Civilization VI boasts an impressive plethora of starting leaders. Each one, when left to their own devices, plays the game in their own unique way. Here are all of the leaders that you can encounter, and how you can get on their good or bad sides in Civilization VI.
Catherine De Medici – Black Queen
Gains as many spies and as much diplomatic access as possible. Dislikes civilizations that ignore these espionage activities.
Cleopatra – Queen of the Nile
Likes civilizations with powerful militaries, and dislikes civilizations with weak militaries.
Frederick Barbarossa – Iron Crown
Dislikes city-state suzerains as well as leaders who have conquered city-states.
Gandhi – Peacekeeper
Likes leaders that maintain the peace. Dislikes warmongers.
Gilgamesh – Ally of the Enkidu
Likes civilizations who are willing to form a long-term alliance. Dislikes anyone denouncing or attacking his friends and allies.
Gorgo – With Your Shield
Likes civilizations that haven’t yielded in a peace deal. Dislikes civilizations that have surrendered in a peace deal and civilizations that have never engaged in a war.
Harald Hardrada – Last Viking King
Likes leaders with a strong navy. Dislikes leaders who neglect their naval units.
Hojo Tokimune – Bushido
Likes civilizations that have a strong military, Faith, and Culture. Dislikes civilizations that are strong in military but weak in Faith and Culture.
Montezuma – Tlatoani
Likes civilizations that have the same luxury resources as he does. Dislikes civilizations that have a luxury resource he has not yet collected.
Mvemba Nzinga – Enthusiastic Disciple
Likes leaders whose religions have spread to his cities. Dislikes leaders who have founded a religion and not spread it to a Kongo city.
Pedro II – Patron of the Arts
Dislikes civilizations which compete with him for Great People, and likes leaders with weaker Great Person recruitment efforts.
Pericles – Delian League
Likes civilizations that aren’t competing for the same city-state allegiance. Dislikes civilizations that are directly competing for city-state allegiance.
Peter the Great – Westernizer
Likes civilizations that are ahead of him in Science and Culture. Dislikes backwards civilizations that are lacking in Science and Culture.
Philip II – Defender of the Faith
Likes civilizations that follow his religion. Dislikes civilizations that spread other religions to his cities.
Qin Shi Huang – Wall of 10,000 Li
Likes leaders who do not compete with him for Wonders. Dislikes leaders who build more wonders than he does.
Theodore Roosevelt – Big Stick Policy in Civilization VI
Dislikes wars on his own continent, as well as wars against city-states. Likes leaders that don’t start wars.
Saladin – Ayyubid Dynasty in Civilization VI
Dislikes civilizations following other Religions, or waging war on the followers of his Religion.
Tomyris – Honorable Warrior in Civilization VI
Likes leaders with whom she has made a Declaration of Friendship. Dislikes leaders who backstab or declare Surprise Wars.
Trajan – Optimus Princepes in Civilization VI
Likes civilizations that expand. Dislikes civilizations that control a small amount of territory.
Victoria – Sun Never Sets in Civilization VI
Likes leaders who share her continent. Dislikes leaders who are on a continent without an English city.