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The Accursed Tower is an unconstructable tower in Age of Empires II. It has a very long range (which can even be increased with the Fletching line upgrades) and is very bulky. Like heroes, The Accursed Tower automatically regenerates hit points and cannot be converted.
The Accursed Tower is only available in the Scenario Editor (under the Other tab).
Campaign appearances Edit
- The Lion and the Demon: One Accursed Tower defends the walls in the north of Acre. It's 'little brother', The Tower of Flies, can also be found in Acre, defending the Docks in the south from crusader attacks.
- Reconquista: At the African shore, Yusuf controls the 'Tower of Desolation', which is a renamed Accursed Tower. The Tower of Flies is also featured, renamed 'Tower of Despair'.
- The Accursed Tower is named after a real defensive tower in the Medieval walls of Acre. In the Siege of 1189-1191, the section next to the Tower was the first to collapse under the hits of the Crusaders's Trebuchets; in the Siege of 1291, the Tower was the first captured by the Mamelukes leading to the fall of the city.
- The design of the Accursed Tower and its cousin, the Tower of Flies, uses the old Western European Guard Tower sprites.
- The Accursed Tower and The Tower of Flies are most likely revisits of the Mirror Tower, from The Rise of Rome, which was in development around the time The Age of Kings was also in development.
- The Accursed Tower has a hidden construction cost of 150 stone which is only relevant to repairing as it cannot be constructed.
|Unconstructable buildings in Age of Empires II|
|The Age of Kings|
|Cathedral · City Wall · Dome of the Rock · Fortress · Great Pyramid · Mosque · Pavilion · Pyramid · The Accursed Tower · The Tower of Flies · Trade Workshop · Yurt|
|Monument · Sea Gate · Sea Tower · Sea Wall|
|Amphitheatre · Aqueduct · Arch of Constantine · Colosseum · Fire Tower · Fortified Palisade Wall · Gol Gumbaz · Poenari Castle · Quimper Cathedral · Temple of Heaven|
|The African Kingdoms|
|Barricade · Fence · Granary · Hut · Palace · Sea Fortification · Storage · Tent|
|Rise of the Rajas|
|Army Tent · Sanchi Stupa|
|Aachen Cathedral · Rock Church|
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