Academy (July 2020)

Rise Of Kingdoms Academy

The Academy is the most important building in Rise Of Kingdoms and its hardest building to upgrade on the max level. Its a place where you will research all your technology. 

Upgrading the academy will increase your Research Speed. It is important to upgrade the academy as fast as you can. Research speed will increase your progress on getting Tier 5 Units. Upgrading your academy on level 25 will give you a 25% bonus on research speed. 

You can upgrade your Academy easily to level 24 but upgrading the academy on LVL 25 will be a problem. 

How to upgrade Academy faster

For 25 you will need to work hard. To upgrade Academy on level 25 you will need to upgrade all buildings on Level 25. CastleCity Hall, Watchtower are the hardest buildings to upgrade, so work on them from the start of the game. 

To get Castle on level 25 looks impossible but you can do it. check our guide for farming books of covenant so you can upgrade your castle faster. 

City Hall is not so hard but it is expensive and it takes a long time to build. 

Watchtower you can upgrade with time, just kill a lot of barbarians during the Lohar event and there will be some other events where you can receive arrows for your watchtower. 

Academy tips

Rise of Kingdoms is a game of patience and dedication if you are not a spender. 

I would advise you not to use your speedups on research until you get your academy on level 25. With 25 you will have a nice research bonus of 25%. Then you can go all in and use all your speedups. Wait for the event to win some rewards for upgrading.

The problem that happened to many people they had max research for academy 24 and they could not do more research because they did no have academy on LVL 25. 

Academy is not a problem its castle and castle level 25 is a requirement to upgrade your academy. Focus on your castle every day because there is no event or shop where you can buy books of covenant to upgrade your castle. 

Check our guide on how to farm books of covenant

Building Requirements

Academy
Level
RequirementsResearch Speed BoostCostTimePower
1City Hall Lv.4
0.5%Food 500
Wood 800
6s5
2City Hall Lv.4
1.0% Food 1.0K
Wood 1.5K
40s11
3City Hall Lv.4
1.5% Food 2.0K
Wood 2.8K
2m 40s 27
4City Hall Lv.4
2.0% Food 3.8K
Wood 5.0K
Stone 800
6m61
5City Hall Lv.52.5% Food 6.8K
Wood 9.0K
Stone 1.5K
20m 145
6City Hall Lv.63.0% Food 11.5K
Wood 15.5K
Stone 3.2K
53m 20s 336
7City Hall Lv.73.5% Food 17.3K
Wood 23.3K
Stone 5.0K
1h 47m 688
8City Hall Lv.84.0% Food 26.0K
Wood 35.0K
Stone 8.0K
3h 33m 1,346
9City Hall Lv.94.5% Food 39.0K
Wood 52.5K
Stone 12.8K
7h 7m 2,591
10City Hall Lv.105.0% Food 58.5K
Wood 78.8K
Stone 20.5K
14h 13m 4,975
11City Hall Lv.115.5% Food 90.0K
Wood 120.0K
Stone 32.5K
17h 4m 7,970
12City Hall Lv.126.0% Food 135.0K
Wood 180.0K
Stone 50.0K
20h 29m 11,679
13City Hall Lv.136.5% Food 202.5K
Wood 270.0K
Stone 75.0K
1d 1h 16,387
14City Hall Lv.147.0% Food 305.0K
Wood 405.0K
Stone 112.5K
1d 5h 22,391
15City Hall Lv.157.5% Food 457.5K
Wood 607.5K
Stone 170.0K
1d 11h 30,127
16City Hall Lv.168.0% Food 687.5K
Wood 912.5K
Stone 255.0K
1d 18h 40,207
17City Hall Lv.178.5% Food 1.0M
Wood 1.4M
Stone 382.5K
2d 3h 53,497
18City Hall Lv.189.0% Food 1.6M
Wood 2.1M
Stone 575.0K
2d 13h 71,227
19City Hall Lv.199.5% Food 2.3M
Wood 3.1M
Stone 875.0K
3d 1h 95,369
20City Hall Lv.2010.0% Food 3.5M
Wood 4.7M
Stone 1.3M
3d 16h 128,424
21City Hall Lv.2112.0% Food 5.2M
Wood 7.1M
Stone 2.0 M
6d 5h 174,240
22City Hall Lv.2214.0% Food 7.9M
Wood 10.6M
Stone 3.0M
5d 17h 239,921
23City Hall Lv.2316.0% Food 11.8M
Wood 15.9M
Stone 4.5M
8d336,515
24City Hall Lv.2418.0% Food 17.8M
Wood 24.0M
Stone 6.8M
12d481,806
25Watchtower Lv.25
City Hall Lv.25
Trading Post Lv.25
25.0% Food 26.8M
Wood 36.0M
Stone 10.2M
1x Masters Blueprint
25d 9h 783,449

Technology Unlocks

Academy
Level
EconomicMilitary
1Quarrying Level 1
Irrigation Level 1
Handsaw Level 1
Military Discipline Level 1
Iron Working Level 1
Improved Fletching Level 1
Horsemanship Level 1
Flaming Projectile Level 1
2Irrigation Level 2
Handsaw Level 2
None
3Irrigation Level 3
Handsaw Level 3

Handsaw Level 3 Iron Working Level 2
Improved Fletching Level 2
Horsemanship Level 2
Flaming Projectile Level 2
4Irrigation Level 4
Handsaw Level 4
None
5 Irrigation Level 5
Handsaw Level 5
Sickle Level 1
Masonry Level 1
Handaxe Level 1
Iron Working Level 3
Improved Fletching Level 3
Horsemanship Level 3
Flaming Projectile Level 3
6Sickle Level 2
Masonry Level 2
Handaxe Level 2
None
7Sickle Level 3
Masonry Level 3
Handaxe Level 3
Iron Working Level 4
Improved Fletching Level 4
Horsemanship Level 4
Flaming Projectile Level 4
8Sickle Level 4
Masonry Level 4
Handaxe Level 4
Swordsman
Bowman
Light Cavalry
Arcuballista
Tracking Level 1
Pathfinding Level 1
9Sickle Level 5
Masonry Level 5
Handaxe Level 5
Iron Working Level 5
Improved Fletching Level 5
Horsemanship Level 5
Flaming Projectile Level 5
Tracking Level 2
Pathfinding Level 2
10 Metallurgy Level 1
Chisel Level 1-2
Writing Level 1-2
Metalworking Level 1-2
Tracking Level 3
Pathfinding Level 3
11 Chisel Level 3
Writing Level 3
Metalworking Level 3
Tracking Level 4
Pathfinding Level 4
Buckler Level 1
Leather Armor Level 1
Scale Armor Level 1
Enhanced Axle Level 1
12 Chisel Level 4
Writing Level 4
Metalworking Level 4
Multilayer Structure Level 1-2
Handcart Level 1-2
Placer Mining Level 1-2
Tracking Level 5
Pathfinding Level 5
Buckler Level 2
Leather Armor Level 2
Scale Armor Level 2
Enhanced Axle Level 2
13Chisel Level 5
Writing Level 5
Metalworking Level 5
Multilayer Structure Level 3
Handcart Level 3
Placer Mining Level 3
Wheel Level 1-2
Buckler Level 3
Leather Armor Level 3
Scale Armor Level 3
Enhanced Axle Level 3
14 Multilayer Structure Level 4
Handcart Level 4
Placer Mining Level 4
Wheel Level 3-4
Buckler Level 4
Leather Armor Level 4
Scale Armor Level 4
Enhanced Axle Level 4
15Multilayer Structure Level 5
Handcart Level 5
Placer Mining Level 5
Wheel Level 5
Buckler Level 5
Leather Armor Level 5
Scale Armor Level 5
Enhanced Axle Level 5
16 Jewelry Level 1
Plow Level 1-3
Sawmill Level 1-3
Spearman
Composite Bowman
Heavy Cavalry
Mangonel
Camouflage Level 1-2
Combat Tactics Level 1-4
Defensive Formation Level 1-4
Herbal Medicine Level 1-4
Cartography Level 1
17Plow Level 4-6
Sawmill Level 4-6
Scythe Level 1-4
Whipsaw Level 1-4
Engineering Level 1-4
Camouflage Level 3
Cartography Level 2
18 Plow Level 7-9
Sawmill Level 7-9
Scythe Level 5-9
Whipsaw Level 5-9
Engineering Level 5-9
Mathematics Level 1-4
Camouflage Level 4
Combat Tactics Level 5-9
Defensive Formation Level 5-9
Herbal Medicine Level 5-9
Cartography Level 3
19 Plow Level 10
Sawmill Level 10
Mathematics Level 5-9
Open-pit Quarry Level 1-4
Coinage Level 1-4
Camouflage Level 5
Cartography Level 4
20 Scythe Level 10
Whipsaw Level 10
Engineering Level 10
Stone Saw Level 1-4
Shaft Mining Level 1-4
Machinery Level 1-4
Carriage Level 1-4
Cutting & Polishing Level 1-2
Combat Tactics Level 10
Defensive Formation Level 10
Herbal Medicine Level 10
Cartography Level 5
21Mathematics Level 10
Open-pit Quarry Level 5-9
Coinage Level 5-9
Cutting & Polishing Level 3-4
Long Swordsman
Crossbowman
Knight
Ballista
22Stone Saw Level 5-10
Shaft Mining Level 5-10
Machinery Level 5-10
Carriage Level 5-10
Cutting & Polishing Level 5-6
None
23Cutting & Polishing Level 7-8Wootz Steel Level 1-4
Bodkin Arrows Level 1-4
Stirrups Level 1-4
Ballistics Level 1-4
Scutum Level 1-4
Pavise Level 1-4
Plate Armor Level 1-4
Heavy Frame Level 1-4
Medical Corps Level 1-4
Combined Arms Level 1-4
Encampment Level 1-4
24 Open-pit Quarry Level 10
Coinage Level 10
Cutting & Polishing Level 9
Wootz Steel Level 5-9
Bodkin Arrows Level 5-9
Stirrups Level 5-9
Ballistics Level 5-9
Scutum Level 5-9
Plate Armor Level 5-9
Medical Corps Level 5-9
Encampment Level 5-9
25 Cutting & Polishing Level 10Royal Guard
Royal Crossbowman
Royal Knight
Trebuchet

Side Quests

Requirement Reward
Upgrade Academy to Level 3 Wood 1,750
Food 3,250
Upgrade Academy to Level 4 Wood 2,500
Food 4,500
Stone 750
Upgrade Academy to Level 6 Wood 8,500
Food 11,750
Stone 2,500
Upgrade Academy to Level 7 Wood 10,250
Food 14,000
Stone 3,250
Upgrade Academy to Level 8 Food 13,000
Wood 17,750
Stone 4,250
Upgrade Academy to Level 9 Wood 14,250
Food 17,000
Stone 4,250
Upgrade Academy to Level 19 Wood 231,000
Food 313,250
Stone 88,500
Upgrade Academy to Level 20 Wood 347,500
Food 471,000
Stone 134,000
Upgrade Academy to Level 23 Wood 1,173,750
Food 1,591,000
Stone 455,000