"Archers ready!"
The Marksmen Tower is a Level 2 Ranged Tower. It is upgraded from the basic Archer Tower. The tower is the same in both Kingdom Rush and Kingdom Rush: Frontiers, with only a change in appearance.


Marksmen shoot broadhead arrows, dealing more damage. Their longbows have longer attack range.

Marksmen are armed with stronger bows and better arrows. Upgraded, they gain a longer range and deal almost twice the damage. All archer towers can attack both air and ground units.

Marksmen can be upgraded to Sharpshooter Towers (Level 3) in Stage 4.



  • Marksmen are great at taking out small hordes of unarmored enemies with moderate to low health, such as Bandits or Giant Spiders.
  • With their cheap cost, these towers can be placed liberally across the map.
  • Use these towers to near exits to catch enemies that have leaked through your main defenses.
  • Use Reinforcements to support the tower, stalling enemies so they can take the full brunt of the towers damage.
  • Because their damage is relatively low, especially for enemies in later levels, it is recommended to upgrade them to sharpshooters as quickly as possible.

Additional stats

  • DPS - 10 to 22 (average 16)
  • Cost Efficiency - 11.25 gold per point of damage
  • The Precision Upgrade increases the DPS by 10%
  • Total Cost: 180 G

Related Upgrades

Kingdom Rush

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


  • Up KRF ImpAim Steady Hand (1 Star): Increases marksmen attack range (by 10%).
  • Up KRF Lumbermill Lumbermill (1 Star): Reduces basic archer construction costs. (-10 gold for level 1-3 archer towers)
  • Up KRF FocusAim Focused Aim (2 Stars): Increases marksmen attack damage. (Marksmen Tower's damage increases to 8-12.)
  • Up KRF Accuracy Accuracy (2 Stars): Increases marksmen attack range (+5% from Steady Hand) and damage. (Marksmen Tower's damage increases to 9-14.)
  • Up KRF TwinShot Twin Shot (3 Stars): Marksmen have a 10% chance of shooting two projectiles at the same time. (10%)

Related Achievements



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