For lore about oil tankers, see Oil tanker.
Oil Tanker
Race Human
Faction Alliance
Hit Points 90
Armor 0
Sight 4
Speed 10
Gold 400 Gold
Lumber 250 Lumber
Oil 0 Oil
Food 1 Food
Produced at Shipyard
Build time 50 seconds
Basic Damage 0
Range 1
This article contains lore taken from Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps.

As the only ships which do not require oil to be built, Oil Tankers make possible the construction of the Alliance fleet. They are manned by hard working, dependable mariners who search for the rich oil deposits which lie beneath the waves. The crew of every Tanker is skilled in building Oil Platforms and ferrying the oil back to a Shipyard or Oil Refinery where it may be processed and put to use.[1]


  • Oil Tankers are used to build Oil Platforms and haul the oil back to your Shipyard or Oil Refinery. Note that only Tankers owned by the player who builds the Platform can harvest oil from it.
  • They are moderately fast and can also be used for scouting.
  • They are completely unarmed and not very durable, though they can be used as makeshift offensive units if you have a Mage cast Flame Shield on them.


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