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For the promotion, see Ranger (promotion) (Civ6).

The Ranger is an Industrial Era recon unit in Civilization VI. It upgrades from the Scout (or its replacements).

In the Rise and Fall expansion, the Ranger can upgrade to a Spec Ops. In the Gathering Storm expansion, it primarily upgrades from the Skirmisher.

  • Attributes:
    • Has ranged attack with Range Range 1.
    • -17 Ranged Strength Ranged Strength against District District defenses and Naval units.

Strategy[]

The Ranger is a Recon unit in Industrial Era, which pretty much sums up how useful this unit can be: you do not do scouting during Industrial, and if you do, a Scout should still be able to shoulder it. Before the release of Rise and Fall, since this is the last unit in the Recon tree, it is ignored in every game, unless you are too rich that you do not know what to do with all of your Gold Gold beside upgrading every Scout. After the introduction of Spec Ops in Rise and Fall, the Ranger actually can serve as an XP stepping stone for Spec Ops, since this is a pretty decent unit in combat thanks to its outstanding maneuverability.

Civilopedia entry[]

“Ranger” has a lot of meanings: a person who roves or ranges; one of a body of armed guards who patrol a region; a soldier trained in commando tactics to make surprise attacks. These days, the common perception of a ranger encompasses all of this. The military use of rangers traces back to the frontier wars between North American colonists and the indigenous natives, who were adept at “irregular” warfare in the trackless forests and swamps. Colonel Benjamin Church, commissioned by the Governor of Plymouth Colony to harry the savages during King Philip's War in 1676, raised a body that was to use the enemy’s own tactics. By the time of the American Revolution, there were several Ranger companies in action against the British, who complained mightily about the methods these colonials used – ambushes, raids, demolitions, sniping, and the like. According to the 'U.S. Army Ranger Handbook,' not much has changed since.

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Civilization VI Units [edit]
Civilian

SettlerBuilderTraderArchaeologistSpyNaturalistRock Band GS-Only.png

Land military

AT CrewArcher (Hul'che1Pítati Archer1) • ArtilleryBarbarian Horse ArcherBombardCatapultCavalry (CossackHuszár GS-Only.pngLlanero1) • Courser GS-Only.png (Black Army GS-Only.png) • Crossbowman (Voi Chiến1) • Crouching TigerCuirassier GS-Only.pngField Cannon (Hwacha R&F-Only.png) • Giant Death Robot GS-Only.pngHeavy Chariot (Maryannu Chariot Archer) • HelicopterHorseman (Barbarian HorsemanHetairoi1) • Infantry (Digger1) • Keshig R&F-Only.pngKnight (Mandekalu Cavalry GS-Only.pngMamlukTagma1Line Infantry (Garde ImpérialeRedcoat) • Machine GunMalón Raider R&F-Only.pngMan-At-Arms (Khevsur R&F-Only.pngBerserkerSamurai) • Mechanized InfantryModern ATModern ArmorMountie GS-Only.pngMusketman (ConquistadorJanissary GS-Only.png) • Nihang1Oromo Cavalry1Pike and Shot (Carolean GS-Only.png) • Pikeman (Impi R&F-Only.png) • Questing Knight4Ranger (Highlander R&F-Only.png) • Rocket ArtilleryRough RiderSabum Kibittum1Saka Horse ArcherScout (Okihtcitaw R&F-Only.png) • Skirmisher GS-Only.png (Warak'aq GS-Only.png) • SlingerSpearman (Hoplite) • Spec Ops R&F-Only.pngSwordsman (Hypaspist1Immortal1LegionNgao MbebaToa GS-Only.png) • TankTrebuchet (Domrey1) • Vampire3VaruWar-CartWarrior MonkWarrior (Eagle WarriorGaesatae1) • Winged Hussar1Zombie5

Naval military

Aircraft CarrierBattleship (Minas Geraes) • Caravel (Nau1) • DestroyerFrigate (De Zeven Provincien R&F-Only.pngJong1) • Galley (Bireme GS-Only.pngViking Longship) • IroncladMissile CruiserNuclear SubmarinePrivateer (Barbary Corsair GS-Only.pngSea DogQuadrireme (Dromon1) • Submarine (U-Boat)

Aircraft

BiplaneBomberFighter (P-51 Mustang) • Jet BomberJet Fighter

Support

Anti-Air GunBattering RamCultist3Drone R&F-Only.pngMedicMilitary EngineerMobile SAMObservation BalloonSiege TowerSoothsayer2Supply Convoy R&F-Only.png

Religious

ApostleGuruInquisitorMissionary

See also Great PeopleHeroes
1 Requires a DLC2 Apocalypse mode only • 3 Secret Societies mode only • 4 Heroes & Legends mode only • 5 Zombie Defense mode only

R&F-Only.png Added in the Rise and Fall expansion pack.
GS-Only.png Added in the Gathering Storm expansion pack.