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Tesla Tower
Tesla Tower.png

This tower strikes attacking enemies with lightning. It can be upgraded up to level 3 by building additional sections on top of it.

Type Defense
0.3 0.5 1.0
5 5 6
11 28 44
Placeable Tango Tick1.png
Price 25 Coin.png
Tech needed Engineering
Space 1x1.png
Lvl 1
Space 1x2.png
Lvl 2
Space 1x3.png
Lvl 3
If removed all its components
If destroyed nothing

Tesla tower[1] is an automated defense that attacks hostile creatures with chain lightning.

It can be upgraded into tesla level 2 and 3.



A tesla tower can be improved up to the 3rd level by building additional sections above it. I.e., placing a tesla about another already placed, creates a tesla level 2. And placing another tesla above a tesla level 2, creates a tesla level 3.

A tesla level 1 occupies one block and can be placed on top of any supporting surface. A tesla level 2 occupies two blocks and a level 3, three blocks.


Only the base of a tesla accepts the "Remove" order. If the base of an upgraded tesla is removed, the other 1 or 2 pieces fall on the original suporting surface forming a downgraded tesla.

Like other towers, if a tesla or a section of tesla is removed by dwarfs, all components of this section can be recovered, allowing it to be rebuilt in time.[2] When the tower is destroyed by enemies however, all the components will be lost.


Tesla level 2 and 3 lightning attack can chain to one and two additional enemies respectively.

Tesla Hits Damage Range Durability
Level 1 1 0.3 5 11
Level 2 2 0.5 5 28
Level 3 3 1.0 6 44

Crafting Recipe[]

Crafting station
Forge.png Forge
Ingredient(s) Qty.
Glass.png Glass 2
Quartz.png Quartz 1
Stone.png Stone 2
Gold Ingot.png Gold Ingot 2
Silver Ingot.png Silver Ingot 1
Mithril Ore.png Mithril Ore 1
Crafting grid
Glass.png Quartz.png Glass.png
Gold Ingot.png Mithril Ore.png Gold Ingot.png
Stone.png Silver Ingot.png Stone.png
Tesla Tower.png Tesla Tower 1


Version Release Changes
1.4.014 15 Feb 2018 (Multiplayer) Fixed bug when it didn't shoot at monsters after their owner quit the game.
1.2.001 19 Dec 2015 Increased the damage of the 1st level.
1.1.004b 20 May 2015 Fixed building of tesla towers above 1st level.
1.1.000b 20 May 2015 Fixed resources drop from tesla towers of 2nd and 3rd level.[2]
0.9.029 05 June 2014 Fixed inflicted damage of 3rd level tesla.
0.9.028 22 May 2014 It can shoot chain lightnings and the chain length depends on the tower level.
0.9.023 11 Apr 2014 Increased damage.
0.9.022 03 Apr 2014 Redrawn pics and animation.
Tesla towers don’t fall through the walls while changing walls configuration.
0.9.021 21 Mar 2014 Recipe change: the 2 Stone Column.png Stone Columns are changed back to 2 Stone.png Stones.
0.9.016 24 Feb 2014 Recipe change:
2 Steel.png Steel Ingots are replaced by 2 Gold Ingot.png Gold Ingots;
1 Gold Ore.png Gold Ore is replaced by 1 Mithril Ore.png Mithril Ore;
2 Stone.png Stones are replaced by 2 Stone Column.png Stone Columns; and
1 Silver Ore.png Silver Ore is replaced by 1 Silver Ingot.png Silver Ingot.
0.9.010 19 Dec 2013 Decreased damage by 30%.
Tesla was the first tower available on the game.


  1. This is the inventory name of the item. In game files it's called tesla_tower or simply tower_lv1 for the 1st level.
  2. 2.0 2.1 This seems to be fixed (or fixed again) after 1.4.013, as in this version, if a tesla or a tesla section had been removed, it used to drop only 6 of its 9 components; making the player lose 3 components each time a section had been removed.