Mountain King

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[e][h] Mountain King
Attributes

24 +3

11 +1.50

15 +1.50

26 - 36

2

Primary Attribute
Stats
Base Stats
Movement Speed:
270
Sight Range:
1800 / 800
Attack Range:
Melee
Turn Rate:
0.60
Hotkey:
M
Icon
Level Changes
Level:
1
5
10
Hit Points:
700
1000
1375
HP Regen.:
1.45
2.05
2.8
Mana:
225
315
420
Mana Regen.:
0.76
1.06
1.41
Armor:
2
4
6
Damage:
26 - 36
38 - 48
53 - 63
Cooldown:
1.82
1.66
1.5

The Mountain Kings, or 'Thanes' as they are known in Khaz Modan, are the mightiest Dwarven warriors under the mountain. Wielding both enchanted warhammers and hand axes, these fierce fighters live to test themselves against worthy opponents. Unconcerned with their race's preoccupation with mechanical devices and mining precious minerals, Mountain Kings live only for battle. Dedicated to safeguarding the Alliance which saved their kingdom during the Second War, the Mountain Kings can be counted upon to rally behind any banner that stands between freedom and the ever looming shadow of evil.

The Mountain King is one of the top melee Heroes along with the Night Elf Demon Hunter and the Orc Blademaster. In one on one Hero Matches the Mountain King can be one of the best Hero killers with his Storm Bolt ability. Heroes that attempt to run away or try to use spells that require spell channeling can be stopped quickly with Storm Bolt. Storm Bolt is also useful for putting powerful enemy units out of action quickly. But some top Human players such as TillerMaN and Maynard prefer to use Thunder Clap. "Thunder Clap is the best" - Maynard. At higher levels Thunderclap can destroy low hit point units such as Ghouls, and Archers. For other units it can slow them and bring their hit points down. The Mountain King can also stun units with Bash and eventually use Avatar to be even more powerful.

If you are using a Mountain King with an Archmage using Brilliance you can skip Bash and focus on Storm Bolt and Thunder Clap. With the Archmage generating Mana he can have enough to use Storm Bolt instead of Bash. Storm Bolt is also more controllable than the randomness of Bash.

Abilities[edit]

Storm Bolt
Cast Type : Active  Ability Type:  Magical
Target Type : Unit Target  Damage Type:  Magic
A magical hammer that is thrown at an enemy unit, causing damage and stunning the target.
Cast Requirements : 75 9 s  Range:  600
Targets Allowed : Air, Ground, Enemy, Neutral, Organic
Damage : 100 / 225 / 350
Duration : 5 (3) s
Hotkey : T

Notes:

  • Use Storm Bolt to interrupt spells that require spell channeling.
  • Use Storm Bolt on powerful and dangerous units that you want dead now such as Kodo Beasts, Tauren, Knights, Frost Wyrms, Chimaera.
  • Use Storm Bolt on enemy Heroes, especially those that are trying to run away and are almost dead.
  • Don't forget you can use Storm Bolt on flying units if you have to.
Thunder Clap
Cast Type : Active  Ability Type:  Magical
Target Type : No Target  Damage Type:  Magic
Slams the ground, damaging nearby enemy units. Units are also slowed for the duration listed below.
Cast Requirements : 90 6 s
Targets Allowed : Ground, Enemy, Neutral, Organic
Area of Effect : 250 / 300 / 350
Damage : 60 / 100 / 140
Duration : 5 (3) s
Movement speed : -50%
Attack rate : -50%
Hotkey : C
  • This spell will not work on air units. To take full advantage of the spell, use Thunder Clap when the Mountain King is surrounded by enemy units. Move the Mountain King into the middle of a pack of units then use Thunder Clap. Be ready to run or to use another Thunder Clap after the enemy has been slowed.
Bash
Cast Type : Passive  Ability Type:  Physical
Target Type : No Target  Damage Type:  Magic
Gives a chance that the Mountain King's attack will do 25 bonus damage and stun his opponent for 2 seconds (1 second for Heroes).
Targets Allowed : Air, Ground
Duration : 2 (1) s
Bonus damage : 25
Bash chance : 20/30/40 %

Notes:

  • Bash is free stun and damage while the Mountain King attacks normally. It can be very useful since it gives extra damage and puts the enemy out of action for a bit. Bash can also be used at the same time as Thunder Clap and Storm Bolt so you can stun something with Bash then Thunder Clap or Storm Bolt something else at the same time.
  • You can use Bash against air units if you have an Orb, such as the ones purchased from shops.
Avatar
Cast Type : Active  Ability Type:  Universal
Target Type : No Target
Activate Avatar to temporarily give the Mountain King 5 bonus armor, 500 bonus hit points, 20 bonus damage and spell immunity.
Cast Requirements : 150 180 s
Duration : 60 s
Bonus Armor : 5
Bonus HP : +500 HP
Bonus damage : 20
Grants : Spell immunity
Hotkey : V

Notes:

  • Avatar is very useful. Be sure to use it whenever possible but don't waste it.
  • This ability is great when sieging an enemy base with large amounts of towers, as the bonus hitpoints and armor make the Mountain King an excellent meat shield. Remember, you can still cast Holy Light on an Avatared Mountain King.

Games[edit]

The most recent games with Mountain King first are

Happy  Russia | Death Knight Lich Dark Ranger vs. Mountain King Paladin  | Moldova  Blade
Game 2 on Echo Isles
Semifinals in Gera Cup 135  
Deathnote  Russia | Mountain King Blood Mage Paladin vs. Death Knight Lich Dark Ranger | Russia  Sheik
Game 1 on Last Refuge
Round of 16 in Gera Cup 135  
Happy  Russia | Death Knight vs. Mountain King   | Moldova  Blade
Game 1 on Last Refuge
Semifinals in Gera Cup 135  
Happy  Russia | Death Knight Lich vs. Mountain King Blood Mage  | France  Anima
Game 2 on Rift Valley
Quarterfinal in pG Fun Cup 4  
Happy  Russia | Death Knight vs. Mountain King Blood Mage  | France  Anima
Game 1 on Green Canal
Quarterfinal in pG Fun Cup 4  
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The most recent games with Mountain King second are

Infi  China | Archmage Mountain King vs. Blademaster Shadow Hunter  | South Korea  FoCuS
Game 2 on Last Refuge
Semifinals in Hols Cup Week 15  
Infi  China | Archmage Mountain King vs. Blademaster Shadow Hunter  | China  Fast
Game 1 on Terenas Stand
Quarterfinals in Hols Cup Week 15  
Infi  China | Archmage Mountain King vs. Blademaster Shadow Hunter  | South Korea  FoCuS
Game 1 on Amazonia
Semifinals in Hols Cup Week 15  
FoCuS  South Korea | Blademaster Shadow Hunter vs. Archmage Mountain King  | China  Infi
Game 1 on Amazonia
Semifinals in Hols Cup Week 14  
Blade  Moldova | Archmage Mountain King vs. Death Knight Lich Dark Ranger | China  120
Game 1 on Turtle Rock
Round of 16 in Hols Cup Week 14  
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The most recent games with Mountain King third are

Moon  South Korea | Warden Pandaren Brewmaster vs. Archmage Paladin Mountain King | China  TH000
Watch game VOD Game 4 on Terenas Stand
LawLiet  South Korea | Warden Pandaren Brewmaster vs. Archmage Paladin Mountain King | South Korea  Sok
Watch game VOD Game 1 on Amazonia
TH000  China | Archmage Paladin Mountain King vs. Death Knight Lich Dark Ranger | South Korea  Lucifer
Watch game VOD Game 2 on Echo Isles
Losers' Round 2 in Neo Star League Season 4  
TH000  China | Archmage Paladin Mountain King vs. Death Knight Lich Dark Ranger | China  WFZ
Watch game VOD Game 3 on Amazonia
120  China | Death Knight Lich Dark Ranger vs. Archmage Paladin Mountain King | China  Romantic
Watch game VOD Game 1 on Twisted Meadows
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External links[edit]

References[edit]


http://classic.battle.net/war3/human/units/mountainking.shtml