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Rise of Civilizations: What Is Gold Used for?

Today, we have a short guide for those who have just started playing the game and are wondering this: what is gold for in Rise of Civilizations?

You are probably starting to see that there’s an option to collect Gold on the world map and you maybe have some resource items in your inventory that reward you with gold… but you can’t use it yet. So you might be wondering: what is gold used for in Rise of Civilizations?

Well, you probably won’t be too surprised to hear that gold is just a regular resource in the game. You will unlock it sooner rather than later, as soon as you unlock the building of your first gold mine. I don’t remember exactly what level should your City Hall be in order to be able to unlock the resource Gold in the game, but it happens sooner rather than later.

Now, to actually answer the question in the title – what is gold used for! Just like with any other resource, it will be used to do a varied amount of things in the game. You will use it to upgrade your buildings to higher levels (this will be its main use), scout enemy cities for potential attacks, as well as train or heal more advanced troops you will recruit.

In other words, Gold is a rarer type of resource that you will unlock naturally as you progress through the game. You will be able to get gold through the same two main methods as with other resources: by mining them with a gold mine built in your city:

Also, you will be able to Gather Gold from the world map. Since it is a rarer resource, even a level 6 Gold Deposit will only have a limited amount of gold:

The good news is that you won’t need huge amounts of gold and if you end up needing more than you have, attacking other lower level castles (starting at level 14, I would say) would give you nice amounts of Gold since this is usually what you have in excess at that level.

If you’re just starting to play the game, now that you know what is gold used for in Rise of Civilizations, you might want to also check out our general tips and tricks for beginners, a guide to the best civilization in the game or an overview of the best commanders.


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