Resource Overview History

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 Timber gather rate +10
  • Metal Metal gather rate +10
  • Cost of Barracks troops and upgrades reduced by 10% (see below)
The gather rates of rare resources can be increased in various ways, as described in the main article. Also note, that Metal is not gathered before the Classical Age.

Salt reduces the cost of both Barracks units and upgrades.

The cost reduction applies to both unit and upgrading cost, as upgrading cost is actually based on unit cost. It is also cumulative with other bonuses, like those given from the resources Wine (upgrade cost -20%) and Sugar (Food cost -10%) as well as advanced Military Research.

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%.

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