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'''Resources''' are special commodities found in limited quantities on the [[Map (Civ6)|map]]. As in all ''[[Civilization (series)|Civilization]]'' games, they are essential to your empire's development, and an important reason to seize and hold territory. Different resources may be found virtually anywhere, except in [[Ocean (Civ6)|Ocean]] [[Tile (Civ6)|tiles]]. There is a limit of 1 resource per tile.
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'''Resources''' are special commodities found in limited quantities on the [[Map (Civ6)|map]]. As in all ''[[Civilization (series)|Civilization]]'' games, they are essential to your empire's development and are an important reason to seize and hold territory. Different resources may be found virtually anywhere except [[Ocean (Civ6)|Ocean]] [[Tile (Civ6)|tiles]]. There is a limit of 1 resource per tile.
   
 
==Overview==
 
==Overview==
   
 
=== Accessing Resources ===
 
=== Accessing Resources ===
In order to gain access to and make use of a resource, you will need to expand your territory onto its tile and have a {{Citizen6}} Citizen from a nearby [[City (Civ6)|city]] work it. Strategic and luxury resources must also be improved with the appropriate [[Tile improvement (Civ6)|tile improvement]]. Accessing resources provides many benefits, including increased tile yields ({{Production6}}, {{Food6}}, etc.), the ability to produce new military units, and extra {{Amenities6}} Amenities for your civilization.
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In order to gain access to and make use of a resource, you will first need to expand your territory onto its tile. Then, in order to make use of its tile yields, you have to assign a {{Citizen6}} Citizen from a nearby [[City (Civ6)|city]] work it. To gain access to strategic and luxury resources' special functions, a builder must spend one charge to improve them with the appropriate [[Tile improvement (Civ6)|tile improvement]]. Accessing resources provides many benefits, including increased tile yields ({{Production6}}, {{Food6}}, etc.), the ability to produce new military units, and extra {{Amenities6}} Amenities for your civilization.
   
 
=== Resource Spawning ===
 
=== Resource Spawning ===
All resources are placed at the very start of the game, when the map is first generated - unlike in ''[[Civilization: Beyond Earth]]'', resources cannot be created by player actions. Most strategic resources are not visible in the beginning of the game, but they are nevertheless there. [[Antiquity Site (Civ6)|Antiquity Sites]] and [[Shipwreck (Civ6)|Shipwrecks]] are also invisible in the beginning; however, it is unclear if they are actually placed at map creation, or the game uses a system similar to ''Civilization V ''where significant playing events (a battle, the destruction of a [[Barbarian (Civ6)|Barbarian Outpost]], etc) later become Antiquity Sites. It is known that Antiquity Sites may appear underneath [[District (Civ6)|Districts]]; they won't however, appear in a tile with any other Resource.
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All resources are placed at the very start of the game, when the map is first generated - unlike in ''[[Civilization: Beyond Earth]]'', resources cannot be created by player actions. Most strategic resources are not visible in the beginning of the game, but they are nevertheless there. {{AntiquitySite6}} Antiquity Sites and {{Shipwreck6}} Shipwrecks are also invisible in the beginning; however, it is unclear if they are actually placed at map creation, or the game uses a system similar to ''Civilization V ''where significant playing events (a battle, the destruction of a [[Barbarian (Civ6)|Barbarian Outpost]], etc) later become {{AntiquitySite6}} Antiquity Sites. It is known that {{AntiquitySite6}} Antiquity Sites may appear underneath [[District (Civ6)|Districts]]; they won't, however, appear in a tile with any other Resource.
   
Each type of resource is tied to a certain type or types of [[Terrain (Civ6)|terrain]] or a terrain feature, and will not appear on any others. There are certain terrains and features that may never hold a resource: [[Ocean (Civ6)|ocean terrain]] (being too deep for effective exploration), [[Ice (Civ6)|ice tiles]] (being too cold and unstable), [[Mountain (Civ6)|mountains]] (being... too tall, probably), and [[Oasis (Civ6)|oasis]] (being in itself valuable). And obviously, a [[River (Civ6)|river]] can't hold resources, because it doesn't actually occupy tiles. [[Natural Wonder (Civ6)|Natural wonders]] are also too valuable in themselves to hold any additional resources. If you're familiar with which resources are prevalent around your starting terrain, you will be able to guess what you will find nearby without even exploring.
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Some resources spawn only on land tiles, some spawn on sea tiles and some of them can spawn both on land and sea tiles ({{OilIcon6}} Oil and {{AmberIcon6}} Amber). Each resource has a specific spawn probability. For land resources the most frequent are: {{HorsesIcon6}} Horses, {{StoneIcon6}} Stone and {{WheatIcon6}} Wheat, while for sea resources the most frequent are: {{FishIcon6}} Fish and {{CrabsIcon6}} Crabs.
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Each resource has a specific type of [[Terrain (Civ6)|terrain]] or terrain feature that it is tied to, and it will not appear on any others. Some resources can be found on more than one type. There are certain terrains and features that may never hold a resource: [[Ocean (Civ6)|Oceans]] (being too deep for effective exploration), [[Ice (Civ6)|Ice]] (being too cold and unstable), [[Mountain (Civ6)|Mountains]] (being too tall), and [[Oasis (Civ6)|Oases]] (being in themselves valuable). [[River (Civ6)|Rivers]] also can't hold resources, because they don't actually occupy tiles. [[Natural Wonder (Civ6)|Natural wonders]] are also too valuable in themselves to hold any additional resources. If you're familiar with the prevalent resources around your starting terrain, you will be able to guess what you will find nearby even without exploring.
   
 
==Types of Resources==
 
==Types of Resources==
   
 
=== Bonus Resources ===
 
=== Bonus Resources ===
Bonus resources are the most frequently found type of resource, and the most versatile in a strategic sense. They provide bonus {{Food6}}, {{Production6}}, or {{Gold6}} to the tile's yield, thus benefiting a nearby city, and can be improved further for even greater benefits. But that's not all:
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Bonus resources are the most frequently found type of resource, and they are the most versatile in a strategic sense. They provide bonus {{Food6}}, {{Production6}}, or {{Gold6}} to the tile's yield, benefiting a nearby city, and they can be improved further for even greater benefits. But that's not all:
* Bonus resources may be '''Harvested''' by a [[Builder (Civ6)|Builder]] - a new gameplay action which gives a significant, one-time boost which benefits the city owning the tile. The boost is comprised of a large quantity of the same bonus yield which the resource inherently provides to the tile (+25 {{Food6}}, +25 {{Production6}}, or +50 {{Gold6}}, scaling by [[Era (Civ6)|era]]). However, harvesting a bonus resource permanently removes it from the map. Harvesting for the different resources is unlocked with certain early [[Technologies (Civ6)|technologies]] (e.g. [[Pottery (Civ6)|Pottery]] allows the harvesting of [[Wheat (Civ6)|Wheat]] and [[Rice (Civ6)|Rice]]).
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* Bonus resources may also be '''Removed''' so city [[District (Civ6)|districts]] or [[Wonder (Civ6)|Wonders]] can be placed on their tiles. This happens automatically in the District or Wonder placement dialogue, and is almost, but not completely the same as Harvesting: it is the same because it is unlocked by the same technology (e.g. a [[Wheat (Civ6)|Wheat resource]] can be Removed only after discovering [[Pottery (Civ6)|Pottery]]) and results in the resource vanishing from the tile; however, it is different from "Harvesting" for purposes of resources gained - when you Harvest the resource, you gain the bonus mentioned above; when you remove it, you don't gain anything! This may be explained by the fact that Removing is done instantly without you needing a [[Builder (Civ6)|Builder]] to expend an action. Therefore, the Resource is basically wasted.
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* Bonus resources may be '''Harvested''' by a [[Builder (Civ6)|Builder]] - a new gameplay action which gives a significant, one-time boost benefiting the city owning the tile. The boost is comprised of a large quantity of the same bonus yield which the resource inherently provides to the tile (+20 {{Food6}}, +20 {{Production6}}, or +40 {{Gold6}}, scaling by [[Era (Civ6)|era]]). However, harvesting a bonus resource permanently removes it from the map. Harvesting of resources is unlocked with certain early [[Technologies (Civ6)|technologies]] (e.g. [[Pottery (Civ6)|Pottery]] allows the harvesting of {{Wheat6}} Wheat and {{Rice6}} Rice).
So, when you plan to use a tile with a resource (or terrain feature) on it, think ahead and have a Builder Harvest it beforehand, instead of just placing something there and losing the opportunity to gain lump sums of {{Food6}}, {{Production6}} or even {{Gold6}}! Some bonus resources may be required for certain Wonders. For example, [[Stonehenge (Civ6)|Stonehenge]] must be built next to [[Stone (Civ6)|Stone]].
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* Bonus resources may also be '''Removed''' so city [[District (Civ6)|districts]] or [[Wonder (Civ6)|Wonders]] can be placed on their tiles. This happens automatically in the District or Wonder placement dialogue, and is almost, but not completely, the same as Harvesting: while it is unlocked by the same technology (e.g. a {{Wheat6}} Wheat resource can be removed only after discovering [[Pottery (Civ6)|Pottery]]), and it results in the resource vanishing from the tile, it is different from "Harvesting" for purposes of resources gained. When you Harvest the resource, you gain the bonus mentioned above, but when you remove it, you don't gain anything! This may be explained by the fact that Removing is done instantly without you needing a [[Builder (Civ6)|Builder]] to expend an action. Therefore, the Resource is basically wasted. To avoid this, have a Builder Harvest it beforehand, giving you access to lump sums of {{Food6}}, {{Production6}} or even {{Gold6}}!
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* Before Harvesting or Removing resources, it's important to remember that some bonus resources may be required for certain Wonders. For example, [[Stonehenge (Civ6)|Stonehenge]] must be built next to {{Stone6}} Stone.
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Finally, in ''[[Civilization VI: Gathering Storm|Gathering Storm]], ''Bonus resources may be destroyed outright by the eruption of a nearby [[Volcano (Civ6)|Volcano]]. So, when you see such a resource in the 'blast radius', be sure to make use of it right away, before it gets destroyed! If its yields are useful to your civ in the long term, improve it; otherwise feel free to Harvest it.
   
 
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! Resource
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! Resource
! Base Yield Modifier
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! Base Yield Modifier
! Improvement
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! Improvement
! Notes
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! Harvest with
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| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Bananas}}'''
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| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Bananas|linebreak=true}}'''
 
| +1 {{Food6}}
 
| +1 {{Food6}}
 
| [[Plantation (Civ6)|Plantation]]
 
| [[Plantation (Civ6)|Plantation]]
| Harvest with [[Irrigation (Civ6)|Irrigation]]. +1 {{Culture6}} with [[Plantation (Civ6)|Plantation]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|God of the Open Sky Pantheon]].
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| [[Irrigation (Civ6)|Irrigation]]
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| +1 {{Culture6}} with [[Plantation (Civ6)|Plantation]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Goddess of Festivals Pantheon]].
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Copper}}'''
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| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Copper|linebreak=true}}'''
 
| +2 {{Gold6}}
 
| +2 {{Gold6}}
 
| [[Mine (Civ6)|Mine]]
 
| [[Mine (Civ6)|Mine]]
| Harvest with [[Mining (Civ6)|Mining]]. +2 {{Faith6}} with [[Mine (Civ6)|Mine]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Religious Idols Pantheon]].
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| [[Mining (Civ6)|Mining]]
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| +2 {{Faith6}} with [[Mine (Civ6)|Mine]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Religious Idols Pantheon]].
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Cattle}}'''
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| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Cattle|linebreak=true}}'''
 
| +1 {{Food6}}
 
| +1 {{Food6}}
 
| [[Pasture (Civ6)|Pasture]]
 
| [[Pasture (Civ6)|Pasture]]
| Harvest with [[Animal Husbandry (Civ6)|Animal Husbandry]]. +1 {{Culture6}} with [[Pasture (Civ6)|Pasture]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|God of the Open Sky Pantheon]].
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| [[Animal Husbandry (Civ6)|Animal Husbandry]]
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| +1 {{Culture6}} with [[Pasture (Civ6)|Pasture]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|God of the Open Sky Pantheon]].
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Crabs}}'''
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| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Crabs|linebreak=true}}'''
 
| +2 {{Gold6}}
 
| +2 {{Gold6}}
 
| [[Fishing Boats (Civ6)|Fishing Boats]]
 
| [[Fishing Boats (Civ6)|Fishing Boats]]
| Harvest with [[Celestial Navigation (Civ6)|Celestial Navigation]]. +1 {{Production6}} with [[Fishing Boats (Civ6)|Fishing Boats]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|God of the Sea Pantheon]].
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| [[Celestial Navigation (Civ6)|Celestial Navigation]]
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| +1 {{Production6}} with [[Fishing Boats (Civ6)|Fishing Boats]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|God of the Sea Pantheon]].
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Deer}}'''
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| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Deer|linebreak=true}}'''
 
| +1 {{Production6}}
 
| +1 {{Production6}}
 
| [[Camp (Civ6)|Camp]]
 
| [[Camp (Civ6)|Camp]]
| Harvest with [[Animal Husbandry (Civ6)|Animal Husbandry]]. +1 {{Food6}} with [[Camp (Civ6)|Camp]] with [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Goddess of the Hunt Pantheon]].
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| [[Animal Husbandry (Civ6)|Animal Husbandry]]
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| +1 {{Food6}} and +1 {{Production6}} with [[Camp (Civ6)|Camp]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Goddess of Hunt Pantheon]].
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Fish}}'''
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| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Fish|linebreak=true}}'''
 
| +1 {{Food6}}
 
| +1 {{Food6}}
 
| [[Fishing Boats (Civ6)|Fishing Boats]]
 
| [[Fishing Boats (Civ6)|Fishing Boats]]
| Harvest with [[Celestial Navigation (Civ6)|Celestial Navigation]]. +1 {{Production6}} with [[Fishing Boats (Civ6)|Fishing Boats]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|God of the Sea Pantheon]].
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| [[Celestial Navigation (Civ6)|Celestial Navigation]]
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| +1 {{Production6}} with [[Fishing Boats (Civ6)|Fishing Boats]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|God of the Sea Pantheon]].
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Rice}}'''
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| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Maize|linebreak=true}}'''
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<ref name=":0">Added in [[Maya & Gran Colombia Pack (Civ6)|Maya & Gran Colombia Pack]]</ref>
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| +2 {{Gold6}}
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| [[Farm (Civ6)|Farm]]
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| [[Pottery (Civ6)|Pottery]]
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| +1 {{Food6}} with [[Water Mill (Civ6)|Water Mill]].
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| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Rice|linebreak=true}}'''
 
| +1 {{Food6}}
 
| +1 {{Food6}}
 
| [[Farm (Civ6)|Farm]]
 
| [[Farm (Civ6)|Farm]]
| Harvest with [[Pottery (Civ6)|Pottery]]. +1 {{Food6}} with [[Water Mill (Civ6)|Water Mill]].
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| [[Pottery (Civ6)|Pottery]]
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| +1 {{Food6}} with [[Water Mill (Civ6)|Water Mill]].
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Sheep}}'''
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| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Sheep|linebreak=true}}'''
 
| +1 {{Food6}}
 
| +1 {{Food6}}
 
| [[Pasture (Civ6)|Pasture]]
 
| [[Pasture (Civ6)|Pasture]]
| Harvest with [[Animal Husbandry (Civ6)|Animal Husbandry]]. +1 {{Culture6}} with [[Pasture (Civ6)|Pasture]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|God of the Open Sky Pantheon]].
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| [[Animal Husbandry (Civ6)|Animal Husbandry]]
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| +1 {{Culture6}} with [[Pasture (Civ6)|Pasture]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|God of the Open Sky Pantheon]].
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Stone}}'''
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| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Stone|linebreak=true}}'''
 
| +1 {{Production6}}
 
| +1 {{Production6}}
 
| [[Quarry (Civ6)|Quarry]]
 
| [[Quarry (Civ6)|Quarry]]
| Harvest with [[Masonry (Civ6)|Masonry]]. +2 {{Faith6}} with [[Quarry (Civ6)|Quarry]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Stone Circles Pantheon]].
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| [[Masonry (Civ6)|Masonry]]
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| +2 {{Faith6}} with [[Quarry (Civ6)|Quarry]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Stone Circles Pantheon]].
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Wheat}}'''
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| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Wheat|linebreak=true}}'''
 
| +1 {{Food6}}
 
| +1 {{Food6}}
 
| [[Farm (Civ6)|Farm]]
 
| [[Farm (Civ6)|Farm]]
| Harvest with [[Pottery (Civ6)|Pottery]]. +1 {{Food6}} with [[Water Mill (Civ6)|Water Mill]].
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| [[Pottery (Civ6)|Pottery]]
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| +1 {{Food6}} with [[Water Mill (Civ6)|Water Mill]].
 
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=== Strategic Resources ===
 
=== Strategic Resources ===
Strategic resources are those that are important from a military standpoint. They also provide some bonuses to tile yields, but more importantly, when the relevant tile improvement is built on them, they provide access to vital materials which allow you to build important military units (e.g. [[Horses (Civ6)|Horses]] are needed to produce [[Horseman (Civ6)|Horsemen]] and [[Iron (Civ6)|Iron]] is needed to produce [[Swordsman (Civ6)|Swordsmen]]). All strategic resources, provided you start in the Ancient Era, are hidden at the beginning of the game - they do not appear on the map until you develop technologies to reveal each resource. Horses are a special case: in the base game and [[Civilization VI: Rise and Fall|Rise and Fall]] they can be seen right from the start, but in [[Gathering Storm]] they are also locked and revealed with [[Animal Husbandry (Civ6)|Animal Husbandry]].
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Strategic resources are those that are important from a military standpoint. They also provide some bonuses to tile yields, but more importantly, when the relevant tile improvement is built on them, they provide access to vital materials which allow you to build important military units (e.g. {{Horses6}} Horses are needed to produce [[Horseman (Civ6)|Horsemen]] and {{Iron6}} Iron is needed to produce [[Swordsman (Civ6)|Swordsmen]]). All strategic resources, provided you start in the [[Ancient Era (Civ6)|Ancient Era]], are hidden at the beginning of the game - they do not appear on the map until you develop technologies to reveal each resource. Horses can be seen right from the start in the base game and ''[[Civilization VI: Rise and Fall|Rise and Fall]]'', but in ''[[Civilization VI: Gathering Storm|Gathering Storm]]'' they are also hidden at the start and revealed with [[Animal Husbandry (Civ6)|Animal Husbandry]].
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* You can place districts, Wonders, and even cities on tiles which contain unrevealed strategic resources - in this case, upon discovering the relevant technology, you will gain use of the resource as if it were already improved. However, if there is a tile improvement on top of a strategic resource that doesn't match it (e.g. you have a [[Farm (Civ6)|Farm]] on a {{Niter6}} Niter resource), you will need to remove it and build the right improvement to access the resource.
   
Strategic resource supply for the empire is handled differently than in ''[[Civilization V]]''. There are no more multiple counts of a resource per each source tile - there is only 1 count, the same as luxury resources. One count of a strategic resource, however, is now enough to produce an unlimited quantity of the respective units! There is a catch - only specialty districts may produce them with a single count of resource available, cities without the relevant Specialty district will require 2 counts of the relevant resource. That means that, if you only have 1 count of [[Iron (Civ6)|Iron]], all land units that require it may only be produced in a city with an [[Encampment (Civ6)|Encampment]] district, while all naval units requiring [[Coal (Civ6)|Coal]] (and you only have 1 Coal) may only be produced in a city with a [[Harbor (Civ6)|Harbor]] district. If you have access to 2 or more sources of these strategic resources, however, ''all'' cities with applicable production capabilities will be able to produce the units! So, you will no longer need Encampments to produce Swordsmen in a city, for example. 3 or more counts have no further use by your civilization, and become good trading commodity for deals with other leaders!
 
* You can place districts, Wonders, and even cities on tiles which contain unrevealed resources - in this case, upon discovering the relevant technology, you will gain use of the resource as if it were already improved.
 
* However, if there is a tile improvement on top of a strategic resource that doesn't match it (e.g. you have a [[Farm (Civ6)|Farm]] on a [[Niter (Civ6)|Niter]] resource), you will need to remove it and build the right one to access the resource.
 
 
* Strategic resources cannot be harvested. Districts and wonders cannot be built on tiles with revealed strategic resources.
 
* Strategic resources cannot be harvested. Districts and wonders cannot be built on tiles with revealed strategic resources.
   
==== Consumable resources in ''Gathering Storm'' ====
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==== Vanilla ''Civilization VI'' and ''Rise and Fall'' ====
''[[Civilization VI: Gathering Storm|Gathering Storm]]'' alters once more the way Strategic resources are handled. Instead of each source producing 1 count only (so, 3 sources means your empire will have 3 counts of the resource), now each source produces certain count ''per turn'', which is then added to your stockpile. Thus, if you have 2 sources of [[Iron (Civ6)|Iron]] (which produces 2 per turn), you will be gaining +4 of the resource per turn, until you run up to your stockpile limit. Maximum stockpile amount is initially 50 for each resource; but constructing military buildings in your empire ([[Barracks (Civ6)|Barracks]], [[Armory (Civ6)|Armory]], etc.) will increase maximum stockpile by 10 per building (for all resources). Everything which uses this resource (units, buildings, projects, etc.) will draw from this stockpile.
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In order to produce some units like [[Knight (Civ6)|Knights]] or [[Tank (Civ6)|Tanks]], you need access to improved tiles with a Strategic resource or you need to obtain it by trading with other civilizations. Two pieces of a resource enable you to build a unit in each city, but only 1 piece enables you to build a land unit in a military district and a naval unit in a port district. For example, if you only have 1 improved tile with {{Iron6}} Iron across your empire, all land units that require it may only be produced in cities that have an [[Encampment (Civ6)|Encampment]] district, but if you have two improved tiles with {{Iron6}} Iron across your empire, you can produce those units even without the district, and in whatever city you want, provided it has the applicable production capabilities. This also means that having 3 improved tiles of the same strategic resource is of no further use to your civilization, and is a good trading commodity for deals with other leaders.
   
Before, it was enough to have two sources of [[Iron (Civ6)|Iron]] somewhere in your empire in order to produce and maintain any number of [[Swordsman (Civ6)|Swordsmen]] you wish (in a city with an [[Encampment (Civ6)|Encampment]] the amount gets decreased to 1). This practically meant that any count greater than 2 of a resource was useless for anything but trading.
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==== ''Gathering Storm'' ====
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''Gathering Storm'' alters the way Strategic resources are handled. Instead of each source producing 1 of that resource (3 sources meaning your empire would have 3 of the resource), now each source produces a certain number of the resource ''per turn'', which is then added to your stockpile. Thus, if you have 2 sources of {{Iron6}} Iron (each producing 2 per turn), you will be gaining 4 of the resource per turn, until you reach your stockpile limit. The maximum stockpile amount is initially 50 for each resource, but constructing military buildings in your empire ([[Barracks (Civ6)|Barracks]], [[Armory (Civ6)|Armory]], etc.) will increase your maximum stockpile by 10 per building for each resource. Everything using the resource (units, buildings, projects, etc.) will draw from this stockpile.
   
Now, you will need to gather and spend 20 [[Iron (Civ6)|Iron]] for '''every single Swordsman''' you want to train or Purchase. If you are itching to turn all those [[Warrior (Civ6)|Warriors]] into [[Swordsman (Civ6)|Swordsmen]], but you have only stockpiled 30 [[Iron (Civ6)|Iron]], you will be able to convert only 1, and wait to amass more Iron for the rest. This means that {{Production6}} or {{Gold6}} are no longer the only things determining how quickly you can churn out units; how much Iron you have stockpiled and how many sources you have are also important. And that's not all!
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For example, you will need to gather and spend 20 {{Iron6}} Iron for each Swordsman you want to train or purchase. Or, if you want to turn all your [[Warrior (Civ6)|Warriors]] into [[Swordsman (Civ6)|Swordsmen]], but you have only stockpiled 30 {{Iron6}} Iron, you will be able to convert only 1, and wait to obtain more Iron for the rest. This means that {{Production6}} or {{Gold6}} are no longer the only things determining how quickly you can create units: how much of a resource you have stockpiled and how many sources you have are also important.
   
Strategic resources are now used in two distinct ways: for unit production and for {{Power6}} production for your cities. But the second only enters into play from the [[Industrial Era (Civ6)|Industrial Era]] on, and the first has 2 distinct models of operation, which are again divided by the same era. So, the Consumable resources are further distinguished by these factors:
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Additionally, Strategic resources are used in three distinct ways: for unit production, as fuel for unit upkeep, and for {{Power6}} production for your cities. The second and third only enter into play from the [[Industrial Era (Civ6)|Industrial Era]] on.
   
* '''Materials''' ([[Horses (Civ6)|Horses]], [[Iron (Civ6)|Iron]], [[Niter (Civ6)|Niter]], [[Aluminum (Civ6)|Aluminum]]). For them, each unit which cost Strategic resources will require a set amount of it at the moment you start production (or the moment you purchase it). This puts a practical ceiling on the number of units you may purchase or start producing '''at the same time''' (within the same turn). When you exhaust your stockpiled resource, you will need to either wait for it to accumulate, or trade for it with another player.
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* '''Resources Used for Unit Production''' ({{Horses6}} Horses, {{Iron6}} Iron, {{Niter6}} Niter, {{Aluminum6}} Aluminum). When producing or buying a unit requiring one of these resources, you will need to pay a set amount of the resource at the moment you start production (or the moment you purchase it). This puts a practical ceiling on the number of units you may purchase or start producing '''at the same time''' (within the same turn). When you exhaust your stockpiled resource, you will need to either wait for it to accumulate or trade for it with another player.
* '''Fuel''' ([[Coal (Civ6)|Coal]], [[Oil (Civ6)|Oil]], [[Uranium (Civ6)|Uranium]]). For them, the up-front cost of units is greatly reduced (usually to 1), but you also have a per-turn cost for each unit! This puts other kind of restriction on you - rather than having a hard limit on how many units you may start producing at the same time (or you can purchase together), you now have to think of how production will affect your resource stockpile flow. The more units you have that consume a particular resource, the slower the resource will accumulate, until you reach a neutral, and then negative point. For example, if you only have 1 source of certain resource, you will be able to maintain safely only 3 units consuming this resource; if you have 5 sources - 15 units, etc. Anything else and you risk depleting your resource stockpile, and then running into the consequences of having a negative resource flow (look below)! You will then be forced to constantly trade with other players in order to replenish stockpiles.
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* '''Resources Used as Fuel for Units''' ({{Coal6}} Coal, {{Oil6}} Oil, {{Uranium6}} Uranium, {{Aluminum6}} Aluminum). When producing or buying a unit that requires one of these resources, its upfront cost will be greatly reduced. However, each turn, the unit will consume a certain amount of that resource as fuel. This puts other restrictions on you - rather than having a hard limit on how many units you may start producing at the same time (or you can purchase together), you now have to think of how production will affect your resource stockpile flow. The more units you have that consume a particular resource, the slower the resource will accumulate. Therefore, if you only have 1 source of a certain resource, you will only be able to safely maintain 3 units consuming that resource; if you have 2 sources, 6 units; and so on. Anything else and you risk depleting your resource stockpile, and then running into the consequences of having a negative resource flow (see below). You will then be forced to constantly trade with other players in order to replenish your stockpiles.
* '''Power production''' ([[Coal (Civ6)|Coal]], [[Oil (Civ6)|Oil]], [[Uranium (Civ6)|Uranium]]). These will also be needed for your Power Plants, which will consume them each turn and convert them into Power for your cities! This process is completely automatic and may vary according to your building new buildings in your cities, and/or developing Renewable energy sources to replace Power Plants. Thus, in the late game, you will need to juggle powering up your cities and producing/maintaining units, and this is not an easy decision!
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* '''Resources Used for Power Production''' ({{Coal6}} Coal, {{Oil6}} Oil, {{Uranium6}} Uranium). In addition to using these resources for fuel, they will also be needed for your Power Plants, which will consume them each turn and convert them into Power for your cities! This process is completely automatic and varies according to the number of buildings in your cities and how many Renewable energy sources you have used to replace Power Plants. Thus, in the late game, you will need to juggle powering up your cities and producing/maintaining units, and this is not an easy decision!
   
Note that the availability, or lack of Strategic resources, will also affect the units ''after'' you produce them! For example, if you had acquired Iron to produce Swordsmen, but have no continuous access to Iron Mines, those Swordsmen won't be able to Heal! For later units, lack of their respective Strategic resource will also mean a {{Strength6}} CS penalty during combat (which is proportional to the amount you're short).
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Note that the (un)availability of Strategic resources will also affect the units ''after'' you produce them! For example, if you had acquired {{Iron6}} Iron to produce Swordsmen, but have no continuous access to Iron Mines, those Swordsmen won't be able to Heal! For later units, lack of their respective Strategic resource will also mean a {{Strength6}} Combat Strength penalty during combat (which is proportional to the amount you're short).
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Of course, Strategic resources may still be traded with other players. Arguably, the new system makes trading them even more important than before. Note, however, that unlike {{Gold6}} trading, you can only trade lump quantities of Consumable resources, as opposed to trading a set number per turn.
   
Of course, Strategic resources may still be traded with other players. Arguably, the new system makes trading them even more important than before. Note, however, that unlike {{Gold6}} trading, you can only trade lump quantities of Consumable resources. '''<nowiki/>'''
 
 
{| class="article-table"
 
{| class="article-table"
! Resource
+
! Resource
! Enables
+
! Enables
! Base Yield Modifier
+
! Base Yield Modifier
! Improvement
+
! Improvement
! Notes
+
! Notes
|-
+
|-
|'''{{SurePageIcon6|Horses}}'''<nowiki/>'''
+
| style=text-align:center |'''{{PageIcon6|Horses|linebreak=true}}'''
 
| Pre-{{GS}}: Horseman, Cavalry
 
| Pre-{{GS}}: Horseman, Cavalry
   
{{GS}} Horseman, Hetairoi, Courser, Black Army, Keshig
+
{{GS}}: Horseman, Hetairoi, Courser, Black Army, Keshig, Cavalry, Cossack, Huszár
 
| +1 {{Production6}}, +1 {{Food6}}
 
| +1 {{Production6}}, +1 {{Food6}}
 
| Pasture
 
| Pasture
 
| Tech not required to see. {{GS}} Revealed by [[Animal Husbandry (Civ6)|Animal Husbandry]]. Found on flatland [[Grassland (Civ6)|Grassland]] and [[Plains (Civ6)|Plains]].
 
| Tech not required to see. {{GS}} Revealed by [[Animal Husbandry (Civ6)|Animal Husbandry]]. Found on flatland [[Grassland (Civ6)|Grassland]] and [[Plains (Civ6)|Plains]].
|-
+
|-
|'''{{SurePageIcon6|Iron}}'''<nowiki/>'''
+
| style=text-align:center |'''{{PageIcon6|Iron|linebreak=true}}'''
| Pre-{{GS}}: Swordsman, Knight
+
| Pre-{{GS}}: Swordsman, Knight
   
{{GS}}: Swordsman, Knight, Berserker, Hypaspist, Immortal, Khevsur, Legion, Mamluk, Mandekalu Cavalry, Ngao Mbeba, Samurai
+
{{GS}}: Swordsman, Knight, Berserker, Hypaspist, Immortal, Khevsur, Legion, Mamluk, Mandekalu Cavalry, Ngao Mbeba, Samurai, Cuirassier, Winged Hussar
 
| +1 {{Science6}}
 
| +1 {{Science6}}
 
| Mine
 
| Mine
 
| Revealed by [[Bronze Working (Civ6)|Bronze Working]]. Found on [[Hills (Civ6)|Hills]].
 
| Revealed by [[Bronze Working (Civ6)|Bronze Working]]. Found on [[Hills (Civ6)|Hills]].
|-
+
|-
|'''{{SurePageIcon6|Niter}}'''<nowiki/>'''
+
| style=text-align:center |'''{{PageIcon6|Niter|linebreak=true}}'''
 
| Pre-{{GS}}: Musketman, Bombard
 
| Pre-{{GS}}: Musketman, Bombard
   
{{GS}}: Musketman, Bombard, Cuirassier, Frigate, Cavalry, Conquistador, Cossack, De Zeven Proviciën, Garde Impériale, Huszár, Janissary, Red Coat
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{{GS}}: Musketman, Bombard, Frigate, Conquistador, De Zeven Provinciën, Garde Impériale, Janissary, Redcoat
 
| +1 {{Production6}}, +1 {{Food6}}
 
| +1 {{Production6}}, +1 {{Food6}}
 
| Mine
 
| Mine
 
| Revealed by [[Military Engineering (Civ6)|Military Engineering]]. Found on flatland only.
 
| Revealed by [[Military Engineering (Civ6)|Military Engineering]]. Found on flatland only.
|-
+
|-
|'''{{SurePageIcon6|Coal}}'''<nowiki/>'''
+
| style=text-align:center |'''{{PageIcon6|Coal|linebreak=true}}'''
 
| Pre-{{GS}}: Ironclad, Battleship
 
| Pre-{{GS}}: Ironclad, Battleship
   
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| Revealed by [[Industrialization (Civ6)|Industrialization]]. Found on [[Hills (Civ6)|Hills]].
 
| Revealed by [[Industrialization (Civ6)|Industrialization]]. Found on [[Hills (Civ6)|Hills]].
 
|-
 
|-
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Oil}}'''<nowiki/>'''
+
| style=text-align:center |'''{{PageIcon6|Oil|linebreak=true}}'''
| Pre-{{GS}}: Tank, Aircraft Carrier
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| Pre-{{GS}}: Tank, Aircraft Carrier
   
{{GS}} Infantry, Artillery, Modern Armor, Rocket Artillery, Submarine, Destroyer, Missile Cruiser, Biplane, Tank, Mechanized Infantry, U-Boat
+
{{GS}}: Infantry, Artillery, Modern Armor, Rocket Artillery, Submarine, Destroyer, Missile Cruiser, Biplane, Tank, Mechanized Infantry, U-Boat
 
| +3 {{Production6}}
 
| +3 {{Production6}}
 
| Oil Well, Offshore Oil Rig
 
| Oil Well, Offshore Oil Rig
| Revealed by [[Steel (Civ6)|Steel]]. Found both on land and at sea.
+
| Revealed by [[Steel (Civ6)|Steel]] ({{GS}} [[Refining (Civ6)|Refining]]). Found both on land and at sea.
|-
+
|-
|'''{{SurePageIcon6|Aluminum}}'''<nowiki/>'''
+
| style=text-align:center |'''{{PageIcon6|Aluminum|linebreak=true}}'''
| Pre-{{GS}}: Bomber, Fighter, Jet Bomber, Jet Fighter, P-51 Mustang
+
| Pre-{{GS}}: Bomber, Fighter, Jet Bomber, Jet Fighter
   
 
{{GS}}: Bomber, Fighter, Jet Bomber, Jet Fighter, Helicopter, P-51 Mustang
 
{{GS}}: Bomber, Fighter, Jet Bomber, Jet Fighter, Helicopter, P-51 Mustang
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| Mine
 
| Mine
 
| Revealed by [[Radio (Civ6)|Radio]]. Found on [[Plains (Civ6)|Plains]] and [[Desert (Civ6)|Desert]].
 
| Revealed by [[Radio (Civ6)|Radio]]. Found on [[Plains (Civ6)|Plains]] and [[Desert (Civ6)|Desert]].
|-
+
|-
|'''{{SurePageIcon6|Uranium}}'''<nowiki/>'''
+
| style=text-align:center |'''{{PageIcon6|Uranium|linebreak=true}}'''
| Pre-{{GS}}: Nuclear Devices, Nuclear Submarines, Modern Armor
+
| Pre-{{GS}}: Nuclear Devices, Nuclear Submarines, Modern Armor
   
{{GS}}: Nuclear Devices, Nuclear Submarine, Giant Death Robot
+
{{GS}}: Nuclear Devices, Giant Death Robot
 
| +2 {{Production6}}
 
| +2 {{Production6}}
 
| Mine
 
| Mine
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=== [[Great Work (Civ6)#Artifacts|Artifacts]] ===
 
=== [[Great Work (Civ6)#Artifacts|Artifacts]] ===
Artifact spots are special "resources" on the map, since they do not have any extra yields and they cannot be developed. They can be, however, excavated by an [[Archaeologist (Civ6)|Archaeologist]] to yield an Artifact, which can then be displayed if there is an appropriate slot in your empire. There are two types of artifact spots: Antiquity Sites and Shipwrecks.
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Artifact spots are special "resources" on the map, since they do not have any extra yields and they cannot be developed. They can, however, be excavated by an [[Archaeologist (Civ6)|Archaeologist]] to yield an {{Artifact6}} Artifact, which can then be displayed if there is an appropriate slot in your empire. There are two types of artifact spots: {{AntiquitySite6}} Antiquity Sites and {{Shipwreck6}}Shipwrecks.
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{| class="article-table"
 
!Resource
 
!Resource
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!Notes
 
!Notes
 
|-
 
|-
|'''{{SurePageIcon6|Antiquity Site}}
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|style=text-align:center|'''{{PageIcon6|Antiquity Site|linebreak=true}}'''
 
|Artifacts
 
|Artifacts
 
|Land
 
|Land
|Revealed by [[Natural History (Civ6)|Natural History]]. Found only on land tiles, and may be developed by Archaeologists to produce {{Artifact6}} [[Great Work (Civ6)#Artifacts|Artifacts]].
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|Revealed by [[Natural History (Civ6)|Natural History]]. Found only on land tiles, and may be excavated by Archaeologists to produce {{Artifact6}} [[Great Work (Civ6)#Artifacts|Artifacts]].
 
|-
 
|-
|'''{{SurePageIcon6|Shipwreck}}
+
|style=text-align:center|'''{{PageIcon6|Shipwreck|linebreak=true}}'''
 
|Artifacts
 
|Artifacts
 
|Sea
 
|Sea
|Revealed by [[Cultural Heritage (Civ6)|Cultural Heritage]]. Found only on water tiles, and may be developed by Archaeologists to produce {{Artifact6}} [[Great Work (Civ6)#Artifacts|Artifacts]].
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|Revealed by [[Cultural Heritage (Civ6)|Cultural Heritage]]. Found only on water tiles, and may be excavated by Archaeologists to produce {{Artifact6}} [[Great Work (Civ6)#Artifacts|Artifacts]].
 
|}
 
|}
   
 
===Luxury Resources===
 
===Luxury Resources===
Luxury resources are commodities highly prized by {{Citizen6}} Citizens, and their availability helps increase Citizen happiness by granting {{Amenities6}} Amenities. Most luxuries are provided by the land, and you can access them by improving a tile that contains the resource or even founding a city on it (provided you've discovered the technology necessary to improve it). Some, however, are exclusive products of specific [[City-state (Civ6)|city-states]] and may only be obtained via achieving [[Suzerain (Civ6)|Suzerainty]] with them. Yet, others are the lifework of [[Great Merchant (Civ6)|Great Merchants]], who you will need to attract to your civilization in order to access the resource.
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Luxury resources are commodities highly prized by {{Citizen6}} Citizens, and their availability helps increase Citizen happiness by granting {{Amenities6}} Amenities. Most Luxury Resources are provided by the land, and you can access them by improving a tile that contains the resource or even founding a city on it (provided you've discovered the technology necessary to improve it). Some, however, are exclusive products of specific [[City-state (Civ6)|city-states]] and may only be obtained via achieving [[Suzerain (Civ6)|Suzerainty]] with them. Yet, others are the lifework of [[Great Merchant (Civ6)|Great Merchants]], who you will need to attract to your civilization in order to access the resource.
   
Most luxury resources provide +1 {{Amenities6}} Amenity for the 4 cities that need it the most, though a few special ones will provide for up to 6 cities. Duplicates of the same luxury resource will not supply additional cities; however, these extra resources may always be traded to other civilizations. Luxury resource tiles provide more varied tile yield bonuses than bonus and strategic resources. Those include {{Gold6}}, {{Faith6}} and {{Culture6}}, which aren't normally found on any terrain, and makes these resources quite valuable.
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Most luxury resources provide +1 {{Amenities6}} Amenity for the 4 cities that need it the most, though a few special ones will provide for up to 6 cities. '''Duplicates of the same luxury resource will not supply additional cities'''; however, these extra resources may always be traded to other civilizations. Luxury resource tiles provide more varied tile yield bonuses than Bonus and Strategic resources. These include {{Gold6}}, {{Science6}}, {{Faith6}}, and {{Culture6}}, which aren't normally found on any terrain making these resources quite valuable.
   
{| class="article-table"
+
The amount of different water luxury resources is determined by the map size:
! Luxury Resource
+
* 2 for duel and tiny map size
! Base Yield Modifier
+
* 3 for small and standard map size
! Improvement
+
* 4 for large and huge map size
! Notes
+
|-
+
{| class="article-table"
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Amber}}''' {{R&F}}
+
! Luxury Resource
  +
! Base Yield Modifier
  +
! Improvement
  +
! Notes
  +
|-
  +
| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Amber|linebreak=true}}''' {{R&F}}
 
| +1 {{Culture6}}
 
| +1 {{Culture6}}
 
| Mine, Fishing Boats
 
| Mine, Fishing Boats
 
| Found both on land and sea
 
| Found both on land and sea
|-
+
|-
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Cinnamon}}'''
+
| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Cinnamon|linebreak=true}}'''
|
+
|
|
+
|
 
| Obtained via Suzerainty with {{Link6|Zanzibar}}. Provides for 6 cities
 
| Obtained via Suzerainty with {{Link6|Zanzibar}}. Provides for 6 cities
|-
+
|-
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Citrus}}'''
+
| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Citrus|linebreak=true}}'''
 
| +2 {{Food6}}
 
| +2 {{Food6}}
 
| Plantation
 
| Plantation
| +1 {{Culture6}} with [[Plantation (Civ6)|Plantation]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Oral Tradition]] Pantheon.
+
| +1 {{Culture6}} with [[Plantation (Civ6)|Plantation]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Goddess of Festivals Pantheon]].
|-
+
|-
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Cloves}}'''
+
| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Cloves|linebreak=true}}'''
|
+
|
|
+
|
 
| Obtained via Suzerainty with {{Link6|Zanzibar}}. Provides for 6 cities
 
| Obtained via Suzerainty with {{Link6|Zanzibar}}. Provides for 6 cities
|-
+
|-
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Cocoa}}'''
+
| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Cocoa|linebreak=true}}'''
 
| +3 {{Gold6}}
 
| +3 {{Gold6}}
 
| Plantation
 
| Plantation
| +1 {{Food6}} with [[Plantation (Civ6)|Plantation]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Goddess of Festivals Pantheon]]
+
| +1 {{Culture6}} with [[Plantation (Civ6)|Plantation]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Goddess of Festivals Pantheon]].
|-
+
|-
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Coffee}}'''
+
| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Coffee|linebreak=true}}'''
 
| +1 {{Culture6}}
 
| +1 {{Culture6}}
 
| Plantation
 
| Plantation
| +1 {{Food6}} with [[Plantation (Civ6)|Plantation]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Goddess of Festivals Pantheon]]
+
| +1 {{Culture6}} with [[Plantation (Civ6)|Plantation]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Goddess of Festivals Pantheon]].
|-
+
|-
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Cosmetics}}'''
+
| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Cosmetics|linebreak=true}}'''
|
+
|
|
+
|
| Obtained from the {{MerchantIcon6}} Great Merchant {{Link6|Helena Rubinstein}}
+
| Obtained from the {{MerchantIcon6}} Great Merchant {{Link6|Helena Rubinstein}}. Creates 2 copies, and provides for 4 cities
|-
+
|-
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Cotton}}'''
+
| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Cotton|linebreak=true}}'''
 
| +3 {{Gold6}}
 
| +3 {{Gold6}}
 
| Plantation
 
| Plantation
| +1 {{Culture6}} with [[Plantation (Civ6)|Plantation]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Oral Tradition Pantheon]]
+
| +1 {{Culture6}} with [[Plantation (Civ6)|Plantation]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Goddess of Festivals Pantheon]].
|-
+
|-
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Dyes}}'''
+
| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Dyes|linebreak=true}}'''
 
| +1 {{Faith6}}
 
| +1 {{Faith6}}
 
| Plantation
 
| Plantation
| +1 {{Culture6}} with [[Plantation (Civ6)|Plantation]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Oral Tradition Pantheon]]
+
| +1 {{Culture6}} with [[Plantation (Civ6)|Plantation]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Goddess of Festivals Pantheon]].
|-
+
|-
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Diamonds}}'''
+
| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Diamonds|linebreak=true}}'''
 
| +3 {{Gold6}}
 
| +3 {{Gold6}}
 
| Mine
 
| Mine
 
| +2 {{Faith6}} with [[Mine (Civ6)|Mine]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Religious Idols Pantheon]]
 
| +2 {{Faith6}} with [[Mine (Civ6)|Mine]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Religious Idols Pantheon]]
|-
+
|-
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Furs}}'''
+
| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Furs|linebreak=true}}'''
 
| +1 {{Food6}}, +1 {{Gold6}}
 
| +1 {{Food6}}, +1 {{Gold6}}
 
| Camp
 
| Camp
| +1 {{Food6}} with [[Camp (Civ6)|Camp]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Goddess of Hunt Pantheon]]
+
| +1 {{Food6}} and +1 {{Production6}} with [[Camp (Civ6)|Camp]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Goddess of Hunt Pantheon]]
|-
+
|-
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Gold Ore}}'''
+
| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Gold Ore|linebreak=true}}'''
| +3/4 {{Gold6}}
+
| +3 ([[Gifts of the Nile (Civ6)|Gifts of the Nile]])
  +
or +4 ([[Outback Tycoon (Civ6)|Outback Tycoon]]) {{Gold6}}
 
| Mine
 
| Mine
 
| Only appears in {{Link6|Gifts of the Nile}} and {{Link6|Outback Tycoon}}
 
| Only appears in {{Link6|Gifts of the Nile}} and {{Link6|Outback Tycoon}}
|-
+
|-
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Gypsum}}'''
+
| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Gypsum|linebreak=true}}'''
 
| +1 {{Production6}}, +1 {{Gold6}}
 
| +1 {{Production6}}, +1 {{Gold6}}
 
| Quarry
 
| Quarry
 
| +2 {{Faith6}} with [[Quarry (Civ6)|Quarry]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Stone Circles Pantheon]]
 
| +2 {{Faith6}} with [[Quarry (Civ6)|Quarry]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Stone Circles Pantheon]]
|-
+
|-
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Incense}}'''
+
| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Honey|linebreak=true}}'''
  +
<ref name=":0" />
  +
| +2 {{Food6}}
  +
| Camp
  +
| +1 {{Food6}} and +1 {{Production6}} with [[Camp (Civ6)|Camp]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Goddess of Hunt Pantheon]]
  +
|-
  +
| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Incense|linebreak=true}}'''
 
| +1 {{Faith6}}
 
| +1 {{Faith6}}
 
| Plantation
 
| Plantation
| +1 {{Food6}} with [[Plantation (Civ6)|Plantation]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Goddess of Festivals Pantheon]]
+
| +1 {{Culture6}} with [[Plantation (Civ6)|Plantation]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Goddess of Festivals Pantheon]].
|-
+
|-
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Ivory}}'''
+
| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Ivory|linebreak=true}}'''
 
| +1 {{Production6}}, +1 {{Gold6}}
 
| +1 {{Production6}}, +1 {{Gold6}}
 
| Camp
 
| Camp
| +1 {{Food6}} with [[Camp (Civ6)|Camp]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Goddess of Hunt Pantheon]]
+
| +1 {{Food6}} and +1 {{Production6}} with [[Camp (Civ6)|Camp]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Goddess of Hunt Pantheon]]
|-
+
|-
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Jade}}'''
+
| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Jade|linebreak=true}}'''
 
| +1 {{Culture6}}
 
| +1 {{Culture6}}
 
| Mine
 
| Mine
 
| +2 {{Faith6}} with [[Mine (Civ6)|Mine]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Religious Idols Pantheon]]
 
| +2 {{Faith6}} with [[Mine (Civ6)|Mine]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Religious Idols Pantheon]]
|-
+
|-
| ''' {{SurePageIcon6|Jeans}}'''
+
| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Jeans|linebreak=true}}'''
|
+
|
|
+
|
| Obtained from the {{MerchantIcon6}} Great Merchant {{Link6|Levi Strauss}}
+
| Obtained from the {{MerchantIcon6}} Great Merchant {{Link6|Levi Strauss}}. Creates 2 copies, and provides for 4 cities
|-
+
|-
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Marble}}'''
+
| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Marble|linebreak=true}}'''
 
| +1 {{Culture6}}
 
| +1 {{Culture6}}
 
| Quarry
 
| Quarry
 
| +2 {{Faith6}} with [[Quarry (Civ6)|Quarry]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Stone Circles Pantheon]]
 
| +2 {{Faith6}} with [[Quarry (Civ6)|Quarry]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Stone Circles Pantheon]]
|-
+
|-
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Mercury}}'''
+
| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Mercury|linebreak=true}}'''
 
| +1 {{Science6}}
 
| +1 {{Science6}}
 
| Mine
 
| Mine
 
| +2 {{Faith6}} with [[Mine (Civ6)|Mine]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Religious Idols Pantheon]]
 
| +2 {{Faith6}} with [[Mine (Civ6)|Mine]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Religious Idols Pantheon]]
|-
+
|-
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Olives}}''' {{R&F}}
+
| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Olives|linebreak=true}}''' {{R&F}}
 
| +1 {{Production6}}, +1 {{Gold6}}
 
| +1 {{Production6}}, +1 {{Gold6}}
 
| Plantation
 
| Plantation
| +1 {{Food6}} with [[Plantation (Civ6)|Plantation]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Goddess of Festivals Pantheon]]
+
| +1 {{Culture6}} with [[Plantation (Civ6)|Plantation]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Goddess of Festivals Pantheon]].
|-
+
|-
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Pearls}}'''
+
| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Pearls|linebreak=true}}'''
 
| +1 {{Faith6}}
 
| +1 {{Faith6}}
 
| Fishing Boats
 
| Fishing Boats
 
| +1 {{Production6}} with [[Fishing Boats (Civ6)|Fishing Boats]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|God of the Sea Pantheon]]
 
| +1 {{Production6}} with [[Fishing Boats (Civ6)|Fishing Boats]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|God of the Sea Pantheon]]
|-
+
|-
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Perfume}}'''
+
| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Perfume|linebreak=true}}'''
|
+
|
|
+
|
| Obtained via the {{MerchantIcon6}} Great Merchant {{Link6|Estée Lauder}}. Provides for 6 cities
+
| Obtained via the {{MerchantIcon6}} Great Merchant {{Link6|Estée Lauder}}. Creates 2 copies, and provides for 6 cities
|-
+
|-
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Salt}}'''
+
| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Salt|linebreak=true}}'''
 
| +1 {{Food6}}, +1 {{Gold6}}
 
| +1 {{Food6}}, +1 {{Gold6}}
 
| Mine
 
| Mine
 
| +2 {{Faith6}} with [[Mine (Civ6)|Mine]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Religious Idols Pantheon]]
 
| +2 {{Faith6}} with [[Mine (Civ6)|Mine]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Religious Idols Pantheon]]
|-
+
|-
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Silk}}'''
+
| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Silk|linebreak=true}}'''
 
| +1 {{Culture6}}
 
| +1 {{Culture6}}
 
| Plantation
 
| Plantation
| +1 {{Culture6}} with [[Plantation (Civ6)|Plantation]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Oral Tradition Pantheon]]
+
| +1 {{Culture6}} with [[Plantation (Civ6)|Plantation]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Goddess of Festivals Pantheon]].
|-
+
|-
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Silver}}'''
+
| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Silver|linebreak=true}}'''
 
| +3 {{Gold6}}
 
| +3 {{Gold6}}
 
| Mine
 
| Mine
 
| +2 {{Faith6}} with [[Mine (Civ6)|Mine]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Religious Idols Pantheon]]
 
| +2 {{Faith6}} with [[Mine (Civ6)|Mine]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Religious Idols Pantheon]]
|-
+
|-
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Spices}}'''
+
| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Spices|linebreak=true}}'''
 
| +2 {{Food6}}
 
| +2 {{Food6}}
 
| Plantation
 
| Plantation
| +1 {{Culture6}} with [[Plantation (Civ6)|Plantation]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Oral Tradition Pantheon]]
+
| +1 {{Culture6}} with [[Plantation (Civ6)|Plantation]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Goddess of Festivals Pantheon]].
|-
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| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Sugar}}'''
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| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Sugar|linebreak=true}}'''
 
| +2 {{Food6}}
 
| +2 {{Food6}}
 
| Plantation
 
| Plantation
| +1 {{Culture6}} with [[Plantation (Civ6)|Plantation]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Oral Tradition Pantheon]]
+
| +1 {{Culture6}} with [[Plantation (Civ6)|Plantation]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Goddess of Festivals Pantheon]].
|-
+
|-
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Tea}}'''
+
| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Tea|linebreak=true}}'''
 
| +1 {{Science6}}
 
| +1 {{Science6}}
 
| Plantation
 
| Plantation
| +1 {{Food6}} with [[Plantation (Civ6)|Plantation]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Goddess of Festivals Pantheon]]
+
| +1 {{Culture6}} with [[Plantation (Civ6)|Plantation]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Goddess of Festivals Pantheon]].
|-
+
|-
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Tobacco}}'''
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| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Tobacco|linebreak=true}}'''
| +1 {{Faith6}}
+
| +1 {{Faith6}}
 
| Plantation
 
| Plantation
| +1 {{Food6}} with [[Plantation (Civ6)|Plantation]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Goddess of Festivals Pantheon]]
+
| +1 {{Culture6}} with [[Plantation (Civ6)|Plantation]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Goddess of Festivals Pantheon]].
|-
+
|-
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Toys}}'''
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| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Toys|linebreak=true}}'''
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| Obtained via the {{MerchantIcon6}} Great Merchant {{Link6|John Spilsbury}}
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| Obtained via the {{MerchantIcon6}} Great Merchant {{Link6|John Spilsbury}}. Creates 1 copy, and provides for 4 cities
|-
+
|-
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Truffles}}'''
+
| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Truffles|linebreak=true}}'''
 
| +3 {{Gold6}}
 
| +3 {{Gold6}}
 
| Camp
 
| Camp
| +1 {{Food6}} with [[Camp (Civ6)|Camp]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Goddess of Hunt Pantheon]]
+
| +1 {{Food6}} and +1 {{Production6}} with [[Camp (Civ6)|Camp]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Goddess of Hunt Pantheon]]
|-
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|-
| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Turtles}}''' {{R&F}}
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| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Turtles|linebreak=true}}''' {{R&F}}
 
| +1 {{Science6}}
 
| +1 {{Science6}}
 
| Fishing Boats
 
| Fishing Boats
 
| +1 {{Production6}} with [[Fishing Boats (Civ6)|Fishing Boats]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|God of the Sea Pantheon]]
 
| +1 {{Production6}} with [[Fishing Boats (Civ6)|Fishing Boats]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|God of the Sea Pantheon]]
|-
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| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Whales}}'''
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| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Whales|linebreak=true}}'''
 
| +1 {{Production6}}, +1 {{Gold6}}
 
| +1 {{Production6}}, +1 {{Gold6}}
 
| Fishing Boats
 
| Fishing Boats
 
| +1 {{Production6}} with [[Fishing Boats (Civ6)|Fishing Boats]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|God of the Sea Pantheon]]
 
| +1 {{Production6}} with [[Fishing Boats (Civ6)|Fishing Boats]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|God of the Sea Pantheon]]
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| '''{{SurePageIcon6|Wine}}'''
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| style=text-align:center| '''{{PageIcon6|Wine|linebreak=true}}'''
 
| +1 {{Gold6}}, +1 {{Food6}}
 
| +1 {{Gold6}}, +1 {{Food6}}
 
| Plantation
 
| Plantation
| +1 {{Food6}} with [[Plantation (Civ6)|Plantation]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Goddess of Festivals Pantheon]]
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| +1 {{Culture6}} with [[Plantation (Civ6)|Plantation]] and [[Pantheons (Civ6)|Goddess of Festivals Pantheon]].
 
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Resources are special commodities found in limited quantities on the map. As in all Civilization games, they are essential to your empire's development and are an important reason to seize and hold territory. Different resources may be found virtually anywhere except Ocean tiles. There is a limit of 1 resource per tile.

Overview

Accessing Resources

In order to gain access to and make use of a resource, you will first need to expand your territory onto its tile. Then, in order to make use of its tile yields, you have to assign a Citizen6 Citizen from a nearby city work it. To gain access to strategic and luxury resources' special functions, a builder must spend one charge to improve them with the appropriate tile improvement. Accessing resources provides many benefits, including increased tile yields (Civ6Production Production, Civ6Food Food, etc.), the ability to produce new military units, and extra Amenities6 Amenities Amenities for your civilization.

Resource Spawning

All resources are placed at the very start of the game, when the map is first generated - unlike in Civilization: Beyond Earth, resources cannot be created by player actions. Most strategic resources are not visible in the beginning of the game, but they are nevertheless there. Antiquity Site (Civ6) Antiquity Site Antiquity Sites and Shipwreck (Civ6) Shipwreck Shipwrecks are also invisible in the beginning; however, it is unclear if they are actually placed at map creation, or the game uses a system similar to Civilization V where significant playing events (a battle, the destruction of a Barbarian Outpost, etc) later become Antiquity Site (Civ6) Antiquity Site Antiquity Sites. It is known that Antiquity Site (Civ6) Antiquity Site Antiquity Sites may appear underneath Districts; they won't, however, appear in a tile with any other Resource.

Some resources spawn only on land tiles, some spawn on sea tiles and some of them can spawn both on land and sea tiles (Oil (Civ6) Oil and Amber (Civ6) Amber). Each resource has a specific spawn probability. For land resources the most frequent are: Horses (Civ6) Horses, Stone (Civ6) Stone and Wheat (Civ6) Wheat, while for sea resources the most frequent are: Fish (Civ6) Fish and Crabs (Civ6) Crabs.

Each resource has a specific type of terrain or terrain feature that it is tied to, and it will not appear on any others. Some resources can be found on more than one type. There are certain terrains and features that may never hold a resource: Oceans (being too deep for effective exploration), Ice (being too cold and unstable), Mountains (being too tall), and Oases (being in themselves valuable). Rivers also can't hold resources, because they don't actually occupy tiles. Natural wonders are also too valuable in themselves to hold any additional resources. If you're familiar with the prevalent resources around your starting terrain, you will be able to guess what you will find nearby even without exploring.

Types of Resources

Bonus Resources

Bonus resources are the most frequently found type of resource, and they are the most versatile in a strategic sense. They provide bonus Civ6Food Food, Civ6Production Production, or Civ6Gold Gold to the tile's yield, benefiting a nearby city, and they can be improved further for even greater benefits. But that's not all:

  • Bonus resources may be Harvested by a Builder - a new gameplay action which gives a significant, one-time boost benefiting the city owning the tile. The boost is comprised of a large quantity of the same bonus yield which the resource inherently provides to the tile (+20 Civ6Food Food, +20 Civ6Production Production, or +40 Civ6Gold Gold, scaling by era). However, harvesting a bonus resource permanently removes it from the map. Harvesting of resources is unlocked with certain early technologies (e.g. Pottery allows the harvesting of Wheat (Civ6) Wheat Wheat and Rice (Civ6) Rice Rice).
  • Bonus resources may also be Removed so city districts or Wonders can be placed on their tiles. This happens automatically in the District or Wonder placement dialogue, and is almost, but not completely, the same as Harvesting: while it is unlocked by the same technology (e.g. a Wheat (Civ6) Wheat Wheat resource can be removed only after discovering Pottery), and it results in the resource vanishing from the tile, it is different from "Harvesting" for purposes of resources gained. When you Harvest the resource, you gain the bonus mentioned above, but when you remove it, you don't gain anything! This may be explained by the fact that Removing is done instantly without you needing a Builder to expend an action. Therefore, the Resource is basically wasted. To avoid this, have a Builder Harvest it beforehand, giving you access to lump sums of Civ6Food Food, Civ6Production Production or even Civ6Gold Gold!
  • Before Harvesting or Removing resources, it's important to remember that some bonus resources may be required for certain Wonders. For example, Stonehenge must be built next to Stone (Civ6) Stone Stone.

Finally, in Gathering Storm, Bonus resources may be destroyed outright by the eruption of a nearby Volcano. So, when you see such a resource in the 'blast radius', be sure to make use of it right away, before it gets destroyed! If its yields are useful to your civ in the long term, improve it; otherwise feel free to Harvest it.

Resource Base Yield Modifier Improvement Harvest with Notes
Bananas (Civ6) 
Bananas
+1 Civ6Food Food Plantation Irrigation +1 Civ6Culture Culture with Plantation and Goddess of Festivals Pantheon.
Copper (Civ6) 
Copper
+2 Civ6Gold Gold Mine Mining +2 Civ6Faith Faith with Mine and Religious Idols Pantheon.
Cattle (Civ6) 
Cattle
+1 Civ6Food Food Pasture Animal Husbandry +1 Civ6Culture Culture with Pasture and God of the Open Sky Pantheon.
Crabs (Civ6) 
Crabs
+2 Civ6Gold Gold Fishing Boats Celestial Navigation +1 Civ6Production Production with Fishing Boats and God of the Sea Pantheon.
Deer (Civ6) 
Deer
+1 Civ6Production Production Camp Animal Husbandry +1 Civ6Food Food and +1 Civ6Production Production with Camp and Goddess of Hunt Pantheon.
Fish (Civ6) 
Fish
+1 Civ6Food Food Fishing Boats Celestial Navigation +1 Civ6Production Production with Fishing Boats and God of the Sea Pantheon.
Maize (Civ6) 
Maize

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+2 Civ6Gold Gold Farm Pottery +1 Civ6Food Food with Water Mill.
Rice (Civ6) 
Rice
+1 Civ6Food Food Farm Pottery +1 Civ6Food Food with Water Mill.
Sheep (Civ6) 
Sheep
+1 Civ6Food Food Pasture Animal Husbandry +1 Civ6Culture Culture with Pasture and God of the Open Sky Pantheon.
Stone (Civ6) 
Stone
+1 Civ6Production Production Quarry Masonry +2 Civ6Faith Faith with Quarry and Stone Circles Pantheon.
Wheat (Civ6) 
Wheat
+1 Civ6Food Food Farm Pottery +1 Civ6Food Food with Water Mill.

Strategic Resources

Strategic resources are those that are important from a military standpoint. They also provide some bonuses to tile yields, but more importantly, when the relevant tile improvement is built on them, they provide access to vital materials which allow you to build important military units (e.g. Horses (Civ6) Horses Horses are needed to produce Horsemen and Iron (Civ6) Iron Iron is needed to produce Swordsmen). All strategic resources, provided you start in the Ancient Era, are hidden at the beginning of the game - they do not appear on the map until you develop technologies to reveal each resource. Horses can be seen right from the start in the base game and Rise and Fall, but in Gathering Storm they are also hidden at the start and revealed with Animal Husbandry.

  • You can place districts, Wonders, and even cities on tiles which contain unrevealed strategic resources - in this case, upon discovering the relevant technology, you will gain use of the resource as if it were already improved. However, if there is a tile improvement on top of a strategic resource that doesn't match it (e.g. you have a Farm on a Niter (Civ6) Niter Niter resource), you will need to remove it and build the right improvement to access the resource.
  • Strategic resources cannot be harvested. Districts and wonders cannot be built on tiles with revealed strategic resources.

Vanilla Civilization VI and Rise and Fall

In order to produce some units like Knights or Tanks, you need access to improved tiles with a Strategic resource or you need to obtain it by trading with other civilizations. Two pieces of a resource enable you to build a unit in each city, but only 1 piece enables you to build a land unit in a military district and a naval unit in a port district. For example, if you only have 1 improved tile with Iron (Civ6) Iron Iron across your empire, all land units that require it may only be produced in cities that have an Encampment district, but if you have two improved tiles with Iron (Civ6) Iron Iron across your empire, you can produce those units even without the district, and in whatever city you want, provided it has the applicable production capabilities. This also means that having 3 improved tiles of the same strategic resource is of no further use to your civilization, and is a good trading commodity for deals with other leaders.

Gathering Storm

Gathering Storm alters the way Strategic resources are handled. Instead of each source producing 1 of that resource (3 sources meaning your empire would have 3 of the resource), now each source produces a certain number of the resource per turn, which is then added to your stockpile. Thus, if you have 2 sources of Iron (Civ6) Iron Iron (each producing 2 per turn), you will be gaining 4 of the resource per turn, until you reach your stockpile limit. The maximum stockpile amount is initially 50 for each resource, but constructing military buildings in your empire (Barracks, Armory, etc.) will increase your maximum stockpile by 10 per building for each resource. Everything using the resource (units, buildings, projects, etc.) will draw from this stockpile.

For example, you will need to gather and spend 20 Iron (Civ6) Iron Iron for each Swordsman you want to train or purchase. Or, if you want to turn all your Warriors into Swordsmen, but you have only stockpiled 30 Iron (Civ6) Iron Iron, you will be able to convert only 1, and wait to obtain more Iron for the rest. This means that Civ6Production Production or Civ6Gold Gold are no longer the only things determining how quickly you can create units: how much of a resource you have stockpiled and how many sources you have are also important.

Additionally, Strategic resources are used in three distinct ways: for unit production, as fuel for unit upkeep, and for Power (Civ6) Power production for your cities. The second and third only enter into play from the Industrial Era on.

  • Resources Used for Unit Production (Horses (Civ6) Horses Horses, Iron (Civ6) Iron Iron, Niter (Civ6) Niter Niter, Aluminum (Civ6) Aluminum Aluminum). When producing or buying a unit requiring one of these resources, you will need to pay a set amount of the resource at the moment you start production (or the moment you purchase it). This puts a practical ceiling on the number of units you may purchase or start producing at the same time (within the same turn). When you exhaust your stockpiled resource, you will need to either wait for it to accumulate or trade for it with another player.
  • Resources Used as Fuel for Units (Coal (Civ6) Coal Coal, Oil (Civ6) Oil Oil, Uranium (Civ6) Uranium Uranium, Aluminum (Civ6) Aluminum Aluminum). When producing or buying a unit that requires one of these resources, its upfront cost will be greatly reduced. However, each turn, the unit will consume a certain amount of that resource as fuel. This puts other restrictions on you - rather than having a hard limit on how many units you may start producing at the same time (or you can purchase together), you now have to think of how production will affect your resource stockpile flow. The more units you have that consume a particular resource, the slower the resource will accumulate. Therefore, if you only have 1 source of a certain resource, you will only be able to safely maintain 3 units consuming that resource; if you have 2 sources, 6 units; and so on. Anything else and you risk depleting your resource stockpile, and then running into the consequences of having a negative resource flow (see below). You will then be forced to constantly trade with other players in order to replenish your stockpiles.
  • Resources Used for Power Production (Coal (Civ6) Coal Coal, Oil (Civ6) Oil Oil, Uranium (Civ6) Uranium Uranium). In addition to using these resources for fuel, they will also be needed for your Power Plants, which will consume them each turn and convert them into Power for your cities! This process is completely automatic and varies according to the number of buildings in your cities and how many Renewable energy sources you have used to replace Power Plants. Thus, in the late game, you will need to juggle powering up your cities and producing/maintaining units, and this is not an easy decision!

Note that the (un)availability of Strategic resources will also affect the units after you produce them! For example, if you had acquired Iron (Civ6) Iron Iron to produce Swordsmen, but have no continuous access to Iron Mines, those Swordsmen won't be able to Heal! For later units, lack of their respective Strategic resource will also mean a Civ6StrengthIcon Combat Strength penalty during combat (which is proportional to the amount you're short).

Of course, Strategic resources may still be traded with other players. Arguably, the new system makes trading them even more important than before. Note, however, that unlike Civ6Gold Gold trading, you can only trade lump quantities of Consumable resources, as opposed to trading a set number per turn.

Resource Enables Base Yield Modifier Improvement Notes
Horses (Civ6) 
Horses
Pre-GS-Only: Horseman, Cavalry

GS-Only: Horseman, Hetairoi, Courser, Black Army, Keshig, Cavalry, Cossack, Huszár

+1 Civ6Production Production, +1 Civ6Food Food Pasture Tech not required to see. GS-Only Revealed by Animal Husbandry. Found on flatland Grassland and Plains.
Iron (Civ6) 
Iron
Pre-GS-Only: Swordsman, Knight

GS-Only: Swordsman, Knight, Berserker, Hypaspist, Immortal, Khevsur, Legion, Mamluk, Mandekalu Cavalry, Ngao Mbeba, Samurai, Cuirassier, Winged Hussar

+1 Civ6Science Science Mine Revealed by Bronze Working. Found on Hills.
Niter (Civ6) 
Niter
Pre-GS-Only: Musketman, Bombard

GS-Only: Musketman, Bombard, Frigate, Conquistador, De Zeven Provinciën, Garde Impériale, Janissary, Redcoat

+1 Civ6Production Production, +1 Civ6Food Food Mine Revealed by Military Engineering. Found on flatland only.
Coal (Civ6) 
Coal
Pre-GS-Only: Ironclad, Battleship

GS-Only: Ironclad, Battleship, Minas Geraes

+2 Civ6Production Production Mine Revealed by Industrialization. Found on Hills.
Oil (Civ6) 
Oil
Pre-GS-Only: Tank, Aircraft Carrier

GS-Only: Infantry, Artillery, Modern Armor, Rocket Artillery, Submarine, Destroyer, Missile Cruiser, Biplane, Tank, Mechanized Infantry, U-Boat

+3 Civ6Production Production Oil Well, Offshore Oil Rig Revealed by Steel (GS-Only Refining). Found both on land and at sea.
Aluminum (Civ6) 
Aluminum
Pre-GS-Only: Bomber, Fighter, Jet Bomber, Jet Fighter

GS-Only: Bomber, Fighter, Jet Bomber, Jet Fighter, Helicopter, P-51 Mustang

+1 Civ6Science Science Mine Revealed by Radio. Found on Plains and Desert.
Uranium (Civ6) 
Uranium
Pre-GS-Only: Nuclear Devices, Nuclear Submarines, Modern Armor

GS-Only: Nuclear Devices, Giant Death Robot

+2 Civ6Production Production Mine Revealed by Combined Arms. Found everywhere.

Artifacts

Artifact spots are special "resources" on the map, since they do not have any extra yields and they cannot be developed. They can, however, be excavated by an Archaeologist to yield an Artifact6 Artifact, which can then be displayed if there is an appropriate slot in your empire. There are two types of artifact spots: Antiquity Site (Civ6) Antiquity Site Antiquity Sites and Shipwreck (Civ6) ShipwreckShipwrecks.

Resource Enables Found on Notes
Antiquity Site (Civ6) 
Antiquity Site
Artifacts Land Revealed by Natural History. Found only on land tiles, and may be excavated by Archaeologists to produce Artifact6 Artifacts.
Shipwreck (Civ6) 
Shipwreck
Artifacts Sea Revealed by Cultural Heritage. Found only on water tiles, and may be excavated by Archaeologists to produce Artifact6 Artifacts.

Luxury Resources

Luxury resources are commodities highly prized by Citizen6 Citizens, and their availability helps increase Citizen happiness by granting Amenities6 Amenities Amenities. Most Luxury Resources are provided by the land, and you can access them by improving a tile that contains the resource or even founding a city on it (provided you've discovered the technology necessary to improve it). Some, however, are exclusive products of specific city-states and may only be obtained via achieving Suzerainty with them. Yet, others are the lifework of Great Merchants, who you will need to attract to your civilization in order to access the resource.

Most luxury resources provide +1 Amenities6 Amenities Amenity for the 4 cities that need it the most, though a few special ones will provide for up to 6 cities. Duplicates of the same luxury resource will not supply additional cities; however, these extra resources may always be traded to other civilizations. Luxury resource tiles provide more varied tile yield bonuses than Bonus and Strategic resources. These include Civ6Gold Gold, Civ6Science Science, Civ6Faith Faith, and Civ6Culture Culture, which aren't normally found on any terrain making these resources quite valuable.

The amount of different water luxury resources is determined by the map size:

  • 2 for duel and tiny map size
  • 3 for small and standard map size
  • 4 for large and huge map size
Luxury Resource Base Yield Modifier Improvement Notes
Amber (Civ6) 
Amber
R&amp;F-Only
+1 Civ6Culture Culture Mine, Fishing Boats Found both on land and sea
Cinnamon (Civ6) 
Cinnamon
Obtained via Suzerainty with Zanzibar. Provides for 6 cities
Citrus (Civ6) 
Citrus
+2 Civ6Food Food Plantation +1 Civ6Culture Culture with Plantation and Goddess of Festivals Pantheon.
Cloves (Civ6) 
Cloves
Obtained via Suzerainty with Zanzibar. Provides for 6 cities
Cocoa (Civ6) 
Cocoa
+3 Civ6Gold Gold Plantation +1 Civ6Culture Culture with Plantation and Goddess of Festivals Pantheon.
Coffee (Civ6) 
Coffee
+1 Civ6Culture Culture Plantation +1 Civ6Culture Culture with Plantation and Goddess of Festivals Pantheon.
Cosmetics (Civ6) 
Cosmetics
Obtained from the Merchant6 Great Merchant Helena Rubinstein. Creates 2 copies, and provides for 4 cities
Cotton (Civ6) 
Cotton
+3 Civ6Gold Gold Plantation +1 Civ6Culture Culture with Plantation and Goddess of Festivals Pantheon.
Dyes (Civ6) 
Dyes
+1 Civ6Faith Faith Plantation +1 Civ6Culture Culture with Plantation and Goddess of Festivals Pantheon.
Diamonds (Civ6) 
Diamonds
+3 Civ6Gold Gold Mine +2 Civ6Faith Faith with Mine and Religious Idols Pantheon
Furs (Civ6) 
Furs
+1 Civ6Food Food, +1 Civ6Gold Gold Camp +1 Civ6Food Food and +1 Civ6Production Production with Camp and Goddess of Hunt Pantheon
Gold Ore (Civ6) 
Gold Ore
+3 (Gifts of the Nile)

or +4 (Outback Tycoon) Civ6Gold Gold

Mine Only appears in Gifts of the Nile and Outback Tycoon
Gypsum (Civ6) 
Gypsum
+1 Civ6Production Production, +1 Civ6Gold Gold Quarry +2 Civ6Faith Faith with Quarry and Stone Circles Pantheon
Honey (Civ6) 
Honey

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+2 Civ6Food Food Camp +1 Civ6Food Food and +1 Civ6Production Production with Camp and Goddess of Hunt Pantheon
Incense (Civ6) 
Incense
+1 Civ6Faith Faith Plantation +1 Civ6Culture Culture with Plantation and Goddess of Festivals Pantheon.
Ivory (Civ6) 
Ivory
+1 Civ6Production Production, +1 Civ6Gold Gold Camp +1 Civ6Food Food and +1 Civ6Production Production with Camp and Goddess of Hunt Pantheon
Jade (Civ6) 
Jade
+1 Civ6Culture Culture Mine +2 Civ6Faith Faith with Mine and Religious Idols Pantheon
Jeans (Civ6) 
Jeans
Obtained from the Merchant6 Great Merchant Levi Strauss. Creates 2 copies, and provides for 4 cities
Marble (Civ6) 
Marble
+1 Civ6Culture Culture Quarry +2 Civ6Faith Faith with Quarry and Stone Circles Pantheon
Mercury (Civ6) 
Mercury
+1 Civ6Science Science Mine +2 Civ6Faith Faith with Mine and Religious Idols Pantheon
Olives (Civ6) 
Olives
R&amp;F-Only
+1 Civ6Production Production, +1 Civ6Gold Gold Plantation +1 Civ6Culture Culture with Plantation and Goddess of Festivals Pantheon.
Pearls (Civ6) 
Pearls
+1 Civ6Faith Faith Fishing Boats +1 Civ6Production Production with Fishing Boats and God of the Sea Pantheon
Perfume (Civ6) 
Perfume
Obtained via the Merchant6 Great Merchant Estée Lauder. Creates 2 copies, and provides for 6 cities
Salt (Civ6) 
Salt
+1 Civ6Food Food, +1 Civ6Gold Gold Mine +2 Civ6Faith Faith with Mine and Religious Idols Pantheon
Silk (Civ6) 
Silk
+1 Civ6Culture Culture Plantation +1 Civ6Culture Culture with Plantation and Goddess of Festivals Pantheon.
Silver (Civ6) 
Silver
+3 Civ6Gold Gold Mine +2 Civ6Faith Faith with Mine and Religious Idols Pantheon
Spices (Civ6) 
Spices
+2 Civ6Food Food Plantation +1 Civ6Culture Culture with Plantation and Goddess of Festivals Pantheon.
Sugar (Civ6) 
Sugar
+2 Civ6Food Food Plantation +1 Civ6Culture Culture with Plantation and Goddess of Festivals Pantheon.
Tea (Civ6) 
Tea
+1 Civ6Science Science Plantation +1 Civ6Culture Culture with Plantation and Goddess of Festivals Pantheon.
Tobacco (Civ6) 
Tobacco
+1 Civ6Faith Faith Plantation +1 Civ6Culture Culture with Plantation and Goddess of Festivals Pantheon.
Toys Obtained via the Merchant6 Great Merchant John Spilsbury. Creates 1 copy, and provides for 4 cities
Truffles +3 Civ6Gold Gold Camp +1 Civ6Food Food and +1 Civ6Production Production with Camp and Goddess of Hunt Pantheon
Turtles R&amp;F-Only +1 Civ6Science Science Fishing Boats +1 Civ6Production Production with Fishing Boats and God of the Sea Pantheon
Whales +1 Civ6Production Production, +1 Civ6Gold Gold Fishing Boats +1 Civ6Production Production with Fishing Boats and God of the Sea Pantheon
Wine +1 Civ6Gold Gold, +1 Civ6Food Food Plantation +1 Civ6Culture Culture with Plantation and Goddess of Festivals Pantheon.
  1. 1.0 1.1 Added in Maya & Gran Colombia Pack

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

Civilization VI [edit]
Rise and FallGathering StormNew Frontier Pass

Lists
AgendasBeliefsBuildings (Unique Buildings) • City-statesCivicsCivilizationsCompetitions GS-OnlyDistrictsImprovementsLeadersPantheonsPolicy cardsProjectsPromotionsResourcesTechnologiesTerrainsUnits (Unique Units) • Wonders (Natural Wonders)

Eras
AncientClassicalMedievalRenaissanceIndustrialModernAtomicInformationFuture GS-Only

Concepts
AgendaAge R&amp;F-Only (Historic Moment R&amp;F-OnlyTimeline R&amp;F-Only) • BarbariansBoostsBuildingCity (AmenitiesCapitalGovernor R&amp;F-OnlyHousingLoyalty R&amp;F-OnlyPopulation) • City-state (EnvoySuzerain) • CivicClimate GS-Only (Disaster) • CombatCompetition GS-OnlyDifficulty levelDiplomacy (Emergency R&amp;F-OnlyEspionageGossipGrievances GS-Only WarmongeringWorld Congress GS-Only) • DistrictGovernmentGreat PeopleGreat WorkImprovementMap (AppealBordersContinentTile) • Policy cardProjectPromotionReligion (Pantheon) • ResourceTechnologyTerrainTrade RouteUnit (MovementRangeSightStrength) • VictoryWonder (Natural Wonder) • Zone of control

Statistics
Civ6Culture CultureDiplomatic Favor (Civ6) Diplomatic Favor GS-OnlyCiv6Faith FaithCiv6Food FoodCiv6Gold GoldPower (Civ6) Power GS-OnlyCiv6Production ProductionCiv6Science ScienceTourism6 Tourism

Miscellaneous
DLCGame ModeModdingPersona PacksScenariosSoundtrackStarting a new gameSteam AchievementsSteam trading cardsUpdates

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

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