Shrine of Knowledge is one the most powerful event building, that is obtainable in Forge of Empires. Last time it was available in historical questline about Mary Stuart story. Shrine provides a lot of coins but, what is more important, it produces Forge Points. Read below why you should build as many Shrines in your city as you can!
Shrine is a residential building (house), nevertheless it provides only a few citizens. It produces a lot of coins but also forge points, if itis motivated. First time Shrine appeared in Easter 2014 and since that time you could win it in many events, usualy as the final reward.
Type: Residential Building
Size: 2X2 (4 tiles)
Provides: Population (different amount in different eras)
Produces: Coins each 24h (amount is different in different eras) and 1 Forge Point each 24h (need to be motivated first)
– Can be motivated (when motivated finished production can’t be plundered)
– Requires renovation kid after entering new era
– Coins production is boosted by St. Mark’s Basilica and 120% happiness bonus
– It has priority in automatic aid
Basic reason to build Shrine of Knowledge (SoK) are Forge Points. Shrine is little building, and produces 1 point each 24h. Let’s compare efficiency of different special buildings and Great Buildings in FP production counting it per 1 tile and per 1 tile with road (it is important, because every building needs road, what changes proportions)*
|Shrine of Knowledge||Soccer Field/Bazaar||Mad Scientist’s Lab||Luau**||Hagia Sophia 10th lvl||Castel del Monte 10th lvl||Cape Canaveral 10th lvl||Innovation Tower 10th lvl|
|Total FP production in 24 h||1||2||3||3||6||6||10||6|
|FP per 1 tile||0,25||0,1||0,19||0,15||0,14||0,24||0,5||0,17|
|FP per 1 tile with road*||0,17||0,08||0,15||0,13||0,13||0,2||0,42||0,14|
*On the assumption that 1X1 road is builded near the shorter edge of the building and the number of used tiles are added to the total building space (for SK it will be 2 additional tiles, for Soccer Field/Bazaar or Mad Scientist’s Lab – 4, Hagia – 6, Castel – 5, Canaveral – 4, and Innovation – 6).
As you can easily notate, SoK is the strongest FP generator from all event buildings, but also good compared to Hagia, Castel, Innovation. Only Cape Canaveral is stronger, however it doesn’t have any second bonus, and the Shrine is giving you coins!
One more question needs to be answered. Is it a good idea to build SoK as the coins generator? Let’s check production in different eras.
|Age/Era||Provided Population||Coins production/24h|
In the case of coins, as well as FP, it is very important to messure the amount produced from the square. It is also good to count how many citizens is building providing, because each citizen = +1 to needed happiness (1,4 to get 120% production efficiency). It is called “population efficiency”. Now we can check how SoK deals with coins production compared to basic and diamond residential buildings in different eras.
Below SoK coins production in different eras per 1 tile, per 1 tile with road and per provided population.
|Age/Era||Coins per 1 tile||Coins per 1 tile with road||Coins per population|
Below production of basic and diamond residential buildings per 1 tile, per 1 tile with road and per provided population.
|Age/Era||Basic residential building – coins per 1 tile||Basic residential building – coins per 1 tile with road||Basic residential building – coins per population||Diamond residential building – coins per 1 tile||Diamond residential building – coins per 1 tile with road||Diamond residential building – coins per population|
[Chalet and Longhouse]
|Iron [Cottage and Villa]||28/4h||18/4h||2||25/1h||17/1h||1|
|Early Middle-Ages [Clapboard house and Multistory house]||60/8h||40/8h||2||50/4h||33/4h||2|
|High Middle-Ages [Town house and Mansion]||85/8h||57/8h||2||85/4h||57/4h||2|
|Late Middle-Ages [Apartment house and Manor]||110/8h||73/8h||2||100/4h||67/4h||2|
|Colonial [Gambrel Roof House and Plantation house]||338||56||5||165/4h||110/4h||2|
|Industrial [Victorian House and Urban residence]||403||303||5||205/4h||154/4h||2|
|Progressive [High-Rise and Art nouveau mansion]||639||383||5||404/8h||303/8h||4|
|Modern [Suburban house and Luxury dwelling]||610||488||6||583/8h||389/8h||5|
|Postmodern [Bungalow and Loft house]||768||576||6||733/8h||489/8h||5|
|Contemporary [Condominium and Waterfront villa]||1300||867||7||869/8h||695/8h||6|
|Tomorrow [Capsule hotel and Terraced high-rise]||1517||1011||8||1063/8h||708/8h||6|
|Future [Arcology and Tree house hotel]||1728||1296||8||1555/8h||1037/8h||6|
|Arctic Future [Mobile house and Sea-Sraper]||1833||1222||8||1636/8h||1169/8h||6|
*Above choosed buildings with the same production time as Shrine of Knowledge – 24h unless those are no, then buildings with most similar production time (the longest). You may think that some buildings with shorter production time are stronger but remember about needed motivation and St Basil limited bonus (no more than 90 boosts).
Studying informations about production provided by different buildings you can easily note that SoK is one of the best coin generator. Of course, some other special buildings like King/Queen or Hunted House and others can be better (give more coins), but they don’t have the FP bonus!
High value of Shrine is that it not only generates a huge amount of coins but also that it give you almost none population. New citizens = new problems, because you have to provide happiness for them. Shrine will not generate such problem, so you will save space to build something else instead of cultural buildings.
SoK weakness is that it needs a lot of and permanent motivation. What is true it makes it impossible to plunder it and provides additional FP, but it also limits max possible amount of this buildings available to build in yout city. Formally there is no barrier to place them as much as you wish, but real possible amount of motivation given you easch day by your friends, neighbours and guild members is usually no more than 100 (rarely more). Even Kamilek_62 the top1 polish server East-Nagach (i play there too) who got endless diamonds places in his city not only Shrines but also other buildings. This is because he can’t have enough motivation for all of them. Not motivated Shrine becomes less value. Check the screen below:
Shrine of Knowledge is certainly the best special building in Forge of Empires (only Great Buildings are better). It is your duty to build it in your city!
Building is almost ideal, small with convenient shape and producing the most importat thing in this game – Forge Points and additionally a huge amount of coins (so you can buy even more Forge Points!). It can’t be plundered and generates almost none costs. The only one weakness of it is that you must take care of regularly motivation to keep the production efficiency on high level. You will also need a lot of renovation kids when you wish to upgrade your Shrines, but this buildings produces much coins even in some early eras. With properly used Shrines, Great Buildings and some other supporting buildings you can create a city that will provide hundreds of FP every day. Shrine is hard to obtain so don’t waste any occasion to get it.
We strongly suggest you to try to draw some Shrines in summer event. It is the cheapest way to obtain them. 4 of them can be bought for nor more than 3600 diamonds (or 36 regular summer tickets), so max no more than 900 diamonds per 1 Shrine (but only if you are a very bad luck man and you have to draw the whole wheel to get them, in fact it will be much cheaper). In other events it will be 2-3 times more expensive!
Shrine of Knowledge advantages
+ Very effective
+ Small, convenient shape, needs basic street
+ One of the best FP generator and good coins producer
+ Prouced coins are boosted by St. Mark’s Basilica and by 120% happiness
+ When motivated it can’t be plundered
+ Produced coins and FP are almost free – building requires no more than 30+ happiness (compared to thousands for basic buildings or Great Buildings like Innovation Tower)
Shrine of Knowledge disadvantages
– It requires regurlary motivation or none FP wll be produced
– To get high pofits you have to build some high amount of them what will result in high amount of needed renovation kids to keep high efficiency of coins production level
– Hard to obtain, even at the best events
– Trudno dostępny i drogi, nawet podczas najbardziej korzystnych eventów
Final rate: 9/10
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