Key of the Three Moons | Warcraft III: Reforged

Moments later, just beyond the shattered elfgate…

Sylvanas Windrunner: Fall back to the trees!


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Sylvanas Windrunner: You’ve won through this gate, butcher, but you won’t get through the second. The inner gate to Silvermoon can only be opened wiht a special key, and it shall never be yours!

Arthas: You waste your time, woman. You cannot outrun the inevitable.

Sylvanas Windrunner: You think that I’m running from you? Apparently you’ve never fought elves before.

Arthas: Damn that woman! We must find a way to cross the river!


MAIN QUEST

  • Destroy the three Magic Vaults
  • Collect all three Mooncrystals

RESOURCES

You start with Arthas, 2 necromancers, 4 ghouls, and 1 Meat Wagon.

1000 gold – 500 wood – 20 food


STRATEGY

Crypt Fiend: Greetings, death knight.

NEW UNIT ACQUIRED

Crypt Fiend – Crypt Fiends possess the Web ability, which can pull flying units from the air.

Necromancer: Lord Arthas, our forces cannot attack the flying beasts!

Arthas: Fear not. The crypt fiends can force them to the ground!

Build a Haunted Mine.

Build a Nexus.

Send the ghouls to harvest wood.

Go west. There are two Swordsman hidden behind trees. Destroy the crates to loot Scroll of Mana: Restores 100 mana to all friendly units in an area around your Hero.

There is a Forest Spider level 1 hidden (out of view) in the middle of trees.

Move east, where you will find a Goblin Laboratory.

NEW UNIT ACQUIRED

Goblin Zeppelin – A flying unit that can transport your troops across rivers and can be purchased from the Goblin Laboratory.

HINT – Use Zeppelins to transport your troops across rivers.


ZEPPELIN LABORATORY

From left to right:

  • Sapper (S): Explosive team of goblin sappers. Particularly effective against buildings. Can kaboom land units and trees 215 100 2
  • Zeppelin (Z): Flying air-transport. 240 60
  • Reveal: Reveals an area of the map. Detects invisible units. Lasts 6 sec. 50

Load your troops inside two Zeppelins and unload them at this location. Kill the 3 Archers.

By now, the Haunted Mine and Nexus are complete. Command the Acolytes to harvest gold.

To the east, you will find a Way Gate. Destroy the 3 Sky-Fury Towers and command a Crypt Fiend to Web the Dragon Hawk rider that aggros to be able to kill it.

HINT – Units can move through Way Gates to reach distant lands.

Further to the right is an Arcane Sanctum surrounded by 2 Archers, 2 Swordsman, and 2 Dragon Hawk riders. Web the Dragon Hawks immediately. Destroy those crates. One contains a Potion of Greater Healing: Heals 500 hit points.

Build a Crypt (C).

Build 3 Ziggurats.

Destroy this Sky-Fury Tower.

HINT – When appropriate, units will automatically move through Way Gates to reach their destination.

Build an Acolyte.

There is a second Gold Mine at this location for your expansion base.

Build a Graveyard (V).

Build 2 Ghouls (G) then send them to harvest wood.

Build an Acolyte (C).

Load your units into the Zeppelins and land them at this spot. Attack the buildings with the Meat Wagon. This will aggro 4 Archers and a Dragon Hawk. Web it with the Crypt Fiend.

Build an Altar of Darkness (A).

Build 2 Ghouls (G) and send them to harvest wood.

Upgrade the Nexus to a Halls of the Dead (U).

Destroy that Elven base. Use the Necromancers to Raise Dead.

Select all the Ziggurats and upgrade to Spirit Tower (T). Your base will be attacked soon by 4 Archers.

Build 2 Ziggurats.

Destroy the Magic Vault, then loot the Mooncrystal. Careful here. It takes a inventory slot. You should probably send Arthas back to the base to unload an item, then come back in the Zeppelin to loot the Mooncrystal.


Kel’Thuzad: That mooncrystal is a component of the Key of the Three Moons. The other two crystals must be found… if the elfgate is to be unlocked.


MAIN QUEST UPDATE

Three Moons

  • Destroy the three High Elf Altars
  • Collect all three Mooncrystals (1 Part Acquired)

Destroy these 3 Sky-Fury Towers, and the adjacent buildings.

Build 2 Crypt Fiends (F).

With the Elven Base destroyed, now you have a third Gold Mine.

Load your troops into the Zeppelins.

Build a Temple of the Damned (T).

Build a Ghoul (G). Send it to harvest wood.

Build a Slaughterhouse (H).

Now that you control all three Gateways, these is how they work and where they teleport you to.

Select the Temple of the Damned. Research Necromancer Adept Training (E): Increases the Necromancer’s mana capacity, mana regeneration rate, hit points, and gives them the ability to cast Unholy Frenzy.

Research Skeletal Longevity (S): Increases the duration of raised Skeleton Warriors and Skeletal Mages by 15 sec.

Select the Crypt. Build 2 Ghouls (G) and send them to harvest wood.

Build a Crypt Fiend (F).

Select the Crypt. Upgrade to Unholy Strength (S): Increases the attack damage of Ghouls, Meat Wagons, Skeleton Warriors, and Skeletal Mages.

Build a Necromancer (N) at the Temple of the Damned.

Build a Meat Wagon (M) at the Slaughterhouse.

Build 5 Ziggurats.

While your buildings and upgrades are in progress, clear the entire area around the Elfgate. You don’t want to go half-prepared for two big elven bases with Castles.

Arthas: The crystal glows brightly, but there is no effect on the gate.

Kel’Thuzad: As I said, you must find all three mooncrystals for the key to be whole!

Bring Arthas and his troops to the middle of the map to enter the Way Gate marked in the image below as “Pink” A. Don’t enter the Way Gate yet.

Send the Zeppelins to your main base to pick up the new units you recently summoned, and bring them to Arthas. Once both armies are joined, enter the Way Gate.

Prepare your Crypt Fiends to cast Web on Dragon Hawks, and your Necromancers to Raise Dead whenever an enemy dies.

Build a Crypt Fiend (F).

Build a Ghoul (G).

Continue to Raise Dead to increase your Skeletal Warriors and Skeletal Mages count as you raze the Elven base.

Send the Zeppelins back to the main base to pick up the newest units and drop them at the Way Gate to teleport and assist your main forces.

Once the Elven raze has been cleared, destroy the Magic Vault, and loot the Mooncrystal.

Arthas: The second mooncrystal is ours!


Build a Necromancer (N).

Build a Meat Wagon (M).

Build a Ghoul (G).

Build a Crypt Fiend (F).

Select the Crypt and research all the upgrades your gold and wood allow. This is the final assault.

Send the Zeppeling to the main base to pick up the new units. Reunite them with your main forces. You can even bring all the Ghouls harvesting wood to attack the last Elven base.

Buy new Zeppelins at the Goblin Laboratory if you wish (Optional).

Get back to the Way Gate to teleport to the middle island. Now head west to the Waygate that teleports you to the top-left corner of the map.

Send all your troops through the Way Gate and raze the last Elven base. Raise Dead as possible with your Necromancers.

Destroy the Magic Vault and loot the last mooncrystal.

Kel’Thuzad: At last… the third mooncrystal! The Key of the Three Moons is complete!


MAIN QUEST COMPLETED

Three Moons


MAIN QUEST

Gates of Silvermoon

  • Bring Arthas to the Gate
  • Defeat guards surrounding the gate

Load Arthas inside the Zeppelin, and transport him to the Circle of Power at the Gate.

MAIN QUEST COMPLETE


CUTSCENE

Arthas: Finally…

Arthas: The gates have been opened! Once we’ve dealt with Sylvanas, the inner kingdom shall be ours!

Sylvanas Windrunner: Damn you monsters! What will it take to drive you back?

Arthas: The ranger woman is starting to vex me greatly.


1. The Prophecy2. Cinematic: Thrall's Vision3. Chasing Visions4. Departures
5. Riders on the Storm6. The Fires Down Below7. Countdown to Extinction
1. Cinematic: The Warning2. The Defense of Strahnbrad3. Blackrock & Roll4. Interlude: Jaina's Meeting
5. Ravages of the Plague6. The Cult of the Damned7. March of the Scourge8. Interlude: The Prince and the Prophet
9. The Culling10. Interlude: Divergent Courses11. The Shores of Northrend12. Dissension
13. Frostmourne14. Cinematic: Arthas' Betrayal
undead campaign
1. Trudging through the Ashes2. Digging up the Dead3. Into the Realm Eternal4. Key of the Three Moons
5. The Fall of Silvermoon6. Blackrock & Roll, Too!7. The Siege of Dalaran8. Under the Burning Sky
9. Cinematic: The Destruction of Dalaran
orc campaign
2. The Long March3. Cry of the Warsong4. The Spirits of Ashenvale
5. The Hunter of Shadows6. Where Wind Riders Dare7. The Oracle8. By Demons Be Driven
Night Elves Campaign
1. Enemies at the Gate2. Daughters of the Moon3. The Awakening of Stormrage4. The Druids Arise
5. Brothers in Blood

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