" Its wealth lay in the earth in precious gems hewn from rock and in great seams of gold running like rivers through stone. The skill of the Dwarves was unequalled, fashioning objects of great beauty out of diamond, emerald, ruby, and sapphire. Ever they delved deep, down into the dark...and that is where they found it, the Heart of the Mountain...the Arkenstone. "

The Mineshaft is a Dwarven resource building which can be built at a main base and also on outpost plots and settlements. Mineshafts are connected and allow troops to move between them, and reduce the cost of unit upgrades.

Level Up Upgrades Edit

Production increase Production Increase - increases resource production by 33%; grants level 2 (cost: 150).

Pantry Pantry - increases the command point total by 120; grants level 2 (cost: 300).

Defensive measures Defensive Measures - increases the building's hitpoints by 1500; grants level 2 (cost: 150).

Improved production Improved Production - increases resource production by an additional 50%; grants level 3 (cost: 300).

Improved pantry Improved Pantry - increases the command point total by an additional 240; grants level 3 (cost: 600).

Improved defensive measures Improved Defensive Measures - increases the building's hitpoints by an additional 1500 and adds an arrow tower which automatically fires at any enemies within range; grants level 3 (cost: 300).

You can upgrade this building only twice. The first time you must choose one of the first three upgrades, and the second time you must choose one of the second three upgrades.

Function Edit

Resource Production Edit

The Mineshaft is a basic resource building.

Abilities Edit

The Mineshaft has the unique ability of being garrisonable (up to 5 battalions). Units garrisoned in a Mineshaft enter a tunnel network which connects all Mineshafts built by the player on the map, meaning they can exit from any Mineshaft.

Bonus Edit

The Mineshaft provides a reduction to the cost of unit upgrades up to 30%:

  • 2 Mineshafts: 10%
  • 3 Mineshafts: 15%
  • 4 Mineshafts: 20%
  • 5 Mineshafts: 25%
  • 6 or more Mineshafts: 30%

Furthermore, a level 3 Mineshaft will grant the Hall of Warriors +1 level and +50% training speed (Quality Ore).

Strategy Edit

Summonable Mineshaft Edit

The Dwarves also have a spellbook ability, Undermine (3pp), to summon a mineshaft almost anywhere on the map as long as it is within the line of sight of an allied unit or structure. This mineshaft does not generate resources; it only taps into the tunnel network, allowing for more mobility at the cost of resource production. The main purpose of the summoned mineshaft is for ambushing unsuspecting foes: for example, put it near an enemy base you are assaulting and constantly send reinforcements from a mineshaft in the safety of your own base.

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