If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Mount And Blade 2 Bannerlord workshop: the best ways to get resources

The best workshops for your town

Mount And Blade 2 Bannerlord does allow you to develop settlements into money making machines, but in order to get the most gold flowing through your town, you need to ensure that you have the right infrastructure in place. Setting up workshops is key to doing this and there are some workshops that are better for your specific towns than others.

Our Mount And Blade 2 Bannerlord workshop guide will go into detail on which workshops are the best workshops for each town, how to set up workshops and which resources are the best for your town.

Best workshops in Bannerlord for each town

Over on Reddit, "Droblue" has compiled a list of the best workshops to construct for your towns. I've created a similar version of "Droblue's" table with some alterations and corrections based on my own findings.

The best way to navigate this table is to use the search function on the top right of the table and to enter a town's name. You'll find the resource that the town produces the most of, the workshop you need to construct to take advantage of this, and how many villages feed the resource into the town.

TownCommon ResourcesBest WorkshopsNumber of input villages
AkkalatWoolWool Weavery2 villages
AmitatysGrainBrewery2 villages
AmprelaCottonVelvet Weavery2 villages
ArgoronHardwoodWood workshop1 village
AskarGrainBrewery3 villages
BalgardFlaxLinen Weavery2 villages
BaltakhandWoolWool Weavery3 villages
Car BansethHardwoodWood Workshop2 villages
ChaikandGrain SilverBrewery Silversmith2 villages (grain) 1 village (silver)
CharasOlivesOlive Press2 villages
DanusticaClayPottery Shop2 villages
DiathmaFishNone1 village
DunglanysGrainBrewery1 village
EpicroteaIron OreSmithy2 villages
GalenOlivesOlive Press2 villages
HubyarFlax OlivesLinen Weavery Olive Press1 village per resource
Husn FulqGrain ClayBrewery Pottery1 village per resource
IyakisGrain OlivesBrewery Olive Press1 village per resource
JaculanOlivesOlive Press3 villages
JalmarysGrainBrewery1 village
LagetaOlives Iron Ore Grain HardwoodOlive Press Smithy Brewery Wood Workshop1 village per resource
LycaronWoolWool Weavery1 village
MakebHardwood Iron OreWood workshop Smithy1 village per resource
MarunathGrain Iron OreBrewery Smithy1 village per resource
MyzeaCottonVelvet Weavery2 villages
Ocs HallGrainBrewery2 villages
OdokClayPottery Shop2 villages
OmorGrainBrewery2 villages
OniraSilverSilversmith1 village
OrtongardHardwoodWood workshop1 village
OrtysiaOlivesOlive Press1 village
OsticanOlivesOlive Press1 village per resource
Pen CannocGrapesWinery2 villages
PhycaonGrainBrewery2 villages
PorosWoolWool Weavery2 villages
PravendOlivesOlive Press2 villages
QasiraGrainBrewery1 village
QuyazFlax OlivesLinen Weavery Olive Press1 village per resource
RazihDatesNone2 villages
RevylFlaxLinen Weavery1 village
RhotaeGrainBrewery2 villages
RovaltIron OreSmithy1 village
SanalaGrainBrewery3 villages
SaneopaGrainBrewery2 villages
SargotGrainBrewery2 villages
SeononHardwoodWood Workshop2 villages
SibirCowsNone2 villages
SyroneaOlivesOlive Press1 village
TyalWoolWool Weavery2 villages
VanovapoolIron OreSmithy1 village
VarchegFlaxLinen Weavery1 village
VostrumGrainBrewery2 villages
ZeonicaGrainBrewery2 villages

What are workshops in Bannerlord?

Each town can produce certain resources better than others depending on the villages that are linked to that settlement. To take advantage of these resources, you can construct workshops to refine them into more valuable goods.You can learn more about settlements, and how to get your own in our Mount And Blade 2 Bannerlord settlements guide.

If you need to make a new workshop, wander into the town and head to the market areas. You'll eventually find an NPC labelled as a "shop owner". You can buy the shop from them and assign it to be one of several types.

Once you have developed some workshops, go into the trade menu in the settlement to see what is being produced. Here is a list of what each raw ingredient can be turned into:

  • Grain: Brewery ⇒ Beer
  • Grapes: Wine press ⇒ Wine
  • Olives: Olive press ⇒ Oil
  • Cotton: Velvet weavery ⇒ Velvet clothing
  • Flax: Linen weavery ⇒ Clothing
  • Wool: Wool weavery ⇒ Clothing
  • Clay: Pottery shop ⇒ Pottery
  • Rawhide: Tannery ⇒ Light armour/Leather
  • Hardwood: Wood Workshop ⇒ Bows/Arrows/Shields
  • Iron Ore: Smithy ⇒ Weapons/Armour/Tools
  • Silver: Silversmith ⇒ Jewellery

The idea is that there are certain villages that increase the production of resources in that town quicker than other resources. So if your villages specialise in producing grain for example, you should prioritise creating a brewery in that town to maximise its production of beer.

Whatever you produce a lot of can be traded between towns with caravans, and more information about trade can be found in our Mount And Blade 2 Bannerlord trade guide.

The workshop management screen in Bannerlord allows you to alter your town's focus.

Mount And Blade 2 Bannerlord guide series

Thank you for reading our Mount And Blade 2 Bannerlord workshop guide. You should now be producing a lot more resources to sell to other towns and make a fortune. There are plenty more guides for the game, including details for character creation, how sieges work, and how to complete some bothersome quests. Here are some guides to get you started:

About the Author

Dave Irwin avatar

Dave Irwin

Former Guides Writer

When Dave was guides writer for Rock, Paper, Shotgun, it was his privilege to understand how to play certain games well, so that newer players can understand the more complex things about them.

Support Rock Paper Shotgun

Subscribe and get access to supporter-only articles, an ad-free reading experience, free gifts, and game discounts. Your support helps us create more great writing about PC games.

See more information

More Guides

Latest Articles

Rock Paper Shotgun logo

We've been talking, and we think that you should wear clothes

Total coincidence, but we sell some clothes

Rock Paper Shotgun Merch