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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 149 (71 + 4% per level) damage. Lasts for 30 seconds. Stores 2 charges.
Deth Lazor Icon.png
Deth Lazor
60 Mana Cooldown: 12 seconds
Charged attack that deals 301 (143 + 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.
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Xplodium Charge
60 Mana Cooldown: 14 seconds
Places a bomb that deals 511 (243 + 4% per level) damage to enemies within target area after 2.5 seconds, stunning them for 1.75 seconds.
Robo-Goblin Icon.png
Active: Basic Attacks deal an additional 200% damage to Non-Heroes. Activate to order all nearby Rock-it! Turrets to focus a target.
Grav-O-Bomb 3000 Icon.png
Grav-O-Bomb 3000
100 Mana Cooldown: 110 seconds
After a 2 second delay, pull enemies toward the center of an area and deal 550 (262 + 4% per level) damage.

Talents[edit | edit source]

Extra TNT Icon.png
Extra TNT
Increases Xplodium Charge damage by 10% per target hit, up to 100%.
Scrap-o-Matic Smelter Icon.png
Scrap-o-Matic Smelter
Increases the Mana restored from Scrap by 100%.
Break it Down! Icon.png
Break it Down!
Scrap causes Abilities to cooldown four times as fast for 3 seconds.
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Regeneration Master
❢ Quest: Gathering a Regeneration Globe increases your Health Regeneration by 1 per second, up to 30.
❢ Reward: After gathering 30 Regeneration Globes, you also gain 500 Health.
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Clockwerk Steam Fists
❢ Quest: Basic Attacks increase the duration of active Rock-It! Turrets by 2 seconds.
❢ Reward: After increasing turret duration by 600 total seconds, reduce the charge cooldown of Rock-It! Turret by 3 seconds.
Ark Reaktor Icon.png
Ark Reaktor
Reduces Xplodium Charge's cooldown by 2 seconds. If Xplodium Charge hits an enemy Hero, you gain 2 charges of Rock-It! Turret.
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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Enemy Minions that die near you have a 15% chance to drop Scrap.
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Mercenary Lord
Friendly Non-Boss Mercenaries near your hero deal 50% more damage. Gain 50 Armor against Minions and Mercenaries, reducing the damage taken by 50%.
Rock-It! Turret XL Icon.png
Rock-It! Turret XL
Rock-It! Turrets attack up to 2 additonal enemies for 60% damage.
Engine Gunk Icon.png
Engine Gunk
Rock-It! Turret attacks slow enemies by 25% for 2 seconds.
Hyperfocus Coils Icon.png
Hyperfocus Coils
Deth Lazor charges twice as fast.
Robo-Goblin Icon.png
Basic Attacks deal an additional 150% damage to Minions, Mercenaries, and Structures.
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 550 (262 + 4% per level) damage.
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Turret Storage
Increases Rock-It! Turret maximum charges from 2 to 3.
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EZ-PZ Dimensional Ripper
Deth Lazor slows Heroes by 40% and freezes non-Heroes for 3 seconds.
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X-Tra Large Bombs
Increases Xplodium Charge range and radius by 30%.
Sprint Icon.png
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Activate to gain 75% Movement Speed for 3 seconds.
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Superior Schematics
Increase Rock-It! Turrets damage by 25% when you are within their attack range.
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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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Kwik Release Charge
Xplodium Charge gains a second charge.
Mecha-Lord Icon.png
Basic attacks deal 200% damage to Heroes.
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Miniature Black Hole
Grav-O-Bomb radius increased by 25% and damage increased by 50%.
Firin Mah Lazorz Icon.png
Firin' Mah Lazorz
Firing Deth Lazor causes all of your Rock-It! Turrets to fire a Deth Lazor of their own that deals 301 (143 + 4% per level) damage.
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It's Raining Scrap
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Activate to create 5 Scrap near you 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: 2,000g / $3.99 / 3.49
  • 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: 10,000g (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.

Balance changelog[edit | edit source]

  • March 29th, 2016 (17.0.4)
-Demolitionist (Talent) removed
-Promote (Talent) removed
-Calldown: MULE (Talent) removed
-First Aid (Talent) removed
-Burning Rage (Talent) removed
-Stoneskin (Talent) removed
-Fury of the Storm (Talent) removed
-Hardened Shield (Talent) removed
-Salvager (Trait) and Break It Down (Talent) tooltips have been updated to match their live functionality.
-New Talent (Level 20): It's Raining Scrap
   >Activate to create 1 Scrap every second for 5 seconds near Gazlowe. 60 second cooldown
-Rock-It! Turret (Q)
   >Mana cost increased from 60 to 70
   >Range increased by approximately 27%
   >Long-Ranged Turrets (Talent) removed
   >New Talent (Level 16): Superior Schematics
       Rock-It Turrets deal 25% more damage when Gazlowe is in their attack range
-Deth Lazor (W)
   >Goblin Fusion (Talent) moved from Level 4 to Level 16
   >Hyperfocus Coils (Talent) moved from Level 16 to Level 7
   >New Talent (Level 20): Firin' Mah Lazorz
       Firing a Deth Lazor now causes each Rock-It Turret to fire its own Deth Lazor as well.
       Charging Deth Lazor to its second and third power levels increases the range of turrets’ Deth Lazors, but not damage.
-Xplodium Charge (E)
   >Mana cost reduced from 70 to 60
   >Cooldown increased from 12 to 14 seconds
   >New Talent (Level 4): ARK Reaktor
       Reduces the cooldown of Xplodium Bombs by 2 seconds, and adds 2 charges of Rock-It Turret when hitting an enemy Hero with Xplodium Bomb
   >New Talent (Level 13): X-Tra Large Bombs
       Increase the cast range and radius of Xplodium Charge by 25%
   >Kwik Release Charge (Talent)
       Cooldown between Xplodium Bomb charge uses reduced from 2 to 1 second
-Robo-Goblin (R)
   >Functionality has been added
      You can now press R to manually target active Turrets
  • February 2nd, 2016 (16.0.4)
-Salvager (Trait)
   Will now dismount Gazlowe on activation
 -Rock-It! Turret (Q)
    >Clockwerk Steam Fists (Talent)
        Duration bonus for active Rock-It! Turrets increased from 1 to 1.5 seconds per Basic Attack
-Deth Lazor (W)
    >Goblin Fusion (Talent)
        Additional charge level damage bonus increased from 25% to 50%
-Xplodium Charge (E)
    >Mana cost reduced from 70 to 60

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