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Religious Settlements is a Pantheon in Civilization VI. It increases border expansion rate by 15% in the player's cities. In Gathering Storm, it also provides a free Settler in the founder's Capital Capital.


The advantage of Religious Settlements is that everyone benefits from it: faster border expansion is helpful for all civilizations, all leaders, and all victory conditions. The disadvantage of Religious Settlements is that almost every other pantheon is better for one or more specific victory conditions. It's a good pantheon for players to choose if they're not concerned about founding and spreading a religion, or if they want to claim more territory without focusing on developing their empire's Culture Culture.

The main advantage of Religious Settlements is that unlike a Culture Culture-generating Pantheon, it has absolutely no requirement whatsoever: any city that has the pantheon receives the bonus automatically. With the June 2019 Update, it also provides the founder with a free Settler, making it one of the most powerful and contested Pantheons. In single-player games, this Pantheon is most likely to be the first or second Pantheon to go, so only civilizations with early Faith Faith generation can actually get a hold of this.

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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