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Engineer (Civ5) Specialists are Citizen Citizens of your empire who, instead of laboring in the fields and mines around the cities, dedicate themselves to more refined work in certain buildings with appropriate slots. While assigning a Citizen Citizen to a specialist slot means they can't work a tile, Engineer (Civ5) Specialists are very important for your civilization because they are the main source of GreatPeople5 Great People Points (GPPs), and thus are central to your Great People generation. For more info on that, see this article.

Engineer (Civ5) Specialists are divided into several types, depending on the building to which they're assigned. Besides certain types of GPPs, each type will also produce a yield: Production Production, Gold Gold, Culture Culture, or Science Science. The yield they produce is added to the base output of the city and thus is subject to enhancement bonuses. Culture Culture and Science Science aren't usually available from tiles, so well-placed Engineer (Civ5) Specialists can help supply your empire with these yields.

Despite Unhappiness (Civ5) Unhappiness from Engineer (Civ5) Specialists being shown separately from Unhappiness (Civ5) Unhappiness from the rest of the 20xPopulation5 Population, Engineer (Civ5) Specialists produce no more Unhappiness (Civ5) Unhappiness than any other Citizen Citizens, and can even produce less with the right enhancers (see below).

Specialist Enhancers[]

Enhancer Effect
Statue of Liberty Statue of Liberty +1 Production Production from Engineer (Civ5) Specialists (including Unemployed (Civ5) Unemployed) in every city.
International Space Station International Space Station +1 Production Production from Scientist (Civ5) Scientists and +1 Science Science from Engineer (Civ5) Engineers
Secularism Secularism +2 Science Science from each Engineer (Civ5) Specialist.
Democracy Democracy Engineer (Civ5) Specialists produce half the normal amount of Unhappiness (Civ5) Unhappiness. (Only in vanilla Civilization V and Gods & Kings; Freedom Ideology Tenet in Brave New World.)
Civil Society Civil Society Engineer (Civ5) Specialists consume only half the normal amount of Food Food (1 Food Food instead of 2 Food Food). (Only in vanilla Civilization V and Gods & Kings; Freedom Ideology Tenet in Brave New World.)

Artist (Civ5) Artist[]

Artist (Vanilla and Gods & Kings)[]

+3 Culture Culture
+3 GreatPeople5 Great Artist points

Building Specialist slots
Temple Temple Artist (Civ5) (only in vanilla)
Mud Pyramid Mosque Mud Pyramid Mosque Artist (Civ5) (only in vanilla)
Museum Museum Artist (Civ5)Artist (Civ5) (only in vanilla and Gods & Kings)
Opera House Opera House; Ceilidh Hall Ceilidh Hall GodsKings5 clear Artist (Civ5) (only in vanilla and Gods & Kings)
Cathedral Cathedral GodsKings5 clear Artist (Civ5) (only in Gods & Kings)
Amphitheater Amphitheater GodsKings5 clear Artist (Civ5) (only in Gods & Kings)

Artists, Musicians, and Writers (Brave New World)[]

In the Brave New World expansion pack, the Artist (Civ5) Artist has been split into three new kinds of Engineer (Civ5) Specialist: Writer, Artist, and Musician (see below). All of the cultural buildings that provide slots for Artists in vanilla/Gods & Kings have been altered - they now provide 20xGreatWork5 Great Work slots instead. Similarly, all wonders that used to provide Great Artist points have now been altered to provide Great Work slots of the three types.

Only the three Guilds now provide slots for Specialist Specialists, as well as GPPs towards the specific Great Person.

Artist (Brave New World)[]

+3 Culture Culture
+3 GreatPeople5 Great Artist points

Building Specialist slots
Artists' Guild Artists' Guild BNW-only Artist (Civ5)(Artist)Artist (Civ5)(Artist)


+3 Culture Culture
+3 GreatPeople5 Great Musician points

Building Specialist slots
Musicians' Guild Musicians' Guild BNW-only Artist (Civ5)(Musician)Artist (Civ5)(Musician)


+3 Culture Culture
+3 GreatPeople5 Great Writer points

Building Specialist slots
Writers' Guild Writers' Guild BNW-only Artist (Civ5)(Writer)Artist (Civ5)(Writer)

Engineer (Civ5) Engineer[]

+2 Production Production
+3 GreatPeople5 Great Engineer points

Building Specialist slots
Workshop Workshop; Longhouse Longhouse Engineer (Civ5)
Windmill Windmill; Coffee House Coffee House GodsKings5 clear Engineer (Civ5)
Factory Factory Engineer (Civ5)Engineer (Civ5)

Merchant (Civ5) Merchant[]

+2 Gold Gold
+3 GreatPeople5 Great Merchant points

Building Specialist slots
Market Market; Bazaar Bazaar Merchant (Civ5)
Bank Bank; Satrap's Court Satrap's Court; Hanse Hanse BNW-only Merchant (Civ5)
Stock Exchange Stock Exchange Merchant (Civ5)Merchant (Civ5)

Scientist (Civ5) Scientist[]

+3 Science Science
+3 GreatPeople5 Great Scientist points

Building Specialist slots
University University; Wat Wat Scientist (Civ5)Scientist (Civ5)
Public School Public School Scientist (Civ5)
Research Lab Research Lab Scientist (Civ5)

Unemployed (Civ5) Unemployed[]

+1 Production Production

In a few ways, Unemployed (Civ5) Unemployed citizens behave like Engineer (Civ5) Specialists. They don't work tiles and they receive the bonus from the Statue of Liberty as though they were Engineer (Civ5) Specialists, but they receive no other specialist bonuses[Verify. True for Secularism.] and produce little benefit. The number of slots for Unemployed (Civ5) Unemployed citizens is unlimited.


GodsKings5 clear Added in the Gods & Kings expansion pack.

BNW-only Added in the Brave New World expansion pack.

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