We’re always excited to see a new update come around, but it stopped us right in our tracks when we saw one of the recent blog posts in Final Fantasy: A New Empire read, “Biggest Update Since Launch!” What could this revolutionary renovation be? We’ve had new monsters and mercenaries added nearly every week, so surely this must be a landmark event.
Enter Empire Expansion Buildings. The very first buildings you can actually build anywhere in Eos – except inside your empire. This article will cover each of the new Empire Expansion Buildings (Including the newest additions!), what boosts each building gives, how many blueprints are required and what play styles can benefit best from each building.
Empire Expansion Buildings
Empire Expansion buildings give you and your guild the chance to create structures outside of your own empire for the first time ever.
To create one of these buildings, simply go to the realm map and click on an empty tile. One of the options that pops up will be “Build”, which takes you to the building selection screen, much like creating a building on an empty tile for the first time inside your empire.
Currently, there are 12 types of buildings to choose from (including the Wonder), although there are likely many more Empire Expansion Buildings with game-changing features coming soon. Each building has specific benefits and produces something unique. Choose which building you want wisely, as you can only build 1 Expansion for every 10 Citadel levels, starting at 30. So at level 30, you get one, at 40 you get 2, at 50 you can build 3 and at Citadel 60 you can construct up to 4 Expansion Buildings. Empire Expansion Buildings can be deconstructed, but you will not get any Blueprints or resources back.
You can also build multiple buildings of the same type. For example, if all you care about is crushing other empires in your realm, building nothing but Commander Academy Expansions makes sense, or if you have the Elemancy Hall, build all Fire Wells for a massive Troop Attack bonus.
Each building can be upgraded to a maximum 10 levels. At level 1, these buildings gain 10% of their maximum boosts, and increase an additional 10% with each level.
New Royal Expansion Update!
With the release of the Moogle Village, Military Command Outpost, and Jewel Mine we now have Royal Expansion Buildings! These three new Expansions work the same as regular Expansions, but they require Royal Expansion Blueprints to upgrade.
We now have the ability to Teleport Expansion Buildings! This is helpful when your expansion is constantly being raided by enemies. We also now have Empire Expansion Shields, which work exactly like your Empire Shield does, only protecting your Expansion loot from being stolen. Both Expansion Teleports and Expansion Shields can only be obtained by purchasing a pack from the Gold Store.
We’re also very happy to finally see a pack that offers players +1 Empire Expansion Building Limit, which would allow a level 60 Citadel player to build up to 5 Expansions, for example. This Expansion Building limit does not apply to the Wonder of Conquest building, of which you can only have 1.
Review the following table and choose your Empire Expansion Buildings wisely.
|Boosts||Max Boosts (level 10)||Max March Size
|Commander Academy||Commander Chests||80 Commander Chests / Day||Troop Attack w/ Commander, Training Queue, March Size||+1,000% Attack w/ Commander, +20,000 Training Queue||+10,000|
|Blacksmith||Blacksmith Chests (Crafting Materials)||240 Blacksmith Chests / Day||Rally Attack & March Size||+2,400% Rally Attack||+20,000|
|Fire Well||Fire Essence||25,000 Fire Essence / Day||Troop Attack & March Size||+2,000% Troop Attack||+30,000|
|Ice Well||Ice Essence||25,000 Ice Essence / Day||Troop Armor & March Size||+7,000% Troop Armor||+30,000|
|Earth Well||Earth Essence||25,000 Earth Essence / Day||Troop HP & March Size||+2,000% Troop HP||+30,000|
|Lightning Well||Lightning Essence||25,000 Lightning Essence / Day||Armor Piercing & March Size||+2,000% Armor Piercing||+30,000|
|Guardian Enclave||Guardian Shields||2,200,000 Guardian Shields / Day||Guardian Armor & March Size||+4,000% Guardian Armor||+10,000|
|District||Ascension Chests (Blueprints & Tomes)||480 Ascension Chests / Day||Gathering Speed & March Size||+500% Gathering Speed||+10,000|
|Moogle Village||Moogle Market Credits||10,000 Moogle Market Credits / Day||Trade Capacity, Trading Tax Reduction & March Size||+100% Trade Capacity & +100% Trading Tax Reduction||+30,000|
|Military Command Outpost||Military Command Chests (T7 Troop Training Materials)||20,000 Military Command Chests / Day||Core Troop Attack & March Size||+3,500% Core Troop Attack||+30,000|
|Jewel Mine||Gem Chests||100 Gem Chests / Day||Loot Gathering Speed & March Size||+500% Loot Tile Gather Speed||+30,000|
This Empire Expansion feature allows players to further increase their march size, gain massive combat stats, and produce unique items capable of helping any player grow. As soon as you are able to build the Empire Expansion Building that best suits you, do it immediately and never look back.
It’s still too early to tell exactly how the ability to create buildings anywhere on the realm map will affect gameplay, but our guess is that the Empire Expansion Builds are just one aspect of a much larger content update on the way.
Is it getting a little cramped in this realm, or is it me?