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The Raychi is the only naval unit of the Cymanti tribe.

The Raychi is mobile and can be exploded to spawn Algae on unowned ocean tiles, making it possible to create land bridges across any body of water. In fact, exploding Raychis to spawn Algae in enemy territory is usually the only viable way to capture enemy cities across the ocean, as doing so allows your Centipedes and Doomuxes to reach there.

However, the Raychi is not incredibly powerful as compared to, say, battleships. If exploding a Raychi can damage 2 or more enemy units, then don't hesitate to do so, as the Raychi has only 2 defence and can hardly survive till the next turn to attack again. This also helps with your Battle Skills score if you are playing Domination, as explosion of your units does not count toward casualties.


  • Dash: The Raychi can move and attack in the same turn
  • Float: The Raychi can move on water tiles. If the Navigation technology is unlocked, it can also move on ocean tiles.
  • Creep: The Raychi can ignore movement barriers imposed by terrain.
  • Navigate: The Raychi can move onto both water tiles and ocean tiles, even if the appropriate technology is not unlocked.
  • Explode: The Raychi can explode and posion all adjacent enemy units. This kills the Raychi.