For lore about oil tankers, see Oil tanker.
Oil Tanker
Race Orc
Faction Horde
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.

The Orc Oil Tanker is crudely constructed, as its purpose is for bearing cargo - not weapons or troops. The Tanker, being little more than a collection of wood, bone and storage space, is crewed by a mob of Orcs scarcely more capable than the lowly Peons. Other than being able to pilot the craft, the crew of the Tanker performs tasks equivalent to those of a Peon - building Oil Platforms and returning their cargo so that it may be processed and used as the overseer chooses.[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. Note that a Death Knight's Haste spell has no effect on Tankers, so it is not possible to speed up the harvesting process in this way.
  • They are completely unarmed and not very durable.


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