Cannon Tower

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[e][h] Cannon Tower
Building Information
Build Time:
65
C
Requirements:
Cost:
120 100
600 (780)
5 (8)
1600 / 800
Acquisition Range:
800
Selection Priorty:
3
  • Mechanical
Pathing Map
Icon
Combat
90 - 111
90 - 111
Area:
Full Dmg: 50
50% Dmg: 100
10% Dmg: 125
Area Targets:
  • ground
  • structure
  • debris
  • tree
  • wall
  • notself
800
800
artillery
missile
2.5
2.5
  • ground
  • debris
  • tree
  • wall
  • ward
  • item
  • structure

The Cannon Tower is an alternative to the Guard Tower. While it can only attack ground targets and has a slower attack, it is more powerful.

The Cannon Tower is only available by upgrading from the Scout Tower.

Spells & Abilities[edit]

Blight Dispel Small
Cast Type : Passive
Target Type : No Target
Removes nearby Blight once the building finishes construction.
Area of Effect : 768
Notes : Only blight that was created by buildings and has no source buildings nearby can be removed with this ability.
Magic Sentry
Cast Type : Passive
Target Type : No Target
Reveals nearby invisible units.
Area of Effect : 900
Upgrade: Magic Sentry
Cost : 50 50  Research Time:  30
Researched at : Arcane Sanctum
Fragmentation Shards
Cast Type : Passive  Ability Type:  Physical
Target Type : No Target  Damage Type:  Physical
Uses fragmentation mortars to increase damage dealt to Unarmored and Medium armor units.
Full Damage (Radius) : 25 (100)
Medium Damage (Radius) : 15 (225)
Small Damage (Radius) : 10 (275)
Upgrade: Fragmentation Shards
Cost : 50 100  Research Time:  40
Researched at : Workshop
 Hotkey : S
Requirements : Castle

Upgrades[edit]

Improved Masonry
Increases the armor and hit points of Human buildings.
Researched at : Lumber Mill
 Hotkey : M
Cost : 125 50  Research Time:  60
Hit Point Bonus : 10%
Armor Bonus : 1
Advanced Masonry
Cost : 150 75  Research Time:  75
Requires : Keep
Hit Point Bonus : 20%
Armor Bonus : 2
Imbued Masonry
Cost : 175 100  Research Time:  90
Requires : Castle
Hit Point Bonus : 30%
Armor Bonus : 3

Version History[edit]

Balance Patch History
Patch Version Balance Changes
1.30.2 Buff Cannon Tower build time reduced from 75 to 65.
Buff Cannon Tower gold cost reduced from 200 to 150.
1.30.0 Buff Fragmentation Shards upgrade now applies to Cannon Tower.
1.19 Nerf Human Towers (Guard, Cannon, Arcane and Scout) now gain 1 armor per masonry upgrade, down from 2.
1.13 Buff Human towers now gain 2 armor per masonry upgrade, up from 1.