Building idea: replace the 3 pagodas with the Porcelain Tower

The cost of Porcelain Tower can be equivalent to 3 Buddhist pagodas. I know it’s strange that “Chineseo build Porcelain Tower during Yuan dynasty”. But when it comes to pagodas, people will think of porcelain pagodas. I love it so much. If possible, I hope thePorcelain Tower can accommodate 9 relics because it has 9 floors. :wink:

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Personally, there are already some posts that ask to give more diversity to the Chinese, who, unlike other Civs, can always build all the Landmarks and therefore do not have something as a “decisive factor” when choosing to pass age with one landmark over the other.

That being the case, your idea of the Porcelain Tower is interesting, although I don’t think pagodas should be ruled out (as they are the bonus building of dynasties). What could be done is Include 3 new Landmarks for Chinese, 1 for Feudal, 1 for Castles and 1 for Imperial, and that you can only build “2 Old Landmarks”, discarding the 3rd. This way we give the Civ more variety when choosing strategies.

One of them could be the Porcelain Tower (IV), and the other could be the Shaolin Temple (III) or the Summer Palace (III or IV), and the Temple of Heaven (II), which the Chinese lack religious landmarks.

Temple of Heaven (II)

It has the Heaven’s Blessing power, which provides 6 HP/s automatic regeneration to all your units for 5 seconds. Cowdown 5 minutes.

Shaolin Temple (III or II)

Allows to activate every 2 minutes “Gong Alert”, which will spawn 2 shaolin monks, who fight with their fists, have high attack speed and high speed but limited life time, and only for defensive purposes.

Summer Palace (II or III or IV)

Produce imperial troops, based on unique units from different dynastic periods. One of the options includes the Mandarin Army, which includes 2 LANG XIAN, and 3 Rattan Soldiers (*new Chinese unique units).

  • Shaolin Squad (Only if Song was active).- Produces 5 shaolin monks with no time limit. #### 100w
  • Steppe Squad (Only if Yuan was active).- Produces 5 Elite Mangudais. 180f 180g
  • Mandarin Duck Squad (Only if Ming was active).- Produces 2 LANG XIAN, 2 Ratan Soldiers and 2 Spearmen, 400f 400g

Porcelain Tower (III or IV)

Acts as a special Pagoda, which supplies all resources, but can house 9 relics. It doesn’t do more. It saves you from building pagodas, which require going to the Yuan Dynasty, and on top of that you can only use 3.

New Units:

  • Lan Xian”.- Special Spearman with a tree-spear and heavy armor. Has a Bonus against Cavalry, but slow attack and slow speed. Has 100% more range than a normal spearman and can slow the units he hit.
    HP: 180, Atk: 12, Arm: 4/4, Spd: 1.1, Rof: 2.13, Bonus: +32 vs Cav.

  • Shaolin Monk”.- Infantry that count as religious unit, you can only produce them with the Shaolin Temple “Gong Alert” ability. Has great speed and a fast attack, but a short life span. Count as “shock infantry” as has a bonus against artillery and ranged units. Weak aggainst Spearmans.
    HP: 90-110-130, Atk: 7-8-9, Arm: 0/0, Rof: 0.8, Spd: 1.5, Rof: 2.13, Bonus: +5/+7/+9 vs ranged units, +10 vs siegue units

  • Rattan Shielder”.- Heavy infantry with a shield and a sword. Has great rank armor but mid melee armor, and the rest of the stats are similar to the Men at arm. Produced by the Mandarin Duck Squad.
    HP: 180, Atk: 14, Spd: 1.1, Arm: 3/5, Rof: 1,375.