|Unit Class:||Melee Unit|
|Requires:|| Runes of Kilmorph as State Religion|
Way of the Earthmother
|Starts With:|| Can Use Bronze, Iron, Mithril Weapons|
Religion: Runes of Kilmorph
|Info:|| 4 |
|Special:||Can sacrifice for 45|
The Runes of Kilmorph special unit. They cost more than the axeman but don't require any resources. They can be sacrificed to add resources to a city.
Soldiers of Kilmorph are an easy way to transfer production from high-production cities to low-production cities. Note, however, the following restrictions:
However, one can play around with this to gain a net profit on hammers!
- Heroic Epic (+100% for military units)
- God King (civic) gives +50% in the capital
- Nationhood (civic) gives +10% in all cities
- Military State (civic) gives +15% in all cities
- Command Post gives +20% in that city
- Forge gives +25% in that city
- Temple of the Order gives +10% in that city
- Warrens (only if you are the Clan of Embers) gives you an effective x2 (not a +100%) because it allows you to produce 2 Soldiers of Kilmorph for the price of one
In the best-case scenario, you gain +235% while building these soldiers, meaning that you get 2 Soldiers of Kilmorph for every ~90/3.35 = 26.86 hammers you input. This means that you effectively gain a payoff of 90-27=63 free hammers each time your Clan of Embers capital city with a Warrens (and the other buildings, as well as the above civics) trains a Soldier of Kilmorph.
There exist pros and cons for this: on one hand, percentagewise, that is a huge payoff on hammers (and could be used to speed Wonder production in another city) or generate basic infrastructure in other cities. However, by doing this, you have now occupied an amazing military city (with Heroic Epic, the +10% from God King, as well as several expensive buildings (e.g. Command Post and Warrens) just to build hammers. This may be strong early- to mid-game, but towards late-game, this should be abandoned in favor of training a strong army with your military-production civ. (Plus, many of those civics may require changing to other, more appropriate civics for your empire.)