Nerubian Tower
Hit points 550
Gold 100 Gold
Lumber 20 Lumber
Food Provides 10 Food
Build time 30 sec.
Repair time 35 sec.
Hotkey N
Normal attack 9-10 (9.5 avg)
Can attack Air, Ground, Structure
Range 70
Attack type Normal
Cooldown 1.0 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%.


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

Patch 1.17 (09/20/2004)
  • 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.