The Smelter is a resource building of Angmar which can reduce the cost of unit upgrades if more than one is built. It has a similar appearance to the Dark Iron Forge, where the raw materials produced by the Smelter are processed into unit upgrades and siege engines.

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

The Smelter is a basic resource building. It also provides a reduction to the cost of unit upgrades up to 30%:

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

Strategy Edit

The Smelter is one of the two main resource buildings that Angmar players can build in their fortresses (the other is the Mill). This forces the player to decide at the start of the game which strategy to go for as both of the cost reductions provided by the buildings would be very beneficial. The Smelter's reduction to upgrade costs would be extremely useful in the mid-late game if a player would start to buy their Carn Dum soldiers. This can ensure that they can be made as powerful as possible with as little cost as possible. The Smelter would not be as useful if the player would mainly be using a wolf-spam (with werewolves) strategy as these types of units would have less upgrades to buy in comparison to the Men of Carn Dum.