For Personality traits in Civilization: Beyond Earth, see Personality traits (Rising Tide).

In Civilization IV a leader trait is a special ability or rule modification that applies to any civilization led by a leader with that trait. Leader traits are often called just traits. Traits give advantages to the leaders on their play styles.

List of Leader Traits Edit

The leader traits are:

Trait Properties Production bonus of +100% for
Aggressive Free Combat I promotion of melee and gunpowder units. Barracks and Drydock
Creative +2 Culture (Civ4) per city. Library, Theater and Colosseum
Expansive +2 Health (Civ4) per city and, in BtS, 25 percent faster production of Worker. Granary and Harbor
Financial +1 Coin (Civ4) on tiles with 2 Coin (Civ4) already Bank (removed as of ~3.13?)
Industrious Wonder production bonus of +50% Forge
Organized Civic upkeep reduced 50 percent Lighthouse, Factory and Courthouse
Philosophical Great person point bonus of +100% University
Spiritual There is no anarchy when changing civics Temple
In Warlords and Beyond the Sword:
Trait Properties Production bonus of +100% for
Protective Archery and Gunpowder Units receive free Drill I and City Garrison I Walls and Castle
Charismatic -

Table of Leaders and Their Traits Edit

Each leader has two leader traits. These are shown in the following table.

Table of Leader traits
Aggressive Kublai Khan (Mongolia) Shaka (Zulu) Ragnar (Vikings) Stalin (Russia) Hammurabi (Babylon) Alexander (Greece) Montezuma (Aztecs) Genghis Khan (Mongolia) Tokugawa (Japan) Boudica (Celts)
Kublai Khan (Civ4) Mongolian (Civ4) Creative Suryavarman II (Khmer) Willem van Oranje (Dutch) Louis XIV (France) Zara Yaqob (Ethiopia) Pericles (Greece) Hatshepsut (Egypt) Catherine (Russia) Gilgamesh (Sumeria) none
Shaka (Civ4) Zulu (Civ4) Suryavarman II (Civ4) Khmer (Civ4) Expansive Pacal II (Maya) Bismarck (Germany) Mehmed II (Ottomans) Peter (Russia) Isabella (Spain) Joao II (Portugal) Mao Zedong (China) Washington (America)
Ragnar (Civ4) Viking (Civ4) Willem van Oranje (Civ4) Dutch (Civ4) Pacal II (Civ4) Mayan (Civ4) Financial Huayna Capac (Inca) Darius I (Persia) Elizabeth (English) Mansa Musa (Mali) Victoria (English) Wang Kon (Korea) Hannibal (Carthage)
Stalin (Civ4) Russian (Civ4) Louis XIV (Civ4) French (Civ4) Bismarck (Civ4) German (Civ4) Huayna Capac (Civ4) Incan (Civ4) Industrious Roosevelt (America) none Ramesses II (Egypt) Augustus Caesar (Rome) Qin Shi Huang (China) De Gaulle (France)
Hammurabi (Civ4) Babylonian (Civ4) Zara Yaqob (Civ4) Ethiopian (Civ4) Mehmed II (Civ4) Ottoman (Civ4) Darius I (Civ4) Persian (Civ4) Roosevelt (Civ4) American (Civ4) Organized Frederick (Germany) Asoka (India) Julius Caesar (Rome) none Napoleon (France)
Alexander (Civ4) Greek (Civ4) Pericles (Civ4) Greek (Civ4) Peter (Civ4) Russian (Civ4) Elizabeth (Civ4) English (Civ4) none Frederick (Civ4) German (Civ4) Philosophical Gandhi (India) Suleiman (Ottomans) Sitting Bull (Native Americans) Lincoln (America)
Montezuma (Civ4) Aztec (Civ4) Hatshepsut (Civ4) Egyptian (Civ4) Isabella (Civ4) Spanish (Civ4) Mansa Musa (Civ4) Malinese (Civ4) Ramesses II (Civ4) Egyptian (Civ4) Asoka (Civ4) Indian (Civ4) Gandhi (Civ4) Indian (Civ4) Spiritual Justinian I (Byzantium) Saladin (Arabia) Brennus (Celts)
Genghis Khan (Civ4) Mongolian (Civ4) Catherine (Civ4) Russian (Civ4) Joao II (Civ4) Portuguese (Civ4) Victoria (Civ4) English (Civ4) Augustus Caesar (Civ4) Roman (Civ4) Julius Caesar (Civ4) Roman (Civ4) Suleiman (Civ4) Ottoman (Civ4) Justinian I (Civ4) Byzantine (Civ4) Imperialistic Charlemagne (Holy Roman Empire) Cyrus (Persia)
Tokugawa (Civ4) Japanese (Civ4) Gilgamesh (Civ4) Sumerian (Civ4) Mao Zedong (Civ4) Chinese (Civ4) Wang Kon (Civ4) Korean (Civ4) Qin Shi Huang (Civ4) Chinese (Civ4) none Sitting Bull (Civ4) Native American (Civ4) Saladin (Civ4) Arabian (Civ4) Charlemagne (Civ4) Holy Roman Empire (Civ4) Protective Churchill (English)
Boudica (Civ4) Celtic (Civ4) none Washington (Civ4) American (Civ4) Hannibal (Civ4) Carthaginian (Civ4) De Gaulle (Civ4) French (Civ4) Napoleon (Civ4) French (Civ4) Lincoln (Civ4) American (Civ4) Brennus (Civ4) Celtic (Civ4) Cyrus (Civ4) Persian (Civ4) Churchill (Civ4) English (Civ4) Charismatic
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