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Guard Tower
Race Human
Statistics
Hit points 500
Gold 70 Gold
Lumber 50 Lumber
Build time 50 sec.
Requires Lumber Mill
Hotkey G
Combat
Weapon(s) Bow arrows
Normal attack 23-27 (25 avg)
Can attack Air, Ground, Structure, Debris, Item, Ward
Range 70
Attack type Piercing
Cooldown 0.90 sec.
Weapon type Missile
Armor Type Heavy
Armor 5
Day Sight 160
Night Sight 80
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This article contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps.

These brick towers provide the first line of defense against enemy invasion. The arrows that fly from these bastions are renowned for their deadly accuracy.[1]

Spells and abilities

Magic Sentry (Passive)

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Reveals nearby invisible units.
Area of Effect
900
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
50 Gold 50 Lumber Arcane Sanctum 30 sec.

Magic Sentry (Passive)

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Reveals nearby invisible units.
Area of Effect
900
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time
50 Gold 50 Lumber Arcane Sanctum 30 sec.

Upgrades

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Improved Masonry
Increases the armor and hit points of Human buildings.
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time Effect
125 Gold 50 Lumber Lumber Mill 60 sec. Hit Points: 550
Armor: 6
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Advanced Masonry
Increases the armor and hit points of Human buildings.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time Effect
150 Gold 75 Lumber Lumber Mill Keep 75 sec. Hit Points: 600
Armor: 7
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Imbued Masonry
Further increases the armor and hit points of Human buildings.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time Effect
175 Gold 100 Lumber Lumber Mill Castle 90 sec. Hit Points: 650
Armor: 8

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Improved Masonry
Increases the armor and hit points of Human buildings.
Research Cost Researched At Upgrade Time Effect
125 Gold 50 Lumber Lumber Mill 60 sec. Hit Points: 550
Armor: 6
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Advanced Masonry
Increases the armor and hit points of Human buildings.


Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time Effect
150 Gold 75 Lumber Lumber Mill Keep 75 sec. Hit Points: 600
Armor: 7
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Imbued Masonry
Further increases the armor and hit points of Human buildings.
Research Cost Researched At Requirements Upgrade Time Effect
175 Gold 100 Lumber Lumber Mill Castle 90 sec. Hit Points: 650
Armor: 8

Patch changes

  • WC3tFT-logo.png Patch 1.25b (2011-03-08): Masonry Upgrade health boost decreased to 10% from 20% for all 3 levels.
  • WC3tFT-logo.png Patch 1.19 (2005-09-19): Now gains 1 armor per masonry upgrade, down from 2.
  • WC3tFT-logo.png Patch 1.13 (2003-12-16):
    • The Frozen Throne
      • Human towers now gain 2 armor per masonry upgrade, up from 1.
  • WC3tFT-logo.png Patch 1.10 (2003-07-03):
    • The Frozen Throne
      • Human masonry upgrade cost reduced to 100/25, 125/50 and 150/75 from 100/100, 125/175, 175/250.
      • Guard Towers and Arcane Towers now cost 70/50 to upgrade, down from 80/60.

See also

References

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