Dune Spice Wars: How to Build the Refinery

The Refinery is one of the most important buildings in Dune Spice Wars, and you'll want to set one up as soon as possible. Here's how.

A big part of Dune Spice Wars is the Spice, and you'll need a refinery to gather it. Fighting for the city of Arrakis as four different factions from the franchise means you'll be gathering loads of resources and launching both military and diplomacy strategies.

But before you can really kick things into high gear, you'll need to start gathering Spice, which requires the all-important Refinery. Here's how to build a Refinery in Dune Spice Wars.

How to Build a Refinery in Dune Spice Wars

The very first step of setting up a Refinery is to find a Spice field you'll be able to mine. Spice fields appear as glowing purple spots on the map, and in order to utilize the field, you'll need to conquer the village in the same region

How to Capture a Village

When you start a match, there should be at least one Spice field in your immediate vicinity. Train a few military units at your capital, select them once they're trained, move your mouse over the village you want to take over, and right-click to send your military units to attack it.

As your units move to the village, the militia will defend it, but your forces will automatically take them out. Once you've defeated the defenders, you need to actually take control of the village. Click on the village then select the flag icon that pops up to take control. You need to keep a military unit in the village's vicinity for roughly 20-30 seconds while they capture it. 

Building the Refinery

Now you're ready to place your Refinery. Click on the village then click the "+" icon in the menu at the bottom of the screen. You'll see a selection of every building pop up, with the Refinery in the top left of the Economy section. You'll need roughly 450 Plastcrete to build the Refinery, which you'll have at the beginning of the match, but you'll need to gather more with factories for any subsequent buildings. Now simply place the Refinery and wait for the construction to finish. 

After construction completes, you'll have a new harvester sitting outside of the Refinery. You'll need to manually select it and select start harvesting. It's also a good idea to enable "auto-recall" so that your harvester will come back safely whenever a sandworm appears. For more tips and guides, like how to make more Spice and Solari or how to fix the black screen bug, make sure to check out our Dune Spice Wars hub.

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Games Dune Spice Wars Genres Strategy Platforms PC Tags dune spice wars guides
Published Apr. 29th 2022

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