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Game Info[]

Luxury resource added in Civilization V: Gods & Kings. Unique to mercantile city-states.


20xPorcelain5.png Porcelain, unlike most other resources, doesn't appear on the map, but is instead made through the exceptional skills of the artisans in a mercantile city-state. Thus, it is available only if you ally yourself with this city-state. You won't get this resource if you conquer or buy the city-state - the artisans will simply disperse and refuse to work for you!

Note that only one of the two special resources is available in each mercantile city-state: either Porcelain or Jewelry. Note also that they are available alongside normal luxuries that the city-state will produce from the surrounding land.

Civilopedia entry[]

First created in China nearly 3,000 years ago, porcelain is a type of ceramic material formed by heating clay to create semi-translucent vessels of varying shapes and sizes. Artists and craftsmen spent centuries developing the techniques that allowed for control of both the aesthetic qualities as well as the physical strength and usability of porcelain objects. Having originated in China, porcelain dinnerware was often referred to simply as "China" during the height of its popularity in Europe.

Civilization V Resources [edit]
Bonus BananasBison BNW-only.pngCattleDeerFishSheepStoneWheat
Strategic AluminumCoalHorsesIronOilUranium
Luxury Citrus GodsKings5 clear.pngCloves BNW-only.pngCocoa BNW-only.pngCopper GodsKings5 clear.pngCottonCrab GodsKings5 clear.pngDyesFursGemsGoldIncenseIvoryJewelry GodsKings5 clear.pngMarbleNutmeg BNW-only.pngPearlsPepper BNW-only.pngPorcelain GodsKings5 clear.pngSalt GodsKings5 clear.pngSilkSilverSpicesSugarTruffles GodsKings5 clear.pngWhalesWine

GodsKings5 clear.png Valid only in the Gods & Kings expansion pack.
BNW-only.png Valid only in the Brave New World expansion pack.