Explorer (Civ4)

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The Explorer is an exploration unit, which becomes available with Compass. They upgrade from Scouts, ignore terrain movement costs and start with Guerilla I, Woodsman I, unless upgraded, and cannot be upgraded any further.

Like Scouts, Explorers will defend against enemy attacks but cannot attack on their own.


The Explorer can be turned into a "super medic" by attaching a Great General to it and giving it the Medic III promotion, allowing him to rapidly heal units on his and adjacent squares.

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Throughout history there are those whose thirst for adventure led them from the safe confines of civilized lands. These explorers, frequently funded by government stipends, would then journey into the unknown, charting their progress all the way. These expeditions, and the maps they helped create, became blueprints for the conquest and domestication of the once uncharted regions of the world.

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