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Petra is the best wonder in civ 6

Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by Veriaqa, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. Victoria

    Victoria Regina Supporter

    Apr 11, 2011
    The word "best" has always been a poor word to use without clarification.
    Petra is cool and fun if you have desert, what if you ndo not? Is it best then?
    Same with many others. The great lighthouse can be useful on an island map
    Ruhr is great and gets more so the more cogs our city has
    How good is Stonehenge if going for a religious victory?
    I imagine many (most?) poeple restart if they do not get a good starting position... I would think this means they skip desert unless it is just right for Perta and they are cool with that addition.

    Do not get me wrong, I love Petra and think such things do add that flavour and its great you enjoy it and want to show it off.
    It has also created good debate which brings out excellent views so love the post. Its these types of post that keep me coming back.
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2016
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  2. sigmakan

    sigmakan Warlord

    May 7, 2006
    I think they did a great job with wonders in Civ6. Overall the wonders are balanced pretty well
  3. Shorlin

    Shorlin Warlord

    Feb 21, 2009
    Its good but it doesn't have the same potential as civ5 petra because of the housing cap
  4. Lucius_

    Lucius_ King

    Dec 3, 2012
    Build Petra on a giant flat desert and come back to this thread and exclaim how awesome it is. It is an extremely situational wonder. There is no way I can say a wonder that might be worth building 1 out of 10 games is the best in the game. Without hills, sheep, strategics on those desert tiles, all you have are unimprovable plains tiles with a bit of bonus gold.
  5. Jarms48

    Jarms48 Prince

    Jan 16, 2016
    It's more an unimprovable grassland hill, with a bit of extra gold. You can also place down unique improvements, and even if you're not a civ that has them there's a chance for colossal heads. In multiplayer it can be a good tactic to build it to just deny it to an opponent.
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2016
  6. Esperr

    Esperr King

    Jun 22, 2012
    Idk if that was rhetorical but by t100 you should have at least ten to twelve citys and definatly more then 3 archers and why are you even bothering with swordsman? Especially on defense.
  7. SammyKhalifa

    SammyKhalifa Deity

    Sep 18, 2003
    As an aside I'd like to note that Colossal Heads can go on desert tiles.
  8. 4N4C0ND4

    4N4C0ND4 King

    Aug 1, 2013
    Was even better on civ5 since you had this boni AND a free trader AND culture later on.

    Situational as stated, especially when you play immortal plus.
  9. dturtle1

    dturtle1 Prince

    Aug 15, 2016
    Mackay, QLD, Australia
    Petra is Top Tier with China. You get to rush it with builders and you get a tile improvement to spruce up the flat land deserts. It is pretty good with Sumeria, Egypt, maybe India depending on tiles(Stepwells next to Flood Plain Farms) but you can't go "SupaPetra" outside of Great Engie rushing which probably comes too late. For most Civs tho it is just okay outside of Godly Terrain Rolls, If you cant build it pretty quick dont bother, It too big of a risk of getting a poo-poo city, settle somewhere else

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