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Clay is a fundamental and common resource in Egypt.


Clay action icon

It is gathered from clay patches found throughout the world. Look for terrain, often close to water, where the ground is cracked. A "clay" action icon appears in the corner of your screen when you are standing on a clay patch.

To gather clay, click on the "clay" icon while holding at least one container of Water. (The image of the shovel in the icon is misleading; you do not need a shovel.) Each time you gather clay, you will empty one of your water jugs. You cannot gather clay in the same spot twice consecutively, so after you gather clay, move a little bit until you see the "clay" icon again. About 10% of the time, gathering clay will also get you a piece of flint.

Clay can also be automatically produced by a Raeli Oven equipped with a clay dredge.


Building Count Verified
Compression Furnace 100 ?
Gyration Cell 500 ?
Skill/Pottery/0 10 ?
Skill/Salvage Techniques/3 100 ?
Stella 4 ?
Technology/Farming/1 20 ?
Technology/Obelisk Construction/1 58 ?

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Blast Furnace, Cartouche, Clay Steeped Canvas, Compression Furnace, Compression Furnace, Desert Obelisk, Farming, Gyration Cell, Gyration Cell, Indonesian Bee Hive, Mining, Myrmecology, Night Sky Table, Obelisk Construction, Pipe Segment (Wet), Seed Registry, Skill/Pottery/0, Skill/Salvage Techniques/3, Stella, Stella, Stonework, Structural Pottery, Technology/Farming/1, Technology/Obelisk Construction/1, Test of Khefre's Children, Test of the Covered Cartouche, Wet Cistern, Wet Clay Cookpot


Depending on your Arthropodology skill level, digging in Clay can produce Blister Beetles, Clay Slugs, White Mealybugs, Mud Asps, Pickel Slugs, Queen Maggots, and Corkscrew Asps.


When swept by the sweeper this increased Potassium.