The Shrine Gold (for Gold used to purchase upgrades see Lobby Gold) is a mystical reserve that holds Gold and distributes it to dwarves in order to repair their armor for the current shrine. The Vault, which is where the gold is deposited before the monsters are released, puts a percentage of the Gold into the Shrine Gold and that is all that can be used when that shrine stands. Any Gold mined after monsters are released goes into the Shrine Gold. When the shrine falls, the Vault will deposit more Gold into the next shrine, and so on until the Final shrine, which has the rest of the Gold from the Vault and the Vault will be completely empty.

Rats and Pirates are able to steal Gold from the currently active Shrine Gold Pool.