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Ibrahim, otherwise known as The Grand Vizier, is a unique Governor of the Ottoman civilization (when led by Suleiman) in Civilization VI: Gathering Storm. He is the Ottomans' key to success in both military conquest and diplomacy.


Tier Promotion Effect Required Promotion
Default Pasha +20% Production Production to all military units in the city. -
I Head Falconer All friendly units fighting within the city's territory gain +5 Strength Combat Strength. -
I Serasker Grants all units within 10 tiles of the City Center +10 Strength Combat Strength when attacking defensible District Districts. -
II Khass-Oda-Bashi When established in an allied foreign Capital Capital, Alliance leveling rate is increased with the owner. Head Falconer
II Capou Agha When established in a foreign Capital Capital, Grievances Grievances from the city owner against you are reduced by 1 more per turn. Serasker
III Grand Vizier When established in a foreign Capital Capital, none of the owner's cities exert Loyalty pressure on your cities. Khass-Oda-Bashi or Capou Agha


Suleiman's vizier Ibrahim, is a Military and Diplomacy focused governor. In addition to having a unique promotion tree, Ibrahim is the only Governor that can be assigned to another civilization's capital as well as any domestic city. He is well suited for influencing military operations but is also a skilled diplomat, strengthening relationships with friendly civilizations and easing tensions with rivals.

Like Victor, Ibrahim needs only 3 turns to establish himself in a city.

Civilopedia entry[]

Pargali Ibrahim Pasha was Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire and childhood friend of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. Likely born in Epirus around 1495, to a Christian family, he was a household slave of the same age as the young Suleiman, and the two were close growing up. First appointed as the Royal Falconer to Suleiman, he gained greater and greater status over his thirteen years in office, eventually becoming Grand Vizier and commander of the armies in 1523. By many accounts, he was loyal to Suleiman and trusted by the sultan—at least at first.

Suleiman trusted Ibrahim Pasha enough to appoint him governor of Egypt in 1525 to reform that province (the previous governor had opted to revolt; some changes were obviously in order), but after that Ibrahim appears to have fallen under suspicion in the Topkapi palace intrigue. As a powerful minister, he wielded almost as much authority as the sultan himself, who began to suspect his old friend of conspiracy. Eventually in 1536, Suleiman ordered his execution and confiscation of his property.

At least two palaces used by Ibrahim Pasha survive today in Istanbul and Cairo.


Civilization VI Governors [edit]
Amani AffluenceEmissaryForeign Investor GS-Only.pngLocal Informants GS-Only.pngMessengerPrestigePromoterPuppeteer
Ibrahim GS-Only.png Capou AghaGrand VizierHead FalconerKhass-Oda-BashiPashaSerasker
Liang AmusementAquacultureGuildmasterInfrastructureParks and RecreationReinforced Materials GS-Only.pngWater Works GS-Only.pngZoning Commissioner
Magnus Black MarketeerGroundbreakerIndustrialistProvisionSurplus LogisticsVertical Integration
Moksha BishopCitadel of GodDivine ArchitectGrand InquisitorLaying On Of HandsPatron Saint
Pingala Arms Race ProponentConnoisseurCurator GS-Only.pngGrantsLibrarianResearcherSpace Initiative
Reyna ContractorCuratorForeign ExchangeForestry Management GS-Only.pngHarbormasterLand AcquisitionRenewable Subsidizer GS-Only.pngTax Collector
Victor Air Defense InitiativeArms Race Proponent GS-Only.pngDefense LogisticsEmbrasureGarrison CommanderRedoubtSecurity Expert

GS-Only.png Added in the Gathering Storm expansion pack.