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Gold please.

–Miner, Stick Empires

The Miner is a relatively passive unit, lending it's allegiance to many empires throughout it's lifetime, though primarily to the Order Empire. Similar to the Swordwrath, the Miner is found in every tutorial stage in the Stick War series, due to sheer necessity and their basic ability to produce valuable resources.

History

Stick War

Before the war began, Inamorta shared these miners amongst themselves and used them to produce weapons of harm and chaos. It was only the Order Empire that had Miners as free people, and here their population was in full-force.

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Abilities

The miner is the only unit capable of mining gold for the army. Their bags can be upgraded to hold more gold and their pickaxes can be upgraded so they can mine faster. Miners are very weak and have little in the way of defending themselves. However they are capable of defense in Stick War: Order Empire.

Weaknesses

Their major weakness is that they deal very little damage. They can also only mine at rock formations that are littered around the battlefield. Also, a miner that has just come out of a fort is prey for a Swordwrath, or other units with high damage.

Stick Empires

In Stick Empires, they made major changes to the miner. His bag now always carries 75 gold, can pray to collect mana, and can attack in self defense. They still have many of the same traits from the original, but these differences make the miner much more powerful. The latest patch increases their speed.

Abilities

Miners now have 2 abilities to research, the first being 'Miner hustle', which can increase the miner's speed and health, which can potentially kill even a Spearton given you have enough miners to outlast that one unit. The second ability is called 'Miner wall', allowing the miner to build a protective wall against the enemy army after being researched. The miner wall is made so that you have enough to even churn out a single unit to wall the enemy forces.

Weaknesses

Even with the new attack, the Miner still does very little damage, so he's still open to attack. A miner that has been assigned to mine/pray with continue unless you tell the miners to attack. They are also able to be killed instantly by Shadowraths that use shinobi I or II.

Fun Fact: The Miner has a Chaos Empire counterpart, known as Enslaved Miners.