Item Levels and Where They Drop on Ladder Maps.

What are item levels?

Anyone who plays Warcraft 3 knows that items drop from creeps. What some people may not know is that each item has a specific level. Items are split into 2 groups: permanent items and consumable/charged items. Each item is then given a level depending on how strong it is and grouped by level with items of similar strength.

Every map has set rules made by their map creator about what items can drop from which creep(s). An item creep will drop one item from one of the levels listed below. Some map creators have removed certain items from the potential pool of items that can drop due to balance issues. For example depending on the map, wand of lightning shield may not drop where other level 2 consumable items drop (such as on LR).

The potential drop table for each creep camp will only include items from the same category and level. For example if a creep camp drops level 2 permanent items it will never drop a level 2 consumable/charged item or visa versa.

Some creep camps drop multiple items (like the scorpions on Northern Isles). However, it will always be the same creep in that camp holding either the permanent or consumable item.

Each creep can also potentially drop a tome depending depending on the level. Sometimes creeps can also drop runes (like on TR there is a rune of the watcher and rune of healing at 2 different creeps).

Map Previews which show where items drop on each ladder map.

Liquipedia has put together an awesome list of maps and has a preview function that you can use on many maps to see what creeps drop which items. You simply go to the link listed below, click the creep camp circle (the green, orange or red circles) and you will see what drops. They do not have the newer maps updated and they will be shown below.

Remember, as said above, some map creators have removed certain items from the potential pool of items that can drop due to balance issues. For example depending on the map, wand of lightning shield may not drop where other level 2 consumable items drop.

Amazonia: https://liquipedia.net/warcraft/Amazonia/Preview
Last Refuge: https://liquipedia.net/warcraft/Last_Refuge/Preview
Concealed Hill: https://liquipedia.net/warcraft/Concealed_Hill/Preview
Echo Isles: https://liquipedia.net/warcraft/Echo_Isles/Preview
Northern Isles: https://liquipedia.net/warcraft/Northern_Isles/Preview
Terenas Stand LV: https://liquipedia.net/warcraft/Terenas_Stand_LV/Preview
Turtle Rock: https://liquipedia.net/warcraft/Turtle_Rock/Preview

Shattered Exile Overview

Each creep position has an icon for what level item (and tome) drops from each creep. Thus, the slippers of agility indicates that the green camp in front of each main can drop any of the level 1 permanent items and the mercenary camps can drop any consumable/charged level 3 item. Refer to the charts above and match the item icons with the levels there to see what can drop from each creep camp.

Tide Hunters Overview

Each creep position has an icon for what level item (and tome) drops from each creep. Thus, the slippers of agility on the level 6 green camp indicates the camp can drop any of the level 1 permanent items and the 2 expansions on the bottom of the map can drop any consumable/charged level 3 item. Refer to the charts above and match the item icons with the levels there to see what can drop from each creep camp.

Autumn Leaves Overview

Each creep position has an icon for what level item (and/or tome) drops from each creep. Thus, the slippers of agility at the natural expansion indicates any of the level 1 permanent items can drop from this creep and the orange camp on the other side of the trees from the natural expansions can drop any consumable/charged level 3 item. Refer to the charts above and match the item icons with the levels there to see what can drop from each creep camp.

Shallow Graves Overview

Each creep position has an icon for what level item (and/or tome) drops from each creep. Thus, the Periapt of Vitality at the natural expansion indicates any of the level 3 permanent items can drop from this creep and the Potion of Greater Healing at the mercenary camp indicates any consumable/charged level 3 item can drop from this camp. Refer to the charts above and match the item icons with the levels there to see what can drop from each creep camp.


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