Nerubian Tower
Hit points 600
Level 1
Gold 100 Gold
Lumber 20 Lumber
Food Produces 10 Food
Build time 30 sec.
Repair time 35 sec.
Hotkey N
Weapon(s) Frost Attack
Normal attack 9-10 (9.5 avg)
Can attack Ground, Structure, Debris, Air, Item, Ward
Range 70
Attack type Normal
Cooldown 1.00 sec.
Weapon type Missile
Armor Type Fortified
Armor 5
Day Sight 160
Night Sight 80
This article contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps.

The Nerubian Tower is an upgrade from the Ziggurat. It deals cold damage and slows enemy units.[1]

It is named after the towers of Azjol-Nerub, which were destroyed in the War of the Spider.

Spells and abilities

Frost Attack (Passive)

Adds a cold effect to this unit's attacks that slows enemy units'
movement speed by 50% and attack speed by 25%.
Lasts 5 seconds.

Hidden abilities

Blight Growth
Creates Blight around the building once if finished construction.
Blight grows within a 76.8 area radius.


NEVER stack these over Spirit Towers. Two or three is enough; their main purpose is to slow enemy units, while Spirit Towers deal substantially more damage.

Patch changes

  • WC3tFT-logo.png Patch 1.17 (2004-09-20): Frost Attacks now properly affect magic-immune units.
  • WC3tFT-logo.png Patch 1.10 (2003-07-03): Nerubian Tower damage reduced to 1d2 + 8 from 1d2 + 10.
  • WC3tFT-logo.png Patch 1.07 (2003-07-01): Added.