Prestige

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Prestige is an incentive for attackers.

All dominions start with 250 prestige.

Prestige Bonus

Type Multiplicative Additive
Offensive power No Yes
Food production Yes No
Population Yes No

Formula

Prestige/100=x% bonus

Multiplicative

If you have 0% population modifiers you will still get the prestige bonus.

For example, if you have 250 prestige and no other population bonuses you would get +2.5% max population:

1.00x(1+250/10000)=1.025

Gaining Prestige

Prestige is most commonly gained by invading other dominions which are at least 75% your land size. Alternately, a mutual War can give you some prestige from black ops.

Formula

The standard formula for prestige gain is:

20+MIN(([Target's Prestige]*[Land Ratio]/10), 0.15*[Own Prestige])

You cannot gain more than 15 % of your current prestige in addition to the base gain of 20, and your total prestige cannot be greater than your land size.

Examples:

  • Attacker A (1000 prestige) hits Explorer B (250 prestige, 80 % of Attacker A's land). Attacker A will gain 20+(250*0.8/10) = 40 prestige. The 15% cap is not relevant.
  • Converter K (280 prestige) hits Attacker L (900 prestige, 75 % of Converter K's land). Converter K will gain 20+(0.15*280) = 62 prestige. The 15% cap stops Converter K from getting more: if Attacker M (777 prestige) hit Attacker L with the same relative land size, they would get 20+(900*0.75/10) = 87.5 prestige.
  • Attacker S (600 prestige, 610 land) is hit by Attacker T. Attacker S loses 50 land and 5 % of their prestige in the invasion. Because prestige is capped at total land size, new prestige will be 560, and not 0.95*600=570.

Prestige gains are added to your prestige when the last units return. If you only send units which return in 9 hours, your prestige will be added after 9 hours. But if you also send units with a longer return time, prestige will be added when those units return.

Losing Prestige

Prestige can be lost in the following ways:

  • Being successfully invaded (5% prestige loss).
  • Being overwhelmed while invading.
  • Hitting someone below 60% your size.

Prestige losses are instant.

Action Modifier Based on your prestige gain Based on your current prestige
1st invasion 100% Yes No
2nd 80% Yes No
3rd 60% Yes No
4th 40% Yes No
5th 20% Yes No
6th and higher 0% Yes No
Overwhelmed bounce -5% No Yes

This means that, if you are the sixth person to hit a target, you will neither gain nor lose prestige.