Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (May 30, 2003 prototype)

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Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (May 30, 2003 prototype)
Build date May 30, 2003
Build name v5563
Dump status Released
Released by BlizzardArchive
File release date July 9, 2013
Game Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne
System PC
Genre RTS
Final build EU May 21, 2003
US JP May 18, 2003
CN May 28, 2003
IT DE FR ES May 22, 2003
RU May 23, 2003
Release date WW July 1, 2003
JP Feb 27, 2004
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A prototype of Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne for the PC.


Map Changes:

Changes to Neutral Buildings, Units and Heroes:

  • Mercenaries cost 25% more gold than previously.
  • Mud Golem availability delayed to second day.
  • Summoned Doom Guard hitpoints increased to 1600 from 1350.
  • Howl of Terror % damage reduction increased by 5% at all levels to 30/40/50%.
  • Zeppelin hitpoints increased to 575 from 500.

Undead Changes:

  • Gargoyles now require Halls of the Dead instead of Black Citadel.
  • Obsidian statue Aura of Blight effect reduced to 10 hp/sec from 12 hp/sec.
  • Halls of the Dead and Black Citadel deal one quarter as much damage as previously, but now possess a frost attack similar to that of Nerubian Towers.
  • Nerubian Tower damage reduced to 1d2 + 8 from 1d2 + 10.
  • Orb of Corruption cost reduced to 375 from 400, and armor debuff increased to 5 from 4.
  • Boneyard cost changed to 175/200 from 125/250.

Human Changes:

  • Gryphon Aviaries now require a Keep instead of a castle. However, both the Cloud upgrade and Gryphons require a castle to access.
  • Mana cost of spell steal increased to 75.
  • Spell Breaker armor type changed to medium.
  • Orb of Fire cost reduced to 375 from 400 and splash radius increased to 140 from 125.
  • Gryphon Aviary cost changed to 170/190 from 120/240.

Night Elf Changes:

  • Mountain Giant base armor increased to 4 from 0 and hitpoints increased to 1650 from 1400.
  • Hardened skin upgrade cost reduced to 100/175 from 100/250, and damage reduction reduced to 12 from 15.
  • Orb of Venom cost reduced to 375 from 400 and poison damage/sec increased to 7 from 6.
  • Chimaera Roost cost changed to 140/190 from 100/230.

Orc Changes:

  • Feral Spirit mana cost reduced to 75 from 100 and cooldown increased to 25 from 15.
  • Purge has been improved. It no longer slows friendly units when used on them and causes units to stop for a brief moment when first cast (in addition to slowing them later).
  • Wyverns no longer require a Fotress to be built.
  • Orb of Lightning cost reduced to 375 from 400.
  • Tauren Totem cost changed to 135/155 from 90/200.


  • Tier 3 town halls all cost 20 lumber and 20 gold less.