This wiki contains inaccurate and out-of-date information. Please head over to for more accurate and up-to-date game information.


For the resource node in Arathi Basin, see Lumber Mill (Arathi Basin).
For Warcraft II statistics, see Warcraft II structures.
For Warcraft III statistics, see Warcraft III structures.

Lumber mills are structures used by several races to process wood into usable lumber.

Alliance lumber mills

Human lumber mills

During the First War, this is where the raw wood supplied by peasant harvesters was made into building supplies, arrows, and catapults. The ability to craft wood to the specific shapes and sizes needed to make certain buildings makes them an essential part of your community. The lumber mill can also provide your archers with better shafts for their arrows that will make them fly truer, and increase the amount of damage that they inflict.[1] (W1ManH 35)

During the third war, the master masons of the human lumber mills strive constantly to improve structural integrity. The site is also a processing mill for lumber harvested from the surrounding landscape. The wood harvested is used in everything from raw building materials to weapon handles.[2] (W3Man 75)

Elven lumber mills

During the second war, seeking insight into the mysteries of the great Ironwood trees of Northeron, the elves of Quel’thalas constructed lumber mills where they became exceptional craftsmen. The elves offered their superior skills in service to the Alliance, providing more efficient means for processing lumber. The production of ships and war machines becomes possible with the addition of these structures. Lumber mills are also responsible for producing the perfectly crafted arrows that make the elven archers feared throughout the Horde. When given the necessary resources, Elven craftsmen will upgrade the quality of these arrows, thus increasing the possible damage that can be inflicted. Elven rangers, after being trained at the barracks, have been known to gather at the mills, honing their skills in Longbow, Marksmanship, and Scouting.[3] (W2Man 54)

Lumber mills run by the high elves helped fend off Arthas as he tried to attack their capital Silvermoon and Quel'thalas in Warcraft III by serving as a returning point for lumber. The blood elves use a similar lumber mill in the Frozen Throne expansion campaign in Warcraft III. It cannot be built by the "High Elf (Worker)" probably due to the limited ability of the map editor prior to the Frozen Throne expansion. With the Frozen Throne expansion map editor, it is possible to make additional groups with building orders.

Blood elven lumber mill

The lumber mill helped the blood elves and Kael'thas in the Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne human expansion campaign.

Horde lumber mills

Orc lumber mills

This is where the roughly cut wood supplied by the peon laborers is made usable by skilled workers for buildings, spears, and catapults. If other orcs require specific woods for their sites, only your lumber mill will have the necessary workers to complete the task. When funds are directed to the craftsmen of the lumber mill, they can increase the quality of your spears, making them bite even deeper into the hide of the human scum.[4] (W1ManO 55)

Troll lumber mills

Carved from the husk of an ancient Ironwood tree, the troll lumber mill is a vital part of the Horde’s lumber processing operation. The trolls, having lived in the forests of the far north for centuries, have devised a unique method of harvesting. By treating a group of trees with a volatile alchemical solvent, the trolls can deaden and weaken large sections of wood. Though it is extremely hazardous to peon and earth alike, this site makes the process of cutting lumber more efficient. Trolls have become quite adept at fashioning a special sort of throwing axe. The crafting and use of this weapon is always being honed to perfection. Troll berserkers frequent the Ironwood trees to digest potions given to them by the goblin alchemists stationed there. These potions enable them to throw their axes greater distances or sharpen their sight. It is also said that the speed at which healing occurs is increased if the correct potion is ingested. This process of regeneration is one of the most distinct and unbelievable powers of the troll berserkers.[3] (W2Man 81)

World of Warcraft lumber mills

Lumber mills can be found all over World of Warcraft either abandoned or run by various factions.


Statistics in Warcraft I

Statistics in Warcraft II

Statistics in Warcraft III (Alliance)

Statistics in Warcraft III (High elves)

  • 900 HP
  • 5 fortified armor
  • returning point for lumber

Statistics in Warcraft III (Blood elves)

  • 900 HP
  • 5 fortified armor
  • Upgrades building armor and amount of lumber workers carry.
  1. ^ W1ManH, 35
  2. ^ W3Man, 75
  3. ^ a b W2Man, 54
  4. ^ W1ManO, 55