Resources (LoU)

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In Lord of Ultima, players must accumulate resources in order to create and maintain new buildings and army units.

Basic Resources[edit]

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Stone Quarries provide stone for construction of city walls and other buildings.
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Wood Woodcutter's Huts remove wood from forest areas, which is used to contruct other buildings and weapons for units.
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Iron Iron Mines provide this metal, which is used to contruct armor and weapons for units.
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Food All units require food in order to remain effective. Farms are therefore a necessity.
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Gold Valuable for hiring units, gold (and barter) is also used to trade goods with other player cities.

Magical Resources[edit]

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Moonstones Allow you to move units through Moongates to other continents. Units can attack on the other side, then return to their home city through the Moongate.
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Token Allow you to play a game of chance with the Fortune Teller, who rewards you with a random artifact.

Purified Resources[edit]

Using Research, a high-level Moonglow Tower may purify resources. Each can then be used to improve your units, buildings, and abilities (such as trading). The number of purified resources you create determines your title in the game. Titles also determine your level, how many Barons and cities you can retain, and how much Mana you have.

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Runestone By converting 1000 stone, a Runestone can be created, which are then used to research building and siege weapon improvements.
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Darkwood By converting 1000 wood, Darkwood can be created, which then is used in researching combat ability and unit movement.
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Veritium By converting 1000 iron, Veritium can be created. Research using Veritium can improve unit production and combat ability.
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Trueseed By converting 1000 food, a Trueseed can be created. Trueseed is used to research magic and transportation.

Although it does not need to be purified, gold is also used in research.


Players can hire ministers by purchasing their contracts in the store. Each minister performs functions that ordinarily the player would need to do manually. One of the benefits is that the player does not need to be logged in for these actions to be performed on their behalf.

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Minister of Building Allows you to greatly scale how much construction can be ordered for a city, and can help automate some improvements.
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Minister of Defense Takes control of the city defenders, enabling you to more easily protect your holdings.
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Minister of Trade Manages the marketplaces and harbors in order to maximize the amount of trade you earn for your city.
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Minister of War Helps you implment the winning tactics required on the battlefield.


Players can purchase Artifacts in the store. Additionally, some Artifacts can be acquired by finishing quests, inviting friends, or by defeating boss monsters and dungeons.

Artifacts scale by level, so that new players can use only Copper varieties, while veteran players can use more powerful versions. Using artifacts requires an expenditure of Mana.

Axes Provide additional wood.
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Hammers Provide additional stone.
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Picks Provide additional iron.
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Sickles Provide additional food.
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Toolkits Provide additional wood, stone, iron and food.
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Chests Provide additional gold.
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Medallions Increase speed of contruction.
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Amulets Increase speed of recruitment.
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Shovels Increases construction speed for city.
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Hourglasses Increases speed of moonstone acquisition. n/a n/a
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Cornerstones Upgrade Town Hall and provides additional stone and wood. n/a n/a
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Keys Upgrade Town Hall, provides additional stone and wood, and increases construction speed for city. n/a n/a
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Horns Decreases travel time for unit movement.
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Wheels Decreases travel time for overland trade movement. n/a
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Anchors Decreases travel time for naval trade movement. n/a
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Palace Arches Provide additional wood dedicated to the construction of palaces. n/a n/a n/a
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Palace Pillars Provide additional stone dedicated to the construction of palaces. n/a n/a n/a
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Orbs of the Moons Provide additional moonstones. n/a n/a
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Chisels Provide purified runestones. n/a n/a
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Saws Provide purified darkwood. n/a n/a
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Crucibles Provide purified veritium. n/a n/a
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Hoes Provide purified trueseed. n/a n/a
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Orbs of Peace Protect from attack by other players. Also prevents you from attacking, including the raiding of dungeons.
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Magical Items Allows you to create, destroy, or move resource nodes within your city.
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Special Buildings Allows you to create special buildings within your city.
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Special Units Allows you to raise powerful special units.
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  • Prior to the introduction of Research in the "Ascension" expansion, Moonglow Towers could create Moonstones, which were used like purified resources to recruit barons and determine player rank and level. Moonstones were re-added with the 3/13/2012 patch, along with Moongates.
  • Prior to 1/18/2012, players would purchase Diamonds for real-world currency, which could then be used to acquire Artifacts and other benefits from the store. Lord of Ultima now uses Play4Free Funds, which is the same currency used by Battlefield Play4Free and Battlefield Heroes.
  • Orbs and Hourglasses were introduced along with Moongates in the 3/13/2012 patch.
  • Anchors and Wheels were introduced in the 4/24/2012 patch.