couple razormane
scouts are waiting), you can meet all attacks in one place and simultaneously
prevent Gromís base from ever coming under attack.  Otherwise just put your
towers on the northern edge of your base.

After a few minutes, Grom will take a few units and attack one of the human
bases.  Heíll just get himself killed, and it wonít make much of a difference
if you try to help out, so keep all of your units at your base.  Once Gromís
force is dead, the humans will send a force to attack you, so be ready for
them.  Grom will ďdiscoverĒ all four of the human bases this way, with each
encounter going the same way.

Once Grom has attacked all four human bases, heíll keep attacking in the same
way, but now heíll just pick a random base to attack.  However, the humans
will change how they retaliate.  Instead of just one base retaliating, itís
possible all four bases will retaliate at the same time, and so youíll have
to have solid defenses by that point.  Several watch towers plus a standing
army should do the trick.

Eventually, once youíre happy with your defenses (or even before then), you
can help Grom out in his attacks.  Gromís units will primarily attack enemy
units and leave the enemy buildings alone, so you can send in 3-4 catapults
behind Grom to attack the enemy buildings.  Then, once enough of Gromís army
has been killed, pull back the catapults.  After a couple attacks, enough of
the buildings should be destroyed that you can mop up with your army.

Note: Be careful with your catapults.  If you accidentally kill one of Gromís
units with their splash damage, Grom might decide to attack your base.

Once youíve destroyed a human base, the mission is essentially over.  The
enemy attacks wonít get any more difficult, and youíll have a new gold mine
that you can exploit.  So go ahead and destroy the other three bases to
complete the optional quest (although you wonít get any sort of reward) and
then concentrate on the creeps blocking the goblin laboratory.

Note: There are also some optional creeps you can kill.  Along the way to the
green human base you can kill some owlbears for claws of attack +9, and some
centaurs north of the light blue human base have a tome of intelligence.

The path to the goblin laboratory starts at the western end of the blue human
base.  As you make your way along the path, youíll have to fight a bunch of
centaurs, but youíll receive gauntlets of ogre strength +3 as a reward.  At
the laboratory itself youíll find several harpies, so make sure you have some
raiders with you.  Then just ensnare and beat up the harpies to clear the
area.  Once thatís done, pick up the circlet of nobility (+2 strength, +2
agility, +2 intelligence), buy the two zeppelins at the laboratory, and then
send them to your base to complete the mission.

* ============================== *
* 07.04 The Spirits of Ashenvale *
* ============================== *

Main Quest:

   1. Amass 15,000 lumber.

Optional Quests:

   1. Slay the furbolg chieftain.
   2. Destroy trees of life.


15,000 lumber sounds like a lot, but it isnít.  There are five trees of life
on the map, and each time you destroy one youíll receive 3000 lumber.  So
build your base like normal, and donít skimp on defenses or research.

Also notice the balls of light (wisps) in the trees.  Thatís how night elves
harvest lumber, so take your offensive units and have them kill all the
wisps.  Youíll find more wisps like that as you explore the rest of the map.

Shortly into the mission your peons will chop down enough trees so that you
can leave the area around your base.  At the same time some night elves will
attack, so be sure to have your army on the northwestern side of your base.
Gromís best spell is mirror image, so cast that right away when the battle

A second attack will arrive shortly after the first, but it will consist of a
pair of hippogryph riders.  The attack will come form the north, so make sure
your peons are harvesting wood on the southern side of your base, and then
use your raiders to ensnare the riders when they arrive.

Note: Hippogryph rider attacks will arrive from the north all mission long.
So make sure you have watch towers in place to protect your base and peons.

At this point, if you havenít noticed yet, realize that you donít have a gold
mine.  So take an army northwest of your base.  Youíll find a mine a short
distance away, and itíll only be guarded by a pair of night elves.  Kill the
elves and then build a great hall next to the mine.  You have more than
enough peons harvesting wood, so once the hall is finished, convert some of
them to mining gold.

East of the gold mine youíll find a goblin named Neeloc Greedyfingers.  Heíll
give you the optional quest of killing the furbolg chieftain.  But donít run
off to kill the chieftain right away.  Keep your army next to the gold mine
until you have some defenses up.

Once you have some watch towers up, and once you have a decent attack force
backed up by some catapults, clear out the southern side of the map.  South
of the gold mine youíll find a lightly guarded tree of life, and west of that
some trolls guarding another gold mine.  Defeating the trolls and destroying
their buildings will also net you a potion of greater healing plus a crystal
ball.  Also in the area youíll find boots of speed inside a fairy ring (but
watch out -- entering the ring will cause some fairies to appear).

At about this time your first gold mine will likely run dry, so move your
peons to the one you just found.  It might also be a good time to move some
of your tree harvesting peons to the area, since the remaining trees are
probably far away from your war mills and great halls by now.

In the southwestern corner of the map youíll find the blue elf base.
Destroying it means that all attacks will come from the north, and the
cleared area will also give you another gold mine (although you probably
wonít need it).  The furbolg chieftain is north of the base, so once youíve
destroyed it, re-supply your army and then kill him.  Heíll drop a health
stone, and then once you return to Greedyfingers youíll also receive a pair
of goblin shredders.  The shredders gather lumber in a hurry, so if you want
to explore the entire map before completing the mission, just hide them away
somewhere and save them for later.

The teal elf base is in the northwestern corner.  It is defended about as
well as the blue base, so a standard attack force backed up by catapults
should be able to take it relatively easily.  South of the base you can find
another fairy ring, this one with a potion of restoration.  A third fairy
ring is located northwest of your first gold mine.  It contains a tome of

The light blue (and last) elf base is in the northeastern corner.  Itís about
the same as the others, so, with all the practice youíve had, it should be
easy to take down.  The last tree of life is south of the light blue base,
but destroying it (and completing the optional quest) wonít net you anything.

With the elf bases gone, you just need to harvest whatever lumber necessary
(if any) to complete the main quest, and then the mission will end.

* =========================== *
* 07.05 The Hunter of Shadows *
* =========================== *

Main Quests:

   1. Find the Chaos Well.
   2. Kill Cenarius.


The good news is that you start out with four bases plus the 15,000 lumber
from the previous mission.  The bad news is that the night elves will take
back the three bases west of the river in the first few minutes of the
mission, and then theyíll attack your remaining base.

So immediately grab all the peons west of the river and send them to your
main base.  If you grab them early enough, all three should survive.  Then
get those peons constructing watch towers while you train three more peons to
mine from the gold mine near your great hall.

There are two entrances to your base -- one to the north and one to the south
-- so put most of your watch towers in those two places (using the existing
ridges when possible), but also put some along the western edge next to the
river.  The latter towers will deal with any hippogryph riders or chimeras
that the enemy sends at you.

The initial attack on your main base will probably go badly for you, but if
you were able to put up some watch towers and do some researching, then you
should still have Grom plus a few other units still alive.  So sit around and
defend for a while until you can build up a new attack force and also put up
some more watch towers.  Youíll have a few minutes before any more attacks

Also, after defeating the initial attack, youíll finally see one of your main
quests for the mission, to find the Chaos Well.  Without visiting the Chaos
Well, you canít defeat Cenarius, so donít try attacking the three enemy bases
to the west until you complete the quest (Cenarius will just show up and kill

Once you have a reasonable attack force, send it north of your base (on your
side of the river).  Youíll find some wolves to kill, and past that some
trees youíll have to knock down.  So once the wolves are dead bring a
catapult to the area and knock down the trees.

Moving past the trees will take your army far away from your base, so before
going any farther, make sure your defenses are pretty good (with towers and
catapults, plus maybe some other units around).  You donít really need any
catapults with your main army, so leave all your catapults home.

North of the trees youíll find a bunch of furbolgs.  Defeating them will net
you claws of attack +9 plus an anti-magic potion.  Be sure to use your witch
doctorsí healing wards to keep your army alive.  Past the furbolgs youíll
find some satyrs guarding a way gate.  Defeating the satyrs will also give
you a periapt of health (+300 hit points).

Through the way gate youíll find some more satyrs (with a potion of greater
healing), and then, through an archway, a satyr pyromancer with four burning
archers.  The pyromancer will drop an orb of fire.

Keep following the path.  Youíll run into some wimpy undead units, a fountain
of healing, and then, through a second archway, the satyrs guarding the Chaos
Well.  When you defeat the satyrs, youíll find a ring of protection +3, but,
more importantly, all of your orc units will turn into chaos orc units, which
are more powerful.

So bring your army back to your base, create some more units, and then storm
one of the elven bases on the western side of the river.  Your new and
improved units should make short work of the elves.  Once youíve destroyed
enough of the base, Cenarius and a few of his friends will attack you, but
again you shouldnít have too much of a problem.  Once Cenarius falls, the
mission will end.

* ======================== *
* 07.06 Where Wyverns Dare *
* ======================== *

Main Quest:

   1. Destroy the human base guarding Stonetalon Peak.

Optional Quests:

   1. Find the wyverns.
   2. Restore the defiled fountain.


The (blue) base you need to destroy is accessible only by air.  That means 1)
youíll either need wyverns or zeppelins to attack it, and 2) its attacks
against you will include flying units and zeppelins of its own.  So you need
your base to be well defended, so if enemy zeppelins drop units into your
base, youíll be able to destroy them regardless of where they land.  In other
words, put several watch towers on the northern edge of your base, plus a few
in the interior.  You should concentrate on the area near your great hall and
on the southern edge of the north-south ravine in the middle of the map.

Once the cut scene ends, group together your offensive units and send them
west.  Youíll find several lightning lizards guarding a defiled fountain.
When you kill the lizards and bring Thrall close to the fountain, youíll get
the optional quest to restore the fountain (to a fountain of health).

But donít rush off and do anything.  Sit around and defend for a while, and
once you think you have a reasonable attack force plus good defenses at your
base (including some catapults to back up the watch towers), send your force
north into the ravine.  As soon as the ravine branches (almost right away)
send your force west.  You should get a cut scene about the wyverns.

Follow the path all the way to the end.  Along the way youíll have to fight a
bunch of creeps (holding a periapt of vitality and a health stone), so stop
as you need to and use a healing ward to heal your troops.  Then continue on.
Eventually youíll run into three groups of harpies, so itís a good idea to
have some raiders along.  Chain lightning doesnít hurt either.  Once you kill
the last set of harpies, youíll receive six wyverns as reinforcements, and
youíll also find a pendant of mana.

Note: If the wyverns donít appear, that means you missed a harpy somewhere.
So hunt around for them.  They can be found near the cages and at the
entrance to the path leading to the cages.

Send your units back to your base, and heal and re-supply them.  Once theyíre
ready to go, send them north into the ravine again, but this time keep going
north.  Youíll find several centaurs guarding a gold mine plus a goblin
laboratory (where you can buy more zeppelins if you want), and past that,
taking the eastern branch of the ravine, youíll run into the centaur khan and
his cohorts.  With Thrall and Cairne plus assorted other units, the battle
shouldnít be too bad.  Once the khan dies, heíll drop a glyph of
purification.  Just take the glyph back to the defiled fountain to turn it
into a fountain of health.

After re-supplying your army again, send it back into the ravine, but this
time have it take the western branch that leads to the light blue human base.
After the base is destroyed, leave your units where they are, and create more
units until your upkeep closes in on 90.  Then purchase some zeppelins, and
attack the blue base from the west.  With your wyverns leading the way (to
kill the enemy gryphons), land your units on the western side of the base,
and then let them pound away.  With taurens, catapults, and more, the base
shouldnít last very long, and once youíve destroyed enough of its buildings,
the mission will end.

* ================ *
* 07.07 The Oracle *
* ================ *

Main Quests:

   1. Seek out the Oracle.
   2. Return Aszuneís heart to her.
   3. Take the enchanted gemstone to the spectral bridge.


You start out with Thrall and some orcs and trolls.  Later youíll switch to
Cairne and some taurens.  The important thing to realize is that the two
groups will eventually meet up, and Cairne will be able to explore the area
where Thrall starts.  Thatís important because Thrall probably has the best
equipment at this point, and heíll likely find equipment not good enough for
him but good enough for Cairne during his explorations.  So when you find
good equipment, try to remember where it is on the map so Cairne can pick it
up later.

The first part of the map isnít complicated.  Just group all of your units
together, kill some creeps, and destroy some crates.  Then, when your units
get hurt, either let them rest for a while, or use a healing ward from your
witch doctor.  With chain lightning plus his spirit wolves, Thrall can handle
all of the encounters on his own, so donít worry if you get some units

Eventually youíll pass a death revenant (who will drop an orb of fire) and
arrive at the skeleton lordís throne.  Near the throne are three doors.  The
northern door requires a key that is located through the southern door.  Just
pick up the key and bring it to the northern door to open it.  Then through
the door you can find a crown of kings (+5 strength, +5 agility, +5
intelligence), plus some scrolls and potions.  Through the eastern door lies
a way gate.

Once you go through the gate youíll find yourself next to two doors, one to
the north and one to the south.  Go through the southern door first, and
youíll find a light barrier to the east and a locked door to the south.
Youíll also hear from a spirit named Aszune.  When you return her heart to
her, sheíll remove the light barrier to the east.  (Itís a quest, but it
wonít show up on your quest log yet.)  The locked door the south is the
avenue Cairne will use to meet back up with Thrall, and it wonít open until
you get to Cairneís part of the mission.

So head back to the room with the way gate in it, but this time go through
the door to the north.  Eventually youíll come to some harpies fighting a
dragon.  Let the harpies finish off the dragon, and then kill the harpies.
The dragon will drop Aszuneís heart, so just pick it up and return it to the
light barrier (you can use the way gate north of the battle for a quicker
trip).  Aszune will be happy and remove the barrier for you.  Then youíll
discover you need a gemstone to create a spectral bridge, and youíll come
under control of Cairne.

Note: If youíve explored Thrallís part of the map carefully, youíll have
found the following items (plus some scrolls and potions): a mantle of
intelligence +3, a ring of regeneration, a tome of intelligence, a tome of
agility, an orb of fire, a crown of kings, and a sobi mask.

There are three things of interest in Cairneís part of the map:

   1. The ďhungry hungry lizard.Ē  Donít kill it.  The lizard will eat so
      many mushrooms that itíll eventually explode, but in the process itíll
      clear the way to the Lion Horn of Stormwind, an item that grants
      nearby units a boost to their armor.

   2. The gemstone.  Itíll be guarded by a whole host of quillboars and
      razormanes, so you canít just rush in and grab it.  Instead, explore to
      the north of the gemstone, and youíll find two circles of power.  The
      one on the right will activate the trap where the quillboars and
      razormanes are, killing them all.  The one on the left will open the
      door that leads to the gemstone.

   3. The ghost key.  One of the statues on the eastern end of the area will
      have the key.  Itíll open the door to Thrallís part of the map.

If youíve explored carefully, then you should also have found a tome of
strength, claws of attack +12, and a belt of giant strength +6.

Once youíve reunited Cairne with Thrall, send Cairne through Thrallís part of
the map to pick up useful items (if necessary).  Then send your units across
the spectral bridge to complete the mission.

Note: There isnít any way to get to the northwestern part of the map, and
there isnít anything there anyway.

* ========================= *
* 07.08 By Demons Be Driven *
* ========================= *

Main Quest:

   1. Capture Grom and bring him to Jainaís ritual circle.


Note that Thrall starts the mission by dropping one of his inventory objects
so he can pick up the soul gem.  So check his inventory and make sure he has
his best five objects with him before proceeding.

Two things will happen with regularity during this mission:

   1. Infernals will rain down from the sky and land at random locations on
      the map, including the middle of your base.

   2. The enemy orc bases will send attacks your way, and theyíll have chaos
      units at their disposal.

That means you have to have good defenses at your base.  Upgraded chaos
grunts can mow down watch towers quickly, so you canít rely on them alone.
Upgraded barricades help, but you really need to have watch towers plus
catapults plus wyverns patrolling your base for an effective defense.

Once your defenses are good enough to deal with infernals, start sending out
your army in between chaos orc attacks.  Near your base you can find a gold
mine to the northeast and a goblin laboratory to the east.  When you get to
the laboratory, buy a shredder there and retire all of the peons you have
harvesting trees.  One shredder is faster than four peons, and the upkeep
cost is the same.

Farther away from your base, but still on the southern side of the map, you
can find another gold mine (far to the east) and two fountains of health (one
to the northeast and one to the north).  If you destroy the buildings around
the northeastern fountain youíll discover a mask of death, which gives heroes
a vampiric attack.  At the northern fountain, you can find a hood of cunning
(+4 agility, +4 intelligence) when you defeat the centaurs there.

Keep creating units and researching, and once you have an impressive strike
force backed up by catapults, head for the enemy orc base in the northwestern
corner of the map.  The orc buildings have barricades, so try to use your
catapults to destroy buildings, while the rest of your army chases down enemy

Note: East of the orc base you can kill some lightning lizards to get a
medallion of courage (+4 strength, +4 intelligence).  Southeast of the base
you can find some cages with troll headhunters inside.

Once the orc base is destroyed, head east.  You should shortly find the
entrance to where Grom is being held (the ground turns red).  Three groups of
units will block your way to Grom.  The first two consist of doom guards and
chaos units, and the third has a pair of doom guards plus Grom himself.  Just
plow through them, and when you get to Grom, wait for the cut scene to finish
and then use the soul gem on him (by selecting the gem in Thrallís inventory
and then targeting Grom).  That will capture Gromís soul in the gem.  Then
just walk Thrall to the circle of power south of Jainaís base to complete the
mission (and the campaign).

* 08.00 Night Elf Campaign: Eternityís End                                  *

* ========================= *
* 08.01 Enemies at the Gate *
* ========================= *

Main Quests:

   1. Establish a base.
   2. Kill the paladin.

Optional Quest:

   1. Find 10 missing furbolgs.


Well, itís back to square one.  Building a night elf base is different than
building a base for the other races, so follow the instructions in the
mission.  When it comes time to build moon wells, put them near the front
(southwestern side) of your base.  Moon wells heal units as well as provide
food, so you donít want to bury them in out-of-the way places.  Also be sure
to right click the ďreplenishĒ option for the moon wells, so they
automatically heal troops.

Once you have some moon wells and a tree of war, there isnít much for you to
do at your base other than crank out a whole bunch of archers, so do just
that.  Meanwhile, once you have a few units around, put them in a group and
have them explore the map.

South of your base youíll find an encampment of furbolgs.  Donít attack them.
Remember that youíre playing a druid now, and animal creeps are your friends.
The furbolgs will ask you to find 10 missing furbolgs, which are scattered
around the map.  If you went exploring before meeting the furbolgs, you might
have to retrace your steps.  The missing furbolgs will only appear after you
get the quest to find them.

Here is where you can find the furbolgs (there are 13 total):

   1. Two are located northwest of your base, along the northern edge of the
   2. Two are located southwest of the furbolg base, across the river.  There
      is also a crate there you can break open for a ring of protection +1.
   3. Three are located north of the human lumber camp.  Theyíre being held
      by some orc raiders.
   4. Two are located in the northwestern corner of the map.
   5. Two are located just east of the human / orc base.
   6. One is located just north of the human / orc base.

When you rescue 10 furbolgs and return to the furbolg encampment, youíll
receive three furbolgs as reinforcements.

Also on the map you can find:

   1. Three archers north of your base.  Theyíll join you when you walk up to
   2. A small human camp east of the main human / orc base.  If you destroy
      the tents there youíll find a potion of healing and a scroll of
   3. An orc lumber camp, near the gold mine in the middle of the map.
   4. A human lumber camp, west of the orc lumber camp.
   5. A second orc lumber camp, almost directly west of your base, on the
      western edge of the map.

When youíve explored everything you want to see, send a couple dozen archers
to the human / orc camp.  All you have to do at the camp is kill the level 6
paladin inside, but instead you might want to detour slightly.  There are two
groups of tents in the base, and if you destroy the eastern ones youíll find
healing wards, and if you destroy the western ones youíll find a circlet of
nobility (+2 strength, +2 agility, +2 intelligence).  So itís worthwhile to
waste an attack on the base, just so you can get the extra equipment.

Once youíre ready to kill the paladin, ignore everything else and focus your
attacks on him.  With a host of archers gunning for him -- plus perhaps the
odd furbolg or two -- the paladin wonít stand a chance, even if he casts
divine shield on himself.  And once the paladin dies, the mission will end.

* =========================== *
* 08.02 Daughters of the Moon *
* =========================== *

Main Quest:

   1. Bring Tyrande Whisperwind to the night elf base.


Tyrande can hide in shadows, and the mission starts out at night, so youíre
in good shape.  Simply move until a doom guard gets within combat range, and
then hide.  The guard will then go about its business like it has no idea
Tyrande is around.  In this way you can move wherever you want on the map,
albeit slowly.  (You can also kill doom guards this way, by attacking them
until they get into combat range and then hiding, but it takes too long with
Tyrande alone.  Wait until you have some extra units before you try that.)

First off, travel to the northwestern corner of the map.  Youíll find boots
of agility +3 and claws of attack +3 there.  Then travel south until you see
a pair of crates.  Inside one of them youíll find a potion of greater

Then keep going south until you find two more crates and a cage.  One of the
crates will have a scroll of healing and the cage will contain a furbolg.
When you release the furbolg, itíll run off and probably get itself killed
attacking a doom guard, but you can follow behind it and take advantage of
the guards being distracted to open a couple more crates and pick up a druid
pouch (+1 intelligence).

Keep following the path until you find a bridge.  Past the bridge youíll
discover a human camp being attacked by archers.  When you get close enough
to the archers (by destroying some crates first) theyíll come under your
control.  You now have enough units that you can kill doom guards by
attacking and hiding.

Next youíll find some footmen attacking ghouls.  Attack both sides evenly
(theyíll ignore you) to gain more experience for Tyrande, and then hide and
attack whichever side prevails.  You can also destroy some crates nearby to
pick up a ring of superiority (+1 strength, +1 agility, +1 intelligence).

A little further along the path youíll find some orcs fighting some undead.
The orcs will always win this battle, so you can do one of two things: you
can try to help the undead units (mostly by trying to protect their meat
wagons), or you can ignore the battle.  Either way, you should eventually try
to enter the orc base and grab the mantle of intelligence +3.  Whether you
help the undead or not just determines how much sneaking youíll have to do.

Past the orc base is a way gate leading to a fountain of health, so if the
battle between the orcs and the undead looks like itís going to go badly for
you, donít waste your archers.  Just skip the battle and go through the gate.
At the fountain youíll also receive three huntresses as reinforcements.

North of the fountain of health is a door youíll have to knock down.  Past
the door youíll find an area with treasures, doom guards, and shades.  You
donít have to do anything fancy to kill the doom guards.  Just fight them and
then send your damaged huntresses back to the fountain of health to heal.
The two treasures in the area are a ring of protection +2 and gloves of haste
(15% increased attack speed).  Since Tyrande is a ranged attacker, she wonít
come under attack much, and so objects that increase her damage (like the
gloves of haste) are more useful to her than objects that increase her
defense or hit points (like the ring of protection).

To the north youíll find some footmen who will run away when you approach.
However, theyíll run right into a doom guard.  So follow behind them and
attack whichever side seems to be winning.  When the doom guard dies, itíll
drop a tome of strength.

Through a door to the northwest youíll find another fountain of health and
receive two archers and four huntresses as reinforcements.  At some point
around here daybreak will probably arrive (meaning you canít hide anymore)
but thatís ok.  You should now have over a dozen units and be able to beat
off anything that attacks you.

Move east from the fountain and youíll encounter a spirit tower.  Attack it
but retreat away any unit that starts to take too much damage.  East of the
tower youíll find three ballistae.  In the future you can use the range of
the ballistae to attack spirit towers without being damaged in return, but
for now use them to destroy the trees north and east of where they start out.
Eventually youíll find a neutral hydralisk, and when you bring Tyrande to it,
itíll join your cause.  The hydralisk does about the same damage as five

Note: Farther to the east you can find yet another fountain of health and
receive even more reinforcements.

Now, with about two dozen units under your control, all you have to do is
fight your way through an undead base to get to the night elf base.  The
undead base will have lots of spirit towers and units, so try to use your
units (like Tyrande) to draw the enemy units back to you, and then use the
ballistae to destroy the enemy buildings.  Once youíve cut a swath through
the base, just send Tyrande through the gate at its southern end and into the
night elf base to complete the mission.

Note: If you want to avoid combat altogether, you can use the ballistae to
mow down the trees south of the third (northeastern) fountain of health.
Beyond the trees is a path that leads directly into the night elf base.

* ================================ *
* 08.03 The Awakening of Stormrage *
* ================================ *

Main Quest:

   1. Wake Furion Stormrage.


Youíre on the clock for this mission.  You have to defeat an orc base to the
east and then kill some powerful creeps before the undead base to the north
can chop down 100 trees.  That gives you roughly half an hour.  So you have
to attack efficiently and cut corners where you can.

The orc base wonít create any flying units.  That means the only way theyíll
be able to access your base is from the east.   So you donít have to create
any ancient protectors.  The one you start with plus your army should be able
to deal with any orcs that arrive, and you only need to make sure your army
is always between your base and the orc base, which isnít too difficult since
there are only two paths between the bases.

Note: You can use the sentinel skill of your huntresses to reveal the paths
to your base.

Another note: Between your base and the orc base, on the river, you can find
several murlocs.  If you defeat the murlocs and their buildings, youíll
receive boots of speed.

Once you have a dozen units backed up by half a dozen ballistae, advance on
the orc base.  (You can even bring your ancient protector if you want.)
There isnít anything special about the base, and it isnít particularly well
defended, so it should go down easily.  However, the orc hero at the base
will keep casting mirror image, and that can cause some problems.  So
immediately target the hero when you see him, and manually control the
abolish magic spell of your druids (druids wonít cast it on summoned
creatures even if itís set to automatic) to remove the mirror images.  You
might want to slow the game down so itís easier to target them.  If you can
destroy the orc base while there are 50 or more trees left, youíre in good

Once the orc base is history, heal and re-supply your army, and then head
north.  Youíll have to face three groups of creeps before you get to the Horn
of Cenarius:

   1. A fire protector and three owlbears.  Make sure you have some dryads
      with you to abolish sleep spells.  In a crate nearby you can find a
      jade ring (+1 agility).
   2. An ice protector and three owlbears.  Again, dryads are useful to
      counteract the protectorís spells.
   3. A lightning protector and three owlbears.

The owlbears get more powerful for each successive group, so rest as much as
possible between fights.  In fact, if you have enough time, feel free to run
all the way back to the fountain of health south of where the orc base was.
You can also send a wisp along with your army to construct moon wells near
you, and you can pick up some healing wards in a crate on the western side of
the orcís island.

Regardless, once you kill the three protectors and their owlbear cohorts, all
you have to do is bring Tyrande to the Horn of Cenarius (if she isnít near it
already) to complete the mission.

* ====================== *
* 08.04 The Druids Arise *
* ====================== *

Main Quest:

   1. Awaken the druids.

Optional Quests:

   1. Kill the furbolg warlord.
   2. Kill the death revenant.


There are three inaccessible enemy bases on the map: purple (undead), red
(orc), and light blue (human).  They wonít care about you at all, and theyíll
only attack you if they happen to run into your units or structures.  So the
moon wells and hunterís hall you start with are perfectly safe.  You donít
have to defend them.  That area of the map is also probably the best place to
root your ancients of war and lore.

Of course, the nearest gold mine is right in between the red and purple
bases, so you canít avoid the enemy entirely.  The gold mine also only
contains 2000 gold, so youíll have to keep moving your tree of ages and
ancient protectors from mine to mine to gather gold.

So do just that while you research, train, and explore.  East of the first
gold mine youíll find some trolls who will leave behind an ironwood branch
(+1 strength).  To the northwest youíll find some more trolls guarding a
fountain of health.  These trolls will drop a ring of protection +2 and a
tome of strength (in a crate).

Note: Donít build moon wells (or other non-mobile structures) next to your
gold mines, since the gold mines wonít last very long.  Just add more moon
wells to your starting position and then either send wounded units back there
or to the fountain of health.

East of your first gold mine is a second gold mine, but again itíll only have
2000 gold in it.  Also, when you approach it, youíll probably trip the
trigger for the furbolg warlord quest.  If not, just move a little to the
north until you see the defiled fountain.  The furbolg warlord is to the
north and west of the fountain, and youíll have to fight your way through
lots of furbolgs to get to him.  The furbolgs like to cast lightning shield,
so make sure you have some dryads with you.  Once you complete the quest
youíll receive claws of attack +6.

East of the second gold mine is a light blue human base (the humans have two
bases).  Youíll receive a pair of huntresses on the way.  Make your army as
powerful as possible with the gold you have available (including at least two
ballistae) and then attack.  The base isnít very well defended, with only a
handful of units and two watch towers in the back, so try to conserve your
units as much as possible during the fight.  Once you destroy the base and
knock down the door in the back, youíll receive two more huntresses and two
archers, plus get the second optional quest.

The woods beyond the human base are filled with ghosts and skeleton archers,
plus other units.  The ghosts can possess your non-hero units, so only send
Tyrande and Furion into the woods.  They should be able to handle everything
they see without much of a problem.  Be thorough so you kill all the ghosts
and pick up all the gold possible for killing the creeps.

Note: While youíre exploring the woods with your heroes, you can replace the
human base with your own.  Put in some moon wells for healing, and move your
ancients of lore and war from your starting position to the base.

The death revenant is in the southeastern corner of the map (south of the
exposed gold mine).  Tyrande and Furion can probably kill him by themselves
(provided they draw out some of his minions first), but itís probably better
to bring along some help.  However, you wonít get a reward for killing the
revenant.  All that will happen is that skeletons will stop spawning in the
woods, so you might want to skip the quest entirely since skeletons are worth
a little bit of gold when you kill them.

Note: Far to the west of the death revenant (roughly south of the purple
undead base) and through some trees, you can find some lightning lizards,
including an ancient storm wyrm.  When you kill them youíll receive a sobi
mask (50% increased mana regeneration), which is a good item for Tyrande
because of her searing arrows.

Finally, you can get on with the main quest.  As you approach the
northeastern part of the map, youíll see a cut scene and find out some night
elves in the area have been corrupted, so youíll have to destroy their base.
You can be thorough at this point and move your base once again to the new
gold mine (with 5000 gold in it this time), or you can just charge the
corrupted base.  If you have a dozen units plus some ballistae, charging will
probably work but be ugly.  Once you destroy the base, just send Furion to
the barrow den to the north to complete the mission.

* ======================= *
* 08.05 Brothers in Blood *
* ======================= *

Main Quests:

   1. Awaken the druids.
   2. Free Illidan Stormrage.

Optional Quest:

   1. Retrieve water from the fountain of life to heal the furbolg shaman.


This is another fixed-force mission without a time limit, and you should know
the drill by now: rest your units between every battle so you donít lose any.
Also, when Tyrande and Furion gain a level, be sure to choose their special
abilities.  Furionís tranquility spell is especially useful here since it can
heal your units.

To start out, group all of your units together and head generally south.
There are lots of creeps (mostly spiders) around, but nothing is too
interesting.  One spider will drop a spider ring (+1 agility), but thatís it.
Eventually youíll come to a defiled fountain.

Note: Not long before the defiled fountain, on the right side of the cave,
you should find a skull on the ground in front of some mushrooms.  If you use
Furionís force of nature spell on the mushrooms twice, youíll open up a path
to ďthe largest panda everĒ (a level 10 creep), and youíll gain a necklace of
spell immunity when you kill it.

At the defiled fountain youíll find a bunch of spiders, including some in the
nearby eggs.  Past the fountain youíll run into some furbolgs who will give
you the optional quest.  The fountain of life they mention doesnít have
anything to do with the defiled fountain you just passed.  Also notice that
one of your heroes has to pick up the empty vial they give you.  The fountain
of life is west and then north of the furbolgs, guarded by some lightning
lizards.  Once you fill the vial at the fountain and return it to the
furbolgs, youíll receive a talisman of the wild, which summons fairly wimpy
furbolgs to help you.  I typically drop the talisman and grab back whatever
my hero was holding before it had to pick up the empty vial.

South of the fountain of life youíll find a door leading west to Illidanís
prison.  Tyrande will leave your group at this point and take all of the
archers and huntresses with her.  Once Furion finishes his quest to awaken
the druids, youíll come back to Tyrande so she can complete her quest to free

So take your remaining forces east and kill whatever creeps you come across.
When you reach the circle of power, have Furion walk up to it and heíll cause
a spirit bridge to appear.  Past the bridge youíll have to fight three
watchers who will drop claws of attack +9.  South of the watchers you can
kill some skeleton archers to access a fountain of mana, and to the north
youíll have to fight some black dragon whelps.  Past the whelps youíll learn
that the druids of the claw are already awake but feral.  Worse, youíll have
to make your way through them to a circle of power without killing any of

At this point your dryads arenít terribly useful, so leave them behind.  You
could also leave the druids of the talon behind, but in a couple places
youíll have to deal with multiple druids of the claw, and itís useful to have
two cyclones as well as an entangle available to deal with them.  Youíll also
have to fight some spiders, and a little extra firepower doesnít hurt.  So
avoid what you can and cyclone what you canít.  There isnít anything
interesting on the creeps or crates in the area, so donít worry about them.
Once Furion gets to the circle of power, his quest will be complete and
youíll switch to Tyrande.

Tyrande will immediately come under attack by three watchers, but they
shouldnít cause much of a problem.  Once theyíre dead, notice that youíre at
a four-way intersection.  West leads to a door you canít open yet (you need
to activate a pair of circles of power first), so head south instead.  Kill
all the creeps you find and activate the circle of power.  Also be sure to
notice the room north of the library.  If you destroy the book pedestal
there, youíll find a book of knowledge, which will permanently increase all
of your attributes by one.  You can also rescue some prisoners (two archers
and a huntress) in the area.

The hallway north of the four-way intersection is much more boring then the
hallway to the south.  All youíll find are some watchers to kill plus some
healing wards in a crate.  But once you activate the circle of power, the
previously locked door will open, so send your troops back to the four-way
intersection and then to the west.

Past the door you can first kill some sleepers and gain an upgrade to your
huntressesí weapons, and then you can enter a prison area.  In the four rooms
of the prison you can pick up four archers, a huntress, a wolf named Loki, a
ring of regeneration, and a periapt of vitality (+150 hit points).  Past the
prison youíll have to kill some treants (Tyrande can do it alone), and then
you can take a way gate.

Past the way gate youíll first find a fountain of health, and then youíll
come to a three-way intersection.  If you take the south branch at the
intersection, youíll find a room with goblin land mines in it.  The land
mines arenít necessary, so if you donít want to mess with Tyrandeís
inventory, just skip them.  The reason theyíre potentially useful is because
if you take the western branch of the three-way intersection, youíll find
several watchers patrolling around a circular hallway.  Then you can plant
the mines in the hallway and kill them.  But the watchers arenít very
powerful, and you should be able to just take your army right up to them and
kill them without losing a unit.  You can also draw them out one at a time
and kill them that way.

Note: Southeast of the fountain of health, hidden behind the trees, are
gauntlets of ogre strength +3.  However, theyíre probably not overly useful
to Tyrande at this point.

Another note: The trees far to the west of the fountain of health (just
before the room with the patrolling watchers) donít go all the way to the
wall.  You can send Tyrande behind them to find a pair of circles of power.
Direct her to the larger of the two to discover the ďShrine of the UberfishĒ
and a mantle of intelligence +3.  Then just walk Tyrande to either of the
small circles of power in the area to bring her back where she was.

Now all you have to do is send your army north.  Youíll encounter some more
watchers along the way, including a level 4 Keeper of the Grove, but they
shouldnít be too difficult to kill if youíve taken care of your units during
the mission.  Once the watchers are dead, the mission will end.

* =================================== *
* 08.06 A Destiny of Flame and Sorrow *
* =================================== *

Main Quests:

   1. Capture the Skull of GulíDan.
   2. Destroy Tichondrius.


There are two entrances to your base, one to the east and one to the west.
You might get an attack or two at the eastern entrance, but by far most
attacks will come from the west.  So set up your defenses accordingly.

Meanwhile, do the regular thing: build, train and research until you have a
reasonable army.  Donít train any more huntresses.  Instead, train druids of
the claw and put them into bear form.  Theyíre much better as front line

When youíre happy with your army (and it includes some ballistae), send them
east.  They encounter some spiders (with a mana stone and boots of elvenkind
+6) and some sludges, but eventually theyíll run into the orange corrupted
base.  The orange base wonít be very well defended, so just rush into it and
burn it to the ground.  The hero at the base might drop a scroll of

Once the orange base is no more, head west.  Youíll find a gold mine guarded
by some treants and satyrs.  Kill them and theyíll drop claws of attack +6.
Then head back to your base so your army can visit your moon wells and heal

Now head west out of your base.  You should first notice a murloc encampment,
and when you kill the murlocs there youíll receive a ring of protection +3.
West of the murlocs is a sludge monstrosity with gloves of haste.  Southwest
of the murlocs you can find several spiders, a gold mine, and a goblin
merchant.  One of the spider eggs next to the merchant has a manual of

Due north of the goblin merchant lies the green corrupted base.  Itís about
as well defended as the orange base and should go down about as easily.  Now
the only things left on the map are the Burning Legion base to the northwest
and Tichondrius to the northeast.  You have to deal with the Burning Legion
base first, which will consequently stop those annoying doom guard attacks on
your base.

The Burning Legion base is basically just a demon gate guarded by several
doom guards and infernals.  So try to keep your units separated when you
attack, so the doom guard fire spell will hit as few units as possible.  Then
push forward and destroy the gate.  Once the gate is gone, move Illidan to
the skull to turn him into a demon and complete the first quest.

Note: Thereís another demon gate on the map (north of where the orange base
was), so youíll still have to deal with Burning Legion attacks on your base.

Another note: If your gold mine runs out, use the mine west of your base.
The ones to the north and northeast will get attacked by the Burning Legion
units appearing at the second demon gate.

Your army probably took a beating while completing the first quest, so take
your remaining units back to your base to heal up and get re-supplied.  Make
sure you have a powerful army backed up by half a dozen ballistae, and then
head for the northeastern corner of the map.

Youíll have to deal with felhounds, infernals, and doom guards along the way
to Tichondrius, but they shouldnít be much of a problem for your army.  When
you reach Tichondrius, remember that only Illidan can harm him, so have him
target Tichondrius while your other units target the other Burning Legion
units in the area.  Once Tichondrius goes down, the mission will end.

* ========================== *
* 08.07 Twilight of the Gods *
* ========================== *

Main Quest:

   1. Delay Archimonde for 45 minutes.


Archimonde starts out with a base on the bottom of the hill.  In order to get
to the top of the hill, his units first have to go through the human base,
then they have to go through the orc base, and finally they have to go
through your base.  All you have to do is stall them for 45 minutes.

That sounds easy enough, especially since you get allies, but it turns out
Archimonde cheats.  He gets unlimited resources, and he can produce units --
undead and Burning Legion units both -- far more quickly than he should.  So
while his first waves of attacks will have wimpy crypt fiends and ghouls,
heíll later send a level 10 hero plus numerous Burning Legion and undead
units plus half a dozen catapults.  And youíll only have a minute or so
between waves.

So youíre probably going to lose one or both of the allied bases, but thatís
ok.  Once an allied base dies, Archimondeís attack waves will reset to the
wimpy versions, and then theyíll make their way up the difficult versions
again.  What you need to do is keep the allied bases alive as long as
possible.  Probably a good rule of thumb is to keep the human base going for
at least 15 minutes and the orc base going for at least 20 minutes.  Since
your base doesnít have an ally helping it out, itíll probably go down the
quickest of the three, and ideally you donít want Archimonde attacking it at

So what should you do?  You should try to get as powerful as possible as
quickly as possible.  So start researching right away (master training for
druids of the claw is a good early target), and also start producing wisps.
You start out with five wisps working your gold mine, but there are also two
more gold mines nearby, and you should get wisps to produce trees of life
next to them so you can start mining them as quickly as possible.  You also
start with four wisps harvesting wood, and a couple more to help out there
isnít a bad idea either.  (Later, if you have too many wisps gathering
resources, you can pull some off to create ancient protectors.)

Meanwhile, grab Furion and the other units at your base and send them down to
help Tyrande at the human base.  Between the two you have a nice enough early
army, and you can therefore use the ancient of war at your base for
researching.  You should also send some wisps down to the human base to
produce an ancient of war down there plus some moon wells plus some ancient
protectors.  Once the new ancient of war is ready, use it to produce

When defending against attacks, itís probably best to use your heroes, druids
of the claw (in bear form), hippogryph riders, and ballistae.  Youíll be
losing units left and right, so just keep producing those three non-hero
units as often as possible, and get your heroes out of battle if they get
anywhere close to being killed.

Also realize that the two most lethal enemy units are meat wagons and heroes.
So try to keep at least one druid of the talon on hand to cast cyclone on the
hero, and try to focus your other units on the meat wagons as much as
possible.  Of course, sometimes all you can do in battle is let your units
work on their own, just because it tends to be difficult to tell whatís going

Lastly, donít forget about your heroesí special abilities.  You can use
tranquility roughly every other wave to heal your units (try to heal your
allyís units, too), and you can use starfall about as often to do some major
damage to the enemy units (if Tyrande has the sobi mask, she can probably
keep searing arrows on at all times, too).  Also remember that druids of the
claw can cast spells when theyíre not in bear form, so feel free to switch
one out between waves to do some healing or to roar before the next wave

Once it looks like an allied base is about to fall, bail out.  Itíll take
Archimonde a couple minutes to disassemble his previous base and create a new
base at the old location of your ally, but you still donít want your army to
get decimated and have to start from scratch, and you definitely donít want
to have to reincarnate a dead hero.  Also, after the allied base has been
under attack for about ten minutes, start thinking about upgrading the
defenses at the next base to be attacked.  That way youíll have ancient
protectors and moon wells all set up before Archimonde starts his attacks.

Thatís about it.  Just hold out for 45 minutes to complete the mission (and
the game).

Note: If you complete the mission on the hard difficulty setting, youíll get
to see an extra scene during the closing credits.

* 09.00 Revision History                                                    *

August 23, 2002

Initial version.

November 4, 2002

Added a note to Night Elf mission two (08.02).  (Thanks Penny Tay.)

August 15, 2003

Updated the unit statistics and walkthrough to reflect version 1.12 of the
game.  Added a table of contents.

* 10.00 Permissions and Updates                                             *

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Copyright © 2003 by Steven W. Carter