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Game info Edit

The Immortal is a Purity-Harmony Harmony - Purity hybrid melee unit that functions as a hard-hitting, early game alternative to Marines, like the Battlesuit. It requires 1 20xXenomassBE Xenomass to be built. Due to its high durability in comparison to Marines as well as ignoring terrain penalties, it excels at clearing Alien Nests, which can be bolstered further using an Architect (CivBE). When upgraded, it has a generic upgrade which allows it to heal 15HP when not embarked, which essentially renders them literally immortal in combat one-on-one.

Unit Upgrades Edit

Tier 1 Edit

Immortals are present in the early game and can be reached quickly if they are rushed. Their Strength is superior to most other units in the game at this time, besides Colossal Aliens. Even then, multiple Immortals and perhaps an Architect can take down a Siege Worm quickly. Immortals at this point may be difficult to build in swarm due to their Xenomass cost, but their Production value is tolerable. They excel in mobility on the natural landscape.

Immortals attacking aliens (left) and their upgrade pose (right)

Subject Tier 1 (Immortal)
Tech Prerequisites Organics
Affinity Prerequisites 3 Harmony (CivBE) Harmony,

3 Purity (CivBE) Purity

Resource Cost 1 20xXenomassBE Xenomass
Production Cost 205 20xProductionBE Production
Combat Strength 30 20xStrengthBE Strength
Movement 220xMovement5
Passives All terrain costs 120xMovement5

Tier 2 Edit

Tier 2 Immortals appear at the end of the mid-game and bring with them their namesake - Perk Choice A provides +15HP heal per turn in combat unless embarked. Their superior regeneration capabilities nullifies typical statements about melee units - they are able to keep attacking without having to withdraw. The enemy must take precaution against these units by annihilating them quickly within the turn they begin, or they will keep coming back.

Subject Tier 2 (Evolved Immortal) Tier 2 (First Immortal) Tier 2 (True Immortal)
Tech Prerequisites Organics Organics Organics
Affinity Prerequisites 10 Harmony (CivBE) Harmony,

4 Purity (CivBE) Purity

8 Harmony (CivBE) Harmony,

8 Purity (CivBE) Purity

4 Harmony (CivBE) Harmony,

10 Purity (CivBE) Purity

Resource Cost 1 20xXenomassBE Xenomass 1 20xXenomassBE Xenomass 1 20xXenomassBE Xenomass
Production Cost 335 20xProductionBE Production 335 20xProductionBE Production 335 20xProductionBE Production
Combat Strength 68 20xStrengthBE Strength 68 20xStrengthBE Strength 68 20xStrengthBE Strength
Movement 220xMovement5 220xMovement5 220xMovement5
Perk Choice A +15HP heal per turn if not embarked +15HP heal per turn if not embarked +15HP heal per turn if not embarked
Perk Choice B +40% 20xStrengthBE Strength in Miasma +40% 20xStrengthBE Strength when not next to friendly unit +30% 20xStrengthBE Strength when attacking
Passives All terrain costs 120xMovement5 All terrain costs 120xMovement5 All terrain costs 120xMovement5

Civilopedia EntryEdit

Although these soldiers are not truly immortal, as their name implies, they would likely have extraordinarily long lives, absent the dangers of combat. When beginning to explore the wonders of gene modification that this new planet allows, scientists sought to find a way to make an un-killable soldier, one that could heal rapidly and recover from injuries in minutes or hours instead of days or weeks. For the longest time, the method of accomplishing this task eluded them.

In studying the ecology and lifeforms of the planet, scientists eventually discovered bacteria similar to the Thermus aquaticus once used in genetic research on Earth. It allowed researchers to develop a gene therapy for cell reproduction, allowing damaged cells to regenerate at an extremely fast rate. This not only heals Immortals effectively on the battlefield but also keeps them young and in good shape for, as of yet, an indefinite length of time.

The bacteria have proved to do far more than repair damaged cells, though. They also improve a human’s normal cells, “repairing” them to be better, providing great strength, improved reflexes, heightened senses, and even increased intelligence. While the original goal was just healing, the Immortal is a true super soldier.

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Trivia Edit

In comparison to Battlesuits which is typically the other Purity-based alternative (and relatively cheaper), the Immortal has 12 more 20xStrengthBE Strength. Battlesuits have 66 20xStrengthBE Strength when attacking but an effective 86 20xStrengthBE Strength when defending, making them better frontline-units. If you choose the 40% bonus when alone perk for both the Immortal and Battlesuit, the Battlesuit still has superior defensive 20xStrengthBE Strength. It is usually better to get the +15HP heal upgrade though as Immortals are generally worse at defending than other frontline units. So you should use Immortals to assault, and Battlesuits to fortify.