Information Edit

Lightning Lizards look much like thunder lizards, although they are of superior size. They also possess abilities beyond what their smaller cousins enjoy. Sparks dance from the great lizard's eyes and its bellow carries over tremendous distances. Travelers have a hard time telling a lightning lizard apart from a thunder lizard, although the distinction becomes clear if they aggravate a lightning lizard into action.

While lightning lizards can swallow opponents, they will not hesitate to use their lightning attack to kill enemies that appear dangerous. Humanoids are normally seen as a threat, as are large predators. Smaller and less threatening animals may be stomped, charged, or simply swallowed. Juveniles gang up, taking different limbs of an animal in each mouth and playing tug-of-war.[1]

Lightning Lizards are creeps in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos. They are the weakest variant of "Lightning Lizard", a group that also included Thunder Lizards and Storm Wyrms.

In Warcraft III, Lightning Lizards are weaker than Thunder Lizards. In the Manual of Monsters, the opposite is said to be true.

Spells and Abilities Edit


Removes all buffs from a target unit, and slows its movement speed by a factor of 5. Purged units will slowly regain their movement speed over 5 seconds. Deals 400 damage to summoned units.
Duration Cooldown Effect
5 sec. 5 sec. Spells removed, Movement Speed slowed, 400 damage to summoned units.

Patch Changes Edit

Patch 1.01 (7/03/2002)
  • Creep Purge cooldown increased to 5 from 0.
Patch 1.06 (6/4/2003)
  • Damaged reduced to 15-22 from 17-24.
  • No longer friendly fire - their attacks only hit hostile targets.


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