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Unit Upgrades

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Once you hit the later game, you may want to upgrade your military to make it more cost-effective. Each unit can receive up to 3 damage upgrades, and 3 armour upgrades.

The upgrades are noted with a bronze, silver or gold sword/shield icon, although the upgrade names are generally noted as something else.

  • Bronze upgrades give units +1 damage or armour.
  • Silver upgrades give them an additional +1 (total +2) damage or armour.
  • Gold upgrades give them another +1 (total +3) damage or armour.


Spearman upgrades

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Spearman
Offense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time Workshop Minimum Workshop Level
Bronze Spear - Bronze Spear Damage +1 1,500 1,000 1h 1
Iron Spear - Iron Spear Damage +2 4,500 3,000 2h 2
Steel Spear - Steel Spear Damage +3 12,000 8,000 3h 3
Defense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time Workshop Minimum Workshop Level
Leather Clothing - Leather Clothing Armour +1 750 500 1h 1
Reinforced Leather Clothing - Reinforced Leather Clothing Armour +2 1,500 1,000 2h 2
Studded Leather Clothing - Studded Leather Clothing Armour +3 6,000 4,000 3h 3


Slinger upgrades

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Slinger
Offense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time Workshop Minimum Workshop Level
Bronze Balls - Bronze Balls Damage +1 750 500 1h 1
Iron Balls - Iron Balls Damage +2 1,500 1,000 2h 2
Steel Balls - Steel Balls Damage +3 3,000 2,000 3h 3
Defense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time Workshop Minimum Workshop Level
Leather Clothing - Leather Clothing Armour +1 750 500 1h 1
Reinforced Leather Clothing - Reinforced Leather Clothing Armour +2 1,500 1,000 2h 2
Studded Leather Clothing - Studded Leather Clothing Armour +3 3,000 2,000 3h 3


Swordsman upgrades

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Swordsman
Offense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time Workshop Minimum Workshop Level
Bronze Sword - Bronze Sword Damage +1 1,500 1,000 1h 2
Iron Sword - Iron Sword Damage +2 4,500 3,000 2h 3
Steel Sword - Steel Sword Damage +3 12,000 8,000 3h 4
Defense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time Workshop Minimum Workshop Level
Bronze Helmet - Bronze Helmet Armour +1 750 500 1h 2
Iron Helmet - Iron Helmet Armour +2 1,500 1,000 2h 3
Steel Helmet - Steel Helmet Armour +3 6,000 4,000 3h 4


Hoplite upgrades

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Hoplite
Offense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time Workshop Minimum Workshop Level
Bronze Spear - Bronze Spear Damage +1 1,500 1,000 1h 4
Iron Spear - Iron Spear Damage +2 3,000 2,000 2h 5
Steel Spear - Steel Spear Damage +3 6,000 4,000 3h 6
Defense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time Workshop Minimum Workshop Level
Bronze Shield - Bronze Shield Armour +1 3,000 2,000 1h 4
Iron Shield - Iron Shield Armour +2 7,500 5,000 2h 5
Steel Shield - Steel Shield Armour +3 18,000 12,000 3h 6


Archer upgrades

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Archer
Offense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time Workshop Minimum Workshop Level
Iron Arrowhead - Iron Arrowhead Damage +1 2,250 1,500 1h 7
Steel Arrowhead - Steel Arrowhead Damage +2 7,500 5,000 2h 8
Fire Arrowhead - Fire Arrowhead Damage +3 21,000 14,000 3h 9
Defense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time Workshop Minimum Workshop Level
Leather Armour - Leather Armour Armour +1 750 500 1h 7
Reinforced Leather Armour - Reinforced Leather Armour Armour +2 1,500 1,000 2h 8
Studded Leather Armour - Studded Leather Armour Armour +3 3,000 2,000 3h 9


Ram upgrades

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Ram
Offense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time Workshop Minimum Workshop Level
Bronze Head - Bronze Head Damage +1 1,500 1,000 1h 8
Iron Head - Iron Head Damage +2 3,000 2,000 2h 9
Steel Head - Steel Head Damage +3 6,000 4,000 3h 10
Defense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time Workshop Minimum Workshop Level
Bronze Roof - Bronze Roof Armour +1 6,000 4,000 1h 8
Iron Roof - Iron Roof Armour +2 15,000 10,000 2h 9
Steel Roof - Steel Roof Armour +3 36,000 24,000 3h 10

Catapult upgrades

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Catapult
Offense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time WorkshopMinimum Workshop Level
Fire-Missile - Fire-Missile Damage +1 6,000 4,000 1h 10
HellFire-Missile - HellFire-Missile Damage +2 15,000 10,000 2h 11
Inferno-Missile - Inferno-Missile Damage +3 36,000 24,000 3h 12
Defense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time WorkshopMinimum Workshop Level
Bronze Plating - Bronze Plating Armour +1 3,000 2,000 1h 10
Iron Plating - Iron Plating Armour +2 9,000 6,000 2h 11
Steel Plating - Steel Plating Armour +3 24,000 16,000 3h 12


Sulphur Carabineer upgrades

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Sulphur Carabineer
Offense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time Workshop Minimum Workshop Level
Bronze Musket - Bronze Musket Damage +1 3,600 2,500 1h 10
Iron Musket - Iron Musket Damage +2 12,000 8,000 2h 11
Steel Musket - Steel Musket Damage +3 33,000 22,000 3h 12
Defense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time Workshop Minimum Workshop Level
Leather Armour - Leather Armour Armour +1 1,500 1,000 1h 10
Reinforced Leather Armour - Reinforced Leather Armour Armour +2 3,000 2,000 2h 11
Studded Leather Armour - Studded Leather Armour Armour +3 6,000 4,000 3h 12


Gyrocopter Upgrades

Gyrocopter
Gyrocopter
Offense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time Workshop Minimum Workshop Level
Crossbow - Crossbow Damage +1 3,000 2,000 1h 14
Double Crossbow - Double Crossbow Damage +2 7,500 5,000 2h 15
Rapid Fire Crossbow - Rapid Fire Crossbow Damage +3 18,000 12,000 3h 16
Defense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time Workshop Minimum Workshop Level
Bronze Plating - Bronze Plating Armour +1 2,250 1,500 1h 14
Iron Plating - Iron Plating Armour +2 7,500 5,000 2h 15
Steel Plating - Steel Plating Armour +3 15,000 10,000 3h 16


Steam Giant upgrades

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Steam Giant
Offense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time Workshop Minimum Workshop Level
Bronze Fist - Bronze Fist Damage +1 6,000 4,000 1h 16
Iron Fist - Iron Fist Damage +2 15,000 10,000 2h 17
Steel Fist - Steel Fist Damage +3 36,000 24,000 3h 18
Defense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time Workshop Minimum Workshop Level
Bronze Plating - Bronze Plating Armour +1 6,000 4,000 1h 16
Iron Plating - Iron Plating Armour +2 15,000 10,000 2h 17
Steel Plating - Steel Plating Armour +3 36,000 24,000 3h 18


Mortar upgrades

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Mortar
Offense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time Workshop Minimum Workshop Level
Thunder Grenade - Thunder Grenade Damage +1 11,250 7,500 1h 18
Great Thunder Grenade - Great Thunder Grenade Damage +2 27,000 18,000 2h 19
Armageddon Grenade - Armageddon Grenade Damage +3 63,000 42,000 3h 20
Defense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time Workshop Minimum Workshop Level
Bronze Wall - Bronze Wall Armour +1 7,500 5,000 1h 18
Iron Wall - Iron Wall Armour +2 18,000 12,000 2h 19
Steel Wall - Steel Wall Armour +3 42,000 28,000 3h 20

Balloon-Bombardier upgrades

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Balloon-Bombardier
Offense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time WorkshopMinimum Workshop Level
Fire-Bomb - Fire-Bomb Damage +1 16,500 11,000 1h 21
HellFire-Bomb - HellFire-Bomb Damage +2 42,000 28,000 2h 22
Inferno-Bomb - Inferno-Bomb Damage +3 102,000 68,000 3h 23
Defense Effect  Gold Crystal Glass  Time WorkshopMinimum Workshop Level
Leather Basket - Leather Basket Armour +1 4,500 3,000 1h 21
Reinforced Leather Basket - Reinforced Leather Basket Armour +2 12,000 8,000 2h 22
Studded Leather Basket - Studded Leather Basket Armour +3 30,000 20,000 3h 23
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