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Basic Info
Title Boss of Ratchet
Role Specialist Specialist
Franchise Warcraft Warcraft
Type Melee
Release Date March 13, 2014
Base Stats
Health 1900
Health Regen 3.95
Energy 500
Energy Regen 3
Speed 4.3984
Attack Speed 1.25
Attack Range 1.2
Attack Damage 99
Stats per level
Max Health 4
Health Regen 4
Ranged Damage 4
Splash Damage 4
Max Energy 0
Energy Regen 0

Gazlowe, the Boss of Ratchet, is a melee specialist hero from the Warcraft universe.[1] Few would consider the diminutive goblin tinkers fighters, but what they lack in height, they more than make up in mechanical cunning. Gazlowe's mechanical exoskeleton is an especially effective war machine - whenever it's working.

Gazlowe specializes in zoning out his enemies and securing areas with Turrets and XPlodium Charges. Can supercharge his Deth Lazor for increased area of effect damage.[2]

Background[edit | edit source]

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"Time is money" is a saying all goblins live by, and Gazlowe is no exception - or is he?

As a youngster, Gazlowe was a thief but he managed to make enough coin through his adventures to start his own legitimate business. That business boomed into one of the world's most successful trading ports. Gazlowe manages the trading operations on Kalimdor in the town of Ratchet.

After the events of the Third War, Gazlowe was approached by Thrall to be the chief engineer in the building of Orgrimmar. He was tasked with finding a reliable water source in the dry, harsh climate of Durotar. Digging tunnels outside the city in search of an underground well, Gazlowe and his team ran into a den of kobolds, who flooded the tunnels and drove the goblin miners out. Gazlowe sent Rexxar to deal with the nuisance.

Years and profits went on without much trouble. There was the occasional 99-Year Old Port stolen by Mad Magglish and pesky pirates to the south but nothing questing adventurers couldn't handle. It wasn't until upset fire elementals laid blaze to Orgrimmar that Gazlowe was again asked by Thrall to rebuild the city. Settling on a price, which was lowered several times, the former Warchief departed for Outland.

Following the death of the beloved Cairne Bloodhoof, the treacherous Grimtotem tribe rose up to take control of the tauren city, Thunder Bluff. Cairne's son, Baine, sent a trusted ally named Stormsong to ask Gazlowe for aid in their fight to take back the city. The plan called for outrageous amounts of explosives and weaponry, as well as zeppelins to transport troops. Demands were met and Gazlowe received an enormous sum of money and, very, very rare of a goblin, he gave most of it back as a gesture of respect to Cairne and his son. Gazlowe is keen to remain neutral for profits sake, but retains strong relations with the Horde.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Salvager Icon.png
Destroyed enemy Structures and your Rock-it! Turrets drop Scrap. Collecting Scrap restores 30 Mana and causes your Abilities to recharge three times as fast over 3 seconds. Activate Salvager to dismantle a target Rock-it! Turret and turn it into Scrap.
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Rock-It! Turret
70 Mana Cooldown: 15 seconds
Creates a turret that deals 62 (+4% per level) damage. Lasts for 30 seconds. Stores 2 charges.
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Rock-It! Turret
Cooldown: 1 seconds
Orders any nearby Rock-It! Turrets to focus the target.
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Deth Lazor
60 Mana Cooldown: 12 seconds
Charged attack that deals 137 (+4% per level) damage to enemies in a line. Damage and range increase the longer the Ability is charged, up to 100% after 3 seconds. Deth Lazor can be channeled indefinitely.
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Xplodium Charge
60 Mana Cooldown: 14 seconds
Places a bomb that deals 233 (+4% per level) damage to enemies within target area after 2.5 seconds, stunning them for 1.75 seconds.
Robo-Goblin Icon.png
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Activate to gain 30 Armor and 30% Movement Speed for 4 seconds.
Passive: Basic Attacks deal 100% bonus damage.
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Grav-O-Bomb 3000
100 Mana Cooldown: 110 seconds
After a 2 second delay, pull enemies toward the center of an area and deal 251 (+4% per level) damage.

Talents[edit | edit source]

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Extra TNT
Increases Xplodium Charge damage by 10% per target hit, up to 100%.
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Scrap-o-Matic Smelter
Increases the Mana restored from Scrap by 100%.
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Break it Down!
Scrap causes Abilities to cooldown four times as fast for 3 seconds.
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Goblin Repairs
❢ Quest: Gathering a Regeneration Globe increases Health Regeneration by 1 per second, up to 25.
❢ Reward: After gathering 25 Globes, gain an additional 15 Health Regeneration per second
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Clockwerk Steam Fists
❢ Quest: Basic Attacks increase the duration of active Rock-It! Turrets by 1.5 seconds.
❢ Reward: After increasing duration by 600 total seconds, reduce the charge cooldown of Rock-It! Turret by 3 seconds.
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Ark Reaktor
Reduces Xplodium Charge's cooldown by 2 seconds. If Xplodium Charge hits an enemy Hero, gain 2 charges of Rock-It! Turret.
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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Enemy Minions that die nearby have a 15% chance to drop Scrap.
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Hired Goons
Friendly non-Boss Mercenaries near Gazlowe deal 50% more damage. Rock-It! Turrets gain 50 Armor against Minions and Mercenaries, reducing their damage taken by 50%.
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Engine Gunk
Rock-It! Turret attacks slow enemies by 20% for 2 seconds.
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Rock-It! Turret XL
Rock-It! Turrets attack up to 2 additonal enemies for 60% damage.
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Hyperfocus Coils
The mana cost of Deth Lazor is reduced by 30 and it charges twice as fast.
Robo-Goblin Icon.png
Activate to gain 30 Armor and 30% Movement Speed for 4 seconds.
Passive: Basic Attacks deal 100% bonus damage.
Grav-O-Bomb 3000 Icon.png
Grav-O-Bomb 3000
After a 2 second delay, pull enemies toward the center of an area and deal 251 (+4% per level) damage.
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EZ-PZ Dimensional Ripper
Deth Lazor slows Heroes by 50% and freezes non-Heroes for 3 seconds.
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Goblin Fusion
Deth Lazor can be charged for 1 additional second to increase its damage bonus by an additional 100%.
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X-Tra Large Bombs
Increases Xplodium Charge radius by 30%. Being stunned or rooted causes an Xplodium Charge to drop at Gazlowe's feet. This effect has a 10 second cooldown.
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Turret Storage
Increases Rock-It! Turret maximum charges from 2 to 3.
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Superior Schematics
Gazlowe's Rock-It! Turrets have 25% increased range while he is within their attack range.
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Kwik Release Charge
Xplodium Charge gains a second charge.
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Basic Attacks deal an additional 100% damage.
Passive: Gain 25 Armor.
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Miniature Black Hole
Increases Grav-O-Bomb radius by 25% and damage by 50%.
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Firin' Mah Lazorz
Firing Deth Lazor causes all of Gazlowe's Rock-It! Turrets to fire a Deth Lazor of their own that deals 137 (+4% per level) damage.
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It's Raining Scrap
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Activate to create 5 Scrap around Gazlowe over 5 seconds.

Skins[edit | edit source]

  • Boss of Ratchet
    • Backstory: Few would consider Gazlowe a fighter, but what he lacks in height, he makes up in mechanical know-how. Besides, you don't get to be boss of a "boom"-town like Ratchet with just a charming personality, if you know what I mean.
    • Price: 2,000gems / 3.99gold
  • Master Master
    • Backstory: A wise man once said, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Gazlowe has never heard of this man... and if he had, he might punch him in the gut for saying stuff like that.
    • Price: 10,000gems (requires Hero Level 10)
  • Epic Big Top
    • Backstory: So they think Gazlowe and Gallywix's Splendiferous Extravaganza has lost its edge, huh? Yeah, well... I got a new act in mind... This one'll knock 'em dead. Guaranteed.
    • Price: $9.99 / 8.99€
    • Skin Features: Themed abilities. Big Top Gazlowe's turrets have wind-up mechanisms and top hats. His Deth Lazor shoots confetti.
  • Epic Mad Martian
    • Backstory: From the martian landscape, Gazlowe gazed upon the Earth with jealous eyes. Soon that glittering sapphire would be his... but first, Super Sonya must be dealt with.
    • Price: $9.99 / 8.99€
    • Epic Skin Features: Altered voice-over, themed abilities. Mad Martian Gazlowe's turrets look like flying saucers piloted by floating brains. His Deth Lazor fires in a coiled pattern.
    • Note: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Earth vs Mars skins.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Gazlowe first appeared in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (2003), after Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans was cancelled in 1998.
  • Gazlowe is voiced by Travis Willingham.
  • Gazlowe was one of the 18 heroes revealed at BlizzCon 2013.
  • Gazlowe is the first and only Goblin hero in the game.
  • One of Gazlowe's gag quotes references the song Gin and Juice by Snoop Dogg.

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