Metal Extractor

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The Metal Extractor is an economy structure that produces metal.

Metal Extractor (staticmex)
Produces Metal
Cost 85
Hit Points 600
Vision Radius (elmo) 273
Grid link range (elmo) 50
Extracts metal


The metal extractor (mex for easy reference) is the primary means of getting Metal. If you have excess energy, metal extractors placed near energy sources will automatically use it to extract more metal using Overdrive.

Tactics and Strategy[edit]

Build Metal Extractors early and build them often; they are the only reliable and scalable source of Metal in the game. Surrounding them with power generators will increase their yield. They can be most efficiently placed using the Area Mex Command.