Dune: Spice Wars' water extractor counts among its more powerful buildings and one you'll want to build as you continue expanding. The amount of available water impacts both your ability to field troops and conquer villages, which are key components of your efforts to rule Arakkis.
Dune: Spice Wars water extractor is found under the economy section of a settlement's buildings menu, however, you won't be able to construct it right away.
That's because you'll find it locked behind tier 2 research at the start of the game. For the Atreides, the technology is called Water Sellers Contacts and waits in the upper right (green) portion of the developments tree.
Dune: Spice Wars' water extractor building also needs to be placed in its own dedicated special Polar Sink region which you'll, naturally, need to discover by exploring the map with Ornithopters and capture.
Once you meet these prerequisites, you'll need to make sure you can afford the construction and upkeep costs to reap its fairly large water bonus. Here's how they look:
- Construction cost: 204 Plascrete
- Construction time: 2.96 days
- Upkeep cost: 12 Solari, 12 Plascrete
- Effects: +50 water
Needless to say, that's quite a large infusion of water which most factions greatly benefit from. As a match progresses, you'll need more and more of the precious resource to expand and maintain an army that keeps you in the fight.
If you're playing as Fremen, however, you won't be able to construct Dune: Spice Wars' water extractor, at least at the game's early access launch.
That's what you need to know about Dune: Spice Wars' water extractor building, how to construct it, and why it's important. For more on the game, check out our impressions of its early access release build and what we know about multiplayer support.
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