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The Battle Tower is the only purely defensive structure available on normal build plots. Its arrows can be upgraded, and archers can enter it and shoot out from its windows. It may also be referred to as a Keep.

The Battle Tower serves to attack nearby enemies. It can also be garrisoned with archers to increase its effectiveness. As of the 4.5 update, most Battle Towers lost their damage increasing upgrade, such as Fire Arrows in favor of an upgrade that doubles the speed at which they fire.

The Battle Tower can be built by all factions except Lothlorien, which has archers in their castle/camp buildings by default.

For more information about defensive capabilities besides the Battle Tower, see Defensive Build Plots.

Upgrades

Gondor/Arnor

Improved defensive measures Reinforce Garrison - Doubles the number of archers in the tower

  • Cost: 400

Rohan

Improved defensive measures Reinforce Garrison - Doubles the number of archers in the tower

  • Cost: 400

Erebor / Iron Hills / Ered Luin

Forged blades dwarves Forged Blades - Increases damage dealt

Imladris

Improved defensive measures Reinforce Garrison - Doubles the number of archers in the tower

  • Cost: 400

Isengard

Steel bolts upgrade Steel Bolts - Increases damage dealt and ignores heavy armor

  • Cost: 400
  • Requires Steel Bolts upgrade from Armory

Mordor

Influence of sauron Influence of Sauron - Doubles the number of archers in all Battle Towers

  • Cost: N/A
  • Requires level 3 Sauron to influence one Battle Tower

Angmar

Improved defensive measures Reinforce Garrison - Doubles the number of archers in the tower

  • Cost: 400

Summonable Battle Towers

Summonable Battle Towers can be used through the spellbook. However, these towers cannot receive upgrades.

Gondor/Arnor

Lone Tower (3pp)

Dwarves

Lone Tower (3pp)

Strategy

As a defensive structure, the Battle Tower is best placed close to the entrance of your base (factions with walls). On the build plot on the other side of the entrance, it is suggested that you build a unit-boosting structure such as a Well or Heroic Statue to aid your troops as they fight to defend the more important buildings within. With this combination, the enemy will be hard-pressed to gain ground (especially if you upgrade the Battle Tower with its arrow damage and/or garrison it with archers). It can also be useful to give extra protection to normal outpost expansions.

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