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In Civilization VI, a unique unit is a special unit that is only available to a specific civilization. Some leaders also have unique abilities that give them access to unique units once they discover the appropriate technology or civic. Unique units do not require resources (prior to Gathering Storm) and have special attributes that make them superior to standard units.

Note that, unlike in Civilization V, unique units do not always replace standard units. When they do not, they are usually available at different technological levels than the respective standard unit, are typically stronger, and upgrade to a much later unit. Thus, they fill a niche for each player that no other civilization/leader can fill at the time, giving that player a distinct advantage over his or her rivals. Note also that unique units may belong to different eras than those they replace, which is important when considering era-specific Policies or the effect of Great Generals and Admirals.

Below is a list of unique units which currently appear in the game, sorted by era.

Ancient EraEdit

Unit Unique to Type Replaces
Bireme (Civ6) Bireme GS-Only Phoenicia Naval Melee Galley
Eagle Warrior (Civ6) Eagle Warrior Aztec Melee Warrior
Hoplite (Civ6) Hoplite Greece Anti-Cavalry Spearman
Hul'che (Civ6) Hul'che Maya Ranged Archer
Maryannu Chariot Archer (Civ6) Maryannu Chariot Archer Egypt Ranged

Ranged Cavalry R&F-Only

Heavy Chariot (pre-GS-Only)

- GS-Only

Okihtcitaw (Civ6) Okihtcitaw R&F-Only Cree Recon Scout
Pítati Archer (Civ6) Pítati Archer Nubia Ranged Archer
Viking Longship (Civ6) Viking Longship Harald Hardrada Naval Melee Galley
War-Cart (Civ6) War-Cart Sumeria Heavy Cavalry -

Classical EraEdit

Unit Unique to Type Replaces
Hetairoi (Civ6) Hetairoi Alexander Heavy Cavalry Horseman
Hypaspist (Civ6) Hypaspist Macedon Melee Swordsman
Immortal (Civ6) Immortal Persia Melee Swordsman
Legion (Civ6) Legion Rome Melee Swordsman
Ngao Mbeba (Civ6) Ngao Mbeba Kongo Melee Swordsman
Saka Horse Archer (Civ6) Saka Horse Archer Scythia Ranged

Ranged Cavalry R&F-Only

Toa (Civ6) Toa GS-Only Māori Melee Swordsman
Varu (Civ6) Varu India Heavy Cavalry Horseman

Medieval EraEdit

Unit Unique to Type Replaces
Barbary Corsair (Civ6) Barbary Corsair GS-Only Ottomans Naval Raider Privateer
Berserker (Civ6) Berserker Norway Melee -
Black Army (Civ6) Black Army GS-Only Matthias Corvinus Light Cavalry Courser GS-Only
Crouching Tiger (Civ6) Crouching Tiger China Ranged -
Domrey (Civ6) Domrey Khmer Siege -
Impi (Civ6) Impi R&F-Only Zulu Anti-Cavalry Pikeman
Jong (Civ6) Jong Indonesia Naval Ranged Frigate
Keshig (Civ6) Keshig R&F-Only Mongolia Ranged Cavalry -
Khevsur (Civ6) Khevsur R&F-Only Georgia Melee -
Mamluk (Civ6) Mamluk Arabia Heavy Cavalry Knight
Mandekalu Cavalry (Civ6) Mandekalu Cavalry GS-Only Mali Heavy Cavalry Knight
Samurai (Civ6) Samurai Japan Melee -
Warak'aq (Civ6) Warak'aq GS-Only Inca Recon Skirmisher GS-Only
Winged Hussar (Civ6) Winged Hussar Poland Heavy Cavalry -

Renaissance EraEdit

Unit Unique to Type Replaces
Carolean (Civ6) Carolean GS-Only Sweden Anti-Cavalry Pike and Shot R&F-Only
Conquistador (Civ6) Conquistador Spain Melee Musketman
De Zeven Provinciën (Civ6) De Zeven Provinciën R&F-Only Netherlands Naval Ranged Frigate
Hwacha (Civ6) Hwacha R&F-Only Korea Ranged Field Cannon
Janissary (Civ6) Janissary GS-Only Suleiman Melee Musketman
Malón Raider (Civ6) Malón Raider R&F-Only Mapuche Light Cavalry -
Sea Dog (Civ6) Sea Dog England Naval Raider Privateer

Industrial EraEdit

Unit Unique to Type Replaces
Cossack (Civ6) Cossack Russia Light Cavalry Cavalry
Garde Impériale (Civ6) Garde Imperiale France Melee -
Highlander (Civ6) Highlander R&F-Only Scotland Recon Ranger
Huszár (Civ6) Huszár GS-Only Hungary Light Cavalry Cavalry
Llanero (Civ6) Llanero Gran Colombia Light Cavalry Cavalry
Minas Geraes (Civ6) Minas Geraes Brazil Naval Ranged Battleship
Redcoat (Civ6) Redcoat Victoria Melee -
Rough Rider (Civ6) Rough Rider Teddy Roosevelt Heavy Cavalry -

Modern EraEdit

Unit Unique to Type Replaces
Digger (Civ6) Digger Australia Melee Infantry
Mountie (Civ6) Mountie GS-Only Canada Light Cavalry -
U-Boat (Civ6) U-Boat Germany Naval Raider Submarine

Atomic EraEdit

Unit Unique to Type Replaces
P-51 Mustang (Civ6) P-51 Mustang America Air Fighter Fighter

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

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