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  • Resources are the currencies used to purchase and upgrade everything in Boom Beach.
  • You can see how many of each resource you have via the counters in the top right corner of your screen.
    • Note: The Stone and Iron counters do not appear until you have unlocked those resources.
  • Resources are gained primarily by stealing them from other bases. Destroying a base’s Headquarters always gives resources as part of the reward.
  • There are four achievements, namely Spoils of War, Timber Takeover, Quarry Raid and Iron Will, that give a total of 240 diamonds upon raiding a total of 40,000,000 of each resource.
  • Every resource except Diamonds has an Economy Building that produces it and one that stores it.
    • Owning a Resource Base gives you access to Sawmills, Quarries, and Iron Mines outside the ones on your home base.
    • Instead of getting it from another type of Resource Base, Gold is received from the Native Islanders based on the number of freed villages that you have on your Archipelago.
  • Diamonds are a premium currency meaning they are not required for anything, but they can be used to buy other resources or to shorten upgrade times.
  • See the chart at the bottom of this page for the ways to get each resource and the ways you can use each one.

gold

  • Gold is a resource that you can start collecting at the very beginning of the game.
  • Gold is produced by the Residence which is also unlocked from the very beginning of the game.
  • Gold is generally used for offensive things such as buying Troops, upgrading them, and beginning attacks.

Wood

  • Wood is a resource that you can start collecting at the very beginning of the game.
  • Wood is produced by the Sawmill which is also unlocked from the very beginning of the game.
  • Wood, along with Stone and Iron, is used to build and upgrade Buildings.

Stone

  • Stone is a resource unlocked at Headquarters level 6.
  • Stone is produced by the Quarry which is unlocked at Headquarters level 7.
  • Stone, along with Wood and Iron, is used to build and upgrade Buildings.

Iron

  • Iron is a resource unlocked at Headquarters level 9.
  • Iron is produced by the Iron Mine which is unlocked at Headquarters level 10.
  • Iron, along with Wood and Stone, is used to build and upgrade Buildings.

Diamonds

  • Diamonds are a premium currency used to buy other resources and skip timers.
  • Diamonds are never required to progress in the game.

Getting and Using Resources

Resource Ways to Get It Uses
Gold
Gold
  • Residence
  • Freed Village Reward
  • Destroying Mercenary bases, Dr. Terror stages, Lt. HammermanHQ bases, and Blackguard Bases
  • Daily Reward
  • Operation Reward
  • Buying with Diamonds
  • Loading Troops into Landing Craft
  • Beginning an attack
  • Beginning Armory upgrades
  • Exploring clouded regions
  • Beginning Submarine dives
  • Removing Obstacles
Wood
Wood
  • Sawmill
  • Wood Resource Bases
  • Destroying Mercenary bases, Dr. Terror stages, Lt. HammermanHQ bases, and Blackguard Bases
  • Daily Reward
  • Operation Reward
  • Removing Tree Obstacles
  • Submarine dives
  • Buying with Diamonds
  • Building or Upgrading any Building other than higher levels of the Sawmill
Stone
Stone
  • Quarry
  • Stone Resource Bases
  • Destroying Mercenary bases, Dr. Terror stages, Lt. HammermanHQ bases, and Blackguard Bases
  • Daily Reward
  • Operation Reward
  • Removing Rock Obstacles
  • Submarine dives
  • Buying with Diamonds
  • Upgrading higher level Buildings other than the Quarry
  • Building higher level Buildings
Iron
Iron
  • Iron Mine
  • Iron Resource Bases
  • Destroying Mercenary bases, Dr. Terror stages, Lt. HammermanHQ bases, and Blackguard Bases
  • Daily Reward
  • Operation Reward
  • Submarine dives
  • Buying with Diamonds
  • Upgrading higher level Buildings other than the Iron Mine
  • Building higher level Buildings
Diamond
Diamonds
  • In-App Purchase
  • Achievements
  • Destroying Troops on Defense
  • Daily Reward
  • Operation Reward
  • Chest
  • Submarine dive
  • Beginning your game
  • Starting an Upgrade with insufficient amounts of other resources
  • Finishing an Upgrade instantly
  • Finish sculpting a Statue instantly
  • Finish creating a Prototype Defense instantly
  • Finish loading Troops on to Landing Craft instantly
  • Using the Instant button to buy all required resources and time for an Upgrade
  • Loading Troops with insufficient Gold
  • Beginning an attack with insufficient Gold
  • Exploring a clouded region with insufficient Gold
  • Starting a Submarine dive with insufficient Gold
  • Removing an Obstacle with insufficient Gold

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