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Gold is the primary resource in WarCraft 3. It is used to train units, build buildings, research upgrades and buy items.

Gold Income[edit]

Gold income is reduced by upkeep.

Gold Usage[edit]

Version History[edit]

Balance Patch History
VersionReleaseBalance Changes
  • Neutral We have made modifications to how gold is mined. Although these changes are somewhat difficult to describe, the effect is that in almost all cases, 5 peons are required for an Orc or Human to mine a gold mine at maximum efficiency (assuming the town hall equivalent is as close as possible).