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Research unlocks upgrades and improves most elements of the game.


The tutorial walks the player through purchasing scholars to perform research. Up to 5 scholars can be acquired to perform research at the same time, with costs shown below. Scholars continue researching while the player is offline and the game sends a notification when research is complete. Research can be completed instantly by spending diamonds. The last 5 minutes of any research is free.
Scholar Cost
1 Free
2 50 Currency Diamond.png
3 500 Currency Diamond.png
4 1,000 Currency Diamond.png
5 1,500 Currency Diamond.png


There are 5 different categories of research:


Learn how to train the commander as well as everything related to coins, embers, essence, energy, mana and the shop.


Research ranks, attributes and abilities for each hero class.


Convert embers, coins, capture traps, and runes.


Use 'Summoning Emblems' to research/summon the 5 original commanders and 5 new commanders.


Research Treasure Maps to unlock gold mines, Strongboxes and Ancestral Knowledge volumes to unlock resources, and special items to progress the storyline forward.
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