Building Overview Game Strategies History


The Lookout is an inexpensive building that lifts the Fog of War within a reasonably long range, making it an important early warning system. It also detects invisible units such as Spies within its line of sight.

Lookouts are fragile structures, have no armor and cannot attack ground units. Unlike Towers, they also cannot be garrisoned. They do have the ability to attack enemy air units, though, by shooting arrows at them; however, it's a fairly weak, low-ranged attack that barely damages the target.

Each level of Science.png Science technology increases the line of sight of the Lookout by +3 tiles.

Lookouts are automatically upgraded to Observation Posts in the Gunpowder Age.png Gunpowder Age.

Nation powers[edit | edit source]

  • The Indian Power of Majesty: Lookouts rise in cost at half their normal rate.
  • The Lakota Power of the Plains: Can build Lookouts anywhere except in enemy territory.
  • The Maya Power of Architecture: Lookouts have +25% hit points and are built 20% faster.
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