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This article or section contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and official bonus maps.

Human guard tower from Warcraft III.

Guard towers are human and orcish towers that shoot bolts at land and air targets.

Human guard tower

High elven guard tower from Warcraft III.


Scout towers are tall, sturdy structures constructed to guard the borders of many settlements. From these sites, the defenders of Lordaeron can spot enemy troops from high above, making it difficult for the orcs to launch surprise attacks. Their presence in the wildlands assures the swift deployment of our armies to meet any orc incursion. These towers may be outfitted with either deadly bolts that can pierce targets on land, sea and air, or with great cannon that while powerful, cannot attack threats from above.[1] (WC2man 52)

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.[2] (WC3man 13)

High elven guard tower

The high elven guard tower is the tower unit of the high elves in Silvermoon.

Blood elven guard tower


Guard towers are a blood elf unit that are towers. They appeared in the Warcraft III The Frozen Throne human campaign to aid Kael'thas. It is built at the worker.

Statistics in Warcraft III (high elven)

  • 500 HP
  • 21-29 piercing ranged damage
  • 5 fortified armor

Statistics from Warcraft III (blood elven)

  • 800 HP
  • 23-27 piercing ranged damage
  • 8 heavy armor

In World of Warcraft

A guard tower at the entrance to Wintergarde Village (Carrion Fields).

While human scout towers and orcish watch towers were plentiful, no true guard towers existed. In World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, this has changed with the addition of such towers near places like the human settlement of Wintergarde Keep.

  1. ^ WC2man, 52
  2. ^ WC3man, 13