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Captured Holy City: Can HC status be wiped out?

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Barking Iguana, Oct 16, 2017.

  1. Barking Iguana

    Barking Iguana Chieftain

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    If I send an inquisitor, I read a while ago, that it removes holy city status (20 internal pressure) from the city. But I also see on old threads that that's not true. What's the actual state of the rules these days?

    If it works with an inquisitor, will it also wirk with a Great Prophet? Again, from a while ago. I thought I remembered that wiping out HC stat us is one thing an inquisitor can do that a GP can't. What's the real story?
     
  2. Tombaugh

    Tombaugh Chieftain

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    I thought I remembered that wiping out HC stat us is one thing an inquisitor can do that a GP can't.
    think this is correct
     
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  3. Browd

    Browd Dilettante Administrator

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    Inquisitor will do it; Great Prophet will not.
     
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    aafritz17 Moderator Moderator Hall of Fame Staff Supporter

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    Doesn't an inquisitor only work in a "controlled city" (or words to that effect)? I think this means, for example, one couldn't remove an enemy's religion from their own Holy City, unless you capture/control it (as the OP states).
     
  5. Browd

    Browd Dilettante Administrator

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    That is correct. The only way to remove another city's Holy City status is to conquer the Holy City and then zap it with an inquisitor. The only circumstance where that does not work is if the Holy City's religion has the Reformation belief Unity of the Prophets (which reduces the effects of inquisitors and Great Prophets of other religions).
     
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  6. phillipwyllie

    phillipwyllie Wannabe Deity

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    Unless that religion has the refoprmation belief "Unity of the Prophets", in which case you cannot eliminate it.
     
  7. Bretwalda

    Bretwalda Warlord

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    Conquer the enemy holy city. Bring an inquisitor to the city. Use the inquisitor's ability (the unit is consumed). Holy City: gone (I never saw the above mentioned Unity of Prophets belief in AI civ). That religion has to be eliminated in every other city as well, but removing the holy city and its religious pressure helps a lot.
     

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