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Monastery

Monastery (Civ5)

Game speed
Quick - Regular - Epic - Marathon
Cost 150 20xfaith5 20xProduction5
Maintenance 0 gold
Technology

None

Specialists

None

Effect
  • +2 20xCulture5
  • +2 20xfaith5
  • +1 20xCulture5 and 20xfaith5 per worked Incense and Wine
  • Requires Monasteries belief

Monastery (Civ5)

Game speed
Quick - Regular - Epic - Marathon
Cost 120 20xProduction5
Maintenance 0 gold
Technology

Theology (Civ5) Theology

Specialists

None

Effect
  • +2 20xCulture5 from worked Incense and Wine sources
  • City must have an improved Incense or Wine resource nearby

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Game InfoEdit

Vanilla: Monasteries increase a city's cultural output if the city is near to improved Incense and/or Wine resources. The Monastery cannot be built unless the city has such an improved resource nearby.

Gods & Kings Religious building. Can only be built in cities following a religion with the Monasteries belief. Can only be purchased with 20xfaith5 Faith.

  • +2 20xCulture5
  • +2 20xfaith5
  • +1 20xCulture5 and 20xfaith5 in each tile with Wine or Incense worked by the city

StrategyEdit

Monasteries are unique to Religious buildings, because they don't boost 20xHappiness5 Happiness as the other Religious buildings. On the other hand, if there are sources of Wine or Incense nearby, each of them receives a +1 bonus 20xCulture5 Culture and 20xfaith5 Faith potential! Added to the Monastery's own bonus, this could add up to quite a lot of Faith and Culture from a single building! Of course, this bonus effect is wasted in cities that have none of these resources.

The Monastery's bonus seems somewhat lesser than other Religious buildings, but Monasteries are cheaper to purchase than other Religious buildings, which frees up 20xfaith5 for other uses.

Historical InfoEdit

A monastery is a building or complex of buildings housing monks or nuns - people who have renounced worldly things (wealth, possessions, sex) - and dedicated their lives to prayer and meditation. Generally monasteries are single-sex organizations, or if men and women are present, they're separated by imposing walls. Historically monasteries have been places of higher learning, especially during the Middle Ages where members of religious orders were often the only people outside of the ruling elite who knew how to read and write.

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