"All your precious gold is stored here. Don't let sneaky goblins anywhere near!Upgrade the storage to increase its capacity and durability against attack."
The Gold Storage allows players to save hard earned Gold so that it can be used for future upgrades.
Gold Storages are still fully functional while being upgraded.
It is one of the most protected buildings in-game, due to its capability to store large quantities of Gold.
There is a relatively common glitch in the attack screen with regard to Gold Storages; in some cases a village may have a Gold Storage that is in fact nearly or completely full, but for some reason it appears completely empty to the enemy player viewing it. However, once it takes damage, the Gold in the storage suddenly pops up and it looks like it is overflowing. This also applies to Elixir Storages, Elixir Collectors, and Gold Mines.
Upgrading your Gold Storage to a higher level than you require for storage purposes can potentially save Gold in a raid. As an attacker receives an amount of Gold proportional to the percentage of damage each hit causes, the higher health of the upgraded building results in less Gold per hit. It also takes longer to destroy, giving you more time for your defenses to destroy the attacker before they can steal all the available Gold.
The Gold Storage is the counterpart of the Elixir Storage, and vice versa.
Although it stores Gold, it is upgraded with Elixir.
Gold Storages undergo significant visual changes at levels 5, 10, 11 and 13.
When initially constructed, the Gold Storage consists of a square open-top wooden repository with raised wooden corners. It is reinforced around the base by a single steel band with small brass rivets.
At level 2, the Storage grows slightly taller, adding a pair of small steps on one side and a steel door on the other. A second steel reinforcing band appears as well.
At level 3, the Storage grows taller and adds a third steel reinforcing band. The two small steps are replaced with a short stepladder.
At level 4, it is slightly taller still with a fourth steel band and a taller stepladder.
At level 5, the four steel bands are replaced with a solid metal base (although the top is still made of wood). Armor plating appears at the base of the four corners of the structure. The stepladder is replaced by steel rungs, and a padlock appears on the steel door.
At level 6, the Storage grows taller again, and a new steel band appears above the metal base.
At level 7, it receives additional reinforcement on the four corners.
At level 8, it grows taller once again, the armor plating on the corners receives metal spikes and the steel band moves slightly upwards
At level 9, the Storage grows in height again, receiving a second steel reinforcing band above the metal base. The armor plating on the corners grows wider with additional spikes.
At level 10, all the remaining wood is replaced by metal. The flat sides of the Storage receive spiked brass armor plating, while the corners retain their spiked steel reinforcements, though these now extend the length of the structure. The gray metal padlock on the door is replaced by a pair of brass padlocks.
At level 11, the top halves of the corner reinforcements are replaced with spiked brass armor, and the four corners receive huge vertical golden spikes.
At level 12, it gains a large stone base with steps leading to the ladder, the vertical spikes are replaced by golden pillars, and the two padlocks are replaced by a brass vault.
At level 13, most of the spikes are removed and is replaced by a few large spikes. It appears that the reinforcements on the bottom are now stronger and a dark gray color.
Every upgrade up to level 11 approximately doubles the storage's capacity.
Oddly, when the storage is near empty, there is a single Gold coin that appears to be floating halfway up the storage. This is more noticeable with every increase in level.
It is possible to overflow the Gold Storage, but only by purchasing special resource packs found in the shop for real money or receiving extra Gold from the Season Bank. If this is done, any excess Gold will remain in the storage, and until the excess is removed (either by spending the Gold or being raided), any Gold earned from raids will be lost, just as if the Gold Storage was full.
Tapping this icon displays information about the Gold Storage, such as Level, Storage Capacity and Hitpoints.
Tapping this icon begins upgrading the Gold Storage to the next level, if you have enough resources and a free Builder. When the Gold Storage is at maximum level, this icon is not shown.
Tapping this icon instantly upgrades the Gold Storage to the next level, at the cost of one Hammer of Building if you have one. When the Gold Storage is at maximum level, this icon is not shown.
Tapping this icon, which is displayed only while an upgrade is in progress, instantly finishes that upgrade at the cost of the displayed number of Gems.
Tapping this icon, which is displayed only while an upgrade is in progress, instantly finishes that upgrade at the cost of one Book of Building. This icon is only shown if you have at least one Book of Building.
Tapping this icon, which is displayed only while an upgrade is in progress, boosts all your Builders for 1 hour by a factor of ten, at the cost of one Builder Potion. This icon is only shown if you have at least one Builder Potion.
Tapping this icon, which is displayed only while an upgrade is in progress, cancels the current upgrade and refunds half of the upgrade cost.
Tapping this icon completely fills the Gold Storages, at the cost of one Rune of Gold. This icon is only shown if you have at least one Rune of Gold, and if the Gold Storages are not completely full or overfilled.