The Dispenser is a support and defense building that can slowly repair ally armor and ammo. In QWTF and ETF, the player must manually select what he want to extract from the Dispenser. In TFC, the player will automatically pick up what he needs when he walk up to it.
For TFC when building the dispenser make sure it is in an area which can benefit your allies especially for the Heavies. Also you might want to put the dispenser near your sentry since you can maintain your sentries if the enemy breaches your defense. Another handy way the dispenser helps is its ability to turn in to a proximity mine. How to use it to its maximum lethality is to build one in chokepoints so that enemies will run into it and detonate it in the build menu. One thing to note is that the more ammo you fill in your dispenser, the higher the explosion damage will be; a fully loaded dispenser in TFC can gib a Heavy.
- Early TFC screenshots show a different-looking Dispenser similar to the Star Wars Battery Droid.