Iron Mining

ID: wh_main_VAMPIRES_resource_iron

Building Chain

Iron Mining

Building Levels

Level 1 - Dark Iron Pit

The blackest iron ore can be found in the deepest pits, underneath the mountains upon which gothic castles perch.

Deep in the caverns that riddle Sylvania's mountains are the black iron pits - noxious, scabrous places where black iron ore can be found next to hunks of raw Warpstone. Peasants are sent in as punishment and rarely emerge alive or... unchanged. It is perhaps a blessing to be slain first and then sent into the pit as a fleshy puppet than alive.

Recruitment cost: -20% for Grave Guard, Black Knight and Blood Knight units
Income generated: 100
Iron resource production: 16 ingots

Level 2 - Zombie-Infested Iron Mine

Since before the building of Nagashizzar, Necromancers have used Zombies to burrow and mine mountains for their minerals.

When a Vampire or Necromancer discovers a seam of black iron or something more valuable such as Warpstone, then they will send in Zombies to rend the ore from the mountains. Zombies have many advantages over the living in this regard, as they don't require pay, or rest, or indeed any kind of safety considerations!

Recruitment cost: -25% for Grave Guard, Black Knight and Blood Knight units
Recruit rank: +1 for Grave Guard, Black Knight and Blood Knight units
Income generated: 150
Iron resource production: 24 ingots

Level 3 - Scoured Iron Mine

Cursed iron ore is laced with Warpstone. Such mines are prized.

A scoured iron mine is one where such a seam of cursed iron is discovered. Only the Undead can mine this, for mortals will be mutated by the iron within. The ore is priceless, sought by Necromancers from across the world to fuel the darkest experiments. There are also other creatures that crave such material - red eyed and be-tailed, but we do not talk about them...

Recruitment cost: -30% for Grave Guard, Black Knight and Blood Knight units
Recruit rank: +2 for Grave Guard, Black Knight and Blood Knight units
Upkeep: -3% for Grave Guard, Black Knight and Blood Knight units
Hero recruit rank: +1 for Wight Kings
Income generated: 200
Iron resource production: 32 ingots