Beliefs for a Wide Empire

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Black Lotus, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. Black Lotus

    Black Lotus Chieftain

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    Generally I play ICS or a Wide Empire as some people call it, what are some of the best beliefs for this type of strategy? Most people on the forums talk about Tall Empires, I would assume Church Property would be pretty good, what else should I take?
     
  2. Gucumatz

    Gucumatz JS, secretly Rod Serling

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    Church Property is good for all empires tall and wide alike.

    The 2 science per trade route is great too. Etc.
     
  3. Sporaticus

    Sporaticus Drooling Barbarian

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    I like to take the 1-Happiness-per-River-City Pantheon, happiness for shrines and temples, and Papal Whatchamajiggie. I can take out one AI easily if I am on one end of a fairly long river and the AI is near the other end. I just build a string of cities down the river, take my military with me, and have the upper hand when I get to the AI. Then I spread religion to the CSs, and take the 20-min-influence SP in Patronage.
     
  4. Gucumatz

    Gucumatz JS, secretly Rod Serling

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    Pagodas are also great for any empire if you have access to a lot of faith per turn.

    +2 happy, 2 faith, 2 culture per turn gives any wide empire a nice maint free building.
     
  5. Harthhal

    Harthhal Chieftain

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    With france i get the +2 science per trade route pantheon, the +2g per city founder, the +1 happiness per city follower
     
  6. chazzycat

    chazzycat Deity

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    came here to say pagodas.

    the key thing with happiness is to add it incrementally, not all at once, to avoid stalling out growth in boom & bust cycles.

    pagodas are perfect because you can set faith auto-buying, and you can count on +2 happy every X amount of turns. Not many options provide that kind of predictable, scheduled happiness increases.
     

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