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Archer Tower

Archer Tower
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“No foe can escape the Archer’s arrows. This tower has a special switch – choose long range or fast attack!”

Long Range:

ArcherTower1B ArcherTower2B ArcherTower3B ArcherTower4B ArcherTower5B
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5

Fast Attack:

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Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5


  • The Archer Tower is a tower that has an Archer (from the Home Village) on top and can target both air and ground units.
    • It is a single target defense.
  • A player can have a total of three archer towers.
  • It can be set to Long Range or Fast Attack. Both modes has its advantages and disadvantages.
    • The Long Range mode gives the Archer Tower a range of eleven tiles, at the cost of DPS. It has the lowest DPS of any single target defensive building at relative level in this mode.
    • The Fast Attack mode gives the Archer Tower additional damage output by firing twice as fast as the Long Range mode. This comes at the cost of range – even as its range is reduced by four tiles, it covers only about 40% of the area that a Long Range Archer Tower would cover.
    • When upgrading, an Archer Tower’s damage per second increase of Fast Attack is twice as much as the damage per second increase of Long Range so Fast Attack is always twice the DPS of Long Range.
  • The Master Builder can go to your Home Village and Gear Up an Archer Tower that is level 10 or above in order to allow it to toggle between Long Range and Fast Attack modes. This requires a level 6 Archer Tower in the Builder Base.

  • An Archer Tower set to Long Range can protect outer buildings from Sneaky Archers.
    • However, Sneaky Archers’ Cloak ability allows it to hide for a few seconds.
  • An Archer Tower that is set to Fast Attack cannot protect buildings in front of it.
    • However, it is more effective at taking down tanks.
  • You can protect Archer Towers with splash damaging defenses like the Crusher since it is a single target defense.

  • Try to swarm the Archer Tower with swarm units such as Raged Barbarians as it is single target.
  • Use tanks like Boxer Giants to distract it so support troops can take down outer buildings.

  • At level 1, the Archer Tower is a basic wooden tower tied up with ropes, partially inside a square hole in the ground, with a lever next to it.
  • At level 2, the Archer Tower’s platform gains extra planks on its edge. The composition of the beams inside also change.
  • At level 3, most rope ties are gone and the hole in the ground is surrounded by stone, and the lever gains a more substantial housing.
  • At level 4, the top platform’s edges are reinforced with a copper band.
  • At level 5, the rest of the ropes disappear and are replaced by nailed metal rings and the copper band becomes gray metal.
  • At level 6, the top platform’s corners are covered with copper plates. The corners of the base gain additional stone bricks.
  • The Archers on top of the Archer Tower change their appearance as you upgrade the Archer Tower.
    • When initially constructed, the Archer Tower stations a single Archer that appears to be level 1 (or 2).
    • When upgraded to level 4, the Archer atop the tower resembles a level 3 (or 4) Archer.
    • When upgraded to level 6, the Archer atop the tower resembles a level 5 Archer.

Icon Info Tapping this icon displays information about the Archer Tower/Builder Base, such as Level, Damage Per Second, Hitpoints, Range, Damage Type, Targets and Favorite Target.
Icon Upgrade Tapping this icon begins upgrading the Archer Tower/Builder Base to the next level, if you have enough resources and a free Builder. When the Archer Tower/Builder Base is at maximum level, this icon is not shown.
Icon FinishNow Tapping this icon, which is displayed only while an upgrade is in progress, instantly finishes that upgrade at the cost of the displayed number of Gems.
Icon Cancel Tapping this icon, which is displayed only while an upgrade is in progress, cancels the current upgrade and refunds half of the upgrade cost.

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Builder Hall Level 1 2 3 4 5 6
Number Available 0 1 1 2 2 3


Level Level Damage per Second Damage Damage per Shot Damage Hitpoints Hitpoint Build Cost GoldB Build Time Stopwatch ExperienceGained XP Builder Hall Level Required
1 35 35 500 12,000 5 minutes 17 2
2 40 40 575 30,000 15 minutes 30 3
3 44 44 661 60,000 2 hours 84 3
4 48 48 760 250,000 8 hours 169 4
5 53 53 874 800,000 1 day 293 5
6 58 58 1,005 1,200,000 1 day 293 6


Range Attack Speed Damage Type Unit Type Targeted
11 1s Single Target Ground & Air
Archer Tower
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Archer Tower
No foe can escape the Archer's arrows. This tower has a special switch - choose long range or fast attack!
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