7/13/2023 – The guide was substantially revised.
Menu (Availability during upgrade, Unlock conditions)
- Cannot be used during the Academy upgrade. (You can choose the menu, but you cannot start research.)
- Skill Books Shop
- You can purchase skill books.
- Can be used while upgrading.
- Unlocked at Academy Lv20.
- Can be used while upgrading.
Below are the main milestones.
- Lv17: Unlock: Research > Recovery
- Lv20: Unlock: Duty
- Lv28: Unlock: Research > Military Advance
- Lv33: Unlock: Research > Defense Advance
- Lv35: Enables completion of all categories from Advancement to Military Advance
Upgrade requirements (resources, etc.)
Note: “Construction Time” depends on the “ConstructionSpeed”. The following construction times and speeds are examples, most of which are based on my own play. Note that construction speed can be checked in the “Administration” section of the monarch’s detail screen.
* Blanks are under investigation
* Requires horizontal scrolling
|17||1,200,000||1,300,000||1,300,000||1,300,000||1d 23:06||26%||Keep17||Research > Recovery|
|20||3,200,000||3,700,000||3,800,000||3,700,000||3d 16:01||85%||Keep20||Duty Officer|
|28||86,800,000||109,120,000||111,600,000||109,120,000||35d 08:15||179%||Keep28||Research > Military Advance|
|33||503,781,000||637,413,000||656,894,000||640,153,000||155d 01:04||Keep33||Research > Defense Advance|
How to speed up researching
How to increase researching speed buff
Increasing the research speed buff can reduce the research time in advance.
You can check how many buffs you have in your “Research Speed” in the “Administration” category of the Monarch Detail screen.
Research – “Typography (max +70%)” and “Super Typography (max +100%)” in the “Advancement” category of the Academy should be advanced.
Monarch Gear – Equip the “Intellect Crown” before starting research (see this article for details). For more information on how to quickly raise the level of monarch gear, please click here.
Duty Officer – Set a duty officer at the Academy before starting (see this article for more details). Any general can be a duty officer, but the ideal is Eulji Mundeok or Hammurabi. They have skills and specialties related to research. See this article for how strong they need to be.
IMPORTANT – Setting a duty officer of a Military Academy also increases the speed of research. (The Military Academy can be unlocked at Keep level 36 and above.) Don’t forget to do this too.
Civilization Treasure – Equip the “Code of Hammurabi” before starting research. (Civilization Treasure Guide)
Subordinate City – Having an American subordinate city increases your research speed. (List of buffs)
Alliance Science – A buff that is activated simply by belonging to an alliance. Donations and raising the level will give you more buffs.
How to get speed-up items
Speed-up items can be used to speed up the completion of the research being initiated.
The main way to get a lot of speed-up items quickly is to kill a lot of bosses. For other details, see the following article.
How to get Research Stone
A good way to get a lot of Research Stone quickly is to kill a lot of Vikings. However, you cannot earn much by just defeating them solo. It is better to kill as many alliance members’ Vikings in a rally as possible.
Details: Boss Chest & Drop Item List
Others can be produced in Research Factory. However, It’s very expensive and are not recommended except in an emergency. (I’ve put together a detailed article on the production of the Research Stone here)
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