Warcraft III Sees Another Major Rebalancing Patch, Further Igniting Remaster Rumors

Warcraft III Patch

Previously, we reported a new Warcraft III patch going into PTR – the first one in quite a long time. The 16 year old game is receiving another update, bringing even more balance changes to the title. While it’s not standard for a game of this age to receive this many updates in a short time, some fans (including the writer of this article) are hoping this means that the team at Blizzard are considering releasing a remastered version of the game.

In this Warcraft III patch, fans will see a few improvements to the game as a whole and some balance changes to heroes. Specifically, team colors are being revisioned to help make thinks a bit clearer. Demon Hunters, Shadow Hunters, Dread Lords, and a few other heroes will see some new balancing changes. Other general improvements and bug fixes will be coming in this new release as well.

Warcraft III Patch

Check out the details on the latest Warcraft III patch below, via Blizzard:

Specific Changes & Improvements

  • Team colors revision v2 (Props to Erkan for setting us on the path)
  • Camera reset to 1.28 height

Bug Fixes

  • Korean client crash resolved
  • Custom hotkeys no longer unbind Esc
  • Matchmaking now starts when using community maps
  • Alchemist’s Healing Spray now self-heals
  • Various missing textures located (Thanks to TriggerHappy for the test map)
  • Default resolution no longer resembles Felwood
  • World Editor limits raised for reals:
    • Neutral Units – 2,048
    • Neutral Buildings – 384
    • Player Units – 4,320
    • Player Buildings – 2,400
    • Items – 1,024
  • Queuing actions behaves correctly
  • Ladder maps cleansed of sneaky tower locations near starting mines

Hero Balance Updates

  • Blademaster
  • Mirror Image
  • Decreased Mana cost (all levels) from 115 to 100

Shadow Hunter
Serpent Wards

  • Level 1: Increase damage from 11-13 to 14 to 16; Increase HP from 75 to 90
  • Level 2: Increase damage from 23-26 to 27-30; Increase HP from 135 to 165
  • Level 3: Increase damage from 41-45 to 48 to 52; Increase HP from 135 to 200

Dread Lord
Carrion Swarm

  • (Buff) Mana Cost (all levels) 110 → 100
  • Level 1: 300 Dmg to 400 Dmg
  • Level 2: 600 Dmg to 700 Dmg
  • Level 3: 1000 Dmg 1200 Dmg

Demon Hunter
Mana Burn

  • (Nerf) Mana cost increase from 50 to 60

Priestess of the Moon

  • Attack Speed
  • (Buff) change default from 2.46 to 2.33


  • Increase movement speed from 270 to 300
  • Level 1: Reduce mana cost from 100 to 50
  • Level 2: Reduce mana cost from 75 to 50

Known Issues

  • Selecting LAN in Asian locales crashes the client
  • Esc on Mac has a chance to close the client
  • Opening a scoreboard will temporarily freeze the game during a multiplayer match
  • TriggerAddCondition() now requires you to add (Condition()) around the “function funcname”
  • Constant native DecPlayerTechResearched not working
  • The GUI equivalent for SetAbilityOnIcon and GetAbilityOnIcon have invalid parameters causing the editor to throw errors
  • World Editor crashes with bad IF statement syntax
  • Cannot set research to a lower level using SetPlayerTechResearched
  • DecPlayerTechResearched causes SetPlayerTechResearched to set level at a lower value
  • PlaySpecialEffect and PlaySpecialEffectWithTimeScale are not working correctly
  • The Italian client is missing menus


  • Replays are incompatible between major game versions
  • This will be the last version to support Windows XP

What do you think about the latest Warcraft III patch? Do you think constant updates will lead the way to a remastered version? Sound off with your thoughts in the comment section below, and don’t forget to check out DFTG on Twitter for gaming and entertainment news live 24/7!

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Navy Veteran with a penchant for the FPS genre, Chewy has all aspects of the gaming community covered. Don't expect to see him on a console any time soon, however - though he has experience in all platforms, the PC Master Race has a firm hold on him.


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