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Scientist
Research is the main key in advancing your civilization. To start researching all you need to do is construct an Academy and assign citizens to study there. There are four lines of research you can study:  Economy ,  Science ,  Seafaring  and  Military . Each research takes a certain amount of research points to be completed. You can also read a detailed description of each technology by clicking on the above links.
Research
After building your Academy and assign your citizens to become scientists, you will accumulate research points over time (one research point per hour per scientist, assuming you do not have Corruption in the city). Certain achievements in Science help increase the potential amount of research points per scientist. When you have enough points to complete a research, your research adviser will turn yellow. Click on the adviser and you should be able to apply the points you have generated to a un-researched item, gaining its ability. The Research Adviser can inform you of how many research points you currently have accumulated, and the amount per hour you are generating. The more scientists you have working, the faster you generate points, and apply the points to new researches.

Research points

A research point or  Research small is a unit of measure used in the Academies to determine when you can learn a research.

1 scientist produces Research small per hour, without any other researches to change this ratio.

Researches that affect research points per hour

There are some researches in the  Science  research line, which increase the amount of  Research small produced per hour:

  • Paper increases the number of  Research small produced per hour by 2%.  This means each scientist will produce 1.02 Research small per hour.
  • Ink increases the number of  Research small produced per hour by an additional 4%.
    • This is cumulative with Paper, meaning that each scientist will now produce 1.06 Research small per hour.
  • Mechanical Pen increases the number of  Research small produced per hour by an additional 8%.
    • This is cumulative with Paper and Ink, meaning that each scientist will now produce 1.14 Research small per hour.
  • Finally, when you reach the Scientific Future's, you gain another 2% or 0.02 Research small per scientist per hour, for each level researched.

Premium items that affect research points per hour

Potion of Wisdom is an Ikariam Plus item that will increase ALL of your Academy's research production in all of your towns by 20% for various lengths of time for a cost of various amounts of Ambrosia, while it lasts.

Governments that affect research points per hour

  • Democracy will gain you an additional Research small per hour, for every cultural good you have, this is how many Museum spots have been filled.
    • While under Xenocracy you will gain an additional 0.5 Research small per hour, for every cultural good you have, this is how many Museum spots have been filled.
  • Technocracy will gain you an additional 5%, or 0.05 Research small, per scientists per hour.
    • While under Xenocracy you will gain an additional 2.5%, or 0.025 Research small, per scientists per hour.
  • Theocracy will make you lose 5%, or -0.05 Research small, per scientists per hour.
    • While under Xenocracy you will lose 2.5%, or -0.025 Research small, per scientists per hour.

Research Costs

To help decide which researches are quicker to research, here are the researches and their costs next to each other.

These charts do not take into account any prerequisite research, that may be needed before certain researches can be learned.

Normal (Non Future's) Research

Researches and Costs
 Research small Seafaring Economy Science Military
8 Carpentry Dry-Dock
12 Deck Weapons Conservation
18 Piracy
24 Ship Maintenance (1st)

Draft (2nd)
Pulley Well Construction / Well Digging Maps
30 Paper
112 Wealth
336 Expansion Wine Culture Professional Army
420 Espionage
1,032 Foreign Cultures Siege
1,204 Improved Resourc Gathering
1,428 Polytheism
2,236 Pitch Geometry Code of Honor / Code of Honour
2,652 Ink
2,836 Government Formation
3,264 Market Ballistics
3,672 Architecture
4,320 Invention
7,020 Greek Fire Law of the Lever
7,200 Holiday / Relaxation Holiday
8,242 Law / Legislation
8,694 Cultural Exchange
9,936 Counterweight
10,764 Culinary Specialities / Culinary Specialties
11,592 Governor
14,952 Anatomy
17,064 Diplomacy
19,908 Helping Hands Pyrotechnics
21,360 Optics (1st)
Experiments (2nd)
25,632 Sea Charts / Sea Maps Spirit Level Logistics
31,968 Mechanical Pen
38,400 Paddle Wheel Engine Gunpowder
46,848 Bird's Flight
48,000 Wine Cellars / Wine Press House (1st)
Depot / Waste Dump (2nd)
53,000 Caulking
56,000 Soldier Exchange
93,240 Mortar Attachment
98,000 Archiving
106,560 Bureaucracy Robotics
120,000 Massive Ram
144,720 Letter Chute
202,074 State Religion
209,040 Cannon Casting / Canon Casting
209,880 Pressure Chamber
241,200 Utopia
444,000 The Archimedean Principle / The Archimedic Principle
475,000 Offshore Base
532,800 Seafaring Future(s) Economic Future(s) Militaristic Future(s)
610,560 Scientific Future(s)
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Future's Research

Researches and Costs
 Research small Seafaring Economy Science Military
532,800 Seafaring Future (1) Economic Future (1) Militaristic Future (1)
610,560 Scientific Future (1)
1,065,600 Seafaring Future (2) Economic Future (2) Militaristic Future (2)
1,221,120 Scientific Future (2)
1,598,400 Seafaring Future (3) Economic Future (3) Militaristic Future (3)
1,831,680 Scientific Future (3)
2,131,200 Seafaring Future (4) Economic Future (4) Militaristic Future (4)
2,442,240 Scientific Future (4)
2,664,000 Seafaring Future (5) Economic Future (5) Militaristic Future (5)
3,052,800 Scientific Future (5)
3,196,800 Seafaring Future (6) Economic Future (6) Militaristic Future (6)
3,663,360 Scientific Future (6)
3,729,600 Seafaring Future (7) Economic Future (7) Militaristic Future (7)
4,262,400 Seafaring Future (8) Economic Future (8) Militaristic Future (8)
4,273,920 Scientific Future (7)
4,795,200 Seafaring Future (9) Economic Future (9) Militaristic Future (9)
4,884,480 Scientific Future (8)
5,328,000 Seafaring Future (10) Economic Future (10) Militaristic Future (10)
5,495,040 Scientific Future (9)
5,860,800 Seafaring Future (11) Economic Future (11) Militaristic Future (11)
6,105,600 Scientific Future (10)
6,393,600 Seafaring Future (12) Economic Future (12) Militaristic Future (12)
6,716,160 Scientific Future (11)
6,926,400 Seafaring Future (13) Economic Future (13) Militaristic Future (13)
7,326,720 Scientific Future (12)
7,459,200 Seafaring Future (14) Economic Future (14) Militaristic Future (14)
7,937,280 Scientific Future (13)
7,992,000 Seafaring Future (15) Economic Future (15) Militaristic Future (15)
8,524,800 Seafaring Future (16) Economic Future (16) Militaristic Future (16)
8,547,840 Scientific Future (14)
9,057,600 Seafaring Future (17) Economic Future (17) Militaristic Future (17)
9,158,400 Scientific Future (15)
9,590,400 Seafaring Future (18) Economic Future (18) Militaristic Future (18)
9,768,960 Scientific Future (16)
10,123,200 Seafaring Future (19) Economic Future (19) Militaristic Future (19)
10,379,520 Scientific Future (17)
10,656,000 Seafaring Future (20) Economic Future (20) Militaristic Future (20)
10,990,080 Scientific Future (18)
11,188,800 Seafaring Future (21) Economic Future (21) Militaristic Future (21)
11,600,640 Scientific Future (19)
11,721,600 Seafaring Future (22) Economic Future (22) Militaristic Future (22)
12,211,200 Scientific Future (20)
12,254,400 Seafaring Future (23) Economic Future (23) Militaristic Future (23)
12,787,200 Seafaring Future (20) Economic Future (24) Militaristic Future (24)
12,821,760 Scientific Future (21)
13,320,000 Seafaring Future (25) Economic Future (25) Militaristic Future (25)
13,432,320 Scientific Future (22)
14,042,880 Scientific Future (23)
14,653,440 Scientific Future (24)
15,264,000 Scientific Future (25)
 Research small Seafaring Economy Science Military
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Future's (Possible) Research

Researches and Costs
 Research small Seafaring Economy Science Military
13,852,800 Seafaring Future (26) Economic Future (26) Militaristic Future (26)
14,385,600 Seafaring Future (27) Economic Future (27) Militaristic Future (27)
14,918,400 Seafaring Future (28) Economic Future (28) Militaristic Future (28)
15,451,200 Seafaring Future (29) Economic Future (29) Militaristic Future (29)
15,874,560 Scientific Future (26)
15,984,000 Seafaring Future (30) Economic Future (30) Militaristic Future (30)
16,485,120 Scientific Future (27)
16,516,800 Seafaring Future (31) Economic Future (31) Militaristic Future (31)
17,049,600 Seafaring Future (32) Economic Future (32) Militaristic Future (32)
17,095,680 Scientific Future (28)
17,582,400 Seafaring Future (33) Economic Future (33) Militaristic Future (33)
17,706,240 Scientific Future (29)
18,115,200 Seafaring Future (34) Economic Future (34) Militaristic Future (34)
18,316,800 Scientific Future (30)
18,648,000 Seafaring Future (35) Economic Future (35) Militaristic Future (35)
18,927,360 Scientific Future (31)
19,180,800 Seafaring Future (36) Economic Future (36) Militaristic Future (36)
19,537,920 Scientific Future (32)
19,713,600 Seafaring Future (37) Economic Future (37) Militaristic Future (37)
20,148,480 Scientific Future (33)
19,713,600 Seafaring Future (38) Economic Future (38) Militaristic Future (38)
20,759,040 Scientific Future (34)
20,779,200 Seafaring Future (39) Economic Future (39) Militaristic Future (39)
21,312,000 Seafaring Future (40) Economic Future (40) Militaristic Future (40)
21,369,600 Scientific Future (35)
21,844,800 Seafaring Future (41) Economic Future (41) Militaristic Future (41)
21,980,160 Scientific Future (36)
22,377,600 Seafaring Future (42) Economic Future (42) Militaristic Future (42)
22,590,720 Scientific Future (37)


22,910,400 Seafaring Future (43) Economic Future (43) Militaristic Future (43)
23,201,280 Scientific Future (38)
23,811,840 Scientific Future (39)
24,422,400 Scientific Future (40)
25,032,960 Scientific Future (41)
25,643,520 Scientific Future (42)
26,254,080 Scientific Future (43)
 Research small Seafaring Economy Science Military
Researches and Costs

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