Research Paths of FFXVANE

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After building a University within your game, you can research various advantageous skills and techniques for your empire. They are divided into four subsections, those of Economics, Combat, Defense and Hero, each of which includes skills and unlocks that affect that area of your development. Many skills come with multiple levels to research, and each level has various conditions for it to become available as well as a cost associated with researching the topic.

Note that by default, you can only research one thing at a time. If you have enough resources to research more things than one, you can get around this queue by paying with gold to research something instantly, or shorten your research time with an item.

This page presents an overview into how to unlock each research opportunity. Please see the trait's own page for other details.

Research List

This section presents an alphabetical listing of all research opportunities.

Research Unlocks

Economics

Economics includes various things to increase your resource production and such to increase the amount and variety of resources you can obtain in various ways.

Tier 1
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Instant Construction Time 1 At -0:30 min University lv1
2 At -01 min University lv4
3 At ? min ?
4 At -3 min University lv8
5 At -4 min University lv10
6 At -6 min University lv13
Tier 2
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Food Production 1 Farm food production +1% University lv2, Instant Construction Time lv1
2 Farm food production +4% University lv3
3 Farm food production +9% University lv5
4 Farm food production +16% University lv7, Instant Construction Time lv3
5 Farm food production +24% University lv10
6 Farm food production +33% University lv13, Instant Construction Time lv6
Stone Production 1 Quarry stone production +1% University lv1, Food Production lv1
2 Quarry stone production +4% University lv3
3 Quarry stone production +9% University lv5
4 Quarry stone production +16% University lv7, Food Production lv3
5 Quarry stone production +24% University lv10
Metal Production 1 Mine metal production +1% University lv2, Food Production lv1
2 Mine metal production +4% ?
3 Mine metal production +9% University lv5
4 Mine metal production +16% University lv7, Food Production lv3
5 Mine metal production +24% University lv10
Tier 3
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Troop Load 1 Troop load +1% University lv2, Stone Production lv2
2 Troop load +3% University lv3
3 Troop load +7% University lv5
4 Troop load +13% University lv7
5 Troop load +19% University lv10
Energy Production 1 Energy Extractor energy production +1% University lv2, Food Production lv1
2 Energy Extractor energy production +4% University lv3
3 Energy Extractor energy production +9% University lv5
4 Energy Extractor energy production +16% University lv7, Food Production lv3
5 Energy Extractor energy production +24% University lv10
Gathering 1 Gathering speed +1% University lv2, Metal Production lv2
2 Gathering speed +3% University lv3
3 Gathering speed +6% University lv5
4 Gathering speed +10% University lv7
5 Gathering speed +14% University lv10
Tier 4
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Trading Tax Reduction 1 Trading tax -5% University lv5, Gathering lv3, Troop Load lv3, Energy Production lv3
2 Trading tax -6% University lv6
3 Trading tax -7% University lv8
4 Trading tax -8% University lv10
Tier 5
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Gold Collecting and Loot Tile Gather Speed 1 Gold collecting/loot tile gather speed +1% University lv7, Gathering lv4, Trading Tax Reduction lv3, Troop Load lv4
2 Loot tile gather speed +1.5% University lv9
3 Loot tile gather speed +2% University lv10
Tier 6
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Construction 1 Construction speed +1% University lv8, Gathering lv6, Gold Collecting and Loot Tile Gather Speed lv6, Troop Load lv6
Tier 7
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Farm Production 1 Farm production +1% University lv20, Resource Vault Capacity lv1
Resource Vault Capacity 1 Capacity +1% University lv20, Construction lv6
Quarry Production 1 Quarry production +1% University lv20, Resource Vault Capacity lv1
Tier 8
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Wheat Production 1 Farm wheat production +1% University lv20, Farm Production lv1
Granite Production 1 Quarry granite production +1% University lv20, Quarry Production lv1
Tier 9
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Treasury Interest Rate 1 Interest rate +1% University lv20, Wheat Production lv1
Resource Help Capacity 1 Help capacity +1% University lv20, Granite Production lv1
Tier 10
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Coin Production 1 Bank coin production +1% University lv20, Treasury Interest Rate lv1
Lead Production 1 Mine lead production +1% University lv20, Resource Help Capacity lv1
Tier 11
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Advanced Gathering 1 Allows gathering of new resources Coin Production lv6, Lead Production lv6
Tier 12
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Essence Production 1 Energy Extractor essence production +1% University lv20, Advanced Gathering lv1
Tier 13
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Research Cost Efficiency 1 Research cost -1% University lv20, Essence Production lv1

Combat

Combat research pertains to the training of various troops and the increasing the stats of said troops.

Tier 1
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Scouting 1 Scouting+1 University lv2
2 Scouting+1 University lv3
3 Scouting+1 University lv7
4 Scouting+1 ?
5 Scouting+1 University lv9
6 Scouting +1 University lv10
7 Scouting +1 University lv10
Tier 2
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Training Speed 1 Training speed +20% Scouting lv1
2 Training speed +40% University lv21, Training Queue lv1
Tier 3
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Troop Attack 1 Troops' attack +1% University lv4, Training Speed lv1
2 Trrops' attack +2% University lv5
3 Troops' attack +3% University lv6, Scouting lv3
4 Troops' attack +5% University lv10, Scouting lv4
5 Troops' attack +7% University lv10
6 Troops' attack +11% University lv10
Troop HP 1 Troops' HP +1% University lv4, Training Speed lv1
2 Troops' HP +2% University lv5
3 Troops' HP +3% University lv6, Scouting lv3
4 Troops' HP +5% University lv10, Scouting lv4
Tier 4
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Siege Engine Lv 2 1 Unlocks Siege Engine tier 2 University lv10, Troop HP lv3, Troop Attack lv3
Tier 5
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Warrior Lv 2 1 Unlocks Warrior tier 2 Siege Engine Lv2 lv1, Troop HP lv4, Troop Attack lv4
Mage Lv 2 1 Unlocks Mage tier 2 Siege Engine Lv 2 lv1, Troop HP lv4, Troop Attack lv4
Cavalry Lv 2 1 Unlocks Cavalry tier 2 Siege Engine Lv 2 lv1, Troop HP lv4, Troop Attack lv4
Tier 6
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Warrior Attack 1 Warrior type attack +1% University lv10, Cavalry Lv 2, Warrior Lv 2, Mage Lv 2
Mage Attack 1 Mage type attack +1% University lv10, Cavalry Lv 2, Warrior Lv 2, Mage Lv 2
Cavalry Attack 1 Cavalry type attack +1% University lv10, Cavalry Lv 2, Warrior Lv 2, Mage Lv 2
Tier 7
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Warrior Armor 1 Warrior type armor +2% University lv12, Warrior Attack lv1
Mage Armor 1 Mage type armor +2% University lv12, Mage Attack lv1
Cavalry Armor 1 Cavalry type armor +2% University lv12, Cavalry Attack lv1
Tier 8
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Siege Armor 1 Siege type armor +2% University lv14, Cavalry Armor lv1, Warrior Armor lv1, Mage Armor lv1
Siege Attack 1 Siege type attack +1% University lv14, Cavalry Armor lv1, Warrior Armor lv1, Mage Armor lv1
Tier 9
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Siege Engine Lv 3 1 Unlocks Siege Engine tier 3 Siege Attack lv6, Siege Armor lv6
Tier 10
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Warrior Lv 3 1 Unlocks Warrior tier 3 Siege Attack lv7, Siege Armor lv7, Siege Engine Lv 3
Mage Lv 3 1 Unlocks Mage tier 3 Siege Attack lv7, Siege Armor lv7, Siege Engine Lv 3
Cavalry Lv 3 1 Unlocks Cavalry tier 3 Siege Attack lv7, Siege Armor lv7, Siege Engine Lv 3
Tier 11
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Training Queue 1 Training queue increase +1% University lv20, Cavalry Lv 3, Warrior Lv 3, Mage Lv 3
March Return Speed 1 Returning march speed +1% University lv20, Cavalry Lv 3, Warrior Lv 3, Mage Lv 3
Tier 12
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Troop HP II 1 Troops' HP +1% University lv21, Training Queue lv1, March Return Speed lv1
Upkeep Efficiency 1 Troop upkeep -2% University lv22, Training Queue lv1
Attack March Speed 1 Attacking march speed +1% University lv22, March Return Speed lv1
Tier 13
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Troop Attack II 1 Troops' attack +2% University lv23, Attack March Speed lv1, Upkeep Efficiency lv1
Rally Size 1 Rally capacity +1,000 University lv24, Upkeep Efficiency lv1
Rally March Speed 1 Rally/war march speed +1% University lv24, Attack March Speed lv1
Tier 14
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Siege Engine Lv 4 1 Unlocks tier 4 Siege Engines Rally March Speed lv6, Monster Tactics Lv 4
Tier 15
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Warrior Lv 4 1 Unlocks tier 4 Warriors Rally Size lv7, Rally March Speed lv7, Siege Engine Lv 4
Mage Lv 4 1 Unlocks tier 4 Mages Rally Size lv7, Rally March Speed lv7, Siege Engine Lv 4
Cavalry Lv 4 1 Unlocks tier 4 Cavalry Rally Size lv7, Rally March Speed lv7, Siege Engine Lv 4

Defense

This category handles things related to strengthening your walls and your troops in a defensive battle, when your empire is under attack.

Tier 1
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Trap Building 1 Trap building speed +20% University lv3
2 Trap building speed +21% University lv10, City Defense Armor lv4, City Defense HP lv4
Tier 2
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Fire Barricades 1 Unlock Fire Barricade traps Trap Building lv1
Lightning Barricades 1 Unlock Lightning Barricade traps Trap Building lv1
Ice Barricades 1 Unlock Ice Barricade traps Trap Building lv1
Tier 3
Research Lv Effect Unlock
City Defense Attack 1 Troop attack when defending +1% University lv3, Fire Barricades lv1, Lightning Barricades lv1, Ice Barricades lv1
2 Troop attack when defending +4% University lv5
3 Troop attack when defending +11% University lv8, City Defense Armor lv2
4 Troop attack when defending +19% University lv10
Tier 4
Research Lv Effect Unlock
City Defense Armor 1 Troop armor when defending +3% University lv3, City Defense Attack lv1
2 Troop armor when defending +8% University lv5
3 Troop armor when defending +20% University lv8
4 Troop armor when defending +38% University lv10, City Defense Attack lv4
City Defense HP 1 Troop HP when defending +1% University lv3, City Defense Attack lv1
2 Troop HP when defending +3% University lv5
3 Troop HP when defending +6% University lv8
4 Troop HP when defending +9% University lv10, City Defense Attack lv4
Tier 5
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Fire Archers 1 Unlock Fire Archer traps University lv10, City Defense Armor lv4, City Defense HP lv4
Lightning Archers 1 Unlock Lightning Archer traps University lv10, City Defense Armor lv4, City Defense HP lv4
Ice Archers 1 Unlock Ice Archer traps University lv10, City Defense Armor lv4, City Defense HP lv4
Tier 6
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Hospital Healing Speed 1 Hospital healing speed +1% University lv10, Ice Archers, Fire Archers, Lightning Archers
Trap HP 1 Trap HP +2% University lv10, Ice Archers, Fire Archers, Lightning Archers
Tier 7
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Hospital Capacity 1 Hospital capacity +1% University lv10, Hospital Healing Speed lv1
Trap Attack 1 Trap attack +2% University lv10, Trap HP lv1
Tier 8
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Fire Pit 1 Unlock Fire Pit traps Hospital Capacity lv6, Trap Attack lv7
Lightning Pit 1 Unlock Lightning Pit traps Hospital Capacity lv6, Trap Attack lv7
Ice Pit 1 Unlock Ice Pit traps Hospital Capacity lv6, Trap Attack lv7
Tier 9
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Embassy Capacity 1 Reinforcement capacity +400 University lv21, Ice Pit, Fire Pit, Lightning Pit
Tier 10
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Trap Attack II 1 Traps' attack +2% University lv21, Embassy Capacity lv1
Trap HP II 1 Traps' HP +2% University lv21, Embassy Capacity lv1
Tier 11
Research Lv Effect Unlock
City Defense Armor II 1 Troops' armor when defending +6% University lv21, Trap Attack II lv1, Trap HP II lv1
Embassy HP Bonus 1 Reinforcement troop HP +1% University lv21, Trap Attack II lv1, Trap HP II lv1
Tier 12
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Fire Ward 1 Unlocks Fire Ward traps Embassy HP Bonus lv7
Lightning Ward 1 Unlocks Lightning Ward traps Embassy HP Bonus lv7
Ice Ward 1 Unlocks Ice Ward traps Embassy HP Bonus lv7

Hero

This category upgrades and improves all kinds of aspects related to your hero and their actions.

Tier 1
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Monster Tactics Level 1 1 Enables attacking lv1 monsters (default)
Tier 2
Research Lv Effect Unlock
MP Recovery 1 MP refresh rate +1% Monster Tactics Level 1
2 MP refresh rate +2% University lv2
3 MP refresh rate +4% University lv3
4 MP refresh rate +6% University lv4, Monster Attack March Speed lv3
5 MP refresh rate +9% University lv5, Hero Critical Hit lv4
6 MP refresh rate +12% University lv6
Monster Attack March Speed 1 March speed to monster +1% University lv1, Monster Tactics Level 1
2 March speed to monster +2% University lv2
3 March speed to monster +4% ?
4 March speed to monster +8% University lv4, Hero Critical Hit lv3
5 March speed to monster +13% University lv5, MP Recovery lv4
6 March speed to monster +19% University lv6
7 March speed to monster +26% University lv10
Hero Critical Hit 1 Crit hit rate against monster +1% University lv1, Monster Tactics Level 1
2 Crit hit rate against monster +2% University lv2, MP Recovery lv1
3 Crit hit rate against monster +3% University lv3
4 Crit hit rate against monster +5% University lv4
5 Crit hit rate against monster +7% University lv5, Monster Attack March Speed lv4
6 Crit hit rate against monster +10% University lv6, MP Recovery lv5
Tier 3
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Hero Attack Streak 1 Attack Streak bonus +1 University lv6, MP Recovery lv6, Monster Attack March Speed lv6
2 Attack Streak bonus +1 University lv8, Hero Attack lv1
3 Attack streak bonus +1 University lv10, MP Recovery II lv2
4 Attack Streak bonus +1 University lv12, Monster Attack March Speed lv7
Monster Tactics Level 2 1 Enables attacking lv2 monsters MP Recovery lv6, Hero Critical Hit lv6, Monster Attack March Speed lv6
MP Cost Reduction 1 MP cost -1% University lv6, MP Recovery lv6, Hero Critical Hit lv6, Monster Attack march Speed lv6
2 MP cost -2% University lv8
3 MP cost -3% University lv10
4 MP cost -4% University lv12
Tier 4
Research Lv Effect Unlock
March Slot 1 March slot +1 MP Cost Reduction lv1, Hero Attack Streak lv10, Monster Tactics Level 2
MP Recovery II 1 MP regen +1% University lv6, MP Cost Reduction lv1, Hero Attack Streak lv1
2 MP regen +3% University lv8, MP Cost Reduction lv2
3 MP regen +6% University lv10
4 MP regen +10% University lv12
Hero Attack 1 Hero attack against monster +1% University lv6, MP Cost Reduction lv1, Hero Attack Streak lv1
2 Hero attack against monster +3% University lv8
3 Hero attack against monster +6% University lv10, Hero Attack Streak lv3
4 Hero attack against monster +11% University lv12
Hero Critical Hit II 1 Crit hit rate against monster +1% University lv6, MP Cost Reduction lv1, Hero Attack Streak lv1
2 Crit hit rate against monster +2% University lv8
3 Crit hit rate against monster +3% University lv10, MP Cost Reduction lv3
4 Crit hit rate against monster +5% University lv12
Tier 5
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Monster Tactics Level 3 1 Enables attacking lv3 monsters MP Recovery II lv4, Hero Attack lv4, Hero Critical Hit lv4
Tier 6
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Trap Attack 1 Trap attack +1% University lv13, Monster Tactics Lv 3
Max MP 1 Hero's max MP +200 University lv13, Monster Tactics lv 3
Trap HP 1 Trap HP +1% University lv13, Monster Tactics lv 3
Tier 7
Research Lv Effect Unlock
Monster Tactics Lv 4 1 Enables attacking lv4 monsters Max MP lv6, Trap Attack lv6, Trap HP lv6

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