Civilization VI: Gathering Storm - Pachacuti Leads Inca

Inca is the latest civ to join Civilization VI: Gathering Storm. Led by Pachacuti, the ruler responsible for transforming the Kingdom of Cusco into the structured Incan Empire, the Inca benefit greatly from mountain tiles and internal trade routes, making this civ a great choice for isolationist players.

Unique Improvement – Terrace Farm

These unique improvements can be placed on Grassland, Desert, or Plains Hills and provide Food; however, their adjacency bonuses make them an even stronger improvement. When next to a Mountain, Terrace Farms provide even more Food, and when placed next to an Aqueduct, they provide additional Production. They also receive Production from adjacency to Fresh Water. Feudalism and Replacement Parts also create opportunities for additional adjacency bonuses when placing Terrace Farms next to one another.  

Unique Ability – Mit’a

This unique ability allows Inca citizens to actively work mountain tiles. These tiles provide Production to the City and, for each adjacent Terrace Farm, they also grant Food.

Unique Unit – Warak’aq

The Warak’aq is a medieval recon unit unique to Inca. This unit can attack twice in a single turn, so long as all of its movement points have not been spent in that turn.

Pachacuti Unique Ability – Qhapaq Ñan

Domestic trade routes are quite strong with Pachacuti, whose unique ability grants additional Food for each mountain tile that exists in the borders of the origin city. Unlock several trade routes between cities with multiple mountains and watch your population grow!

Pachacuti Unique Improvement – Qhapaq Ñan

In addition to his trade route bonus, Pachacuti also gains access to an early mountain tile improvement of the same name. This improvement is an early version of the new Mountain Tunnel, unlockable after discovering the Foreign Trade civic. These allow players to create links between tiles along mountain ranges, letting units traverse them quickly.


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