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Burn Forest is an ability that turns a forest tile into a field tile with crop at a cost of two stars. This ability is unlocked by the Construction technology. It can be used on any forest tile in the player's territory that does not have a building on it. If the ability is used on a tile with a wild animal, the wild animal will be forfeited.

This ability can be used with the Grow Forest ability and Farming to produce population from an empty field tile by growing a forest, burning the forest, and finally building a Farm.

The ∑∫ỹriȱŋ and Cymanti tribes do not have access to this ability.


  • In update 2.0.58, the price of Burn Forest was reduced from five stars to two stars, and ∑∫ỹriȱŋ lost access to this ability.
    • In the Patch of the Ocean update, the cost was raised once more to five stars.
  • There is an unused sprite in the game files for a "Burn Spores" ability, which would presumably function similarly to Burn Forest.
    Burn Spores

    The unused "burn spores" sprite.