This article is about the building in Age of Mythology. For other uses of the term, see Guard Tower.
Guard Tower (Age of Mythology)
Location Tower
Age Heroic Age
Cost 300 Wood
300 Gold
Research Time 40 seconds

Guard Tower is a Technology in Age of Mythology that is available to the Greeks, Egyptians, Atlanteans, and Chinese. It upgrades Watch Towers to Guard Towers, increasing their hit points and attack.

Effects Edit

  • Towers +300 hit points
  • Towers +70% attack

Building Edit

Guard Tower
First AppearanceAge of Mythology
Cost200 Gold (Egyptians)

200 Wood
100 Gold (Greeks, Atlanteans, Chinese)
Age AvailableHeroic Age
Base Hit Points850
Range Damage17(x2) pierce
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The Guard Tower is an upgraded version of the Watch Tower, and hence the second upgrade of the Sentry Tower. Egyptians can further upgrade Guard Tower into Ballista Tower in Mythic Age.

Guard Towers are available to all cultures except the Norse. They defend well, but siege weapons and groups of soldiers will destroy them with ease, so it is not recommended to rely solely on towers for defense.

Damage Bonus Edit

  • Flying Units: x3.0
  • Ships: x6.0

History Edit

Improved towers or other fortifications might be placed at vital points like river crossings or mountain passes where enemies would be forced to pass. The garrison of the guard tower was expected to fight and defend the fortification until help could arrive, as well as warn commanders of encroachments. Because such a fortification was usually placed at a vital position, an enemy could not afford to pass it by, leaving their retreat path blocked.

Trivia Edit

  • Since this upgrade is unavailable to the Norse, their Guard Towers will adapt the Egyptian architectural style if the upgrade is granted to them under special circumstances. This is shown if the campaign scenario Odin's Tower is played on Titan difficulty.

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