What's your favorite unique unit and why? Even if you haven't played every faction yet, still feel free to answer. Just what is the best unit in Civ5? In the poll, I didn't have room for dlc or for Songhai. But if you think they're the best, still feel free to say so. My pick was the Roman Legion-their increased strength helps them gain the upper hand in most battles, plus their ability to build roads and forts is invaluable in the early stages of the game when your workers are already hard pressed building improvements over the empty lands. The other two worthy of mention would be: 1. French Foreign Legion-firstly, their ability to have improved fighting in enemy territory is great. Most unique units improve in friendly territory, and while that's fine, when you're fighting at home, you already have the advantage (city bombardment, etc). Also they're pretty cool and they remind me of those old 1930's movies. 2. Greek Companion cavalry-dominates the battlefields in the ancient era. Plus their increased great general emergence is useful. Especially great when combined with Greece's other UU, the Hoplite. 3. Cho-Ko-Nu-more from experience by the enemy rather than playing it myself. Their second strike ability is devastating in sieges, both defending and attacking. Best DLC Unit: Have only played as Mongolia and Polynesia so far, so I can't give a fair opinion. The Spanish ones look really good.