Firaxis and 2K have revealed that Saladin will lead Arabia in the latest of their ‘First Look’ series for Sid Meier’s Civilization VI which is due out on October 21st on PC.
Saladin was a highly educated scholar long before he started a military career and his military expertise led to him becoming the first sultan of Egypt and Syria. In Civilization VI, Saladin’s special ability is ‘Righteousness of the Faith’, which means buildings of worship cost less faith and provides bonus faith, science and culture.
Arabia’s special ability is ‘The Last Prophet’ and this automatically gives Arabia the last prophet once the second to last has been claimed, providing they haven’t already received their prophet. This guarantees that Arabia will have the ability to found a religion.
The Mamluk is Arabia’s unique unit and replaces the knight unit. The Mamluk has the ability to heal at the end of every turn even if it moved or attacked.
The Madrassa is Arabia’s unique building and generates more science than the university. It also provides faith based on the campus adjacency bonus.
Arabia provides good foundations for those seeking a religious or science victory.