Great People (GPs) make a return in Civilization V. The following table lists the abilities of the great people. In addition to those features in the table, all Great People can be used to start a Golden Age in vanilla. This ability is unique to the Great Artist in Gods and Kings.
List of great peopleEdit
|Great artist||Landmark|| Culture bomb (vanilla)|
Start a golden age (G&K and BNW)
Can create Great Works (BNW only)
|Great engineer||Manufactory||Hurry production|
|Great general||Citadel|| Combat bonus to land units within 2 tiles|
Can steal land when creating a citadel (G&K and BNW)
|Khan||Citadel|| Same as the great general|
UU for Mongolia, but can also be granted from city-states
Moves fast and grants combat bonus plus faster healing for adjacent units
|Great merchant||Customs house||Trade mission|
|Great scientist||Academy||Discover technology|
|Great admiral||None|| Combat bonus to naval units within 2 tiles|
Can repair the entire fleet
|Great prophet||Holy site||Found Religion|
|Great writer||Unknown|| Can create Great Works|
Write a political treatise
|Great musician||Unknown|| Can create Great Works|
Go on a tour
Valid only in the Gods and Kings expansion pack.
Valid only in the Brave New World expansion pack.