Skylords Reborn

Cannon Tower is a Tier 2 (Tokenslot Orb NeutralTokenslot Orb Frost) Icon BuildingBuilding of the Frost faction. This common card was released with the Twilight Edition and has no affinity variants, nor a promo version.
In Skylords Reborn this card is available to all players as a starter card.

This card has been changed already, compared to its original appearance in BattleForge.

A powerful, yet simple card that fully encapsulates the defensive nature of Frost, combining immense health with solid attack damage.


This card has no associated lore.

Card Info

Card Icon Autocast Autocast: Every 2 seconds, tower launches a cannon ball that deals 140 / 145 / 160 / 167 damage to enemies in a 8m radius around its target, up to 210 / 220 / 240 / 250 in total. Knocks back small units. Affects ground targets only.

Notes & Strategies

Despite being only second tier, the Cannon Tower is a powerful defensive structure, capable of putting out decent amounts of damage but most notable for its immense ability to tank, with a whopping 2000 base HP. When supported from other frost-oriented cards like Skyelf Templar Card Icon Skyelf Templar, Kobold Trick Card Icon Kobold Trick, Glacier Shell Card Icon Glacier Shell, and Shield Building Card Icon Shield Building, this tower can become Extremely difficult to destroy.

For its strengths however, it has one glaring weakness: Inability to attack airborne targets. Without proper defense measures in play and synergy from archers or anti-air towers, the Cannon Tower is a sitting duck to any assault from the skies.

Campaign PvE

Maps that are defensive in their objectives, such as Siege of Hope and Defending Hope, are prime missions to use this tower. Other missions can also incorporate them as protection for your wells and monuments, such as in Sunbridge and Behind Enemy Lines.

On higher difficulties, expert particularly; the Cannon Tower can still be effective and useful so long as it is given proper support. Be wary however, that powerful enemy siege units like the Twilight Hulk Entity Icon Twilight Hulk and Stonekin Grinder Entity Icon Stonekin Grinder will shred through this tower even with support, though it will certainly hold their attention for a time.

Cannon Towers should be paired alongside another tower with anti-air capability. Even a Defense Tower Card Icon Defense Tower will aid in covering its greatest weakness. The Frost Crystal Card Icon Frost Crystal is a great asset for pure decks, while the Blaster Cannon Card Icon Blaster Cannon, Primal Defender Card Icon Primal Defender and Lifestealer Card Icon Lifestealer can cover this for splash decks.

Random PvE

Despite the usefulness of combat towers being rather low in rPVE, they can still aid in protecting your monuments and wells from enemy attack waves on the higher difficulties, and will usually be a distraction to give you time to summon defenses. But otherwise the use of this card is rather redundant.

Card Upgrades & Drop Locations

Displayed below are the card's upgrades and where to obtain them.

Cannon Tower Card Icon Cannon Tower Upgrade I Upgrade II Upgrade III
Upgrade Card
Cannon Tower
+5 damage per target, 10 in total
Cannon Tower
+15 damage per target, 20 in total
Cannon Tower
+7 damage per target, 10 in total
Drop Location Crusade Minimap Crusade Crusade Minimap Crusade Crusade Minimap Crusade
Scenario Difficulty Standard Advanced Expert


Patch History

Patch #400042
Card Name Former Scenario Drop Locations New Scenario Drop Locations
Upgrade 1 Upgrade 2 Upgrade 3 Upgrade 1 Upgrade 2 Upgrade 3
Cannon Tower Card Icon Cannon Tower Siege of Hope Siege of Hope Siege of Hope Crusade Crusade Crusade

See also

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