Another leader has been revealed for Sid Meier’s Civilization 6. Saladin, the first sultan of Egypt and Syria, will take the reins for Arabia.

Saladin was a multilingual scholar before he began his military career in Egypt. He ascended the ranks to become Vizier of Cairo and then ruler of Egypt, gaining considerable wealth through his conquests and prompting the third crusade led by King Richard the Lionheart. The two leaders eventually signed The Treaty of Ramla, allowing Christian pilgrimages while Muslims maintained control of the holy city. Upon his death, Saladin gave his wealth to the people and was remembered as an honorable ruler by his own people and adversaries alike.

Check out the trailer below to learn more about Arabia and its sultan:

Arabia’s unique ability is The Last Prophet, which guarantees the nation the ability to found a religion by automatically giving it the last prophet when the next to last one is claimed. Saladin’s special ability, Righteousness of the Faith, lowers the cost of the worship building for Arabia’s religion and produces bonus science, faith, and culture.

Arabia’s unique unit is the mounted Mamluk, who heals at the end of every turn regardless of whether it attacked or simply moved. Its unique building is the Madrasa, an Arabian school that generates more science than the university and provides faith based on its adjacency bonus.


Lead your civilization to victory when Sid Meier’s Civilization 6 releases for PC on October 21. Visit the official site to learn more about all the new leaders and preorder.