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 - Production, Gold, Culture or Science. Keep in mind that Specialists also cause a small amount of 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.
- See also: How to earn Great People
|Statue of Liberty||+1 from Specialists in every city.|
|International Space Station||+1 from Scientists and +1 from Engineers|
|Secularism||+2 to each specialist.|
|Democracy||Specialists produce half the normal amount of Unhappiness. (only in Vanilla and G&K, Freedom Ideology Tenet in BNW)|
|Civil society||Specialists consume only half the normal amount of Food, 1 instead of 2. (only in Vanilla and G&K, Freedom Ideology Tenet in BNW)|
Artist (Vanilla and Gods & Kings)Edit
+3 Great artist points
|Temple||(only in Vanilla)|
|Mud pyramid mosque||(only in Vanilla)|
|Museum||(only in Vanilla and G&K)|
|Opera house: Ceilidh hall||(only in Vanilla and G&K)|
|Cathedral||(only in G&K)|
|Amphitheater||(only in G&K)|
Artist (Brave New World)Edit
+3 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:
+3 Great musician points
+3 Great writer points
+3 Great engineer points
|Windmill: Coffee house|
+3 Great merchant points
|Bank: Satrap's court: Hanse|
+3 Great scientist points
Valid only in the Gods & Kings expansion pack.
Valid only in the Brave New World expansion pack.