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The Khevsur is a unique melee unit of the Georgian civilization in Civilization VI: Rise and Fall.

In the Gathering Storm expansion, the Khevsur requires 10 Iron (Civ6) Iron to train.

  • Attributes:
    • +7 Civ6StrengthIcon Combat Strength and no Civ6Movement Movement penalties in Hills.
    • +10 Civ6StrengthIcon Combat Strength vs. anti-cavalry units.


Not much can be said about this unit, as it is strong but since the Khevsur does not replace any other units, it cannot be pre-built and upgraded into. The most efficient way to make use of the Khevsur is to buy it with Civ6Faith Faith when you choose to build Grand Master's Chapel and adopt Theocracy as your government. However, since Georgia's Civ6Faith Faith generation power is quite restricted (you need to be able to declare Protectorate Wars) and extra Civ6Faith Faith from the Tsikhe does not come into play until the next era (which happens to be when the Khevsur becomes obsolete), it is very hard to use this unit within its limited time frame. Not to mention, since you can only decide where you want to settle, not that of your enemy, the Civ6StrengthIcon Combat Strength bonus when fighting in Hills will most likely benefit you only on defense.

Unlike Civilization V, in Civilization VI, the site of the battle is actually the tile of the defender, not the attacker. Therefore, similar to other bonuses that grant extra Civ6StrengthIcon Combat Strength when "fighting on" certain terrain, the Khevsur will receive extra Civ6StrengthIcon Combat Strength when it attacks a unit standing on Hills, regardless of where the Khevsur stands. Also, the Khevsur will receive extra Civ6StrengthIcon Combat Strength on defense if it gets attacked while standing on Hills.

Civilopedia entryEdit

The warriors from Georgia’s Khevsureti territory maintained their traditions for countless generations. (Until the early 20th Century, they continued to fight with weapons and armor more suited to medieval times.) These fierce Georgians dressed in chainmail and carried swords, axes, and small, black bucklers adorned with crosses for nighttime raids—due to the shield’s color, the warriors were practically invisible in the moonlight. Though tradition was their watchword, they did adapt with the times, incorporating firearms as their importance on the battlefield became unmistakable.


  • The Khevsur was originally called the Khevsureti, but since this name refers to a region rather than an ethnic group, it was changed (as shown in the Emergencies Deep Dive video with Sarah Darney and Anton Strenger).


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