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Which UU's abilities carry over when upgraded?

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by zeock9, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. Roxlimn

    Roxlimn Deity

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    Conquistadors do NOT retain their sight bonus promotion when upgraded! Bummer. I like having bonus sight on units, and the Conquistados is extremely good as a scout unit. Darn.
     
  2. ifinnem

    ifinnem Keep it interesting

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  3. black213

    black213 Emperor

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    A funny thing is that in my Sweden game a militaristic city-state gave me a Minuteman. I then upgraded it to Carolean.
     
  4. Cicerosaurus

    Cicerosaurus Emperor

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    The English Longbow retains extra range when it is upgraded to a Gatling Gun. So if you have a mixture of Gatling Guns which you have upgraded or built you will have some with a range of 2 and some with a range of 1. Makes for some flowery language when you forget which is which.
     
  5. qemist

    qemist Prince

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    The rather feeble cataphract loses its "bonus" (actually a reduced penalty) against cities when upgraded to a knight.
     
  6. Roboe

    Roboe Chieftain

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    And much head scratching when facing an English AI civ, and your defensive line is taking damages from 2 tiles away.
     
  7. angkor t. wat

    angkor t. wat Chieftain

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    Samurai keep their great generals bonus (great generals 1, I think) and the free drill 1 + shock 1.
    Also If you upgrade from a swordsman who already has drill and/or shock 1 or 2 than you get the next one. so If it has drill 1+2 and shock 1 and you upgrade it will automatically receive drill 3 and shock 2. If you have the number three promotion I suppose you get nothing. Needless to say with Bushido and a barracks it's amazing ​

    Janissary keeps both it's buffs, I recall, but I can't remember what they are off the top of my head. They make fantastic party favors from CSs.

    Does anyone know about the Tercio? I have to decide if I should buy a bunch tonight.
     
  8. ense7en

    ense7en n7

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    Not sure how it was before, but i recently played a game with Mandekalu Cavalry and when i upgraded them to Cavalry they had an 18% penalty vs. cities vs. 33%.
    It seems they retain part of their bonus, or rather, lack of penalty, which becomes upgraded to a lesser penalty.
    See pic:
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    They were extremely useful, and even as Calvalry were my primary damage dealers throughout my conquests.
     

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