Defensive Tower
Def tower cameo
Faction Neutral
Cost -
Produced By -
Build Time -
Role Anti-Ground / Anti-Air defense
Armament Missile launcher (Version 1.6)

Burst Cannon (Pre-1.6)

Upgrades -
Abilities -
Requirements -

Defensive Tower is a neutral structure that can be captured like any other structures. Upon being captured, it automatically attacks any enemy units in range. In Tiberium Essence, it has had three forms as of version 1.6; the original tower and the new variant introduced in version 1.5 attacked ground units with a cannon firing in bursts. The newest version, which debuted in 1.6, uses a missile launcher for attacking ground and air targets with high accuracy and damage.

Tiberium EssenceEdit

When the GDI closed down 60% of its military bases (most of them in the Yellow Zones), these defensive towers had since remained inoperable unless captured by an engineer. However, there are some of these structures operating within the GDI-held blue zones.


  • Despite having three different models over the course of the mod, the cameo picture has remained the same.
  • The 1.6 version's armament and visual appearance is similar to the Advanced Guard Tower from Tiberian Dawn.


Neutral Objects
Tiberian Flora

Blossom TreeVinifera Monolith

Tiberian Fauna

VisceroidTiberian FiendFeral MutantVeinhole Monster

Tiberium Species



Tiberium SpikeTacitus ArchiveRepair BaySubway HubSubway EntranceEMP Control CenterMutant Mercenary OutpostDefensive TowerTiberium Silo