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The Face of the Ancient is a special building and is one of two unique decorations released exclusively for the Guild Expeditions. It can be obtained as a reward for a successful Guild Expedition encounter or found in a relic.

The Face of the Ancient provides happiness. When the Face of the Ancient is polished its output of happiness is doubled for 12 hours.

Together with Gate of the Sun God, it was one of the best happiness providing buildings available in the game, providing much more happiness per tile than premium decorations and even premium cultural buildings. However, the game update 1.95 seriously nerfed the happiness value - it now provides only 56% of the original happiness value, thus making it only a bit better than regular decorations and worse than premium ones.

Upgrade

Face of the Ancient Upgrade

The Face of the Ancient can be upgraded by Face of the Ancient Upgrade Kit item. To upgrade the Face of the Ancient, use the Face of the Ancient Upgrade item on the Face of the Ancient that is already situated in your city. Its upgraded version will then be placed directly on the same spot in your city and the production timer will not be reset. Note that the upgraded building will be from your current era, even if the old one was from one of the earlier ages.

Happiness

Age Happiness Happiness/Size
BA +180 +45
IA +230 +58
EMA +250 +63
HMA +280 +70
LMA +320 +80
CA +370 +93
INA +400 +100
PE +440 +110
ME +470 +118
PME +490 +123
CE +570 +143
TE +691 +173
FE +828 +207
AF +965 +241
OF +1,113 +278
VF +1,330 +333
SAM +2,128 +532
SAAB +2,312 +578

Age Happiness Happiness/Size Attack (boost)
BA +360 +90 3%
IA +460 +115
EMA +500 +125
HMA +560 +140
LMA +640 +160
CA +740 +185
INA +801 +200
PE +880 +220
ME +941 +235
PME +980 +245
CE +1,139 +285
TE +1,383 +346
FE +1,657 +414
AF +1,930 +483
OF +2,227 +557
VF +2,660 +665
SAM +4,256 +1,064
SAAB +4,626 +1,157

Old happiness values (prior to 1.95 update)
Age Age Happiness Happy/Size
Bronze Age 225 56.25
Iron Age 388 97
Early Middle Ages 429 107.25
High Middle Ages 479 119.75
Late Middle Ages 534 133.5
Colonial Age 628 157
Industrial Age 708 177
Progressive Era 778 194.5
Modern Era 832 208
Postmodern Era 867 216.75
Contemporary Era 1,007 251.75
Tomorrow Era 1,223 305.75
Future Era 1,465 366.25
Arctic Future Era 1,706 426.5

Gallery

  • Face of the Ancient Lvl 1
  • Face of the Ancient Lvl 2


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