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Liang, otherwise known as The Surveyor, is one of the Governors introduced in Civilization VI: Rise and Fall. She excels at developing the infrastructure of a city and protecting it against environmental effects.


Titles[edit | edit source]

Rise and Fall[edit | edit source]

Tier Promotion Effect Required Promotion
Default Guildmaster All Builders trained in city get +1 build charge. -
I Infrastructure +30% Production Production towards City Center and Government Plaza buildings. -
I Aquaculture The Fishery unique improvement can be built in the city on coastal plots. Yields 1 Food Food, +1 Food Food for each adjacent sea resource. -
II Zoning Commissioner +30% Production Production towards constructing Districts in the city. Infrastructure
II Amusement +30% Production Production towards Entertainment Complex and Water Park buildings in the city. Aquaculture
III Parks and Recreation The City Park unique improvement can be built in the city. Yields 2 Appeal and 1 Culture Culture. +1 Amenity Amenity if adjacent to water. Zoning Commissioner or Amusement

Gathering Storm[edit | edit source]

Tier Promotion Effect Required Promotion
Default Guildmaster All Builders trained in city get +1 build charge. -
I Zoning Commissioner +20% Production Production towards constructing Districts in the city. -
I Aquaculture The Fishery unique improvement can be built in the city on coastal plots. Yields 1 Food Food, +1 Food Food for each adjacent sea resource. Fisheries provide +1 Production Production if Liang is in the city. -
II Reinforced Materials This city's improvements, buildings and District Districts cannot be damaged by Environmental Effects. Zoning Commissioner
II Water Works +2 Housing Housing for every Neighborhood and Aqueduct district in this city. +1 Amenity Amenity for every Canal and Dam district in this city. Aquaculture
III Parks and Recreation The City Park unique improvement can be built in the city. Yields 2 Appeal and 1 Culture Culture. +1 Amenity Amenity if adjacent to water. City Parks provide 3 Culture Culture if Liang is in the city. Reinforced Materials or Water Works

Strategy[edit | edit source]

An expert in efficiency, Liang is skilled in all things related to building and construction. An expert planner, she can also supervise the development of custom improvements in the city.

Liang is best used in new cities with low Production Production. Her starting title of Guildmaster gives all Builders in the city an extra build charge, so the new city's problems can be alleviated by simple improvements like Farms and Mines. These Builders will have 6 build charges if you have the Serfdom or Public Works Economic policy cards, 7 if you have built the Pyramids, and 8 if you are playing as Qin Shi Huang.

Aquaculture is generally not useful until late eras of the game, where large cities begin struggling to continue growing their population due to their Farms having been replaced by Neighborhoods. The only exception is cities that have been settled in Tundra, Desert, or Snow, where the Ocean has more Food Food yield than the aforementioned Tundra, Desert or Snow. You can also use it to help a coastal city with Production Production.

Infrastructure is more or less just a stepping stone towards Zoning Commissioner. All of the City Center buildings are generally cheap enough that you can buy them with Gold Gold without impacting your treasury too much, aside from Walls, which cannot be bought, but become obsolete anyway after researching Steel. However, the Government Plaza buildings can be quite expensive, so it isn't a bad idea to place Liang in the Government Plaza's city for a short time after you have gained your preferred Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 governments and while you are not producing Settlers.

Zoning Commissioner is one of the most useful promotions for any Governor. It is a slightly slower version of Reyna's Contractor promotion. If you do not wish to spend high amounts of Gold Gold on a new city's Districts, buy only a Builder and redirect a Trader to your new city. Use the Builder to create Mines and Quarries, and send the Trader to a city that will provide large amounts of Food Food or Production Production (preferably both) back.

Amusement is generally not a useful promotion and not worth taking Liang out of a growing city to take advantage of unless a city is having a dangerous amount of Amenities Amenity issues (e.g. the city is going to spawn Barbarians from too few Amenities Amenities within a couple turns).

Finally, Parks and Recreation is a decent promotion that is similar to Scotland's Golf Course, although is more difficult to place, it won't provide Housing Housing or Gold Gold (or Culture Culture in certain cases), but does grant 1 extra Appeal. However, the later the game goes, the harder time you'll have justifying the Park's existence because of its need to be placed adjacent to Water, and the fact that it gives no Housing Housing. After researching flight, it may be useful to generate some tourism.

Civilopedia entry[edit | edit source]

There's an old joke that says: "Invest in land; they've stopped making it." The truth is that effective use of land is an important job, and efficient use of space begins with understanding what you have through surveys and mapping. Surveying is another trade that goes back to antiquity, and which enjoyed considerable support from those who understand the value of land.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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.

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