What is the best workshop for each city in Bannerlord? Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord allows you to develop your 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 specific towns than others.
On this page, we will detail which workshops are the best choice for each town, how to set up workshops, and which resources are the best for your towns.
Best workshops in Bannerlord for each town
The best way to optimise your gold income and resource output in Bannerlord is to ensure that you have the right type(s) of workshop in each settlement. On the table below, you'll find the resource that each 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.
|Town||Common Resources||Best Workshops||Number of input villages|
|Akkalat||Wool||Wool Weavery||2 villages|
|Amprela||Cotton||Velvet Weavery||2 villages|
|Argoron||Hardwood||Wood workshop||1 village|
|Balgard||Flax||Linen Weavery||2 villages|
|Baltakhand||Wool||Wool Weavery||3 villages|
|Car Banseth||Hardwood||Wood Workshop||2 villages|
|Chaikand||Grain, Silver||Brewery, Silversmith||2 villages (grain), 1 village (silver)|
|Charas||Olives||Olive Press||2 villages|
|Danustica||Clay||Pottery Shop||2 villages|
|Epicrotea||Iron Ore||Smithy||2 villages|
|Galen||Olives||Olive Press||2 villages|
|Hubyar||Flax, Olives||Linen Weavery, Olive Press||1 village per resource|
|Husn Fulq||Grain, Clay||Brewery, Pottery||1 village per resource|
|Iyakis||Grain, Olives||Brewery, Olive Press||1 village per resource|
|Jaculan||Olives||Olive Press||3 villages|
|Lageta||Olives, Iron Ore, Grain, Hardwood||Olive Press, Smithy, Brewery, Wood Workshop||1 village per resource|
|Lycaron||Wool||Wool Weavery||1 village|
|Makeb||Hardwood, Iron Ore||Wood workshop, Smithy||1 village per resource|
|Marunath||Grain, Iron Ore||Brewery, Smithy||1 village per resource|
|Myzea||Cotton||Velvet Weavery||2 villages|
|Ocs Hall||Grain||Brewery||2 villages|
|Odok||Clay||Pottery Shop||2 villages|
|Ortongard||Hardwood||Wood workshop||1 village|
|Ortysia||Olives||Olive Press||1 village|
|Ostican||Olives||Olive Press||1 village per resource|
|Pen Cannoc||Grapes||Winery||2 villages|
|Poros||Wool||Wool Weavery||2 villages|
|Pravend||Olives||Olive Press||2 villages|
|Quyaz||Flax, Olives||Linen Weavery, Olive Press||1 village per resource|
|Revyl||Flax||Linen Weavery||1 village|
|Rovalt||Iron Ore||Smithy||1 village|
|Seonon||Hardwood||Wood Workshop||2 villages|
|Syronea||Olives||Olive Press||1 village|
|Tyal||Wool||Wool Weavery||2 villages|
|Vanovapool||Iron Ore||Smithy||1 village|
|Varcheg||Flax||Linen Weavery||1 village|
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 settlements guide.
If you need to make a new workshop in a town, head to the market areas. Look around and you'll 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 trade guide.
Your Bannerlord settlements should now be producing a lot more resources to sell to other towns, and you'll soon be sitting on a tidy fortune! If you want more Bannerlord guidance, be sure to check out our guides to Bannerlord sieges and Bannerlord quests before you go.