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The Great Prophet is a type of GreatPerson6 Great Person in Civilization VI. Great Prophets serve only one purpose: to Found a Religion. They may found their religion in a HolySite6 Holy Site district or on the Stonehenge wonder. Once a player recruits a Great Prophet, they may not claim another. The number of Prophets available in a given game depends on the size of the map, from two prophets (on a duel map) to seven (on a huge map).

Mvemba a Nzinga cannot claim Great Prophets.

Earning Great ProphetsEdit

Great Prophets may be claimed by any player who has earned enough Prophet6 Great Prophet points. Holy Sites generate +1 Prophet6 Great Prophet point per turn, and provide an additional point for each building completed in that district. (For example, a Holy Site with a Shrine and a Temple would generate +3 Prophet6 Great Prophet points per turn.) Further points may also be earned by completing the Holy Site Prayers project in a city with a Holy Site. Players who do not have enough points may patronize a Prophet by paying the difference using Civ6Faith Faith or Civ6Gold Gold.

Players can also increase their Prophet6 Great Prophet point yields by using the Revelation policy card, which generates +2 Prophet6 Great Prophet points per turn.

The Divine Spark pantheon bonus and the Stockholm Suzerain bonus both increase the number of Prophet6 Great Prophet points generated from each Holy Site by +1. (Note that in Rise and Fall, Stockholm's bonus is only active if the Holy Site has a completed Shrine building.)

In Civilization VI: Rise and Fall, certain dedications will also provide the player with a few Prophet6 Great Prophet points per turn.

Other MethodsEdit

Great Prophets may be earned without using points or patronage. Completing the Stonehenge wonder grants the player a free Prophet, making the wonder an excellent method for founding an early religion.

Arabia receives a free Great Prophet once the second-last Great Prophet is claimed, even if they do not own a Holy Site.

Great ProphetsEdit

Name Era
Confucius Classical
John the Baptist Classical
Laozi Classical
Siddhartha Gautama Classical
Simon Peter Classical
Zoroaster Classical
Adi Shankara Medieval
Bodhidharma Medieval
Irenaeus Medieval
O No Yasumaro Medieval
Songtsan Gampo Medieval
Haji Huud Renaissance
Madhva Acharya Renaissance
Martin Luther Renaissance
Thomas Aquinas Renaissance
Francis of Assisi Renaissance

StrategyEdit

Great Prophets are the men and women whose lives inspire others to follow in their footsteps. The religions that they found can speed a civilization on its way to victory, or at least afford it some useful bonuses. Players who want to attract a Great Prophet early on should research Astrology first, then build either a Holy Site or Stonehenge near their Capital6 Capital so they can activate the Great Prophet's ability when it appears. They can further expedite the process by discovering Mysticism and adding the Revelation Policy Card to their government. Players using Arabia, however, can simply build a Holy Site and wait, since they are guaranteed to receive a Great Prophet once all of the other possible religions have been founded.

Finally, Great Prophets cannot be recruited from the Industrial Era onward (though this is not usually relevant unless the game is started in a later era).

Civilopedia entryEdit

Holy men are common; “great” prophets somewhat less so. Some prophets have “visions”; others just have insights into life, the way it should be lived and how we might be better. Some wander and teach, while others build temples and churches. And some just have good public relations. Whatever the foundation, these are the ones who create religions, spread the faith, or challenge the beliefs of others … sometimes all three. They warn mankind about his hubris in thinking he can know everything or control anything. Every great religion has its great prophets, no matter how or what they worship, those who have been touched by the divine … and each one has altered the course of civilization as profoundly as any general, scientist, artist, or leader.

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