I was testing my base just now, and I died in 3 seconds. The reason? Frost Tower. I’ve never focused much on defense, so I’ve had to use Frost Towers as filler, putting them wherever it would help to slow raiders down (example: near the beginning of a string of towers). However, it was actually the frost tower that killed me at the very beginning of my own base. I got careless and ran ahead, swordrain’d the two ogres (couldn’t kill them) and also got stuck in the Frost. Being slowed, my ogres easily killed me.
Now, obviously you can get around this if you’re careful. But I’m starting to wonder, is having a Frost Tower at the beginning of one’s base, a decent defense against careless chargers? Only in combination with strong first waves, of course.