Salt is one of 31 Rare Resources in the game and, if present on the map, available from the beginning. It appears as a patch of cracked white ground. Like with all rare resources on land, salt can be gathered by sending a Merchant from the Market to the resource location. Salt gives the following benefits:
- Timber gather rate +10
- Metal gather rate +10
- Cost of Barracks troops and upgrades reduced by 10% (see below)
BUG NOTE: The 15% cost reduction stated in the in-game tooltip is an error: This value is derived from the key
SALT_BARRACKS_COST in the rules.xml, which, however, is inoperative and probably a relict from older versions of the game. The actual reduction is 10%.