Great Buildings

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Great Buildings are one of the fundamental mechanics of Forge of Empires. They represent great achievements in humanity's history and future and provide very powerful bonuses for your city!

What makes Great Buildings special?

Great Buildings provide your city with a unique bonus and often an additional production. They can also be leveled up to very high levels, providing even better bonuses and higher productions to your city while remaining the same size.

Additionally, contributing Forge Points to the buildings of your friends, neighbors and guild mates may grant you contribution rewards for your own city and Great Buildings!

Building a Great Building

Great Buildings Great building.png are built very differently than regular buildings in the game. They require a set of Blueprints and Goods of their age to be constructed. The Building Menu will show you an overview of available Great Buildings and their Blueprints at a glance.
You are also able to view your Great buildings from the inventory menu under the Great buildings tab. Note that you won't see Great Buildings you haven't found any Blueprints of in this list.


Every Great Building requires nine blueprints, which you have to collect in order to construct the building. That can be achieved in the following ways:

  • Polish or Motivate your neighbors/guildmates
  • Plunder your neighbors, though chances to find something are a little lower than with polishing/motivating
  • Help other players construct their great buildings (see section "Donation Rewards")
  • Diamonds, once you found at least one blueprint of that building one of the other ways
  • Special events may feature blueprints as prizes
  • Incidents happening in your city can also give a small chance at finding blueprints
  • The Guild expedition is also a way to get blueprints. Look in the chest to see if you are lucky to get one, and what the percent is to win it.
  • Lastly a special building The Shrine of Inspiration Gives out a blueprint if motivated

When Polishing/Motivating/Plundering, the affected building's age defines what blueprint you might find. Example: If you motivate a pottery, a Bronze Age building, you can only find blueprints for the Statue of Zeus or the Tower of Babel – Great buildings of Bronze Age.

You can also trade two duplicates in a specific Great building for one blueprint in that same Great Building (but still in a random spot) if you are still looking to get a specific spot. Blueprints.png


Once you have the Blueprints of the building, you will also need to gather the goods required to construct it.


Make sure to trade with your guild, your neighbors and friends to obtain the needed goods. Once everything is ready, place the Great Building in your city by using the "Construct"-Button.

Leveling Great Buildings

Once you placed a great building, it's on level 0, like a construction site.

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Unlike other buildings, these don't build up themselves, but have to be constructed with the use of forge points.

When the building reaches level 1, it is finally built, but can be upgraded to level 10 with forge points alone. You will then need set of blueprints to unlock levels past 10 (one set = one more level available).

The higher the building's level, the more powerful the bonus becomes and the greater the amount of forge points are needed to reach the next level.

Details on the forge-point costs and bonuses can be found in the respective site for each building.

Contributing to a Great Building

When contributing to a Great Building of a friend, guildmate or neighbor, the top five contributors will receive a reward once the building is completed. Players who have The Arc also get additional bonuses when placing in the top five of another player's building.

The rewards for contributing to a Great Building can be:

  • Forge Points
  • Medals
  • Blueprints of the supported building


Great Building List

Below you can find a list of all Great Buildings currently in the game. If you'd like to see an overview of the effects of all Great Buildings in the game, please have a look at our Great Building Boosts-Page.

Building Age Size Skills
Observatory No Age 3x3 icon_great_building_bonus_guild_goods-e1fb74f07.png Guild Goods
icon_great_building_bonus_fierce_resistance-72ef0a8c3.png Fierce resistance
Temple of Relics No Age 6x6 icon_great_building_bonus_relic_hunt-5f47d1985.png Relic Hunt
Oracle of Delphi No Age 3x3 icon_great_building_bonus_supplies-d07694640.png Supply production
icon_great_building_bonus_happy-685b0c0a0.png Happiness
Tower of Babel Bronze Age 4x4 icon_great_building_bonus_goods-ecf3d9439.png Good production
icon_great_building_bonus_population-ec9540abc.png Population
Statue of Zeus Bronze Age 2x3 icon_great_building_bonus_military-72d9f3315.png Military boost
Colosseum Iron Age 6x7 icon_great_building_bonus_medals-d29e77a05.png Medal production
icon_great_building_bonus_happy-685b0c0a0.png Happiness
Lighthouse of Alexandria Iron Age 4x4 icon_great_building_bonus_goods-ecf3d9439.png Good production
icon_great_building_bonus_supplies-d07694640.png Supply boost
Hagia Sophia Early Middle Ages 7x6 icon_great_building_bonus_forgepoints-e3ed48926.png Research
icon_great_building_bonus_happy-685b0c0a0.png Happiness
Cathedral of Aachen Early Middle Ages 4x6 icon_great_building_bonus_coins-d8012c389.png Coin production
icon_great_building_bonus_military-72d9f3315.png Military boost
Galata Tower Early Middle Ages 3x3 icon_great_building_bonus_goods-ecf3d9439.png Good production
icon_great_building_bonus_plunder_repel-74e9ea181.png Plunder Repel
St. Mark's Basilica High Middle Ages 6x6 icon_great_building_bonus_goods-ecf3d9439.png Good production
icon_great_building_bonus_coins-d8012c389.png Coin boost
Notre Dame High Middle Ages 4x6 icon_great_building_bonus_supplies-d07694640.png Supply production
icon_great_building_bonus_happy-685b0c0a0.png Happiness
Saint Basil's Cathedral Late Middle Ages 5x5 icon_great_building_bonus_coins-d8012c389.png Coin production
icon_great_building_bonus_fierce_resistance-72ef0a8c3.png Fierce resistance
Castel del Monte Late Middle Ages 5x5 icon_great_building_bonus_forgepoints-e3ed48926.png Research
icon_great_building_bonus_military-72d9f3315.png Military boost
Frauenkirche of Dresden Colonial Age 5x5 icon_great_building_bonus_goods-ecf3d9439.png Good production
icon_great_building_bonus_happy-685b0c0a0.png Happiness
Deal Castle Colonial Age 7x7 icon_great_building_bonus_medals-d29e77a05.png Medal production
icon_great_building_bonus_fierce_resistance-72ef0a8c3.png Fierce resistance
Royal Albert Hall Industrial Age 7x6 icon_great_building_bonus_goods-ecf3d9439.png Good production
icon_great_building_bonus_supplies-d07694640.png Supply boost
Capitol Industrial Age 7x5 icon_great_building_bonus_supplies-d07694640.png Supply production
icon_great_building_bonus_population-ec9540abc.png Population
Château Frontenac Progressive Era 5x6 icon_great_building_bonus_coins-d8012c389.png Coin production
icon_great_building_bonus_scroll-8bb80efd7.png Quest Reward Boost
Alcatraz Progressive Era 10x7 icon_great_building_bonus_penal_unit-3746eef4e.png Penal Unit
icon_great_building_bonus_happy-685b0c0a0.png Happiness
Space Needle Modern Era 6x5 icon_great_building_bonus_coins-d8012c389.png Coin production
icon_great_building_bonus_happy-685b0c0a0.png Happiness
Atomium Modern Era 7x6 icon_great_building_bonus_guild_goods-e1fb74f07.png Guild Goods
icon_great_building_bonus_happy-685b0c0a0.png Happiness
Cape Canaveral Postmodern Era 4x5 icon_great_building_bonus_forgepoints-e3ed48926.png Research
The Habitat Postmodern Era 7x6 icon_great_building_bonus_coins-d8012c389.png Coin production
icon_great_building_bonus_population-ec9540abc.png Population
Lotus Temple Contemporary Era 6x6 icon_great_building_bonus_coins-d8012c389.png Coin production
icon_great_building_bonus_happy-685b0c0a0.png Happiness
Innovation Tower Contemporary Era 6x6 icon_great_building_bonus_forgepoints-e3ed48926.png Research
icon_great_building_bonus_population-ec9540abc.png Population
Truce Tower Tomorrow Era 6x5 icon_great_building_bonus_supplies-d07694640.png Supply production
icon_great_building_bonus_aid_goods-01b049e94.png Aid Goods
Voyager V1 Tomorrow Era 4x7 icon_great_building_bonus_supplies-d07694640.png Supply production
icon_great_building_bonus_plunder_goods-a676df663.png Plunder Goods
The Arc The Future 7x5 icon_great_building_bonus_guild_goods-e1fb74f07.png Guild Goods
icon_great_building_bonus_contribution_boost-e0df93e01.png Contribution Boost
Rain Forest Project The Future 6x6 icon_great_building_bonus_goods-ecf3d9439.png Good production
icon_great_building_bonus_aid_blueprints-8d0c2d633.png Aid Blueprints
Gaea Statue Arctic Future 6x4 icon_great_building_bonus_medals-d29e77a05.png Medal production
icon_great_building_bonus_happy-685b0c0a0.png Happiness
Seed Vault Arctic Future 5x6 icon_great_building_bonus_supplies-d07694640.png Supply production
icon_great_building_bonus_helping_hands-0cbd90bc6.png Helping Hands
Arctic Orangery Arctic Future 7x7 icon_great_building_bonus_forgepoints-e3ed48926.png Research
icon_great_building_bonus_critical_hit_chance-2b5603a4b.png Critical Hit
Atlantis Museum Oceanic Future 6x7 icon_great_building_bonus_goods-ecf3d9439.png Good production
icon_great_building_bonus_plunder_and_pillage-b57d09b6c.png Plunder and Pillage
The Kraken Oceanic Future 5x5 icon_great_building_bonus_forgepoints-e3ed48926.png Research
icon_great_building_bonus_first_strike-fc4d9e07f.png First Strike
The Blue Galaxy Oceanic Future 7x5 icon_great_building_bonus_medals-d29e77a05.png Medal production
icon_great_building_bonus_double_collect-d6be5219d.png Double Collection
Terracotta Army Virtual Future 4x6 icon_great_building_bonus_advanced_tactics-f51a4c798.png Advanced Tactics
Himeji Castle Virtual Future 6x6 icon_great_building_bonus_supplies-d07694640.png Supply production
icon_great_building_bonus_spoils_of_war-8b70a4048.png Spoils of War
Star Gazer Space Age Mars 5x5 icon_great_building_bonus_previous_era_good_production-f614a2d9f.png Previous Era Goods Production
The Virgo Project Space Age Mars 5x5 icon_great_building_bonus_coins-d8012c389.png Coin production
icon_great_building_bonus_missile_launch-c9163f103.png Missile Launch
Space Carrier Space Age Asteroid Belt 7x4 icon_great_building_bonus_special_goods-ce3ff4ea1.png Orbital Transfer
icon_great_building_bonus_diplomatic_gifts-855d0b0bf.png Diplomatic Gifts
Flying Island Space Age Venus 4x6 icon_great_building_bonus_mysterious_shards-64a7d6e32.png Mysterious Shards
A.I. Core Space Age Jupiter Moon 5x5 icon_great_building_bonus_guild_goods-e1fb74f07.png Guild Goods
icon_great_building_bonus_algorithmic_core-c5a6b5ba1.png Algorithmic Core
Saturn VI Gate CENTAURUS Space Age Titan 4x4 icon_great_building_bonus_previous_era_good_production-f614a2d9f.png Previous Era Goods Production
icon_great_building_bonus_military-72d9f3315.png Military boost
Saturn VI Gate PEGASUS Space Age Titan 4x4 icon_great_building_bonus_forgepoints-e3ed48926.png Research
icon_great_building_bonus_fierce_resistance-72ef0a8c3.png Fierce resistance
Saturn VI Gate HYDRA Space Age Titan 4x4 icon_great_building_bonus_guild_goods-e1fb74f07.png Guild Goods
icon_great_building_bonus_advanced_tactics-f51a4c798.png Advanced Tactics