Automaton and Sentinel Automaton

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Horn of the Abyss Only available when the unofficial expansion, Horn of the Abyss, is installed.
Horn of the Abyss Factory creatures Horn of the Abyss
Level 1
Halfling (Factory) Halfling
Halfling Grenadier Halfling Grenadier
Level 2
Mechanic Mechanic
Engineer Engineer
Level 3
Armadillo Armadillo
Bellwether Armadillo Bellwether Armadillo
Level 4
Automaton Automaton
Sentinel Automaton Sentinel Automaton
Level 5
Sandworm Sandworm
Olgoi-Khorkhoi Olgoi-Khorkhoi
Level 6
Gunslinger Gunslinger
Bounty Hunter Bounty Hunter
Level 7a
Couatl Couatl
Crimson Couatl Crimson Couatl
Level 7b
Dreadnought Dreadnought
Juggernaut Juggernaut
Castle Rampart Tower
Inferno Necropolis Dungeon
Stronghold Fortress Conflux
Cove Factory
 Cost per troop 


Attack 12
Defense 10
Damage 7
Health 30
Speed 8
Movement Ground
Size 2
Growth 5
AI Value 669
 Special abilities:
Detonation at death
Sentinel Automaton
 Cost per troop 


Attack 12
Defense 10
Damage 9
Health 30
Speed 9
Movement Ground
Size 2
Growth 5
AI Value 947
 Special abilities:
Detonation at death
No enemy retaliation

Automatons and Sentinel Automatons are the level 4 creatures of Factory. They are recruited from the Manufactory.

Heroes with a specialty[edit]

  • Todd Todd the Artificer has Automatons as a specialty, which increases the attack and defense skills of any Automatons or Sentinel Automatons for each level attained after 4th level, and gives them a speed bonus of 1.
  • Frederick Frederick the Artificer Horn of the Abyss (Campaign/Custom) has Automatons as a specialty, which increases the damage dealt by the explosion of Automatons and Sentinel Automatons by 5% for every level (rounded up).

Special Ability: Detonation[edit]

If Detonation is on when the stack dies, the automatons explode, dealing damage to all adjacent creatures. Detonation removes the corpse from the battlefield, making the Automatons impossible to repair. Detonation can be turned on without using a turn. Once it is turned on, it cannot be turned off. Detonation deals damage equal to 70 + 5x. X is the number of Automatons that remained in the stack before they were destroyed in one attack.

Detonation works on Cloned Automatons.

Protection from fire doesn't reduce damage.

Official Renders[edit]


The first concept for the automaton was a flying creature. This design can still be seen on the top-left corner of the Factory's puzzle map.

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The Clone spell may be the best way to use the Detonation ability, as a clone stack is guaranteed to be entirely destroyed at the first hit, provoking the best explosion damage the stack can provide. It may even be useful to keep a stack of non-upgraded Automatons so that their clones can attack, provoking retaliation and subsequent detonation. Eovacius, with his Cloning specialty, provides an especially interesting synergy.

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