Skylords Reborn

Defense Tower is a Tier 1 (Tokenslot Orb Frost.png) Icon Building.pngBuilding of the Frost faction. This common card was released with the Twilight Edition and has no affinity variants, nor a promo version.

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

A very basic tower that offers high hit points and firepower.


This card has no associated lore.

Card Info

Frost Bolt
Card Icon Autocast.png Autocast: Every 2 seconds, tower hurls a frostly bolt that deals 60 / 65 / 70 / 78 damage to enemies in a 5m radius around its target, up to 90 / 95 / 105 / 117 in total.

  • The shot travels slow enough that swift creatures at a longer distance can dodge it.
  • The shots radius-based damage means that squads are more dangerous to the tower, since at point-blank projectiles will hit less of the squad and thus have reduced firepower.

Notes & Strategies

Defense Towers are cheap, meaning they can be spammed rather easily. Several of these towers can kill fragile creatures rather quickly, such as skyrakes.

These towers are capable of targeting ground creatures as well as air creatures, utilize this to create a versatile defense!

Campaign PvE

Defense Towers are ample for setting up a quick, early defensive on maps which befit defensive gameplay. Maps such as Defending Hope and Bad Harvest also give you several of these towers to provide some early protection.

These towers can still serve as a distraction tank in the second era, due to its hefty 1500 HP. But it is highly unlikely they'll be able to defend against stronger attack waves.

Random PvE

In rPvE, Defense Towers serve two roles: Defending your Early Monuments/Wells from attacking waves, and providing fire support for the first push out of your starting base. By pulling the first group into your towers, they can provide extra firepower to kill the group faster.

Defense Towers have enough capability to hold off at least one wave of attacking creatures from the early camps, but do not last long against waves spawned from later camps. They should not be constructed to defend once you've gotten settled into T2 and above.


In PvP, the Defense Tower can serve as a cheap early tower to help defend your wells during early-game pushes. If you suspect your opponent is going to charge, a defense tower could provide an extra source of damage or a distraction to draw fire.

Defense Towers are not very effective in the second era however, as every faction has a Second Era siege unit to crush structures. So their area of usefulness is exclusive to the first era. Additionally, fire has access to the Sunderer Card Icon.png Sunderer which can easily smash early-game structures like this one which only further weakens the presence of a defense tower.

Card Upgrades & Drop Locations

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

Defense Tower Card Icon.png Defense Tower Upgrade I Upgrade II Upgrade III
Upgrade Card
Defense Tower
Defense Tower
Defense Tower
Drop Location Bad Harvest Minimap.jpg Bad Harvest Bad Harvest Minimap.jpg Bad Harvest Bad Harvest Minimap.jpg Bad Harvest
Scenario Difficulty Standard Advanced Expert


Patch History

Patch #400022
  • Autocast ability Frost Bolt:
    • Increased damage from 50 / 55 / 60 / 68 (75 / 80 / 90 / 102 in total) to 60 / 65 / 70 / 78 per hit (90 / 95 / 105 / 117 in total).
    • Respectively adjusted the card's attack value from 640 / 670 / 740 / 850 to 750 / 800 / 875 / 975.

See also

Number of Orbs