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You can gain ores by:

  • Collecting from your own mines, if you produce copper.
  • Critical hits/Critical kills on enemy units during combat.
  • Loot from invading your neighbors or Battle Blitz opponents.
  • Collecting from your neighbor's "ready" ore mines.
  • Buying ores from your neighbor's markets.
  • Reward from Survival Mode, certain missions, Battle Blitz roulette.
  • From news feed, gifting or requests.
  • Purchasing ores through Empire Points.