X-Bow

The X-Bow shoots mystical bolts with terrifying power. Load it with Elixir and the X-Bow works automagically. You can set it to target ground units at long ranges or all targets at reduced range.

The X-Bow is a rapid-firing turret that is unique in two ways. First, it must be loaded with Elixir in order to function. Second, it can be configured to target ground units only (at a 14-tile range) or both ground and air units. A well-placed and loaded X-Bow will dominate attacks, but to be most effective it should not be used as a front-line defense. With the longest range of any defense, it is best placed behind all other defenses, typically in the center of a base. In order to attack an X-Bow, treat it like a longer-ranged (and much stronger) Cannon or Archer Tower, but don’t forget that many units can be mowed down very quickly by this tower. Distract it with high-health troops like Giants or P.E.K.K.As, and destroy it with a large group of attackers such as Archers or Barbarians.

Upgrade Differences

The X-Bow is the defensive building with the greatest hitpoints, though it is tied with the Inferno Tower at levels 1 and 2.The X-Bow is one of only two defenses (the other being the Inferno Tower that needs to be reloaded at the cost of resources.

When initially constructed, the X-Bow consists of a huge crossbow-like structure mounted on a base made of light-colored wood. It has small black stones on the corners of the base.

When initially constructed, the X-Bow consists of a huge crossbow-like structure mounted on a base made of light-colored wood. It has small black stones on the corners of the base.

At level 2, the X-Bow’s base gains gilded legs and rotational mount. It appears to have gold spikes on the corners.

At level 3, the X-Bow base becomes solid black with large black spikes on each corner.

At level 4, the X-Bow base becomes golden and the large spikes on each corner turn red like they are glowing with heat.