Coal Thumper

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Coal Thumper
Coal Thumper.png
By pumping pressurised water into underground Coal deposits, the Coal Thumper washes the precious resource to the surface, forming a pile of up 560 Coal per standard workday - enough for 2 Gathering Posts.
Details
Size 6 x 4
Build time 1h 20m
Base Heating Level 1
Employees 10 Workers or Engineers or Children(all jobs) or 1 Automaton
Working Hours 8:00 - 18:00
Relations
Upgrade to Steam Coal Thumper
Cost
Wood.png Wood 15
Dismantle Value


Coal Thumper is one of the Buildings in Frostpunk.

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

Coal Thumper is available after finishing research Coal Thumper (Technology), then it can be built from Resources tab.

Description[edit | edit source]

Produce 560 Coal Piles/10h (use 2 Gathering Post)

Produces coal piles that can be harvested directly or with a Gathering Post. The piles are small and created within the tile of the thumper, so you don't need to clear room around it for them to spawn. The building blueprint shows where they will go, and can be put on any side by rotating it before placing (press the mouse wheel).

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • If using Automatons check the rate that coal is being produced and the rate it's being harvested, as it's often better to have an automaton work the gathering post all day and have people run the thumper during work hours.
  • Creates enough Coal for two Gathering Posts to harvest.
  • Not counting Outpost Depot, coal is the only resource among the main 3 resources that can truly be produced infinitely, due to the coal thumper. The other 2 cap out at around 100,000 - 200,000, depending on the scenario, which is very likely more than you will be capable of harvesting and using in a playthrough, but not actually infinite.

Trivia[edit | edit source]