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"You are worn with sorrow and much toil. Even if your Quest did not concern us closely, you should have refuge in this City, until you were healed and refreshed. Now you shall rest, and we will not speak of your further road for a while."
Celeborn, The Fellowship of the Ring

The Sanctuary is an upgrade and resource building of the Lothlorien faction, and it provides the research of defensive upgrades for the Fortress. It also allows the player to recruit Elven Minstrels and Galadriel at the citadel.

Level Up

Forged Tools Worker's Tools: Upgrades the building to rank 2. At rank 2, economy buildings produce 25% more resources and gain 500 additional hit points.
Worker Tools Forged Worker's Tools: Upgrades the building to rank 3. At rank 3, internal economy buildings produce 20% more resources and gain 1000 additional hit points.

The upgrades can be researched from the Forge

  • "Safe Refuge" - citadel glows blue when purchased
  • "Concealing Fog" - fog surrounds base perimeter when purchased

Abilities

Resource Production - This building produces resources. It produces 28 Resources every 12 seconds by default. This number can be modified through upgrades and abilities.

Supply routes Supply Routes - As you build more economy structures, their individual production becomes less efficient. Once you reach a certain threshold all economy structures will produce less.

  • 5 economy structures or less: 100% production
  • 10 economy structures: 84% production
  • 15 economy structures: 69% production
  • 20 economy structures: 56% production
  • 30 economy structures: 44% production
  • 37 economy structures or more: 37% production

Note: In 4.5.3, the current ingame tooltip shows the outdated inflation rate of prior versions.

Singular Discount - The Sanctuary provides the reduction to the cost of single units (Minstrels, Beornings, and Ents):

  • 2 Sanctuaries: - 20%
  • 3 Sanctuaries: - 30%

Upgrades

The Sanctuary can research the following defensive upgrades:
Concealing fog Concealing Fog - All allied units within the fortress are hidden from enemy view. Cost: 500
Silverthorn arrows upgrade1 Silverthorns - The defensive archers are equipped with Silverthorn arrows. Cost: 1500
Safe refuge sanctuary1 Safe Refuge - All allied units within the fortress are slowly healed. Cost: 1000
Combat training Combat Training - Increase the training speed of units in the citadel by a total of 10%. Cost: 250
Improved combat training Improved Combat Training - Increase the training speed of units in the citadel by a total of 25%. Cost: 500
Great combat training Great Combat Training - Increase the training speed of units in the citadel by a total of 50%. Cost: 1000
Improved pantry Expanded Storerooms: Increases command points by 200. Can be purchased five times for a total of 1,000 command points. Cost: 500 each time

Unit Production

Although this building can't produce units it is the main prerequisite for the player to be able to train Elven Minstrels and Galadriel at the Citadel.

Name Type Cost CP Strong

vs.

Shortcut
Elven Minstrel Support 350 45 N/A V
Name Weapon(s) Role Cost Importance
Galadriel Magic Hero Support 3000 Lady of Lothlórien

Strategy

Build a Sanctuary quickly so you can make use of its many gameplay-improving upgrades and unlock one of the most powerful heroes in Edain Mod.

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