"The sly Goblins excel at making the best possible deals and bargains. Affiliating yourself with the Goblin faction will offer you economic opportunities and allows you to benefit from larger quantities of everything."
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The Goblin Faction

Part of the original Evil Vanilla Factions, the Goblin's asset is the ability to build cheap, thus allowing you to build more. Their Bloodline is valuable when aiming for all the building trophy series.

Tier 1 Upgrades

Name Cost Effect
Goblin Trade Treaty 20 Goblin Coins Unlocks Goblin Upgrades.
Strong Currency 50 M
5E7
Increase the production of all buildings based on the amount of Faction Coins found in this game.
Slave Trading 500 M
5E8
Increase the production of all buildings by 0.75% per Slave Pen you own.
Cheap Materials 5 B
5E9
Increase the production of all buildings based on the cost of a BuyMAX Witch Conclaves.

Tier 2 Upgrades

Name Cost Effect
Goblin Friendship Pact 100 Goblin Coins Unlocks more Goblin Upgrades.
Black Market 500 B
5E11
Production bonus from gems is doubled.
Hobgoblin Gladiators 5 T
5E12
Increase the production of all buildings by 0.75% per Orcish Arena you own.
Goblin Economists 50 T
5E13
Increase the production of all buildings based on upgrades purchased.

Tier 3 Upgrades

Name Cost Effect
Goblin Alliance 500 Goblin Coins Unlocks more Goblin Upgrades.
Goblin Central Bank 5 Qa
5E15
Whenever you cast a spell, also cast Tax Collection for free.
This does not work offline, and the Tax Collection casts do not interfere with the consecutive casts required to unlock Greed Drive and Perfect Combo, but they do count towards amounts of spell casts, such as those required for the Archwizard trophy, or those used in the research upgrades Refraction (A55) and Capacity (S400).
Fool's Gold 50 Qa
5E16
Increase Faction Coin find chance based on the amount of Witch Conclaves you own.
Green Fingers Discount 500 Qa
5E17
Gain coins randomly every 10 minutes. Also works while offline.

Unique Buildings

At R16, the Goblin's Witch Conclaves can be upgraded to a Unique Building: Goblin Bank, which is required for some challenges and research quests.

At R100, the Goblin's Slave Pens can be upgraded to a Unique Building: Slave Markets, which when bought will grant access to the Faction Union upgrade.

Goblin Research

Upon reaching R16, the game advisor tells us that the Vanilla factions have gained tremendous power. Their power can be ours if we get ready and seek them again.

To unlock Goblin research, play the Goblin faction and simply follow the appearing quests (Do not prestige). These can be done in separate game plays.

Goblin Research Requirements
Name In-game Description Requirements Cost
Goblin Banks Quest Hey There! We need a safe place to keep our honestly earned savings. We'll turn those Witch Conclaves into something more... useful, if you build enough of them.

Required once throughout the entire game play and does not count towards the bought upgrade stat.

R16 + 1750 Witch Conclaves 10 Dtg
1E100
Goblin Banks Upgrade Witch Conclaves To Goblin Banks, boosting their production based on the amount of gold you own and unlocking more unique perks for the building. Buy Goblin Banks Quest 10 Ttg
1E103
Exchequer Unlocks the Economics research facility and increases Goblin production by 100000%, plus an additional bonus based on Economics research points.

Required once throughout the entire game play and does not count towards the bought upgrade stat.

All Goblin faction upgrades bought, Goblin Banks 10 Notg (1E121) coins, 1 M (1E6) Goblin coins
Trophy & Upgrade
Businessman Increase Economics upgrade slot by 1 R20+, Discover at least 10 Economics Researches 250 Noqag
2.5E152

Goblin Leges

Upon reaching R100, the Proof of Balance will become available, which provides a quest for an additional unique building, which when bought will grant access to the its Union upgrade.

Elf Leges Requirements
Name Type Description Requirement Cost
Slave Market Quest Quest Upgrade Grants access to Unique Building. 30K Neutral buildings 1 Ud
1E36
Slave Market Allegiances Upgrades Upgrade Slave Pens to Slave Market, boosting their production based on assistants and unlocking more unique perks for the building.
+Access to the Faction Union.
Slave Market Quest 1 Td
1E42
Goblins Union Faction Union Grants access to Union Upgrade. Slave Market Unique Building 1 Qi (1E18) Elven Coins
Fools Gems Union Upgrade Increase production bonus from Gems based on the amount of Slave Markets you own. Goblins Union 1 Nod
1E60


  1. Note: the in-game flavor text refers to the very early versions of goblin and has not been changed since. Goblin no longer has upgrades to help reduce the price of buildings, aside from the bloodline, which is available to all factions. Goblin's current focus is on faction coin generation.