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|Aqueduct • Archery tower • Atom smasher • Danger room • Dam • Garbage dump • Mass pit • Moat • Pit trap • Reservoir• Sally port • Tower • Tree farm|
|Drowning chamber • Magma piston • Obsidian farm • Pump stack • Silk farm • Water reactor|
|This article is about an older version of DF.|
A moat is simply a bridge across a channel that must be crossed in order to enter the fort. It's not necessary, but highly dwarfy, to fill the moat with water or magma, to add additional suffering for any enemies who might slip in by accident.