Specialists (Civ5)

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Specialists are citizens of your cities taken off work in the tiles around the cities and assigned to work in some of your buildings' specialist slots. Despite the fact that in this way less land is being taken advantage of, Specialists are very important for your civilization, because they are the main source of great people points and are thus central to your Great People generation! Depending on the building they're assigned to, they will also produce some stat - 20xProduction5 Production, 20xGold5 Gold, 20xCulture5 Culture or 20xScience5 Science. Keep in mind that Specialists also cause a small amount of Unhappiness (Civ5) Unhappiness that should be countered.

Specialists are crucial for your Great Person generation, being the most important contributor to that end. If you want a certain Great Person generated, assign Specialists of the relevant type in your cities. But aside from that, Specialists produce valuable stats which aren't usually available in the Land (especially Culture and Science). Use them to enhance these sides of your empire's stat generation, particularly in cities that contain bonus buildings for the relevant stat.

Specialist enhancersEdit

See also: How to earn Great People
Enhancer Effect
Statue of Liberty (Civ5) Statue of Liberty +1 20xProduction5 from Specialists in every city.
International Space Station (Civ5) International Space Station +1 20xProduction5 from Scientists and +1 20xScience5 from Engineers
Secularism (Civ5) Secularism +2 20xScience5 to each specialist.
Democracy (Civ5) Democracy Specialists produce half the normal amount of Unhappiness (Civ5) Unhappiness. (only in Vanilla and G&K, Freedom Ideology Tenet in BNW)
Civil society (Civ5) Civil society Specialists consume only half the normal amount of 20xFood5 Food, 1 instead of 2. (only in Vanilla and G&K, Freedom Ideology Tenet in BNW)

Artist (Civ5) ArtistEdit

Artist (Vanilla and Gods & Kings)Edit

+3 20xCulture5
+3 GreatPeople5 Great artist points

Building Specialists
Temple (Civ5) Temple Artist (Civ5)Artist (Civ5) (only in Vanilla)
Mud pyramid mosque (Civ5) Mud pyramid mosque Artist (Civ5)Artist (Civ5) (only in Vanilla)
Museum (Civ5) Museum Artist (Civ5)Artist (Civ5) (only in Vanilla and G&K)
Opera house (Civ5) Opera house:Ceilidh hall (Civ5) Ceilidh hall GodsKings5 clear Artist (Civ5) (only in Vanilla and G&K)
Cathedral (Civ5) Cathedral GodsKings5 clear Artist (Civ5) (only in G&K)
Amphitheater (Civ5) Amphitheater GodsKings5 clear Artist (Civ5) (only in G&K)

Artist (Brave New World)Edit

+3 20xCulture5
+3 GreatPeople5 Great artist points

In the Brave New World expansion pack, the Artist specialist has been split into three new kinds of Specialists: Writer, Artist and Musician. All of the cultural buildings providing Slots for the former Artist Specialists, have been altered - instead they now provide Great Work slots. Similarly, all Wonders that used to provide Great Artist points, have now been altered to provide Great Work slots of the three types.

Only the three Guilds now provide slots for Specialists, as well as GPPs towards the specific Great Person:

Building Specialists
Artists' guild (Civ5) Artists' guild BNW-only Artist (Civ5)(Artist)Artist (Civ5)(Artist)


+3 20xCulture5
+3 GreatPeople5 Great musician points

Building Specialists
Musicians' guild (Civ5) Musicians' guild BNW-only Artist (Civ5)(Musician)Artist (Civ5)(Musician)


+3 20xCulture5
+3 GreatPeople5 Great writer points

Building Specialists
Writers' guild (Civ5) Writers' guild BNW-only Artist (Civ5)(Writer)Artist (Civ5)(Writer)

Engineer (Civ5) EngineerEdit

+2 20xProduction5
+3 GreatPeople5 Great engineer points

Building Specialists
Workshop (Civ5) Workshop:Longhouse (Civ5) Longhouse Engineer (Civ5)
Windmill (Civ5) Windmill:Coffee house (Civ5) Coffee house GodsKings5 clear Engineer (Civ5)
Factory (Civ5) Factory Engineer (Civ5)Engineer (Civ5)

Merchant (Civ5) MerchantEdit

+2 20xGold5
+3 GreatPeople5 Great merchant points

Building Specialists
Market (Civ5) Market:Bazaar (Civ5) Bazaar Merchant (Civ5)
Bank (Civ5) Bank:Satrap's court (Civ5) Satrap's court:Hanse (Civ5) Hanse BNW-only Merchant (Civ5)
Stock exchange (Civ5) Stock exchange Merchant (Civ5)Merchant (Civ5)

Scientist (Civ5) ScientistEdit

+3 20xScience5
+3 GreatPeople5 Great scientist points

Building Specialists
University (Civ5) University:Wat (Civ5) Wat Scientist (Civ5)Scientist (Civ5)
Public school (Civ5) Public school Scientist (Civ5)
Research lab (Civ5) Research lab Scientist (Civ5)

GodsKings5 clear Valid only in the Gods & Kings expansion pack.

BNW-only Valid only in the Brave New World expansion pack.

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