Temples are structures that give 100 points on being built & 1 population for a city when placed in its territory. Temples are achieved through discovering technologies (Ex: Free Spirit). Temples Increase in point value as turns progress which makes them very useful in the Perfection mode. All temples cost 20 stars except for the Forest Temple, which costs 15 stars.

Varieties Edit


Above: The four varieties of temples at maximum level. Clockwise from right: Water Temple, Mountain Temple, Temple and Forest Temple

There are 4 different varieties of temple in the game. Each one can only be placed on certain tiles.

Water Temples can be placed in shallow water or oceans. Along with Monuments and Ports, they are the only structures that can be placed in shalow water.

Forest Temples can only be placed in forests. They are cheaper than other temples, only costing 15 resources to build.

Mountain Temples can only be placed on mountains.

Normal Temples can be placed on every other type of empty terrain.

Leveling up Temples Edit

Temples level up on their own based on how many turns they have been in-game. 1 Turn includes the turn they are built. Temples that level up increase in point value and also appearance.

Temple Chart Edit

Level Benefits How to Obtain
1 100 Points + 1 Population 20 Stars (15 for Forest Temple)
2 150 Points Upgrades after 3 Turns
3 200 Points Upgrades after 6 Turns
4 250 Points Upgrades after 9 Turns
5 400 Points Upgrades after 12 Turns

Tips Edit

  • Temples grant points over time so they are very useful to acquire & use during the early turns of the Perfection game mode, due to the fact that to win the player needs the most points.
  • Because score doesn't matter in Domination mode, temples are considered poor investments in most cases.
  • Place mountain temples on mountains without metal if Population is a need for your Cities as well.
  • Place water temples on ocean tiles instead of water tiles so you can still have options to create Ports.
  • Don't rely temples mostly for growing your cities since they only give off 1 Population and are very costly, but that doesn't mean you can't use them to grow.
  • Forest temples are cheaper at 15 stars instead of 20, but this only helps if you build them in natural forests. Growing a forest on a field costs 5 stars which means forest temples cost 20 stars to produce from a field. In most situations, it is wise to clear all the extra forests instead of saving up for Spiritualism, unless you have very leveled up cities.

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