Luxury resource found from plains
Ivory (Civ5)
Revealed by


Resource value

0 20xFood5, 0 20xProduction5, +2 20xGold5


Camp, available with Trapping

Camp value

0 20xFood5, 0 20xProduction5, +1 (+2 w/Economics) 20xGold5

Required for Units: None

Buildings: None

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Game InfoEdit

Luxury resource.

  • Base yield:
    • 2 20xGold5 Gold
  • Modifiers:
    • +1 20xGold5 Gold from Camp improvement


Ivory is represented by large elephants, which are found on bare plains terrain. They're one of the few luxuries accessed via the Camp improvement.

Historical InfoEdit

Ivory is a material harvested from the teeth and tusks of animals, including elephants, whales, hippopotamuses, narwhals, and so forth. Ivory is highly valued for its durability and its attractiveness. Historically it has been used for billiard balls, piano keys, clothing structural supports, utensil handles, etc. In the modern era plastics have been invented that are perfectly adequate substitutes for the precious material, but nothing yet made can match its beauty and allure - which is unfortunate for the many endangered animals illegally slaughtered each year for their ivory.