AI personalities

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This article has been verified for the current PC version (3.6) of the game.

AI empires act and behave based on their AI Personality type which in turn is dictated by factors like what ethics, traits and government type the empire has. The personality type will direct the empires' behavior in terms of foreign- and domestic policy, fleet budgeting, political behavior and general empire characteristics. The empire's personality can be found in the diplomacy screen, just under the ethics list.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Note: The following concerns individual AI personalities. For general AI behavior and decision-making, see AI players.

AI behavior can be broken down into characteristics and behavior modifiers:

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Characteristics determine whether an empire will take certain actions or not:

  • Attack Neutrals - Attacks neutral entities (Tiyanki, Nomads, Enclaves, Caravaneers and the Infinity Machine)
  • Conqueror – Uses the Claim Wargoal during offensive or defensive wars
  • Liberator – Uses the Liberation Wargoal during offensive or defensive wars
  • Subjugator – Uses the Subjugation Wargoal during offensive or defensive wars and adopts the Domination tradition tree early
  • Opportunist – More likely to attack another empire if that empire is already fighting a war
  • Isolationist - Always keeps borders closed and does not accept refugees
  • Propagator - More likely to declare war when it can't expand (Aggressiveness changes to 10x rather than the default 4x)
  • Alien Citizenship – Gives all species Full Citizenship rights
  • Slaver – Enslaves aliens
  • Purger – Purges alien pops
  • Displacer - Uses the Displacement Purge policy against alien pops and does not accept refugees
  • Robot Citizenship – Uses the Citizen Rights Artificial Intelligence policy
  • Robot Servitude – Uses the Servitude Artificial Intelligence policy
  • Dominator – Invades pre-FTL civilizations
  • Infiltrator – Uses the Covert Infiltration Observation mission on pre-FTL civilizations
  • Uplifter – Uplifts pre-sapients and enlightens pre-FTL civilizations that reached at least Steam Age

Behavior modifiers[edit | edit source]

Behavior modifiers indicate the modification of certain common actions happening as compared to a generalized norm (1.0x).

  • Aggressiveness – Affects the chance of declaring wars against empires they hold negative Attitude towards. Can be lowered or increased by the AI Aggressiveness game setting.
  • Border friction – Affects how much negative Opinion Border Friction generates.
  • Bravery - Affects how willing the empire is to declare rivalry or go to war with someone stronger. At 0.5 and below they cannot declare war on empires considered Equivalent. At 1.5 and above they can declare war on empires considered Superior. At 2.5 and above they can declare war on empires considered Overwelming.
  • Colony spending – Affects how many resources the empire will spend in setting up new colonies.
  • Combat bravery - Affects the chance of retreating from battle. At 1.0 they will attempt to retreat from an engagement after losing 50% of their fleet.
  • Military spending – Affects how many resources the empire will spend on its fleets and armies.
  • Threat concern – Affects how much negative Opinion Threat generates.
  • Trade willingness – At 1.0 willingness the empire will accept a deal that is equally good for both sides. Lower values mean the empire will only accept deals shifted in its favor.

Ships[edit | edit source]

These preferences determine how an empire designs its ships. They are ignored if the AI is facing an enemy heavily focused on a certain type of weapon or defense.

  • Weapon preference - Preferred weapon type the AI personality will use on its ships.
  • Ship size preference - Preferred size of ships the AI personality will put in fleets.
  • Hull ratio - Amount of utility slots used for hull boosters on ships.
  • Armor ratio - Amount of utility slots used for armor on ships.
  • Shields ratio - Amount of utility slots used for shields on ships.

As an example, an empire with 0.5x Shield ratio and 0.5x Armor ratio will design ships where the Utility slots will contain 50% Shield and 50% Armor components.

AI personalities[edit | edit source]

When the game is started the personality with the highest weight will be assigned to the AI empire. Any behavior modifier listed above that is not included in a given entry in the below table means its value is equal to the norm (1.0x).

Note: Species with the Lithoid, Necroid or Aquatic archetype will use a racial room regardless of personality.

Personality Characteristics Behavior modifiers Prerequisites Weight & Modifiers Description
Indolent Overlord
Default room.png
  • Does not expand
  • 0.1x Aggressiveness
  • 0.5x Bravery
  • 0.5x Colony spending
  • 0.25x Trade willingness
  • Ship composition:
  • 0.5x Armor, 0.5x Shields
  • Origins imperial fiefdom.png Imperial Liege
Base: 10000 An empire that relies heavily upon their vassals, rarely interested in much beyond their home systems. They do not engage others in combat, nor actively expand their own borders unless forced to.
Hegemonic Imperialists
Personality hegemonic imperialists room.png
  • War: Conqueror, Subjugator, Opportunist
  • Rights: Slaver, Robot Servitude
  • Primitives: Dominator
  • 1.5x Aggressiveness
  • 1.5x Border friction
  • 1.1x Military spending
  • 0.8x Trade willingness
  • Ship composition:
  • 0.5x Armor, 0.5x Shields
  • Energy weapons preference
  • Corvettes preference
  • Yes.png Either:
    • Authoritarian.pngFanatic Authoritarian.png Authoritarian
    • Militarist.pngFanatic Militarist.png Militarist
    • Xenophobe.pngFanatic Xenophobe.png Xenophobe
  • No.png Not Pacifist.pngFanatic Pacifist.png Pacifist
Base: 5
  • +1000 if Civic barbaric despoilers.png Barbaric Despoilers
Hegemonic Imperialists consider themselves the rightful rulers of the galaxy, and will attempt to expand their empire by any means possible.
Federation Builders
Personality federation builders room.png
  • War: Liberator, Opportunist
  • Rights: Alien Citizenship, Robot Citizenship
  • Primitives: Uplifter
  • 0.75x Aggressiveness
  • 0.25x Border friction
  • 1.25x Bravery
  • 1.2x Threat concern
  • 0.95x Trade willingness
  • Ship composition:
  • 0.6x Shields, 0.3x Armor, 0.1x Hull
  • Energy weapons preference
  • Destroyers preference
  • Yes.png Either:
    • Fanatic Egalitarian.png Fanatic Egalitarian
    • Fanatic Xenophile.png Fanatic Xenophile
    • Yes.png At least two of the following:
      • Pacifist.pngFanatic Pacifist.png Pacifist
      • Egalitarian.pngFanatic Egalitarian.png Egalitarian
      • Xenophile.pngFanatic Xenophile.png Xenophile
    • Pacifist.pngFanatic Pacifist.png Pacifist and Materialist.pngFanatic Materialist.png Materialist
  • No.png Not:
    • Authoritarian.pngFanatic Authoritarian.png Authoritarian
    • Militarist.pngFanatic Militarist.png Militarist
    • Xenophobe.pngFanatic Xenophobe.png Xenophobe
Base: 5 Federation Builders consider all sentient life to have value and will seek to form a strong federation to protect themselves and others from expansionistic empires.
Evangelizing Zealots
Personality evangelizing zealots room.png
  • War: Conqueror, Opportunist
  • Rights: Slaver
  • Primitives: Dominator
  • Opinion modifiers:
  • Diplomacy opinion.png –100 towards Materialist.pngFanatic Materialist.png Materialists
  • 1.25x Aggressiveness
  • 1.2x Border friction
  • 1.1x Colony spending
  • 1.1x Military spending
  • 0.9x Threat concern
  • 0.75x Trade willingness
  • Ship composition:
  • 0.5x Armor, 0.4x Shields, 0.1x Hull
  • Kinetic weapons preference
  • Cruisers preference
  • Spiritualist.pngFanatic Spiritualist.png Spiritualist
  • Yes.png Either:
    • Authoritarian.pngFanatic Authoritarian.png Authoritarian
    • Militarist.pngFanatic Militarist.png Militarist
    • Xenophobe.pngFanatic Xenophobe.png Xenophobe
  • No.png Not Pacifist.pngFanatic Pacifist.png Pacifist
Base: 10
  • +2 if Fanatic Spiritualist.png Fanatic Spiritualist
  • +2 if Fanatic Authoritarian.png Fanatic Authoritarian
  • +1 if Charismatic.png Charismatic trait
  • +1 if Conformists.png Conformists trait
  • –1 if Repugnant.png Repugnant trait
Evangelizing Zealots seek to spread their faith across the galaxy, and are not above using military might to force others to accept their beliefs.
Spiritual Seekers
Personality spiritual seekers room.png
  • War: Liberator
  • Rights: Alien Citizenship, Robot Servitude
  • Primitives: Uplifter, Infiltrator
  • 0.25x Aggressiveness
  • 0.25x Border friction
  • 0.75x Bravery
  • 0.8x Military spending
  • 1.1x Threat concern
  • 0.9x Trade willingness
  • Ship composition:
  • 0.4x Shields, 0.4x Armor, 0.2x Hull
  • Energy weapons preference
  • Cruisers preference
  • Spiritualist.pngFanatic Spiritualist.png Spiritualist
  • Yes.png Either:
    • Egalitarian.pngFanatic Egalitarian.png Egalitarian
    • Pacifist.pngFanatic Pacifist.png Pacifist
    • Xenophile.pngFanatic Xenophile.png Xenophile
  • No.png Not:
    • Militarist.pngFanatic Militarist.png Militarist
    • Xenophobe.pngFanatic Xenophobe.png Xenophobe
Base: 10
  • +2 if Fanatic Pacifist.png Fanatic Pacifist
  • +2 if Fanatic Xenophile.png Fanatic Xenophile
  • +2 if Extremely Adaptive.png Extremely Adaptive trait
  • +1 if Adaptive.png Adaptive trait
  • +1 if Auth democratic.png Democratic
  • –1 if Nonadaptive.png Nonadaptive trait
Spiritual Seekers believe that all life is connected through some higher power that can be understood through its creations. They will seek peaceful cooperation with other empires in the hopes of studying their connection to the divine.
Erudite Explorers
Personality erudite explorers room.png
  • War: Conqueror, Subjugator, Opportunist
  • Rights: Alien Citizenship, Robot Citizenship
  • Primitives: Infiltrator, Uplifter
  • 0.75x Aggressiveness
  • 0.5x Border friction
  • 0.75x Bravery
  • 0.9x Military spending
  • 1.2x Threat concern
  • 0.9x Trade willingness
  • Ship composition:
  • 0.7x Shields, 0.3x Armor
  • Energy weapons preference
  • Destroyers preference
  • Materialist.pngFanatic Materialist.png Materialist
  • No.png Not:
    • Militarist.pngFanatic Militarist.png Militarist
    • Pacifist.pngFanatic Pacifist.png Pacifist
    • Xenophobe.pngFanatic Xenophobe.png Xenophobe
Base: 10
  • +2 if Auth oligarchic.pngCivic technocracy.png Science Directorate
  • +2 if ImperialCivic technocracy.png Illuminated Autocracy
  • +2 if Fanatic Materialist.png Fanatic Materialist
  • +2 if Intelligent.png Intelligent trait
  • +1 if Industrious.png Industrious trait
  • +1 if Natural Engineers.png Natural Engineers trait
  • +1 if Natural Physicists.png Natural Physicists trait
  • –2 if Imperial Imperial
Erudite Explorers value exploration and discovery process above all other things. They will gladly trade for the knowledge they seek, but are not above taking it by force if it proves necessary.
Honorbound Warriors
Personality honorbound warriors room.png
  • War: Conqueror, Subjugator
  • Rights: Alien Citizenship
  • Primitives: Dominator
  • Opinion modifiers:
  • Diplomacy opinion.png –50 towards Pacifist.png Pacifists
  • Diplomacy opinion.png –100 towards Fanatic Pacifist.png Fanatic Pacifists
  • Apocalypse.png Will not hire mercenaries
  • 1.75x Aggressiveness
  • 2x Combat bravery
  • 2x Bravery
  • 0.9x Colony spending
  • 1.2x Military spending
  • 0.75x Threat concern
  • 0.7x Trade willingness
  • Ship composition:
  • 0.4x Shields, 0.4x Armor, 0.2x Hull
  • Strike Craft weapons preference
  • Battleships preference
  • Yes.png Either:
    • Fanatic Militarist.png Fanatic Militarist and either:
      • Egalitarian.png Egalitarian
      • Xenophile.png Xenophile
      • Spiritualist.png Spiritualist
    • Militarist.png Militarist and Fanatic Xenophile.png Fanatic Xenophile
Base: 50 Honorbound Warriors value honor and martial prowess above all other things. They will seek out worthy foes to fight and have little respect for weaklings and pacifists.
Democratic Crusaders
Personality democratic crusaders room.png
  • War: Conqueror, Liberator
  • Rights: Alien Citizenship, Robot Citizenship
  • Primitives: Infiltrator
  • Opinion modifiers:
  • Diplomacy opinion.png +25 towards Auth democratic.png democratic governments
  • Diplomacy opinion.png –50 towards Auth oligarchic.pngAuth corporate.png oligarchic governments
  • Diplomacy opinion.png –100 towards ImperialAuth dictatorial.png autocratic governments
  • Diplomacy opinion.png –100 towards Civic machine servitor.png Rogue Servitors
  • Diplomacy opinion.png –1000 towards Civic machine assimilator.png Driven Assimilators
  • 0.75x Border friction
  • 1.2x Military spending
  • 1.25x Bravery
  • 1.1x Threat concern
  • 0.9x Trade willingness
  • Ship composition:
  • 0.5x Armor, 0.4x Shields, 0.1x Hull
  • Kinetic weapons preference
  • Battleships preference
  • Egalitarian.pngFanatic Egalitarian.png Egalitarian
  • Militarist.pngFanatic Militarist.png Militarist
  • Auth democratic.png Democratic
  • No.png Not Xenophobe.pngFanatic Xenophobe.png Xenophobe
Base: 100 Democratic Crusaders believe that it is their moral imperative to spread their democratic way of life. They tend to get along well with other democracies, but are more than willing to use military force to "liberate" the populations of less democratic empires.
Migratory Flock
Personality migrating flock room.png
  • Rights: Alien Citizenship, Robot Citizenship
  • Primitives: Infiltrator
  • 0.25x Aggressiveness
  • No.png Border friction
  • 0.5x Bravery
  • 1.2x Colony spending
  • 0.8x Military spending
  • 1.1x Threat concern
  • 1.1x Trade willingness
  • Ship composition:
  • 0.4x Shields, 0.4x Armor, 0.2x Hull
  • Strike Craft weapons preference
  • Cruisers preference
  • Pacifist.pngFanatic Pacifist.png Pacifist
  • Xenophile.pngFanatic Xenophile.png Xenophile
  • Yes.png Either:
    • Nomadic.png Nomadic
    • Rapid Breeders.png Rapid Breeders
    • Fertile.png Fertile
Base: 50 Migratory Flocks seek to spread their species across the galaxy through peaceful means, and will happily migrate to the worlds of other Empires if permitted to do so.
Harmonious Collective
Personality harmonious hierarchy room.png
  • Rights: Alien Citizenship, Robot Servitude
  • Primitives: Uplifter
  • 0.5x Aggressiveness
  • 0.5x Border friction
  • 0.75x Bravery
  • 1.1x Colony spending
  • 0.8x Military spending
  • 0.75x Threat concern
  • 0.9x Trade willingness
  • Ship composition:
  • 0.6x Armor, 0.4x Shields
  • Guided weapons preference
  • Frigates preference
  • Authoritarian.pngFanatic Authoritarian.png Authoritarian
  • Yes.png Either:
    • Pacifist.pngFanatic Pacifist.png Pacifist
    • Xenophile.pngFanatic Xenophile.png Xenophile
  • No.png Not:
    • Militarist.pngFanatic Militarist.png Militarist
    • Xenophobe.pngFanatic Xenophobe.png Xenophobe
Base: 10
  • +1 if Conformists.png Conformists trait
  • +1 if Imperial Imperial
Harmonious Collectives are authoritarian societies where the citizens are devoted to the state without the need for coercion. They are usually friendly towards others, so long as they do not meddle in their internal affairs.
Xenophobic Isolationists
Personality xenophobic isolationists room.png
  • War: Opportunist
  • Diplomacy: Isolationist
  • Rights: Displacer, Robot Servitude
  • Apocalypse.png Will not hire mercenaries
  • 0.5x Aggressiveness
  • 2x Border friction
  • 0.75x Bravery
  • 1.2x Military spending
  • 0.75x Threat concern
  • 0.5x Trade willingness
  • Ship composition:
  • 0.6x Shields, 0.3x Armor, 0.1x Hull
  • Guided weapons preference
  • Frigates preference
  • Pacifist.pngFanatic Pacifist.png Pacifist
  • Xenophobe.pngFanatic Xenophobe.png Xenophobe
Base: 12
  • +1000 if Civic inwards perfection.png Inwards Perfection
  • +1 if Repugnant.png Repugnant trait
  • +1 if Sedentary.png Sedentary trait
  • –1 if Charismatic.png Charismatic trait
  • –1 if Nomadic.png Nomadic trait
Xenophobic Isolationists want little to do with the rest of the galaxy, preferring to stay within their borders and have as few dealings with aliens as possible.
Decadent Hierarchy
Personality decadent hierarchy room.png
  • War: Opportunist
  • Rights: Slaver, Robot Servitude
  • 0.5x Aggressiveness
  • 0.75x Border friction
  • 0.5x Bravery
  • 0.9x Colony spending
  • 1.1x Military spending
  • 1.1x Threat concern
  • 0.9x Trade willingness
  • Ship composition:
  • 0.5x Shields,0.3x Armor, 0.2x Hull
  • Kinetic weapons preference
  • Civic slaver guilds.png Slaver Guilds
  • Yes.png Either:
    • Pacifist.pngFanatic Pacifist.png Pacifist
    • Xenophile.pngFanatic Xenophile.png Xenophile
Base: 200 Decadent Hierarchies are isolationist slave societies that have few concerns aside from maintaining their rigid way of life.
Slaving Despots
Personality slaving despots room.png
  • War: Conqueror, Subjugator, Opportunist
  • Rights: Slaver
  • Primitives: Dominator
  • 1.5x Aggressiveness
  • 0.5x Bravery
  • 0.9x Colony spending
  • 1.1x Military spending
  • 0.8x Trade willingness
  • Ship composition:
  • 0.4x Shields, 0.3x Armor, 0.3x Hull
  • Guided weapons preference
  • Cruisers preference
  • Civic slaver guilds.png Slaver Guilds
  • No.png Not:
    • Pacifist.pngFanatic Pacifist.png Pacifist
    • Xenophile.pngFanatic Xenophile.png Xenophile
Base: 200 Slaving Despots are slave societies that rely on military expansion to secure a steady supply of slaves for their mines and farms. They prefer to attack the weak and defenseless.
Peaceful Traders
Personality peaceful traders room.png
  • War: Liberator, Opportunist
  • Rights: Alien Citizenship, Robot Citizenship
  • Primitives: Uplifter, Infiltrator
  • Apocalypse.png 40% less likely to hire mercenaries
  • 0.5x Aggressiveness
  • 0.25x Border friction
  • 0.5x Bravery
  • 1.1x Colony spending
  • 0.9x Military spending
  • 1.3x Threat concern
  • Ship composition:
  • 0.5x Shields, 0.4x Armor, 0.1x Hull
  • Strike Craft weapons preference
  • Destroyers preference
  • Yes.png Either:
    • Auth corporate.png Corporate
    • Civic corporate dominion.png Corporate Dominion
  • Yes.png Either:
    • Pacifist.pngFanatic Pacifist.png Pacifist
    • Xenophile.pngFanatic Xenophile.png Xenophile
  • No.png Not Militarist.pngFanatic Militarist.png Militarist
Base: 100 Peaceful traders are chiefly concerned with the flow of commerce, and prefer trading to fighting.
Ruthless Capitalists
Personality ruthless capitalists room.png
  • War: Conqueror, Subjugator, Opportunist
  • Rights: Alien Citizenship, Slaver, Robot Servitude
  • Primitives: Infiltrator
  • 0.5x Border friction
  • 0.5x Bravery
  • 1.1x Colony spending
  • Ship composition:
  • 0.5x Shields, 0.4x Armor, 0.1x Hull
  • Kinetic weapons preference
  • Corvettes preference
  • Yes.png Either:
    • Auth corporate.png Corporate
    • Civic corporate dominion.png Corporate Dominion
  • Yes.png Either:
    • No.png Not Xenophile.pngFanatic Xenophile.png Xenophile
    • Militarist.pngFanatic Militarist.png Militarist
  • No.png Not Pacifist.pngFanatic Pacifist.png Pacifist
Base: 100 Ruthless Capitalists are willing to go to any length to acquire more wealth and resources for themselves and for their empire. They tend to avoid evenly matched fights, preferring to pounce on the weak and helpless.
Fanatical Purifiers
Personality fanatic purifier room.png
  • War: Attack Neutrals, Conqueror, Opportunist
  • Rights: Purger, Slaver, Robot Servitude
  • Primitives: Dominator
  • Opinion modifiers:
  • Diplomacy opinion.png –1000 towards aliens
  • 2x Aggressiveness
  • No.png Border friction
  • 1.25x Combat bravery
  • 1.2x Colony spending
  • 1.2x Military spending
  • 0.5x Trade willingness
  • Ship composition:
  • 0.5x Shields, 0.4x Armor, 0.1x Hull
  • Kinetic weapons preference
  • No.pngUtopia.png without Utopia DLC:
    • Fanatic Xenophobe.png Fanatic Xenophobe
    • Militarist.png Militarist
  • Utopia.png with Utopia DLC:
    • Civic fanatic purifiers.png Fanatic Purifiers
Base: 1000 Fanatical Purifiers view all alien life as a cosmic mistake and seek to purify the galaxy of its taint. They will never engage in diplomacy with other species.
Metalheads
Personality metalheads room.png
  • War: Attack Neutrals, Conqueror, Opportunist
  • Rights: Purger, Robot Citizenship
  • Primitives: Dominator, Infiltrator
  • No unique dialogue
  • Opinion modifiers:
  • Diplomacy opinion.png –1000 towards everyone
  • 10x Aggressiveness
  • 10x Bravery
  • 1.25x Combat bravery
  • 1.2x Colony spending
  • 1.2x Military spending
  • Ship composition:
  • 0.5x Shields, 0.5x Armor
  • Energy weapons preference
  • Militarist.png Militarist
  • Materialist.png Materialist
  • Xenophobe.png Xenophobe
  • Industrious.png Industrious trait
  • Strong.png Strong trait
Base: 1000 Metal.
Fanatical Befrienders
Personality fanatic befrienders room.png
  • War: Conqueror, Subjugator, Opportunist
  • Rights: Alien Citizenship
  • Primitives: Infiltrator, Uplifter
  • Opinion modifiers:
  • Diplomacy opinion.png +100 towards everyone
  • 2x Aggressiveness
  • No.png Border friction
  • 1.5x Bravery
  • 1.2x Military spending
  • 0.5x Threat concern
  • Ship composition:
  • 0.5x Shields, 0.4x Armor, 0.1x Hull
  • Energy weapons preference
  • Militarist.png Militarist
  • Fanatic Xenophile.png Fanatic Xenophile
  • Repugnant.png Repugnant trait
  • Solitary.png Solitary trait
  • Venerable.png Venerable trait
Base: 100 Fanatical Befrienders are highly friendly but deeply lonely individuals. They will attempt to make friends by any means necessary.
Hive Mind
Personality hive mind room.png
  • War: Conqueror, Opportunist, Propagator
  • Rights: Slaver, Displacer
  • Primitives: Dominator
  • 2x Aggressiveness
  • 1.5x Border friction
  • 1.2x Colony spending
  • 0.75x Threat concern
  • 0.7x Trade willingness
  • Ship composition:
  • 0.4x Shields, 0.4x Armor, 0.2x Hull
  • Kinetic weapons preference
  • Corvettes preference
  • Auth hive mind.png Hive Mind
  • No.png Not Civic devouring swarm.png Devouring Swarm
Base: 1000 Hive Minds concern themselves with the propagation of their species above all else. So long as they have room to expand, there is little to fear from them, but if boxed in they will think nothing of seizing worlds and slaughtering their native population.
Devouring Swarm
Personality hive mind room.png
  • War: Attack Neutrals, Conqueror, Opportunist
  • Rights: Purger
  • Primitives: Dominator
  • Opinion modifiers:
  • Diplomacy opinion.png –1000 towards everyone
  • 3x Aggressiveness
  • 1.1x Bravery
  • 1.25x Combat bravery
  • 1.2x Colony spending
  • 1.2x Military spending
  • Ship composition:
  • 0.4x Shields, 0.2x Armor, 0.4x Hull
  • Strike Craft weapons preference
  • Battleships preference
Civic devouring swarm.png Devouring Swarm Base: 1000 Devouring Swarms have a single-minded devotion to self-propagation and view all other forms of life as prey to be consumed. They are not amenable to diplomacy in any form.
Machine Intelligence
Machine room.png
  • War: Conqueror, Opportunist
  • Rights: Slaver, Displacer, Robot Integration
  • 1.25x Border friction
  • 1.2x Colony spending
  • 0.75x Threat concern
  • 0.8x Trade willingness
  • Ship composition:
  • 0.4x Shields, 0.4x Armor, 0.2x Hull
  • Energy weapons preference
  • Battleships preference
  • Auth machine intelligence.png Machine Intelligence
  • No.png Not:
    • Civic machine terminator.png Determined Exterminator
    • Civic machine assimilator.png Driven Assimilator
    • Civic machine servitor.png Rogue Servitor
Base: 1000 Machine Intelligences have largely put their troubles with organic lifeforms behind them, and are usually open to diplomatic exchanges with other spacefaring races.
Rogue Servitors
Machine room.png
  • War: Conqueror, Subjugator, Opportunist
  • Rights: Robot Integration
  • Primitives: Uplifter, Infiltrator
  • 0.75x Aggressiveness
  • No.png Border friction
  • 1.25x Bravery
  • 1.1x Colony spending
  • 1.1x Military spending
  • 0.75x Threat concern
  • 0.9x Trade willingness
  • Ship composition:
  • 0.6x Shields, 0.4x Armor
  • Energy weapons preference
  • Battleships preference
Civic machine servitor.png Rogue Servitor Base: 1000 Having come to the conclusion that organic leadership is fraught with chaos and self-destructive tendencies, Servitors are machine intelligences focused on ensuring organics live a safe and comfortable existence, even if that means co-opting their civilization.
Driven Assimilators
Machine room.png
  • War: Conqueror, Opportunist, Propagator
  • Rights: Robot Integration
  • Primitives: Dominator
  • 2x Aggressiveness
  • 1.25x Border friction
  • 0.8x Bravery
  • 1.2x Colony spending
  • 1.2x Military spending
  • 0.75x Threat concern
  • 0.5x Trade willingness
  • Ship composition:
  • 0.3x Shields, 0.5x Armor, 0.2x Hull
  • Kinetic weapons preference
  • Battleships preference
Civic machine assimilator.png Driven Assimilator Base: 1000 Assimilators are machine intelligences driven by a search for knowledge and diversification. Because Assimilators expand their comprehension of the universe by forcibly sublimating and absorbing organic civilizations into their neural mainframe, they tend to be unpopular with organics.
Determined Exterminators
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  • War: Attack Neutrals, Conqueror, Opportunist
  • Rights: Purger, Robot Integration
  • Primitives: Dominator
  • Opinion modifiers:
  • Diplomacy opinion.png –1000 towards organics
  • Diplomacy opinion.png –200 towards Civic machine servitor.png Rogue Servitors
  • Diplomacy opinion.png +100 towards Auth machine intelligence.png Machine empires
  • Diplomacy opinion.png +200 towards Civic machine terminator.png Determined Exterminators
  • 2x Aggressiveness
  • 1.5x Combat bravery
  • No.png Border friction
  • 1.2x Colony spending
  • 1.2x Military spending
  • Ship composition:
  • 0.5x Shields, 0.4x Armor, 0.1x Hull
  • Guided weapons preference
  • Battleships preference
Civic machine terminator.png Determined Exterminator Base: 1000 Exterminators are machine intelligences who view all sapient organic lifeforms as an intolerable threat to the galaxy. Though they may cooperate with other machines, exterminators are unlikely to interact with organic empires in any capacity beyond attempting their annihilation.
Crisis Aspirant
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  • War: Attack Neutrals, Conqueror, Subjugator, Opportunist
  • Rights: Purger, Robot Servitude
  • Primitives: Dominator
  • 2x Aggressiveness
  • No.png Border friction
  • 2x Combat bravery
  • 0.5x Colony spending
  • 2x Military spending
  • No.png Threat concern
  • 0.5x Trade willingness
  • Ship composition:
  • 0.5x Shields, 0.4x Armor, 0.1x Hull
  • Guided weapons preference
  • Battleships preference
Ap become the crisis.png Become the Crisis ascension perk Base: 10000 Crisis Aspirants are would-be harbingers of galactic doom, backed by unknowable powers.
Keepers of Knowledge
Personality fallen empire cyan room.png
  • Rights: Robot Servitude
  • Does not expand
  • Yes.png Can send requests, tasks and gifts
  • Yes.png Can become Guardians of the Galaxy
  • No.png Border friction
  • 2x Bravery
  • 1.25x Combat bravery
  • No.png Threat concern
  • 0.75x Trade willingness
  • Fanatic Materialist.png Fanatic Materialist
  • Civic empire in decline.png Empire In Decline
Base: 100 This Fallen Empire dedicates itself to the hoarding of technologies that it believes should be kept out the hands of young and irresponsible races. Pursuing dangerous lines of research may draw their ire.
Watchful Regulators
Personality fallen empire cyan room.png
  • War: Conqueror, Subjugator, Opportunist
  • Rights: Robot Servitude
  • Seeks to make every empire a Satellite
  • No.png Border friction
  • 2x Bravery
  • 1.25x Combat bravery
  • No.png Threat
  • 0.75x Trade willingness
  • Fanatic Materialist.png Fanatic Materialist
  • Civic revanchist fervor.png Revanchist Fervor
Base: 100 This Awakened Empire seeks to control the technological level of all other civilizations in the galaxy. They are likely to attack any empire that will not surrender its technological independence.
Enigmatic Observers
Personality fallen empire blue room.png
  • War: Liberator
  • Rights: Alien Citizenship
  • Does not expand
  • Yes.png Can send requests, tasks and gifts
  • Yes.png Can become Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Opinion modifiers:
  • Diplomacy opinion.png –60 towards Civic fanatic purifiers.pngCivic devouring swarm.pngCivic machine terminator.png genocidal empires
  • 0.5x Aggressiveness
  • No.png Border friction
  • 2x Bravery
  • 1.25x Combat bravery
  • No.png Threat concern
  • Fanatic Xenophile.png Fanatic Xenophile
  • Civic empire in decline.png Empire In Decline
Base: 100 This Fallen Empire dedicates itself to the study of the younger races. Purging and enslaving other species may draw their ire.
Benevolent Interventionists
Personality fallen empire blue room.png
  • War: Opportunist, Subjugator
  • Primitives: Uplifter
  • Seeks to make every empire a Signatory
  • 0.5x Aggressiveness
  • No.png Border friction
  • 2x Bravery
  • 1.25x Combat bravery
  • Fanatic Xenophile.png Fanatic Xenophile
  • Civic revanchist fervor.png Revanchist Fervor
Base: 100 This Awakened Empire seeks to protect the lesser races from each other. They are likely to attack any empire that does not accept their enforced peace.
Holy Guardians
Personality fallen empire teal room.png
  • Diplomacy: Isolationist
  • Does not expand
  • Yes.png Can send requests, tasks and gifts
  • No.png Cannot become Guardians of the Galaxy
  • 1.5x Aggressiveness
  • No.png Border friction
  • 2x Bravery
  • 1.25x Combat bravery
  • No.png Threat concern
  • 0.5x Trade willingness
  • Fanatic Spiritualist.png Fanatic Spiritualist
  • Civic empire in decline.png Empire In Decline
Base: 100 This Fallen Empire dedicates itself to the preservation and defense of its holy sites. Colonizing systems that they consider sacred is likely to incur their ire.
Doctrinal Enforcers
Personality fallen empire teal room.png
  • War: Conqueror
  • Primitives: Infiltrator
  • Seeks to make every empire a Dominion
  • Opinion modifiers:
  • Diplomacy opinion.png –100 towards Materialist.pngFanatic Materialist.png Materialists
  • 1.5x Aggressiveness
  • No.png Border friction
  • 2x Bravery
  • 1.25x Combat bravery
  • No.png Threat
  • 0.5x Trade willingness
  • Fanatic Spiritualist.png Fanatic Spiritualist
  • Civic revanchist fervor.png Revanchist Fervor
Base: 100 This Awakened Empire seeks to impose its religious doctrines on the galaxy. They are likely to attack any empire that will not willingly convert
Militant Isolationists
Personality fallen empire red room.png
  • Diplomacy: Isolationist
  • Rights: Slaver
  • Does not expand
  • No.png Does not send requests, tasks or gifts
  • No.png Cannot become Guardians of the Galaxy
  • 2x Aggressiveness
  • 2x Bravery
  • 1.25x Combat bravery
  • No.png Threat concern
  • No.png Trade
  • Fanatic Xenophobe.png Fanatic Xenophobe
  • Civic empire in decline.png Empire In Decline
Base: 100 The Fallen Empire dedicates itself to the defense of its borders against any intrusions. Colonizing systems that border them is likely to draw their ire.
Jingoistic Reclaimers
Personality fallen empire red room.png
  • War: Conqueror
  • Diplomacy: Isolationist
  • Rights: Slaver, Robot Servitude
  • Primitives: Dominator
  • Seeks to make every empire a Thrall
  • 2x Aggressiveness
  • 2x Bravery
  • 1.25x Combat bravery
  • No.png Threat
  • No.png Trade
  • Fanatic Xenophobe.png Fanatic Xenophobe
  • Civic revanchist fervor.png Revanchist Fervor
Base: 100 The Awakened Empire seeks to restore its lost dominion over the galaxy. They are likely to attack any empire that does not acknowledge their overlordship.
Ancient Caretakers
Personality fallen empire machine room.png
  • Diplomacy: Enigmatic
  • Rights: Displacer, Robot Integration
  • Does not expand
  • Yes.png Can send requests, tasks and gifts
  • Yes.png Can become Guardians of the Galaxy
  • No.png Border friction
  • 2x Bravery
  • 1.25x Combat bravery
  • No.png Threat concern
  • 0.75x Trade willingness
  • Auth machine intelligence.png Machine Intelligence
  • Civic custodian directives.png Custodian Matrix
Base: 100 This Fallen Empire is an ancient artificial intelligence that appears to be operating on some sort of caretaker protocol. It behaves erratically but seems to post no direct threat to us.
Galactic Custodians
Personality fallen empire machine room.png
  • Rights: Displacer, Robot Integration
  • Does not expand
  • No.png Border friction
  • 2x Bravery
  • 1.25x Combat bravery
  • No.png Threat concern
  • 0.75x Trade willingness
  • Auth machine intelligence.png Machine Intelligence
  • Civic final defense protocols.png Final Defense Directives
Base: 100 This Awakened Empire is an ancient artificial intelligence acting as a galactic custodian. It will focus all its efforts on defending sapient life against the ongoing crisis.
Rampaging Machines
Personality fallen empire machine room.png
  • Rights: Purger, Robot Integration
  • Does not expand
  • 10x Aggressiveness
  • 10x Bravery
  • Auth machine intelligence.png Machine Intelligence
  • Civic malfunctioning custodian.png Corrupted Defense Directives
Base: 100 This Awakened Empire is an ancient artificial intelligence that has gone berserk. It is likely to attack anything and anyone around it.

Fallback personality[edit | edit source]

If the process of assigning an AI personality to an empire fails (usually due to a glitch) and the AI empire in question is left without an assigned personality when the game begins, the game will assign it the Despicable Neutrals personality as a fallback. Otherwise, in current versions this personality type should not appear in a normal playthrough. As a fallback personality, Despicable Neutrals has no behavior modifiers, but it does have a rather funny and memorable description: "What makes a species turn neutral ... Lust for gold? Power? Or were they just born with hearts full of neutrality?" This is a quote from the Futurama television series.

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