We have looked into the Undead race in Warcraft 3 Reforged and now we are moving on to the Orc race. In this Warcraft 3 Reforged guide, we are going to go over everything that you need to know about the Orc race. We are going to cover everything from the best heroes to the buildings.

Everything You Need To Know About The Orc Race In Warcraft 3 Reforged

The following is what you should know about the Orc race in the game:

Orc Heroes

The best Orc hero is Blademaster. Average heroes include Shadow Hunter and Tauren Chieftain. Last and the least, we have Far Seer who is a relatively below average hero when compared to the rest of the lot. The following is what you need to know about these heroes:

Heroes Blademaster Shadow Hunter Tauren Chieftain Far Seer
Damage 41-63 35-41 55-65 48-54
Armor 10 8 6 6
Strength 36 33 53 33
Agility 39 33 23 27
Intelligence 36 39 26 46
HP 1000 925 1425 925
Mana 540 585 390 690

Orc Units

Not that you have an idea regarding the heroes that the Orc race has to offer, you are going to need units to support the heroes as well. The following is what you need to know about the Orc race units in Warcraft 3 Reforged:

Units Level Build Time Food Lumber Gold
Peon 1 15 seconds 1 0 75
Troll Headhunter 2 20 seconds 2 20 140
Demolisher 2 40 seconds 4 50 220
Troll Batrider 2 28 seconds 2 40 160
Spirit Walker 3 38 seconds 3 35 195
Grunt 3 30 seconds 3 0 200
Wind Rider 4 35 seconds 4 40 265
Kodo Beast 4 30 seconds 4 60 255
Tauren 5 44 seconds 5 80 280

Orc Buildings

With the heroes and units out of the way, we can look into the different kinds of buildings that you can use when playing the Orc race. The following is what you need to know about the different Orc buildings in the game:

Orc Buildings

Building Name Gold Lumber Build Time (Seconds)
Altar of Storms 180 50 60
Beastiary 145 140 60
Fortress 1025 565 140
Great Hall 385 185 150
Orc Burrow 160 40 50
Spirit Lodge 150 135 70
Stronghold 700 375 140
Tauren Totem 135 155 70
Voodoo Lounge 130 30 60
War Mill 205 0 70
Watch Tower 110 80 60

Building Upgrades

Great Hall -> Stronghold

Stronghold -> Fortress (Requires Altar of Storms and Tauren Totem)


All the different races have their strengths and that is true for Orcs as well. The following is what you need to know about the Strengths of the Orc race:

Strengths Effects
Great Early Survival  Towers and Burrows which act as a farm as well provide good early survival damage and with the Spiked Barricades upgrade you are set.
Sentry Wards Having at least one Witch Doctor is helpful due to this Sentry Ward ability they come with. This Ability will place a Ward for 10 mins, the vision it grants is very useful for bigger maps or for spotting incoming attacks.
Purge And Bloodlust The Shaman unit can use these spells. Purge Slows Movement Speed of enemy units and heroes. Bloodlust increases your units Attack Speed and Movement Speed.
Pillage Research Researching Pillage is a way of gathering extra Resources when destroying enemy towns.
Tower Rush Ideal race for rushing towns.

Orc Weaknesses

The Orc race has plenty of strengths but that does not mean that it is perfect. The following are the weaknesses of the Orc race in Warcraft 3 Reforged:

Weakness Effects
Early Game Harassment If you do not build right then enemies can harass you early on in the game which can set you back.

Strategy – Tips For Playing Orc Class

With this race, you should tower rush. The combination of Watch Towers, Burrows, Spiked Barricades upgrade and Reinforced Defense make this an ideal race for this kind of play. Tauren are going to be focused on more often than you want. Using the Spirit Walkers Spirit Link Ability will help them survive much longer.

Use raiders when up against an enemy is focusing on building flying units. That is all for our Warcraft 3 Reforged Orc race guide. If you are interested in learning more about the game then you can check out our guide on the Undead race as well.

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