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Headless Horseman
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Merc Information
Base Health (Camp) ~14000 (5:00)
Base Damage (Camp) 193 (5:00)
Attack Speed 1
Abilites Cleave, Horseman's Head
Capture XP 750 XP
Maps Towers of Doom
Spawns after 5:00 minutes
Respawn delay 5:00 minutes

The Headless Horseman is an undead knight from the Warcraft franchise. The Horseman acts as the boss mercenary on the Towers of Doom battleground and is the announcer of the Hallow's End Brawl. He first spawns after 5:00 minutes into the game and respawn after 5:00 minutes.


Sir Thomas Thomson (now better known as the Headless Horseman) was once a Knight of the Silver Hand and hero among his fellow paladins. He became cursed, driven insane within the Scarlet Monastery, and believed that he was alive and that everyone alive was dead. His fervor no longer served the Light. With the coming of Hallow's End, he spreads gloom and fire across the villages of Azeroth.

In World of Warcraft he is a Boss during Hallow's End.[1]


Compared to other bosses, the Horseman has relatively low HP but high damage with a 2.5m 180° cleave attack. Every 8.5 seconds, he fires off a skull which will spin around him for 2.5 seconds. If this skull hits a hero, it transforms into a green pool that deals high-scaling damage within an 2.25m radius over 3 seconds.[2].

When defeated, instead of pushing the nearest lane, the Headless Horseman unleashes a volley of flaming pumpkins that deals 4 damage to the enemy team's core.



Headless Horseman's Basic Attacks cleave for 100% of the damage in a half-circle in front of him.

Horseman's Head [3]
Cooldown: 6 seconds

Detach your skull and send it towards an enemy, creating an area, which deals periodic damage.

  • Deals 108 initial damage and 27 periodic damage. Scales 10% every minute after 2 minutes.[4] (Not sure, if the only component, numbers don't add up, but definitely not %-based damage)


The Headless Horseman appears as an announcer in the Hallow's End brawl. He rides his horse in the air from lane to lane, reciting grim verses and throwing pumpkins onto the battlefield that contain "Treats" or "Tricks" (i.e. various buffs and debuffs) for players.


Headless Horseman Portraits
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Carbot Headless Horseman
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Headless Horseman Portrait.png
Fall of King's Crest Headless Horseman
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Headless Horseman Sprays
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Carbot Headless Horseman
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