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Sid Meier's Civilization VI Strategic Resources Guide

Sid Meier's Civilization VI Strategic Resources Guide

Sid Meier's Civilization VI is a strategy game with online gameplay. The game has various expansion packs. Each expansion pack changes the rules of the game.

Your goal in the game is to advance faster than rival civilizations and defeat them in several different ways. You need strategic resources to gain an edge over your opponents. If you're looking for Sid Meier's Civilization VI strategic resource guide, read on!

Sid Meier's Civilization® VI
Sid Meier's Civilization® VI

Normal Game vs Gathering Storm Expansion

If you play the game with vanilla settings or the Rise and Fall Expansion package, the working system of strategic resources is the same. Having two strategic resources in your civilization in these two modes is enough for your entire civilization. For example, if your civilization has two iron mines, your entire civilization can produce soldiers using swords. However, Gathering Storm Expansion uses different math. When you start obtaining Iron in a city, you loot a certain amount of iron each turn. You can produce soldiers from each city by accumulating Irons. However, if you run out of iron, you cannot produce a soldier using a sword.

strategic resources guide civilization 6

Early Ages

There are two strategic resources you need in the starting phases of the game. The first of these resources is the Horse resource you need to produce mounted soldiers. If your civilization does not have Horse resources, you cannot produce horse soldiers. If a tile has a horse icon, that tile gains +1 production +1 food. You can obtain strategic resources from the Horse tile by unlocking the Pasture technology. If you build a pasture on a horse tile, you gain +1 production. If you are playing with the Gathering Strom expansion, you will get +2 horses per turn. The other resource you need in the first eras is Iron. To mine Iron, you need to research mining technology. Iron gives +1 science point to the tile it is on. If you build a mine on the iron tile, you gain +1 production.

strategic resources in civ 6

Middle Ages

The strategic resources you need in the middle eras are Niter and Coal. If you have Niter on a tile, that tile gains +1 production and +1 food. If you build a mine on Niter, you gain +1 production. To see the Niters on the map, you must complete the Military Engineering technology. The coal source gives +2 production to the tile. If you build a mine on Coal, you gain +3 production in total. You must have completed the Industrialization technology to see the Coal resources available on the map.

most strategic resources in civilization 6

Late Era

The strategic resources you need to use at the end of the game are Oil and Aluminum. If a tile has an Oil resource, that tile gains +3 production. To craft Oil, you must unlock the Oil Well technology. If you build an Oil Well on top of an Oil source, you gain +5 production in total. Tiles with aluminum source have +1 science point. If you build a mine on an aluminum tile, you gain +1 production.

The last strategic resource of the game is Uranium. Uranium is the raw material needed to manufacture remote technology units. If you build a mine on a uranium tile, you gain +3 production in total.