Watch Tower

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[e][h] Watch Tower
Building Information
Built From:
Build Time:
60
W
Requirements:
Cost:
110 80
500
/ 3
1600 / 800
Acquisition Range:
900
Selection Priorty:
2
  • Mechanical
Pathing Map
Icon
Combat
16 - 18
800
missile
0.6
  • ground
  • structure
  • debris
  • air
  • item
  • ward

The Watch Tower is a basic defesive structure. With it's 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.

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.
Spiked Barricades
Cast Type : Passive
Target Type : No Target  Damage Type:  Magic
Enemy melee units attacking the building take damage.
Targets Allowed : Enemy
Spike Damage : 5 per attack plus 20/50% of the attacker's damage
Upgrade required : Spiked Barricades
Reinforced Defenses
Cast Type : Passive
Target Type : No Target
Upgrades Burrows and Watch Towers so that they have Fortified armor.
New Armor Type : Fortified
Old Armor Type : Heavy
Upgrade: Reinforced Defenses
Cost : 75 175  Research Time:  60
Researched at : War Mill
 Hotkey : D
Requirements : Stronghold

Upgrades[edit]

Spiked Barricades
Surrounds Orc buildings with spikes that damage enemy melee attackers. Deals 5 damage per attack plus an additional X % of the attacker's damage.
Researched at : War Mill
 Hotkey : S
Cost : 25 75  Research Time:  60
Base Damage : 5 per attack
Additional Damage : 20% of the attacker’s damage
Improved Spiked Barricades
Cost : 50 100  Research Time:  75
Requires : Stronghold
Base Damage : 5 per attack
Additional Damage : 50% of the attacker’s damage

Version History[edit]

Balance Patch History
Patch Version Balance Changes
1.30.0
1.15
  • Nerf Watch Tower build time increased to 60 seconds from 55 seconds.
1.03

Trivia[edit]

  • The Watch Tower has the highest attack rate of all units in the game
  • Its dps is the highest of all Orc units