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The Archer Tower is a Level 1 Ranged Tower. It shoots arrows into enemies, dealing physical damage. The tower is the same in both Kingdom Rush and Kingdom Rush: Frontiers, with only a change in appearance.

Description[edit | edit source]

Archers ready to strike at your enemies from a distance.

These trainee archers fire a slow but constant stream of arrows into enemy forces. They deal low damage, but their fire rate is still okay, and they can attack both air and ground units.

Archers can be upgraded to Marksmen Tower at Level 2.

Range[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Strengths[edit | edit source]

  • Due to their low damage, non-upgraded archers are only effective against unarmored foes with low health, like Goblins, Shamans or Giant Spiders.

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

  • Level 1 archers are ineffective against pretty much everything else. In later stages, they should upgraded as soon as possible, usually to at least level 2 or 3. In later stages where the player starts with more gold, upgrading an archer tower straight to level 4 might be a good idea.

Additional Stats[edit | edit source]

  • Damage Per Second - 4.4 to 8.6 (average 6.5)
  • Cost Efficiency - 10.7 gold per point of damage
  • The Precision and Twin Shot Upgrades increase the DPS by 10%

Related Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Kingdom Rush[edit | edit source]

  • KR Up Salvage.png Salvage (1 Star)
    • Marksmen Towers return 90% of value when sold. (Normally a rate of return is 60%.)
  • KR Up EagleEye.png Eagle Eye (1 Star)
    • Increases Marksmen attack range (by 10%).
  • KR Up PierSht.png Piercing Shots (2 Stars)
    • Piercing shots ignore a 10% of the enemy's physical armor.
  • KR Up FarShot.png Far Shots (2 Stars)
    • Increases marksmen attack range (by 10%).
  • KR Up Presc.png Precision (3 Stars)
    • Marksmen attacks have a chance of dealing double damage. (10%)

Frontiers[edit | edit source]

  • Up KRF ImpAim.png Steady Hand (1 Star)
    • Increases marksmen attack range (by 10%).
  • Up KRF Lumbermill.png Lumbermill (1 Star)
    • Reduces basic archer construction costs. (-10 gold for level 1-3 archer towers).
  • Up KRF FocusAim.png Focused Aim (2 Stars)
    •  Increases marksmen attack damage. (1-2 damage).
  • Up KRF Accuracy.png Accuracy (2 Stars)
    • Increases marksmen attack range (by 5%) and damage.
  • Up KRF TwinShot.png Twin Shot (3 Stars)
    • Marksmen have a chance of shooting two projectiles at the same time. (10%)

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "Archers ready!"
  • "Bulls-eye!"
  • "Dodge this!"

Trivia[edit | edit source]


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