The Watch Tower is a basic defesive structure. With its high range it can be used to defend against tower rushes. The Reinforced Defenses upgrade changes their armor type to Fortified, making them very hard to kill. The dps is greater than a Knight but they cost half as much, trading off mobility for attack power like most static defensive structures. As is standard for static defences in Warcraft 3 they cost more lumber than other buildings to both build and repair, and it is typical to block them off with other buildings (delaying units from attacking them, maximizing their damage).
Because it has one mini-square more range than all the other towers in the game, it is possible to build a Watch Tower to attack another tower while out of range and destroy it. To do this you must build 12 mini-squares away horizontally or 8 diagonally ( 11/7 resp. for buildings with extra pathing like barracks or altars).
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- The Watch Tower has the highest attack rate of all units in the game
- Its dps is the highest of all Orc units