Entangled Gold Mine (Warcraft III)

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For lore about gold mines, see Gold mine. For gameplay information about the structure, see Warcraft III structures.
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This article or section contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and official bonus maps.

Entangled Gold Mines are units created using the Night Elf building Tree of Life and its upgraded forms. This was not a building nor really a unit, as it was not built by wisps but created by an ability of the Tree of Life that trapped a gold mine in roots. This entanglement allows the Tree of Life to collect gold from it automatically, without assigning units to mine. In order for another player to mine gold from it, however, they either had to destroy the roots or the Tree of Life itself, giving the mine some degree of protection.