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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 Faith. In Gathering Storm, it was altered to fully heal the unit that clears the outpost as well.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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 Faith in the later eras. Still, it could help when trying to earn enough Faith Faith to patronize an important Great Person 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 [edit]
Default Religions

BuddhismCatholicismConfucianismEastern OrthodoxyHindu Dharma1HinduismIslamJudaismMahayana Buddhism1ProtestantismShaivism1ShintoSikhismTaoismTheravada Buddhism1Vajrayana Buddhism1Zoroastrianism


City Patron GoddessDance of the AuroraDesert FolkloreDivine SparkEarth GoddessFertility RitesFire Goddess GS-Only.pngGod of Creation (Atum)1God of CraftsmenGod of HealingGod of the ForgeGod of the Open SkyGod of the SeaGod of WarGod of Watery Abyss (Nun)1Goddess of FestivalsGoddess of the HarvestGoddess of the HuntInitiation RitesLady of the Reeds and MarshesMonument to the GodsOdin1Oral TraditionReligious IdolsRiver GoddessReligious SettlementsSacred PathStone Circles

See Also Beliefs
1 Specific scenarios only

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