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The two right side gold rows on Ice World

Gold is the main resource for units and upgrades in Stick Empires. Each side has two rows of gold, the one being closer to the statue being referred to as the first row, with the second row being referred to as the second row of gold. 


Each side has miners to mine gold for their side. The miners will walk up to a gold deposit and swing their pickaxe (or, in the case of Elemental Chomplers, use their jaws and claws to eat gold). Only 2 miners can mine on a single gold deposit, one on each side. Eventually, they will walk back to the castle and the player will have 75 more gold at this point and repeat the process of mining the gold. 

Getting Gold 

  1. There are 3 ways in which a player can get gold. The first is through mining the gold piles itself, which is the most efficient way. The second is through the tower - which gives 20 gold every 5 seconds, being the equivalent of approximately 2 miners on the first row. The last method is by researching the Passive Upgrades, where you will get a slow, fairly low amount of gold & mana every few seconds.

Two Miners mining gold


Gold is used for training every unit in the game along with purchasing every upgrade and research. Gold is also used for building Miner Walls and Miner Towers. 

Asterisks in the below charts indicate that the specific unit or upgrade requires mana in addition to gold. 


Unit Gold Cost
Miner 150
Swordwrath 125
Archidons 300
Meric* 300
Magikill* 500
Spearton* 450
Shadowrath* 450
Albowtross* 450
Enslaved Giant 1500
Upgrade/Research Gold Cost
Miner Hustle* 300
Passive Income Gold 1, 2, 3* 150
Tower Spawn 1, 2* 600, 2000
Miner Wall (Research) 100
Miner Wall (Build) 200
Resilience* 50
Cure* 100
Giant Growth 1, 2* 200, 400
Poison Spray* 50
Magikill Wall* 100
Castle Archer 1, 2, 3 300, 600, 1000
Fire Arrows* 50
Blazing Bolts 400
Rage* 50
Shield Wall* 50
Shield Bash* 50
Shinobi 1*, Cloak Level 2* 100, 150


Unit Gold Cost
Miner 150
Crawler 100
Juggerknight* 450
Bomber 75
Dead* 300
Eclipsor* 400
Marrowkai* 400
Medusa* 500
Giant 1500
Upgrade/Research Gold Cost
Miner Hustle* 300
Miner Tower (Research) 100
Miner Tower (Use) 300
Passive Income (Each Level)* 150, 150, 150
Predatory Edge* 100
Pack Mentality* 100
Charge* 50
Poison Guts 300
Castle Dead 1 300
Castle Dead 2 600
Castle Dead 3 1000
Hell Fists* 100
Venom Flux* 200
Resilience* 100
Giant Growth 1* 200
Giant Growth 2* 400
Tower Spawn 1* 600
Tower Spawn 2* 2000


Unit Gold Cost
Earth Elemental 150
Water Elemental     350
Air Elemental   400
Fire Elemental 450
Charrog 600
Cycloid 750
Infernos 850
Treature 500
Blind Gate 600
Scorch 800
V 1350


  • Gold resources from the opponent's side of the map can also be mined, although the gold return takes an extremely long time, so this is more of a humiliation tactic than a useful ability. (Often times, miners will try to mine the gold on your side when you tell them to mine enemy gold as they think it is closer, so the miners need to be very close to the enemy gold supplies when instructed to actually mine them.)
  • One Gold Stack is approximately 2500 gold.
  • In the beta, miners used to mine slower and instead of carrying 75 gold, they carried 150. Twice as much gold.