All Civilization archetypes in Humankind

All you need to know about the archetypes of different cultures in Humankind.

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Players in Humankind distinguish themselves based on the culture they select during the Ancient Era, which sets the stage for their development in the ages to come. Each culture gives a distinct archetype, with defined strengths, mechanics, and unique units. Generally speaking, the archetypes are based on the affinities, as follows:

  • Aesthete: Cultures that focusing on Influence and diplomacy.
    • Aesthetes include the following cultures
      • Olmecs
      • Zhou
      • Mauryans
      • Franks
      • Edo Japanese
      • Ming
      • Austro-Hungarians
      • Italioans
      • Egyptians
      • Indians
  • Agrarian: Cultures that focusing on Food and Population growth.
    • Agrarians include the following cultures:
      • English
      • Haudenosaunee
      • Mexicans
      • Brazillians
      • Turks
      • Harappans
      • Celts
  • Builder: Cultures that focusing on Industry and District constructions.
    • Builders include the following cultures:
      • Egyptians
      • Maya
      • Khmer
      • Mughals
      • Persians
      • Siamese
      • Australians
  • Expansionist: Cultures that focusing on Territory expansions.
    • Expansionists include the following cultures
      • Achaemenid Persians
      • Romans
      • Teutons
      • Ottomans
      • Spanish
      • British
      • Russians
      • Americans
      • Soviets
  • Merchant: Cultures that focusing on Money and Trade.
    • Merchants include the following cultures
      • Nubians
      • Phoenicians
      • Aksumites
      • Carthaginians
      • Byzantines
      • Ghanaians
      • Dutch
      • Venetians
      • Chinese
  • Militarist: Cultures that focusing on Unit and War.
    • Militarists include the following cultures:
      • Hittites
      • Mycanaeans
      • Goths
      • Huns
      • Aztecs
      • Mongols
      • Norsemen
      • Poles
      • Germans
      • Zulu
  • Scientist: Cultures that focusing on Science and Technology.
    • Scientists include the following cultures
      • Babylonians
      • Umayyads
      • Joseon
      • French
      • Japanese
      • Swedes