Forge of Empires Mughal Settlement [Strategy Guide]

Welcome to our Forge of Empires Mughal Settlement Strategy Guide.

The Mughal Empire is the 5th Cultural Settlement in Forge of Empires and again varies the theme of the Temporary Outpost a bit.

For completing the settlement, the Mughal Temple beckons as a reward.

It should be remembered that this prize is granted in any case.

Only the additional rewards depend on the observance of the time limit.

It should be mentioned that it is possible to move the embassy.

Depending on the location of the obstacles, this can be helpful, to get, for example, longer canals or alleys with high bonus values in diplomacy.

But this does not change the solution path presented here.

The first quest is: Build 6 Bhavan

These cost just coins and supplies from the normal city. Don’t forget the road connection.

Each road segment costs a whopping 200 rupees.

Rupees are extremely scarce in the beginning, even though we get an initial stock of 6,200 rupees at the start of the game.

So watch out when building roads!

The second task is to build 3 alleys.

With these it is important to know that alleys only have a bonus if they are built exactly in front of the embassy.

Each section of the alley brings 24 diplomacy.

So 3 sections gives 72 diplomacy plus a bonus of 30 diplomacy if they are placed correctly.

That is exactly 102 diplomacy. For this second task, there are 500 rupees. We urgently need these.

Next, we are supposed to harvest 10 basmati rice.

So we build 2 rice paddies and after building them we produce rice in both for 4 hours.

This first production costs 1,000 rupees each. Thus the stock melts away quickly.

More residential buildings can be built to bring in more rupees.

In doing so, weigh the cost of roads well with the yields of 51 rupees every 4 hours.

But roads are always needed and can be moved at will.

If then after 4 hours the 10 produced rice are collected, the quest is fulfilled and for 5 basmati rice you can then unlock water channels in the embassy.

Since we still have enough diplomacy from the 3 alleys, this is possible without any problems.

Now one of the two rice paddies can be torn down again to make room for a saree weaver.

There are also 500 rupees for this quest.

In between, you can buy a land expansion with 5 basmati rice.

Basically, in the beginning, you always buy a land expansion if it is available for the price of 5 goods.

At first, never buy the more expensive expansions, because the production of goods requires rupees and these are scarce.

Only in the very advanced game, you will purchase more expensive land expansions.

Occasionally, quests give one or two tools for removing obstacles on purchased expansions.

Use these tools very selectively, especially making sure to use them to improve the length of alleys and water canals.

The additional bonuses then subsequently facilitate further unlocks in the embassy.

Two insights are important in this initial phase:

  1. Being able to be active in the game every 4 hours is extremely helpful. Longer intervals make it more difficult to meet the deadline.
  2. At the beginning of this Cultural Settlement it is completely normal to have the impression that progress is extremely slow. However, do not let this tempt you to extend the 4-hour interval unnecessarily often.

The activation in the embassy has absolute priority.

Align all activities with it. This way, new buildings will become available, which will end the rupee bottleneck, or which will bring additional, free, daily goods.

If a quest or an unlock in the embassy requires high diplomacy values, almost everything in the city has to be demolished each time, especially the goods production buildings.

Sometimes you can leave one or two residential buildings standing, especially if you also rely on Baldachin and Charbagh to achieve the diplomacy values.

This does not simplify the task, because the higher diplomacy values of these buildings require additional residential buildings, but preserving these residential buildings shortens the reconstruction time of the city.

Basically, the required diplomacy values can always be reached through canals and alleys, which are all torn down again after the desired unlocking.

With the streets, you can fill hidden corners of the map by moving them.

Never demolish roads, because their reconstruction would cost rupees.

When rebuilding, be sure to have one Chhatri, one Canopy, and one Charbagh each directly adjacent to the Embassy, as this activates the daily free goods.

This makes it much easier to meet the deadline.

For the final tasks, it is then helpful to purchase more expensive land expansions as well.

But now the rupee production has increased to such an extent that numerous production facilities can be operated in parallel without any problems.


Your own skill and luck with the location of the obstacles decide whether you need two of the more expensive land expansions or more.

It is very important to step on the gas again at the end, to concentrate on the quests and to produce as few unnecessary goods as possible.

Normally, there are two to three quests left in the quest series to complete once all the buildings in the embassy have been unlocked.

In general, I recommend that new players first gain experience with at least one of the other cultural settlements before tackling the Mughal Empire.

But once you get the hang of it, you can successfully complete this Cultural Settlement as well.


Quest 1: Akbar the Great: “Have 6 Bhavans”
Reward: Supplies Small Supplies Package

Quest 2: Akbar the Great: “Have 3 Alleys” and “Have 102 diplomacy”
Reward: Motivation kit.png Self-Aid Kit and Rupees 500 Rupees

Quest 3: Akbar the Great: “Have 1 Rice Paddy” and “Gather 10 Basmati”
Reward: Removal Tool 1 Impediment Removal Item

Quest 4: Akbar the Great: “Have 3 Water Canals” and “Have 214 diplomacy”
Reward: Forge.png 5 Forge Points and Rupees 250 Rupees

Quest 5: Akbar the Great: “Have 1 Saree Weaver”
Reward: Motivation kit.png Self-Aid Kit and Rupees 500 Rupees

Quest 6: Akbar the Great: “Gather 10 Saree”
Reward: Removal Tool 2 Impediment Removal Items

Quest 7: Akbar the Great: “Gather 500 Rupees”
Reward: Coins Small Coins Package

Quest 8: Akbar the Great: “Have 2 Shanti Ghar”
Reward: Forge.png 5 Forge Points

Quest 9: Akbar the Great: “Have 2 Chhatri”
Reward: Supplies Small Supplies Package

Quest 10: Akbar the Great: “Gather 1,500 Rupees” and “Have 540 diplomacy”
Reward: Removal Tool 1 Impediment Removal Item

Quest 11: Akbar the Great: “Have 1 Spice Trader”
Reward: Coins Small Coins Package

Quest 12: Akbar the Great: “Gather 10 Spices”
Reward: 5 Forge Points

Quest 13: Akbar the Great: “Have 2 Baldachin”
Reward: Removal Tool 1 Impediment Removal Item and Supplies Small Supplies Package

Quest 14: Akbar the Great: “Gather 2000 Rupees” and “Have 870 diplomacy”
Reward: Motivation Self-Aid Kit

Quest 15: Akbar the Great: “Gather 20 Basmati” and “Gather 20 Saree”
Reward: 5 Forge Points

Quest 16: Akbar the Great: “Have 1 Lotus Flower Farm”
Reward: Coins Small Coins Package

Quest 17: Akbar the Great: “Gather 10 Lotus”
Reward: Removal Tool 1 Impediment Removal Item

Quest 18: Akbar the Great: “Have 1 Charbagh”
Reward: Motivation Self-Aid Kit

Quest 19: Akbar the Great: “Have 1 Haveli” and “Gather 4,000 Rupees”
Reward: Supplies Small Supplies Package

Quest 20: Akbar the Great: “Have 1,500 diplomacy” and “Gather 50 Basmati” and “Gather 50 Saree” and “Gather 50 Spices” and “Gather 50 Lotus”
Reward: 10 Forge Points