Civilization V Guide to Technology/Research Upgrades

By   /   Sep 24, 2010

One can opt to use different technologies in different eras in the Civilization V.

Each technology has certain price and can lead to new techs and Unlocks. Following are the lists of technologies found in Civilization V.

Ancient Era

No.NameCostPrerequisite TechsLead to TechsUnlocks
1Agriculture20NonePottery, Animal

Husbandry, Archery,

Mining

Farm
2Animal husbandry35AgricultureTrapping, The WheelHorses, Pasture
3Archery35AgricultureMathematicsArcher
4Bronze Working50MiningIron WorkingSpearman, Hoplite, Immortal, Barracks, Krepost,

The Colossus, remove Jungle

5Calendar70PotteryTheologyStonehenge, Plantation
6Masonry55MiningConstructionWalls, The Pyramids, Quarry, clear a Marsh
7Mining35AgricultureMasonry, Bronze

Working

Mines, remove Forest
8Pottery35AgricultureSailing, Calendar,

Writing

Granary
9Sailing55PotteryOpticsGranary
10The Wheel55Animal HusbandryHorseback Riding,

Mathematics

Work Boat, Trireme, The Great Lighthouse, Fishing

Boats

11Trapping55Animal HusbandryCivil ServiceChariot Archer, War Chariot, War Elephant, Floating

Gardens, Water Mill, build a Road

12Writing55PotteryPhilosophyPaper Maker, Library, National College, The Great

Library, Open Borders

Classical Era

No.NameCostPrerequisite TechsLead to TechsUnlocks
1Construction100MasonryEngineeringColosseum, The Great Wall, bridges over rivers
2Horseback riding100The WheelChivalryHorseman, Companion Cavalry, Stable, Circus
3Iron Working150Bronze WorkingMetal CastingSwordsman, Mohawk Warrior, Legion, Armory,

Heroic Epic, Iron

4Mathematics100The Wheel,ArcheryCurrency,EngineeringCatapult, Ballista, The Hanging Gardens, Courthouse
5Optics80SailingCompassLighthouse, Embarking
6Philosophy100WritingTheology, Civil ServiceMud Pyramid, Burial Tomb, Temple, National Epic,

The Oracle, Research Agreements

Medieval Era

NoNameCostPrerequisite TechsLead to techsUnlocks
1Chivalry440Civil Service,

Horseback Riding,

Currency

BankingKnight, Camel Archer, Naresuan’s Elephant,

Mandekalu Cavalry, Mughal Fort, Castle, Himeji

Castle, Defensive Pact Treaties

2Civil Service400Philosophy,

Trapping

ChivalryPikeman, Landsknecht, Chichen Itza, +1 Food for

Farms along fresh water

3Compass340OpticsAstronomyHarbor
4Currency250MathematicsChivalryMarket, Mint, Bazaar, Machu Picchu
5Education440TheologyAstronomy,Acoustics,BankingsWat, University, Oxford University, Notre Dame, The

Porcelain Tower

6Engineering250Mathematics,

Construction

Machinery,PhysicsLumbermill, Fort
7Machinery440EngineeringPrinting pressCrossbowman, Chu-Ko-Nu, Longbowman, faster

road movement

8Metal Casting250Iron WorkingPhysics,SteelLonghouse, Forge, Workshop
9Physics440Engineering, Metal

Casting

Printing press,gunpowderTrebuchet
10Steel440Metal CastingGunpowderLongswordsman, Samurai
11Theology250Calendar,

Philosophy

EducationMonastery, Garden, Angkor Wat, The Hagia Sophia

Renaissance Era

No.NameCostPrerequisite TechsLead to TechsUnlocks
1Acoustics650EducationScientific TheoryOpera House, The Sistine Chapel, The Kremlin
2Archaeology1300NavigationBiologyMuseum, Hermitage, The Louvre
3Astronomy650Education,CompassNavigationMuseum, Hermitage, The Louvre
4Banking650Education,ChivalryEconomicsSatrap’s Court, Bank, The Forbidden Palace
5Chemistry900GunpowderMilitary Science, FertilizerCannon, Ironworks
6Economics900Banking,Printing pressMilitary ScienceCannon, Ironworks
7Fertilizer1300ChemistryDynamiteFarms without Fresh Water yield increased by 1
8Gun Powder680Physics,SteelChemistry,MetallurgyMusketman, Minuteman, Musketeer, Janissary
9Metallurgy900GunpowderRiflingLancer, Sipahi
10Military Science1300Economics,ChemistrySteam PowerCavalry, Cossack, Military Academy, Brandenburg

Gate

11Navigation900AstronomyArchaelogy,Scientific theoryFrigate, Ship of the Line, Seaport
12Printing Press650Machinery,PhysicsEconomicsTheatre, Taj Mahal
13Rifling1425MetallurgyDynamiteRifleman
14Scientific Theory1300Navigation,AcousticsBiology,Steam powerPublic School, Coal

Industrial Era

No.NameCostPrerequisite TechsLead to TechsUnlocks
1Biology1680Archaeology,

Scientific Theory

ElectricityHospital, Oil, Well
2Combustion2200Replaceable Parts,

Railroad, Dynamite

Atomic Theory,

Lasers

Tank, Panzer
3Dynamite1900Fertilizer, RiflingCombustionArtillery
4Electricity1900Biology, Steam

Power

Refrigeration,

Telegraph, Radio

Stock Exchange, Aluminum, Destroyer
5Flight2220Replaceable PartsRadarCarrier, Fighter, Zero
6Radio2200ElectricityRadar, Mass MediaAnti-Aircraft Gun, Broadcast Tower, Eiffel Tower
7Railroad1900Steam PowerCombustionArsenal, Railroad
8Refrigeration2200ElectricityPlastics, PenicillinSubmarine, Offshore Platform
9Replaceable Parts1900Steam PowerFlight, CombustionAnti-Tank Gun, Infantry, Foreign Legion, Statue of

Liberty

10Steam Power1680Scientific Theory,

Military Science

Electricity,

Replaceable Parts,

Railroad

Ironclad, Factory, Lumber Mill Production yield

increased by 1, faster embarked movement

11Telegraph2200ElectricityElectronicsBattleship, Military Base, Cristo Redentor

Modern Era

NoNameCostPrerequisite TechsLead to TechsUnlocks
1Advanced ballistics3350Lasers, Nuclear

Fission

Nuclear FusionNuclear Missile
2Atomic theory2600CombustionNuclear FissionThe Manhattan Project, Uranium
3Computers3000Electronics, Mass

Media

RoboticsNuclear Submarine, Mobile SAM
4Ecology3000Plastics, PenicillinGlobalizationSolar Plant
5Electronics2600TelegraphComputersMechanized Infantry
6Globalization3350EcologyParticle PhysicsUnited Nations, Sydney Opera House
7Lasers3000Radar, CombustionStealth, Advanced

Ballistics

Modern Armor, Jet Fighter
8Mass Media2600RadioComputersStadium
9Nuclear Fission3000Atomic TheoryAdvanced BallisticsAtomic Bomb, Nuclear Plant
10Penicillin2600RefrigerationEcologyMedical Lab
11Plastics2600RefrigerationEcologyResearch Lab, Hydro Plant
12Radar2600Radio, FlightRocketry, LasersBomber, B17 Bomber, Paratrooper, Pentagon
13Robotics3350ComputersParticle PhysicsSpaceship Factory, SS Booster, Missile Cruiser
14Rocketry3000RadarSatellitesHelicopter Gunship, Rocket Artillery, Apollo Program
15Satellites3350RocketryParticle Physics,

Nuclear Fusion

SS Cockpit, Guided Missile
16Stealth3350LasersNuclear FusionStealth Bomber

Future Era

No.NameCostPrerequisite TechsLead to TechsUnlocks
1Future Tech4000Nanotechnology,

Nuclear Fusion

NoneA repeating tech which increases your Score each

time its completed

2Nanotechnology3300Particle PhysicsFuture TechSS Stasis Chamber
3Nuclear Fusion3600Satellites, Stealth,

Advanced Ballistics

Future TechGiant Death Robot
4Particle Physics3350Globalization,

Robotics, Satellites

NanotechnologySS Engine

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