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Rifleman
BTNRifleman
RMPWC3
RaceHuman (Bronzebeard dwarf)
Base unitN/A
FactionHuman Alliance
Statistics
Hit points 505
Hit point regeneration Always
Hit point regen. rate 0.25 HP/sec.
Unit Classified As:Ground
Level 3
Gold205 WC3gold
Lumber30 WC3lumber
Food3 WC3food
Produced at Barracks
Build time 26 sec.
RequiresBlacksmith
Gold Bounty Awarded 26-38 BTNPillage
Transport slots1
Attacking priority 2
Sleeps False
Hotkey R
Combat
Weapon(s)Single-shot Blunderbuss Longrifles
Normal attack:21 avg (28.5 avg*)
Can attack:Ground, Structure, Debris, Air, Item, Ward
Range400 (600*)
Attack typePierce
Cooldown1.50 sec.
Weapon typeInstant
Armor TypeFlesh
Defense TypeMedium
Armor0 (6*)
Day Sight1400
Night Sight800
Movement SpeedAverage (270)
Sound
Sound SetRifleman

The brave Dwarven Riflemen have faithfully protected their mountain kingdom of Khaz Modan for hundreds of years. Yet they have once again offered their weapons and skills to the Alliance of Lordaeron. Using the legendary Single-shot Blunderbuss Longrifles, Riflemen are excellent marksmen and can shoot both land based and airborne opponents.

Information Edit

Learn how to use ranged units with unit control.

It's very important to research upgrades. If you're mostly doing damage to the enemy research the damage upgrades first, then follow up with the armor upgrades. If you're both taking damage and dishing it out alternate between armor and damage upgrades. You should always get the Long Rifles upgrade when using Riflemen. Rush to it as soon as possible.

You can build some Riflemen to add to your army or focus entirely on them with a Hero. This can be risky in 1 vs. 1s but very easy in 2 vs. 2, 3 vs. 3, and 4 vs. 4. The Paladin is a good choice with the Riflemen because he can heal them with Holy Light. His Devotion Aura can also give them armor making it more difficult for the enemy to kill them.

Riflemen are very weak against Melee Units that are attacking them so keep Melee units away. If a Rifleman is attacked by a Melee unit, instruct that Rifleman to run away and keep running until they give up chase.

Riflemen are great against light armor units since they do 200% damage to them. This can make Riflemen useful against such units as Gryphons, Wind Riders, Frost Wyrms, and Chimaera.

Upgrades Edit

Long Rifles
Increases the range of the Rifleman's attack by 20.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
75 WC3gold 125 WC3lumber Barracks Keep 30 sec.
Black Gunpowder
Increases the ranged attack damage of Riflemen, Mortar Teams, Siege Engines, and Flying Machines.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
100 WC3gold 50 WC3lumber Blacksmith None 60 sec.
Refined Gunpowder
Further increases the ranged attack damage of Riflemen, Mortar Teams, Siege Engines, and Flying Machines.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
175 WC3gold 175 WC3lumber Blacksmith Keep 75 sec.
Imbued Gunpowder
Further increases the ranged attack damage of Riflemen, Mortar Teams, Siege Engines, and Flying Machines.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
250 WC3gold 300 WC3lumber Blacksmith Castle 90 sec.
Studded Leather Armor
Increases the armor of Riflemen, Mortar Teams, Dragonhawk Riders, and Gryphon Riders.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
100 WC3gold 100 WC3lumber Blacksmith None 60 sec.
Reinforced Leather Armor
Further increases the armor of Riflemen, Mortar Teams, Dragonhawk Riders, and Gryphon Riders.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
150 WC3gold 175 WC3lumber Blacksmith Keep 75 sec.
Dragonhide Leather Armor
Further increases the armor of Riflemen, Mortar Teams, Dragonhawk Riders, and Gryphon Riders.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
200 WC3gold 250 WC3lumber Blacksmith Castle 90 sec.

Manual descriptionEdit

The manual differs from the Battle.net version in just a sentence. While the manual says: "...protected their mountain kingdom of Khaz Modan ever since the battle of Grim Batol.", Battle.net says: "...protected their mountain kingdom of Khaz Modan for hundreds of years.".

World Editor descriptionEdit

Highly skilled sharpshooter, effective against air units. Can gain the Long Rifles upgrade.

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