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The Spec Ops is an Atomic Era recon unit in Civilization VI: Rise and Fall. It upgrades from the Ranger (or its replacements).

  • Attributes:
    • Has a ranged attack with Range Range 2.
    • -17 Ranged Strength Ranged Strength against District District defenses and Naval units.
  • Abilities:
    • Can paradrop into enemy territory (range 7 tiles). The range extends to 12 tiles if he's in an Aerodrome or Airstrip.
    • Priority target: May attack Civilian or Support units in formation directly

Strategy[]

It is not surprising that the Spec Ops' primary function is not reconnaissance anymore, due to the minimal need for scouting in the Atomic Era. Rather, its awesome maneuverability and a powerful ranged attack make it ideal for engaging in guerrilla warfare. Moreover, its ability to directly attack support units in a formation makes it a great counter to Supply Convoys and siege units with Drone support. It's a good idea to keep at least one Spec Ops around for defense in the final eras of the game. Don't be overaggressive with this unit though, as its Strength Combat Strength and Ranged Strength Ranged Strength are on the lower end of the units in this era.

Civilopedia entry[]

Some military problems carry severe risk of failure if resolved with purely military solutions—sensitive political fallout, extreme weather conditions/environmental hazards, or an outraged and resistant local populace. Special ops (short for “special operations”) are soldiers uniquely trained to handle these difficult situations, ranging from combat and reconnaissance to political or civil affairs. They rely on superior skill, tactics, and equipment to complete jobs that would otherwise be impossible for larger units, training in foreign languages and customs of their operational theaters. Their strength lies in their creative approach to engaging an enemy and their capacity to act without hesitation, no matter how unconventional or dangerous a situation may be.

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External links[]

Everything we know about Civilization 6: Rise and Fall - PC Gamer, November 28th 2017

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.