Dwarf Fortress – Useful Tips and Tricks

Collection of tips I’ve learned over the years for Dwarf Fortress.

Tips and Tricks

  • If you’re new to the game, I’d suggest starting in a warm biome so you wont have to get a cistern built before winter.
  • Mined stone impedes movement, dump it and reclaim it once cleared out.
  • When setting garbage zones, they can be 1 square and infinite in stack. This is useful for clearing out stone from mined areas into a single stack.
  • The same technique can be used to create a destruction zone, by building a flood gate on the same square, open it, put items into zone, then close the flood gate. All items occupying that spot will be vaporized.

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  1. Dwarves still need access to water to clean wounds and to feed the wounded, though you’re still going to want a cistern given that, the water should be cleaner.

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