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Wooden Tower
Wooden Tower

The most basic defense tower. It shoots arrows at monsters automatically.

Statistics
Type Defense
Damage 0.4
Range 8
Durability 15
Placeable Tango Tick1
Price 15 Coin
Tech needed Expert Construction
Size 1x1 1x1
Drops
If removed all its components
If destroyed nothing

Wooden tower[1] is an automated defense that will attack hostile creatures within its range.

It can be upgraded into a heavy shooting tower.

Placing and removing[ | ]

The tower can be placed on top of any supporting surface. Foreground blocks placed right on top of it may disturb the tower's shots.

If the tower is deconstructed by dwarfs, all components of the tower can be recovered, allowing it to be rebuilt in time. When the tower is destroyed by enemies however, all the components will be lost.

Damage and vulnerability[ | ]

Wooden towers deal relatively low damage, apparently on par with the wooden bow used in its construction. Small numbers of them are best used indoors as a defense against ghosts. In larger numbers they can provide long range supporting fire against monster waves, but care must be taken as they can be easily overwhelmed if left unattended. Placing these towers on elevated bridges and blocking the path of monsters with spikes will greatly improve their survivability.

Range and firing arc[ | ]

Wooden tower range

Range and firing arc of the tower.
Numbers indicate distance to the tower.

Wooden towers have a long range but also a limited firing arc. It has a range of 8 squares, firing in a restricted arc within ±45° of the horizontal. The tower cannot attack enemies along the diagonal. Arrows fired from the tower will be obstructed by solid blocks, but they can otherwise pass through bridges, ladders, other towers and dwarfs.

Boost room[ | ]

In biomes, one of the boost rooms features a tower icon when the fog of war still covers the place.

Opening the chest of this boost room may drop:

  • 5 Wooden Towers (60% chance)
  • 5 Tesla Tower (40% chance)

Crafting recipe[ | ]

Crafting station
Forge Forge
Ingredient(s) Qty.
Wood Wood 2
Planks Planks 2
Steel Steel 2
Wooden Bow Wooden Bow 1
Nails Nails 1
Oil Oil 1
Crafting grid
Wood Wooden Bow Wood
Planks Nails Planks
Steel Oil Steel
Result
Wooden Tower Wooden Tower 1

History[ | ]

Version Release Changes
1.4.015 25 Sep 2018 Fixed: archer towers didn't attack ghosts.
1.4.014 15 Feb 2018 (Multiplayer) Fixed bug when archer towers inflicted damage to the dwarfs of other player.
(Multiplayer) Fixed bug when towers didn't shoot at monsters after their owner quit the game.
1.4.000 21 Mar 2017 Now when removing blocks under the archer towers, it turn into resources.
1.3.003 28 Jul 2016 Fixed: wooden tower inflicted damage to the player's catapults.
Fixed memory leak after the construction of the wooden towers.
1.1.010 29 Jun 2015 Towers now can attack ghosts again.
0.9.028 22 May 2014 Towers now bring experience when killing monsters.
0.9.023 11 Apr 2014 Increased durability, distance and inflicted damage for archer towers.
0.9.022 03 Apr 2014 Introduced (called "shooting tower").

See also[ | ]

References[ | ]

  1. This is the inventory name of the item.
    Devs have called it "shooting tower"1 and "archer tower"2, 3, 4, 5.
    In game files it appears as arrow_wood_tower, wood_tower or wooden_tower.
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