Civilization V Customisation Wiki
Production Cost 300
Unlocked at Metallurgy

The Arsenal is a building available in the Renaissance Era.

Game Info[]

Building an Arsenal requires a Castle or any of its replacements.

  • +9 Strength City Strength
  • +25 City Health

With Social Policies / Tenets:

  • Fortified Borders (Autocracy): +1 Happy Happiness


An arsenal is a larger and more extensive armory, containing an army's bigger and more dangerous weapons systems - tanks, artillery, high-explosive ammunition, and so forth. Arsenals are even more heavily-guarded than armories, since nobody wants anybody stealing a tank or an 88-mm explosive shell.

Unique Building Replacements[]

Icon Building Civilization Yields
Krepost Russia (Peter I)
  • -1% CultureIcon Culture costs for new tiles per every tile away from the Capital this city is
  • Has no building prerequisite
  • Causes enemy units to expend 1 extra Moves Movement if they move through a tile worked by a city with a Krepost[1]
  • +16% Production Production cost (350 vs 300)[1]
Outpost Cascadia (Osborne Russell)
  • +1 Gold Gold from Furs, Truffles, and Coffee (ML)
Phaundari Punjab (Ranjit Singh) (JFD)
  • Siege Units trained in this city receive +15% Strength Combat Strength when stacked with a Greatperson Great General.
  • +15% Production Production towards training Siege Units.

Art by RawSasquatch.

Strategic Hamlet South Vietnam (Ngo Dinh Diem)
  • Has no building prerequisite.
  • Slightly higher Production Production cost (315 vs 300).
  • Provides significantly less Strength City Strength (+2 vs +9) and City Health (+10 vs +25) by default.
  • Provides extra Strength City Strength and City Health per owned Farm within 3 tiles of the city.
  • Deals Attrition damage to enemy units which end their turn on owned Trading Posts within 3 tiles of the city.
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White Elephant Palace Nepal (Jung Bahadur Rana)
  • Does not require the Prerequisite buildings.
  • Grants +10% extra Gold Gold from selling buildings, and earn +1 Gold Gold for every Building reconstructed in this City.
Building Types
Ancient Era
BarracksCircusGranaryLibraryMonumentShrineStone WorksWallsWater Mill
Classical Era
Medieval Era
Renaissance Era
ArsenalBankConstabularyObservatoryOpera HouseSeaportWindmillZoo
Industrial Era
FactoryHospitalHydro PlantMilitary AcademyMuseumPolice StationPublic SchoolStock Exchange
Modern Era
Broadcast TowerHotelMilitary BaseResearch LabStadium
Atomic Era
AirportMedical LabNuclear PlantRecycling CenterSolar Plant
Information Era
Bomb ShelterSpaceship Factory
National Wonders
Circus MaximusEast India CompanyGrand TempleHermitageHeroic EpicIronworksNational CollegeNational EpicNational Intelligence AgencyNational Visitor CenterOxford UniversityPalace
Artists' GuildMusicians' GuildWriters' Guild
  1. 1.0 1.1 With the Community Patch.