Patronage enhances the benefits of City-State friendship.
Adopting all policies in the Patronage tree will:
- make other players' Influence with City-States decrease 33% more per turn than usual (Vanilla and ).
- cause allied City-States to occasionally gift you Great People ().
|Philanthropy||Gifts of Gold to a City-State generate 25% more Influence.||Adopting Patronage|
| Aesthetics (Vanilla and )
|Resting point for Influence level with all City-States is increased by 20.||Adopting Patronage|
|Scholasticism||All City-States which are Allies provide a Science bonus equal to 25% of what they produce for themselves.||Philanthropy|
|Cultural Diplomacy||Quantity of Resources gifted by City-States increased by 100%. Happiness from gifted Luxuries increased by 50%.||Scholasticism|
| Educated Elite (Vanilla and ).
Merchant Confederacy ()
|Allied City-States will occasionally gift you Great people (Vanilla and )
+2 Gold for trade routes with City-States ().
|Scholasticism & Aesthetics (Vanilla and )|
Scholasticism & Consulates ()
- Main article: Social strategy (Civ5)#Patronage
Patronage is the policy where the wealthy and powerful - often the nobility - support the talented artisans in a society. In many ancient societies, a society's wealth was concentrated in a few individuals: the Royal Family, say, or the merchant princes. Painters, sculptors, musicians, and other gifted artists worked for the elite, as they were the only ones who could afford to pay them. While perhaps unfair to commoners, this system has produced brilliant works by the likes of Leonardo da Vinci, Ben Jonson, and Mozart. The system is enjoying something of a revival today, with the role of patron being taken by mega-corporations rather than individuals.
- Patronage shares its name with a technology that was slated to appear in the game, but was cut before its final release. Its quote was supposed to be "Everything passes - robust art alone is eternal. The bust survives the city."
Fully Explore the Patronage Policy Track.
|Civilization V Social Policies |