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Ice Shield Tower
Ice Shield Tower-0
Basic Specifications
Type Building
Faction Frost
Edition Twilight (1st)
Rarity Rare
Additional Info
Odds per Booster 1:72
Rarity-Desirability Value 06 RankBadge PvP Lvl07

Overview

DescriptionEdit

Ice Shield Tower is a first era Frost Tower. It is an alternative to Defense Tower, as their offensive statistics are identical even with upgrades.
Defensively, the Ice Shield Tower has just over a a third-less life points of the Defense Tower, but gains the ability to castIce Shield on allied unit. The shield is capable of absorbing 880 damage at upgrade 3. Such a damage shield can more than double the damage that many first and even second era creatures can take before dying, which is clearly a good thing.
At a cost of 20 Power per cast of Ice Shield a third of the total life points of Defense Tower, it is easy to make a case for which card is better. However, defining better is very situational and circumstantial; if playing on defense with a lot of units to aid nearby and with time to do a bit of micromanagement, Ice Shield Tower may be the better choice. Otherwise, Defense Tower is a better choice to defend place without allied unit due to higher damage and HP.
One final note is that with upgrades, Defense Tower only upgrades its damage, while Ice Shield Tower upgrades damage as well as the damage shield, making the upgraded Ice Shield Tower an even more compelling choice over upgraded Defense Tower.


Note: One unit can have only one Ice Shield on it. Damage absorbing effects (e.g. Ward of the North) do NOT reduce the incoming damage on shielded units as long as the unit has the shield.

AbilitiesEdit

AbilityIcon AutoCast Ice Bolt

Every 2 seconds, tower shoots an ice bolt that deals 50 damage to enemies in a 5m radius around its target, up to 75 in total.

AbilityIcon Activatable Ice Shield

Power: 30
Activate to apply Ice Shield on a friendly unit. Absorbs up to 690 damage for 30 seconds. Reusable every 20 seconds.

Uses

Artwork Ice Shield Tower

RolesEdit

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Upgrades

LocationsEdit

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EffectsEdit

Upgrade Faction Scenario Difficulty Edit Link
Ice Shield Tower I Frost Nightmare's End Standard [edit]
Ice Shield Tower II Frost Behind Enemy Lines Advanced [edit]
Ice Shield Tower III Frost Behind Enemy Lines Expert [edit]
Card Upgrade Type or Ability Effect
Ice Shield Tower I Ice Bolt +5 damage per target, +5 in total
Ice Shield Tower I Ice Shield +40 damage absorption
Ice Shield Tower II Ice Bolt +5 damage per target, +10 in total
Ice Shield Tower II Ice Shield +70 damage absorption
Ice Shield Tower III Ice Bolt +6 damage per target, +10 in total
Ice Shield Tower III Ice Shield +80 damage absorption
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