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Architect
Architect
Ranged Unit in Beyond Earth
Required 4 Purity Purity
4 Harmony Harmony
1 Xenomass Xenomass
1 Floatstone Floatstone
Alien Hybridization Alien Hybridization
Moves Moves (CivBE).png 2
Base Unit Strength Strength 16
Base Ranged Strength Ranged Strength 32
Base Range Ranged Strength 2

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Game info[]

The Architect is a Harmony-Supremacy Harmony - Purity hybrid ranged unit. While boasting rather mediocre Ranged Strength Ranged Strength in comparison to its Production and Resource cost, the Architect is able to bolster or inhibit the Strength of units on the battlefield.

Unit Upgrades[]

Tier 1[]

Early game Architects have no perks at their disposal, but are still formidable ranged support units. They are available fairly early if the player knows how to tech efficiently, before Tier 3 Rangers. Their Ranged Strength is respectable, and they can still provide basic utility to nearby friendly or enemy units. They are great when paired with Immortals or Battlesuits early game to take out Alien Nests.

An architect bolstering an Immortal (left) and their upgrade pose (right)

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Subject Tier 1
Tech Prerequisites Alien Hybridization
Affinity Prerequisites 4 Harmony Harmony

4 Purity Purity

Resource Cost 1 Xenomass Xenomass, 1 Floatstone Floatstone
Production Cost 275 Production Production
Combat Strength 16 Strength Strength

32 Ranged Strength Ranged Strength

Range 2Ranged Strength
Movement 2Moves (CivBE).png
Passives Combat Inhibit, Combat Assist

Utility actions:

  • Combat Assist: +10% Strength Strength to friendly unit (Costs 2Moves (CivBE).pngby default)
  • Combat Inhibit: -10% Strength Strength to enemy unit (Costs 2Moves (CivBE).pngby default)

Tier 2[]

Tier 2 Architects receive a very unique set of perks that apply specifically to its utility actions. The generic perk allows -20% Strength to be siphoned on the battlefield, or the utility can be morphed to heal or damage on contact. First Architects can also be more versatile by using more utility actions at a time. Their Ranged Strength is still respectable, so they are a fairly expensive but useful alternative to Rangers.

Subject Tier 1 (Evolved Architect) Tier 2 (First Architect) Tier 2 (True Architect)
Tech Prerequisites Alien Hybridization Alien Hybridization Alien Hybridization
Affinity Prerequisites 12 Harmony Harmony

5 Purity Purity

9 Harmony Harmony

9 Purity Purity

5 Harmony Harmony

12 Purity Purity

Resource Cost 1 Xenomass Xenomass, 1 Floatstone Floatstone 1 Xenomass Xenomass, 1 Floatstone Floatstone 1 Xenomass Xenomass, 1 Floatstone Floatstone
Production Cost 405 Production Production 405 Production Production 405 Production Production
Combat Strength 32 Strength Strength

60 Ranged Strength Ranged Strength

32 Strength Strength

60 Ranged Strength Ranged Strength

32 Strength Strength

60 Ranged Strength Ranged Strength

Range 2Ranged Strength 2Ranged Strength 2Ranged Strength
Movement 2Moves (CivBE).png 2Moves (CivBE).png 2Moves (CivBE).png
Perk Choice A Double effectiveness of utility actions Double effectiveness of utility actions Double effectiveness of utility actions
Perk Choice B -10HP to enemy targeting with utility Utility costs 1 Moves (CivBE).pngso multiple can be used +10HP heal to friendly targeting with utility
Passives Combat Inhibit, Combat Assist Combat Inhibit, Combat Assist Combat Inhibit, Combat Assist

Utility actions:

  • Combat Assist: +10% Strength Strength to friendly unit (Costs 2Moves (CivBE).pngby default)
  • Combat Inhibit: -10% Strength Strength to enemy unit (Costs 2Moves (CivBE).pngby default)

Civilopedia entry

Architects are genetically enhanced commanders, surveying the battlefield and devising tactics based on tons of data on the fly. Every Architect has received extensive cerebral gene modification that enhances their cognitive function well beyond that of a normal human. The implants and gene therapy they have received allow their brains to operate several times faster, processing large amounts of information very quickly, as well as giving them heightened senses. Architects also carry large scanners with them, allowing them to gather data about their surroundings in a wide area.

The data that Architects collect through sensory perception and their scanners ranges from variations in weather patterns to topography to the location and condition of both their own forces as well as the enemy’s. They analyze this at speeds similar to that of supercomputers, determining all advantages and disadvantages on both sides, and make strategic decisions within seconds that exploit everything in play to give themselves and their own troops the best possible outcome.

It is essential that these commanders are on the front lines of battle with their forces, where they are able to collect and analyze the most raw data and then relay their brilliant strategies back within moments. Non-enhanced soldiers that have seen Architects in play say that their tactical decision making is awe-inspiring and easily turns the tide of battle.

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