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Civilization 5 Table of Civilizations and Leaders


  • Civilization 5 Table of Civilizations and Leaders

    There are 18 civilizations in Civ5 vanilla and 4 additional as downloadable content, each with its own leader and unique unit. In addition, every leader has a semi-unique "personality", consisting of traits that determine their in-game behavior.

    For example, Elizabeth of the English, a historical naval power, emphasizes a pursuit of naval dominance and the choices she makes reflects this desire. However, in order to prevent leaders from becoming too-predictable, these traits have the potential to be changed slightly and weighted differently before a new game begins, keeping diplomacy fresh.




    Unique Ability

    Unique Unit

    Unique Building


    America George Washington Manifest Destiny: 1 sight to all units, 25% reduced cost when purchasing tiles B17; Minutemen N/A
    Arabia Harun Al-Rashid Trade Caravans: +1 Gold from each Trade Route and Oil Resources provide double quantity. Camel Archers Bazaar
    Aztecs Montezuma I Sacrificial Captives: Gains Culture from each enemy unit killed. Jaguar Floating Gardens
    China Wu Zetain Art of War: Effectiveness and spawn rate of Great Generals increased. Cho-Ko-Nue Paper Maker
    Egypt Ramesses II Monument Builders: +20% Production towards Wonder construction. War Chariot Burial Tomb
    England Elizabeth Sun Never Sets: +2 Movement for all naval units. Longbowman; Ship of the Line N/A Emphasizes naval power
    France Napoleon Bonaparte Ancien Regime: +2 Culture per turn from Cities before discovering Steam Power. Foreign Legion; Musketeer N/A Emphasizes army building
    Germany Otto von Bismarck Furor Teutonicus: Upon defeating a Barbarian unit inside an encampment, there is a 50% chance you earn 25 Gold and they join your side. Landsknecht; Panzer N/A
    Greece Alexander the Great Hellenic League: City-State Influence degrades at half and recovers at twice the normal rate. Champion Cavalry; Hoplite

    India Mahatma Gandhi Population Growth: Unhappiness from number of Cities doubled, Unhappiness from number of Citizens halved. War Elephant Mughal Fort Emphasizes city growth
    Iroquois Hiawatha The Great Warpath: Units move through Forest and Jungle in friendly territory as if it is Road. These tiles can be used to establish trade routes. Mohawk Warrior Longhouse
    Japan Oda Nobunaga Bushido: Units fight as though they were at full strength even when damaged. Samurai; Zero N/A
    Ottoman Suleiman Kanuni Barbary Corsairs: 50% Chance of converting a Barbarian naval unit to your side and earning 25 Gold. Janissary; Sipahi N/A
    Persia Darius the Great Archaemenid Legacy: Golden Ages last 50% longer. Immortal Satrap's Court
    Rome Augustus Caesar The Glory of Rome: 25% Production towards any buildings that already exist in the Capital Ballista; Legion N/A
    Russia Catherine the Great Mother Russia: Strategic Resources provide +1 Production and Horse, Iron and Uranium Resources provide double quantity. Cossack Fur Trading Post Emphasizes city expansion
    Siam Ramkham- haeng Father Governs Children: Food and Culture from friendly City-States increased by 50%. Naresuan’s Elephant Wat
    Songhai Askia Muhammad I River Warlord: Receive triple Gold from Barbarian encampments and pillaging Cities. Embarked units can defend themselves. Mandekalu Cavalry Mud Pyramid Mosque Emphasizes city conquest
    Babylon (only Digital Deluxe Edition) Nebuchad-nezzar II Ingenuity: Receive a free Great Scientist when you discover Writing. Earn Great Scientists at double the normal rate. Babylonian Bowman Walls of Babylon
    Mongolia (available as free Downloadable Content October 25 2010) Genghis Khan Mongol Terror: Units fighting City States receive a +30% combat bonus. All mounted units receive +1 movement. Keshik; Khan N/A
    Incas (Paid Downloadable Content) Pachacuti Great Andean Road: Units ignore terrain costs when moving into any tile with Hills. No maintenance costs for improvements in Hills; half cost elsewhere. Slinger Terrace Farm
    Spain (Paid Downloadable Content) Isabela Seven Cities of Gold: Gold bonus for discovering a Natural Wonder (bonus enhanced if first to discover it). Culture, happiness, and tile yields from Natural Wonders doubled. Conquistador; Tercio N/A
    Polynesia (Paid Downloadable Content) Kame- hameha Wayfinding: Can embark and move over Oceans immediately (They can embark on turn 1. Movement points are still used to embark or disembark.). +1 Sight when embarked. +10% Combat Strength bonus if within 2 tiles of a Moai. (Unique "Double-Hulled War Canoe" graphic for early embarked units) Maori Warrior Moai (available with Construction)
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    • Dinner
      Dinner commented
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      The table is missing polynesia.

    • Martin Gühmann
      Martin Gühmann commented
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      Originally posted by Oerdin
      The table is missing polynesia.
      Fixed, and also added some more leader pics.

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