|“||The Arrow Tower is strong and effective against most units, but it's weak spot becomes noticeable when attacked by Paladins.||„|
The Arrow Tower has a thatched wooden roof, grey brick structure, a thick circular base with four protruding wooden supports, and four arrow slits sloping downwards on each of the sides.
Contrary to its description, the Arrow Tower is neither strong nor effective against most units. Even though it's capable of damaging and killing single units, it's far too slow to be of much danger to larger groups of units. The fact that paladins have a high resistance against piercing arrows is usually irrelevant.
Early in the game, Arrow Towers are a player's only defense. Their primary job is to keep a player's troops occupied. Later, Arrow Towers can be used to target an attacking hero in order to either lower his health and/or keep him from regenerating.
The Arrow Tower is the first tower a player can build. It's cheap and quickly finished, which makes it ideal for new players. For a time it can keep attacking units occupied.
A general strength of the Arrow Tower is its range, which allows to attack a player's hero early. This can be an unwelcome surprise when a hero runs ahead of his troops.
Usage and Placement Edit
As the game progresses, Arrow Towers become less and less relevant, eventually to be replaced by high end towers, like the Firebolt Tower. Until then, they can be used together with other towers to make up a strong defense.
Since Arrow Towers don't do much against groups of units it makes sense to use them in places where the player's hero comes by first. They won't usually be able to kill the hero, but single arrow will prevent or interrupt his regeneration. This can be helpful to keep pressure on the hero until the next defending wave comes along.
With fire being a big weakness of the Arrow Tower, it should be avoided to place it in ways that would allow a Firestorm to take out more than one at a time: right next to each other (even with a barricade or blockade between them), directly opposite or diagonally. This goes for combinations with other fire-sensitive towers, too.
However, the Arrow Tower's weakness against Firestorms can be a strength as well. Since it's tempting to raze the tower with a quick Firestorm it can be used as bait. This way an Arrow Tower can buy some time for other towers that are also vulnerable to fire – especially the Firebolt Tower.
Elite Boost (Poison Arrow Tower)Edit
Poison Arrow Tower LevelsEdit
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