Initiation Rites is a Pantheon in Civilization VI. Whenever a player with the Initiation Rites pantheon clears a Barbarian Outpost, that player receives +50 Faith. In Gathering Storm, it was altered to fully heal the unit that clears the outpost as well.
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This is not a terribly useful pantheon at the beginning of the game, and its use tapers off rapidly: the more territory civilizations and city-states claim, the harder it becomes to find Barbarian Outposts, and it's not worth the trouble to send units to the poles to clear outposts for a mere 50 Faith in the later eras. Still, it could help when trying to earn enough Faith to patronize an important Great Person early on, and if the better pantheons (like Stone Circles) have already been taken.
This pantheon is decent for the Sumerians, since they have strong incentives to seek out Barbarian Outposts. Its healing bonus can keep their War-Carts healthy when defeating barbarian outposts to reap Tribal Village rewards aplenty. However, the challenge of being able to reliably locate Barbarian Outposts (which is not a guarantee) and the decline in relevancy of this Pantheon remains the same.
|Civilization VI Religion |
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City Patron Goddess • Dance of the Aurora • Desert Folklore • Divine Spark • Earth Goddess • Fertility Rites • Fire Goddess • God of Creation (Atum)1 • God of Craftsmen • God of Healing • God of the Forge • God of the Open Sky • God of the Sea • God of War • God of Watery Abyss (Nun)1 • Goddess of Festivals • Goddess of the Harvest • Goddess of the Hunt • Initiation Rites • Lady of the Reeds and Marshes • Monument to the Gods • Odin1 • Oral Tradition • Religious Idols • River Goddess • Religious Settlements • Sacred Path • Stone Circles
|1 Specific scenarios only
Added in the Gathering Storm expansion pack.