Watch Tower (Warcraft III)

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Watch Tower

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Race Orc
Statistics
Hit points 500
Gold 110 Gold
Lumber 80 Lumber
Build time 60 sec.
Requires War Mill
Hotkey W
Combat
Normal attack: 17 avg
Can attack: Air, Ground, Structure, Debris, Item, Ward
Range 80
Attack type Piercing
Cooldown 0.60 sec.
Weapon type Missile
Armor Type Heavy (Fortified*)
Armor 3
Day Sight 160
Night Sight 80
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This article or section contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps.

Watch Towers can be used to guard embattled orcish settlements, and provide static defense against land and air attacks.[1]

Information

The Orc's defensive tower. Watch Towers are extremely cheap and possess an extremely high attack rate and range, the latter being on par with Cannon Towers. Numerous towers can shred even the most strongest of opponents, forcing enemies to use siege weaponry to destroy them.

In Reign of Chaos, Watch Towers start with Fortified armor. In The Frozen Throne, they start with Heavy instead. In order to regain Fortified armor, players must research Reinforced Burrows. This does not affect the armor value in any way.

Upgrades

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Reinforced Defenses
Upgrades Burrows and Watch Towers so that they have Fortified armor.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
50 Gold 200 Lumber War Mill Stronghold 60 sec.
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Spiked Barricades
Surrounds Orc buildings with spikes that damage enemy melee attackers. Deals 4 damage per attack.
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
25 Gold 75 Lumber War Mill 60 sec.
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Improved Spiked Barricades
Increases the amount of damage inflicted on melee attackers by 6.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
50 Gold 175 Lumber War Mill Stronghold 75 sec.
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Advanced Spiked Barricades
Further increases the amount of damage inflicted on melee attackers by 6.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time
75 Gold 275 Lumber War Mill Fortress 90 sec.

Patch changes

Patch 1.15 (05/11/2004)
  • Build time increased to 60 seconds from 55 seconds.
Patch 1.07 (Frozen Throne)
  • Now has Heavy armor instead of Fortified.
Reinforced Defenses upgrade introduced to
allow Watch Towers to regain Fortified armor.
  • WC3RoC-logo.png Patch 1.03 (2002-10-09): Watch Towers now do 16-18 damage, down from 19-22 damage.

See also

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