Building Information
Gives recruits training
Placement Cost
200 800 1000 1200 1500
VE Easy Normal Hard VH
Technical Information
Risk of Fire
Risk of Damage

The Academy is a building type in Pharaoh.

General InformationEdit

The Academy trains soldiers in the art of war, granting new soldiers one extra unit of skill. This advantage comes at a high price: at 1,000 debens to build on normal mode, the Academy is one of the most expensive structures available in Pharaoh. However, on battle-heavy maps Academy-trained troops can make the difference between victory and defeat.

After it is placed, new soldiers travel to the Academy before setting off to their Forts instead of traveling to forts directly from the Recruiter. Thus, in order to cut down on the time required for soldiers to move to their forts, it is usually best to place the Academy very close (if not right next) to the Recruiter, or somewhere between the recruiter and the forts. In the long run, however, even a distant Academy does not significantly reduce the speed at which forts are filled (as recruiters still train soldiers at a constant rate, the only significant delay with a distant Academy would be for the first soldier to reach their fort).

Only one Academy may be built per city. It does not grant sentries extra experience, only benefiting archers, infantry, and charioteers. Academy-trained soldiers are only somewhat more experienced than completely green troops, and can still drag down the overall experience of more veteran companies. On the other hand, they can bump up the overall experience of forts comprised of soldiers who were not academy-trained. The effects of the Academy stack with those of Seth's Temple Complex, resulting in Veteran soldiers being trained instead of skilled ones.


Like all other military structures, the Academy has an extremely negative impact on desirability, making it better to place it away from residential areas.

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