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Marine Arena Watch Tower

The Xel Naga Watch Towers appear as 4 sattelite dishes on the cliffs between bases, as well as an additional Tower that has been placed at the centre point of the map. You can control the watch towers by positioning units near them, at the top of the ramp. When under your control, the watch towers provide significant vision around them.

Holding the watch towers provides many benefits throughout the game

  • They can be very beneficial while attacking the center, because their vision radius stretches far enough to provide vision up the high ground.
  • They can alert you to the movements of enemy armies, allowing you to more easily: catch an enemy force out of position flank a large army that is already engaging elsewhere, and avoid being surrounded.

If two units of opposing armies are standing within control range of the watch tower, it will be contested and neither player will get the vision bonus.