Heroic Epic (Civ5)

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Heroic Epic
Heroic Epic (Civ5)

National wonder in Civilization V

20xProduction5 125 (increases with number of cities)


Required Buildings Barracks or Krepost
Technology Iron working

All new units in this city receive the Morale promotion

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Game InfoEdit

Military national wonder. Requires Barracks in all cities.

  • All newly trained Units in this City receive the Morale Promotion, improving combat strength by 15%.
  • Contains 1 slot for a Great Work of Writing
  • BNW-only+1 20xHappiness5 Happiness with Universal Healthcare tenet (any Ideology)


The Heroic Epic is one of the deadliest tools in a martial empire's arsenal. The 15% Morale bonus is an across-the-board improvement to all your units from that city. If you need to purchase any units outright, this city becomes the place to do it, so long as travel times aren't prohibitive to the unit's goals.

This bonus stacks on top of promotions, terrain, and Great Generals. As a result, these units become some of the meanest tools you can forge. Ensure that the city gets more than the Barracks it already created. Build an Armory and Military Academy there to start each unit as the best of the best. Combine this with Honor Policies to push the numbers as much in your favor as possible.

Martial civilizations tend to expand, making it hard to have Barracks in all cities at all times. Thus, it's wise to get the Heroic Epic built early, when you don't have as many cities to worry about. In addition, this gives you most of the game to enjoy the Wonder's benefit.

Historical InfoEdit

From ancient times, a "heroic epic" is a poem that defines a people or an era, and is usually centered upon the heroic actions of one or more people. The Greek Odyssey is such a work, as are the Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh and the Anglo-Saxon Beowulf.

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