Naga Sea Witch

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[e][h]Space filler race.png Naga Sea Witch
Wc3 naga sea witch icon.png
Attributes
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15 +2
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16 +1
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22 +3
Damage
24 - 34
Armor
3
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Primary Attribute
Stats
Base Stats
Movement Speed:
270
Sight Range:
1800 / 800
Attack Range:
600
Turn Rate:
0.60
Hotkey:
G
Icon
Wc3BTNNagaSeaWitch.png
Level Changes
Level:
1
5
10
Hit Points:
475
675
925
HP Regen.:
1
1.4
1.9
Mana:
330
510
735
Mana Regen.:
1.11
1.71
2.46
Armor:
3
4
6
Damage:
24 - 34
36 - 46
51 - 61
Cooldown:
1.44
1.36
1.27

A mystical Hero, adept at ranged combat. These scaly denizens of the ocean have often been associated with the coming of prodigious storms, but few have actually seen them rise from the sea and lived to tell the tale. Attacks land and air units.

The Naga Sea Witch is an exceptionally powerful Neutral Hero. While she isn't a great melee fighter, the Sea Witch is useful for ranged assaults and staying back behind the melee units in battle. The Sea Witch is a great Hero and unit killer, mainly because of her Frost Arrows' slow effect, which prevents enemies from fleeing from battles as easily. By the time the other player realizes their hero is almost dead, it will be too late and they'll be too slow to run away. The Sea Witch is also great at delivering high damage to enemy Heroes or clumped units with her Forked Lightning skill. She should target one of the most powerful enemies first, to make sure it is hit by the lightning. She becomes even more effective for combat with the Mana Shield. Basically, the Sea Witch uses mana as hit points with this ability, allowing her Intelligence to act for her instead of Strength. With it, she can become at least partially decent for melee combat. Once the Sea Witch gets to level 6, she can effectively destroy enemy buildings with her Tornado skill. It can be stopped with a number of enemy spells, but most players won't act in time to stop the Naga from using her Tornado with maximum efficiency.

Some good ideas for use of the Sea Witch's skill points, are the following: First try placing points in Forked Lightning for a good basic spell, followed by Frost Arrows or Mana Shield if you plan on having fewer damage absorbing units. You may find Mana Shield less useful in team games, because your allies will probably have at least one warrior Hero for damage absorption. You can also try to max out Frost Arrows for anti-hero uses. The benefit of this is that if you have your army still intact, the Sea Witch can chase the enemy hero and slow it while the rest of your forces catch up and surround it. The Naga Sea Witch is usually a good second Hero choice. Her Forked Lightning can instantly give a fair amount of damage to 3 enemy units, but Frost Arrows is also a good first support spell. Picking the Sea Witch first can, however, give certain advantages, as Frost Arrows makes her a good hero killer, and Mana Shield increases her life in a way. These spells can also be used to prevent enemies from doing as much to her as normal. If you see a fast hero or unit coming at your Naga, shoot it once with Frost Arrows and run away. The distance you cover just after that might be enough to get your Naga to safety.

Give the Sea Witch speed boosting items such as Gloves of Haste and Boots of Speed that add to her quickness in and out of combat. When you want to cast Forked Lightning or Tornado, turn off Frost Arrows because they drain a lot of mana. This will often keep you from being able to cast Forked Lightning or Tornado, and can leave you in a tough spot.

Abilities[edit]

Forked Lightning
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Cast Type : Active  Ability Type:  Magical
Target Type : Unit Target  Damage Type:  Magic
Calls forth a cone of lightning to damage enemies. Hits a maximum of 3 units.
Cast Requirements : ToolTipManaIcon.png 110 Cooldown Clock.png 11 s  Range:  600
Damage : 85 / 160 / 250
Target Count : 3
Max Distance : 900
Hotkey : F

Notes:

  • Make sure you are close enough to three units when casting Forked Lightning. Unlike Chain Lightning, the Naga must be within range for all three targets.
Frost Arrow
Coldarrows.gif
Cast Type : Arrow  Ability Type:  Magical
Target Type : Unit Target  Damage Type:  Physical
Adds a cold effect to each attack, slowing a target enemy unit's attacks and movement.
Cast Requirements : ToolTipManaIcon.png 10  Range:  700
Bonus Damage : 5/10/15
Movement Speed : - 30/50/70 %
Attack Speed : - 30/50/70 %
Hotkey : R

Notes:

  • This ability is very useful for preventing enemy units or Heroes from running away. Combine with Forked Lightning to kill units that try to escape. Switch targets after firing to slow down multiple units at once.
  • Because it takes up a lot of her valuable mana, you may want to toggle Frost Arrows off during minor battles and have the Naga attack several different targets in large battles.
Mana Shield
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Cast Type : Toggle  Ability Type:  Magical
Target Type : No Target
Creates a shield that absorbs damage by using the Sea Witch's mana. Blocks 100% of incoming damage.
Cast Requirements : ToolTipManaIcon.png 25 Cooldown Clock.png 10 s
Damage Absorbed : 1/1.5/2 per point of mana
Hotkey : N

Notes:

  • This ability is useful to prevent the Naga Sea Witch from dying. If the enemy targets her, turn on Mana Shield. Be sure to turn it off when she is no longer under attack. You can use Mana Potions to keep the shield up longer.
  • Before you load up on mana potions to feed your mana shield, remember that until you have level 3 mana shield, Health Potions provide more damage recovery for your gold.
Tornado
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Cast Type : Channel  Ability Type:  Universal
Target Type : Point Target  Damage Type:  Magic
Summons a fierce controllable Tornado that slows enemy units' movement speed, randomly tosses enemy ground units into the air and damages enemy buildings. The Tornado does 50 damage per second to buildings under it, and 7 damage per second to buildings in its general vicinity. Lasts 40 seconds.
Cast Requirements : ToolTipManaIcon.png 200 Cooldown Clock.png 120 s  Range:  900
Duration : 40 s
Summoned Unit : Tornado
Hotkey : T

Notes:

  • The main use of this ability is to destroy buildings.
  • Tornado does extreme damage to nearby buildings, light damage to buildings in the general vicinity, slows units by a large amount, and tosses nearby units and Heroes up into the air randomly. If you put a Tornado between two buildings, you can get a large damage rate split between them. Tornado is "siege for free" in that you can generally kill all of their towers with it.
  • Tornado brings units to minimum speed unless they are speed 350 or faster. There are only 2 or 3 such units in the game. Tornado also slows air units, unlike Earthquake. The Tornado slow area is 60 (600 in-game). Tornado tosses units every 3 seconds, and the toss lasts for 12 seconds. Tornado cyclones a particular unit once every 22 seconds. The Tornado's speed is 75. That means that Tornado more or less disables 4 units continuously. It can also toss Heroes and break channel spells potentially.

Games[edit]

The most recent games with Naga Sea Witch first are

TH000 Human icon small.png China | Naga Sea Witch Archmage vs. Demon Hunter Pandaren Brewmaster  | South Korea Nightelf icon small.png LawLiet
Watch game VOD Game 2 on Twisted Meadows
Alice Ricon small.png China | Death Knight Lich vs. Naga Sea Witch   | China Ricon small.png AliceFans
Game 1 on Twisted Meadows
Quarterfinal in Ifeng Cup 145  
Moon Nightelf icon small.png South Korea | Demon Hunter vs. Naga Sea Witch   | China Human icon small.png TH000
Watch VOD Game 3 on Ancient Isles
LawLiet Nightelf icon small.png South Korea | Firelord vs. Naga Sea Witch   | South Korea Human icon small.png No.90
Game 1 on Ancient Isles
Round of 16 in ReMinD Cup 3  
LawLiet Nightelf icon small.png South Korea | Demon Hunter Pandaren Brewmaster vs. Naga Sea Witch   | China Human icon small.png TH000
Watch VOD Game 3 on Echo Isles
Semifinals in World Cyber Arena 2016  
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The most recent games with Naga Sea Witch second are

Sini Nightelf icon small.png China | Demon Hunter Pandaren Brewmaster vs. Archmage Naga Sea Witch  | South Korea Human icon small.png Chaemiko
Game 2 on Echo Isles
Semifinals in Hols Cup Week 10  
tbc_bm Undead icon small.png China | Death Knight Naga Sea Witch Lich vs. Demon Hunter Naga Sea Witch  | South Korea Nightelf icon small.png Moon
Game 1 on Echo Isles
Round of 32 in Hols Cup Week 10  
ReprisaL Human icon small.png South Korea | Archmage Naga Sea Witch vs. Demon Hunter Pandaren Brewmaster  | China Nightelf icon small.png Colorful
Game 1 on Last Refuge
Round of 16 in Hols Cup Week 10  
Check Nightelf icon small.png South Korea | Demon Hunter Pandaren Brewmaster vs. Archmage Naga Sea Witch  | China Human icon small.png Infi
Game 1 on Last Refuge
Round of 16 in Hols Cup Week 10  
Hunter Nightelf icon small.png Peru | Demon Hunter Naga Sea Witch vs. Demon Hunter Keeper of the Grove  | USA Nightelf icon small.png LongWalk
Game 4 on Last Refuge
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The most recent games with Naga Sea Witch third are

Lucifer Undead icon small.png South Korea | Death Knight Lich Naga Sea Witch vs. Demon Hunter Naga Sea Witch  | South Korea Nightelf icon small.png ReMinD
Watch game VOD Game 3 on Amazonia
Quarterfinal in Neo Star League Season 4  
Check Nightelf icon small.png South Korea | Demon Hunter Naga Sea Witch vs. Death Knight Lich Naga Sea Witch | China Undead icon small.png WFZ
Watch game VOD Game 3 on Ancient Isles
WFZ Undead icon small.png China | Death Knight Lich Naga Sea Witch vs. Demon Hunter Naga Sea Witch  | South Korea Nightelf icon small.png Moon
Watch game VOD Game 1 on Amazonia
WFZ Undead icon small.png China | Death Knight Lich Naga Sea Witch vs. Demon Hunter Keeper of the Grove  | South Korea Nightelf icon small.png ReMinD
Watch game VOD Game 3 on Ancient Isles
LawLiet Nightelf icon small.png South Korea | Demon Hunter Beastmaster Tinker vs. Blademaster Shadow Hunter Naga Sea Witch | South Korea Orc icon small.png WhO
Watch game VOD Game 3 on Amazonia
Losers' Round 1 in Neo Star League Season 4  
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External links[edit]

References[edit]


http://classic.battle.net/war3/neutral/nagaseawitch.shtml