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In the early Orc stages in Warcraft 3 I recall there being a chest on a small island that is inaccessible. This chest is an item called phat lewt. My question is how do I go about obtaining this item and what is its value in the game? I understand the concept of receiving phat lewt, just wanted to know what it is in WC3.

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That island is inaccessible even once you reveal it with a cheat, so there's no way to reach the chest in the campaign.

According to WoWWiki, it's valued at 500 gold, and it's used in practice as a filler item for NPC heroes in the campaign while not having any other utility at all:

In practice, Phat Lewt is used throughout the campaign as an "inventory slot filler" for non-player heroes. Phat Lewt is flagged as the most powerful item in the game despite not actually doing anything, thus AI heroes will never drop the item. Many heroes have 1 to 6 Phat Lewts in their inventories throughout the campaign, but they are always invisible to players.

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that is depressing. – Woot4Moo Nov 22 '11 at 16:24
@Woot4Moo: You can always make a custom map :P – BoltClock Nov 22 '11 at 16:25

You can get Phat Lewt with World Editor:

  1. Open World Editor
  2. Click "Layer" then "Units"
  3. Click "Player 1 Red"
  4. Click Items
  5. Click "Any Class"
  6. Click "Campaign"
  7. In there you will find the Phat Lewt!


  1. Place it on the map to test it.
  2. Place 1 hero then Press "Cltrl+F9"
  3. It's done!
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Is there any way to obtain it in the campaign? – Sadly Not Apr 23 '13 at 0:01
@Sadly Not: I see what you did there. – BoltClock Apr 23 '13 at 10:36

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