- This article is about the Warcraft III hero class. For for RPG class, see goblin tinker. For general information about tinkers, see Tinker.
Goblins are known for their mechanical expertise and clever, though sometimes peculiar, inventions, and the tinker is certainly no exception. With his claw-pack/hammer-tank combo, the tinker's ingenuity is undeniable. Though his parts may sometimes fail and the occasional explosion does occur, the spirit and enthusiasm of this hero are never diminished.
April Fools’ joke
On April 1, 2004 Blizzard Entertainment announced the goblin tinker as a new neutral hero, that would be available in the next patch. A day later, Blizzard revealed that the tinker was merely a April Fools’ joke. However, the tinker became subject to many forum posts and petitions that wanted the tinker to be a playable hero. On April 14, Blizzard announced the tinker to be added in patch 1.15.
|Pocket Factory||Creates a factory which automatically constructs clockwerk goblins. Clockwerk goblins explode upon death, causing damage to nearby enemy units.|
|Cluster Rockets||Bombards an area with rockets, stunning enemy land units for 1 second and damaging nearby enemy units.|
|Engineering Upgrade|| Improves other tinker abilities with each level learned:
Also gives bonus damage and increases the tinker's movement speed.
|Robo-Goblin|| Transforms the tinker into a robo-goblin, a powerful armored form that has the following traits:
- ^ Battle.net. Goblin Tinker. Retrieved on February 21 2009.
- ^ a b c Blizzard Entertainment. News Archive: April 2004. Retrieved on February 21 2009.
- ^ Everything2.com (04-20-2004). Goblin Tinker. Retrieved on February 21 2009.