Kingdom Building Guide for Kingdom Maker
Your kingdom is the most important part of your experience when you play Kingdom Maker The ultimate goal is to expand your kingdom’s power by getting rid of nearby enemies and conquering nearby territory. But part of that process is physically expanding your own kingdom and in this guide, we’ll show you how to build your kingdom efficiently in Kingdom Maker so your kingdom can become the most powerful one in the land.
First, you need to learn about the important resources that your kingdom is going to be using for its growth and how to harvest them for your own use.
Food is primarily used to train soldiers in civic buildings such as the barracks, range, stables, and the siege factory. There are two ways to generate food for your kingdom’s population: the farm and the field plots.
The farm is a perpetual source of food. It continuously generates a fixed amount of food every hour. Leveling up the farm increases both the hourly production output as well as the maximum food storage.
Crops can be planted in the field plots to generate food after a certain amount of time. The longer a crop takes to fully grow, the more food output you can harvest from it. Unlike the farm, planting crops in the field plots is not automatic so you must manually select a field plot and select the crop to plant.
Stone is used to construct new buildings or upgrade existing ones in your kingdom. It can be manufactured in your kingdom through the stonemason.
The stonemason is a perpetual source of stone. It continuously generates a fixed amount of stone every hour. Leveling up the stonemason increases both the hourly production output as well as the maximum stone storage.
Wood is used to conduct research in the kingdom’s academy. Research gives passive boosts to the kingdom such as faster construction speed, new soldier types, and much more useful upgrades.
The sawmill is a perpetual source of wood. It continuously generates a fixed amount of wood every hour. Leveling up the sawmill increases both the hourly production output as well as the maximum wood storage.
Population and Silver
The population consists of the peasants of the kingdom and they are responsible for constructing infrastructure and training soldiers. Silver is the main currency of Kingdom Maker and is used for various purposes like trading and funding research.
Population and silver work hand-in-hand. Silver is acquired from the population in the form of taxes. Therefore, the higher the population is, the higher the silver revenue. The population can be increased by building housing plots or upgrading existing ones. Upgrading housing plots increases the population growth rate, the number of residents in the housing plot, and silver production and storage.
Aside from infrastructure, small portions of all of these resources can be garnered all at once by capturing enemy camps on the world map. However, building and upgrading infrastructure are still the most efficient methods of farming these resources. You can actually view the complete upgrade details of each level by clicking on the information icon of the selected building. When upgrading buildings, it is highly recommended to keep buildings at the same level so that the production of one resource won’t lag behind.
You can also collect free resource rewards from three chests the game periodically gives you. These are the 10 Min Free Chest, 4 Hr Free Chest, and the 24 Hr Free Chest. As the names suggest, these free chests reward you with a fixed amount of all resources every 10 minutes, 4 hours, and 24 hours respectively. The timers still work even while you are offline so you only need to be mindful about when to log in and open the chests.
Building your kingdom in Kingdom Maker can eventually become very tedious. Fortunately, several rooms in the Keep provide various passive buffs to these things to make kingdom building a bit more convenient.
To activate a passive boost, at least one of four conditions have to be met. First, a noble must be placed (done by dragging and dropping) inside a room; second, another noble must also be placed inside a room; third, an in-game friend must voluntarily boost that room; and fourth, a noble must be assigned to guard the room. Satisfying one condition grants a 2% passive boost and increments all the way up to 8% when all conditions are fulfilled.
The following Keep rooms are the ones that provide passive boosts to your kingdom:
- Throne Room – Construction Speed
- War Room – Troop Healing Speed
- Library – Research Speed
- Workshop – Crafting Speed
- Larder – Food Production Speed
- Treasury – Silver Production Speed
- Apothecary – Population Growth Speed
- Armory – City Defense Strength
The academy provides a myriad of upgrades for your kingdom in exchange for silver and wood. Research is categorized into Nobles, Combat, City, and Siege. For this guide, we’re going to focus on City research. The other categories are more appropriate for improving the kingdom’s army.
The City research tree comprises 57 branches and many branches can be upgraded more than one time. Taking all branches and their respective upgrades into account, you can conduct a whopping 453 research studies on improving the City aspects of your kingdom alone. Below is a list of City research branches that you should level up to maximum to get the most out of kingdom building:
- Build Speed
- Population Growth
- Food/Wood/Stone Production (prioritize either wood or stone first)
- Metal/Mineral/Gem Mining Rate
- Build Cost
- Research Time