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An anomaly is a galactic feature representing something unusual that a Unrecognized icon nameSurveyShip Icon.png Survey ship can Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Can Be Surveyed Icon.png Survey to unlock a random effect and gain +5 Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Generic Stat Icon.png Experience Points. In base Galactic Civilizations III, there are 5 classes of anomalies: artifacts, capsules, ship graveyards, space junk and wormholes. The Precursor Worlds DLC adds precursor anomalies.

Rarity[edit | edit source]

Each class of anomaly has an associated rarity, depending on whether the Precursor Worlds DLC is installed.

Anomaly class Rarity Rarity with Precursor Worlds DLC
Artifact 20% 16%
Capsule 35% 28%
Ship graveyard 5% 4%
Space junk 40% 32%
Wormhole 1% <1%
Precursor 0% 20%

Anomalies in base Galactic Civilizations III[edit | edit source]

Artifacts[edit | edit source]

Artifacts are objects left behind by some ancient race. Most of the time they simply benefit the Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Saving Stat Icon.png Treasury.

Anomaly Rarity Effect
Precursor Builders 4% Finish construction at nearest colony
Unfortunate Genius 4% Finish current Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Research Spending Stat Icon.png Research project
Ancient Riches 92% Greater of +100 Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Saving Stat Icon.png Treasury and +10% Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Saving Stat Icon.png Treasury

Capsules[edit | edit source]

Capsules contain randomized rewards.

Anomaly Rarity Effect
Mysterious Hardware 32% Randomly complete 15% or gain 25 points towards current Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Research Spending Stat Icon.png Research project
Lost and Found 15% +10 to +250 Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Saving Stat Icon.png Treasury
Mysterious Weapon Hardware 20% Ship gains a weapon of random type with +1 attack
Lost Cargo 33% Gain +1 of a random galactic resource

Ship graveyards[edit | edit source]

Upon reaching a ship graveyard, there is a 75% change that a pirate fleet, consisting of two Unrecognized icon nameCutter Icon.png tiny hull pirate attack ships, each armed with a dual Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Beam Attack Stat Icon.png Laser, will attack the survey fleet. Once within the graveyard, the survey will discover a random ship or a bonus to the survey fleet.

Pirate Cutter 01T.PNG
Anomaly Rarity Effect
Lost Scout Ship 13% Gain a Unrecognized icon nameScout Icon.png Scout
One Wormhole Too Many 6% Gain a Unrecognized icon nameSurveyShip Icon.png Survey ship
Toasted But Not Burned 13% Gain a Unrecognized icon nameCutter Icon.png Cutter
Never Surrender 19% Gain a Unrecognized icon nameDefender Icon.png Defender
Cast the First Stone 19% Gain a Unrecognized icon nameGunboat Icon.png Gunboat
Constructive Salvage 13% Gain a Unrecognized icon nameConstructor Icon.png Constructor
A Well Needed Boost 6% +2 Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Moves Icon.png Moves
Breath of Fresh Air 6% +25% Unrecognized icon nameGC3 ShipRange Icon.png Ship Range
Lifting the Fog 6% +25% Unrecognized icon nameGC3 SensorRange Icon.png Sensor Power

Space Junk[edit | edit source]

Space Junk provides small Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Saving Stat Icon.png Treasury increases. It is the most common type of anomaly.

Anomaly Rarity Effect
Cargo Pods 25% +100 Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Saving Stat Icon.png Treasury
Debris Field 63% +10 to +50 Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Saving Stat Icon.png Treasury
Space Junk 12% +1 Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Saving Stat Icon.png Treasury

Wormholes[edit | edit source]

As the rarest class of anomaly, a wormhole will transport the Unrecognized icon nameSurveyShip Icon.png Survey ship to a random tile in the galaxy.

Precursor Anomalies in the Precursor World DLC[edit | edit source]

Upon reaching a precursor anomaly, the survey fleet will be attacked by a precursor fleet, consisting of 8 Unrecognized icon nameCutter Icon.png drones, one of which is a larger, flagship drone. The smaller, tiny hull drones are armed with a Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Beam Attack Stat Icon.png Particle beam, while the larger cargo hull drone has 5 Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Beam Attack Stat Icon.png Particle beams. Upon defeating the drones, the fleet discovers a treasure worth +500 to +1500 Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Saving Stat Icon.png Treasury and the civilization gains a significant bonus, depending on the anomaly.

Precursor Anomaly Drone 01.PNG

The random bonus is one of:

  • +1 Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Raw Production Icon.png Raw Production
  • +300 Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Research Spending Stat Icon.png Research toward current project
  • +10% Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Saving Stat Icon.png Gross Income
  • +10% Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Influence Stat Icon.png Influence Growth
  • +10% Unrecognized icon nameGC3 HitPoints Icon.png Hit Points
  • +1 Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Approval Stat Icon.png Morale
  • +10% Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Productive Ability Icon.png All Construction
  • +10% Unrecognized icon nameGC3 ShipRange Icon.png Ship Range
  • +5 Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Icon Elerium.png Elerium
  • +5 Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Icon Antimatter.png Antimatter
  • +5 Unrecognized icon nameGC3 ShipLogistics Icon.png Logistics
  • +10% Unrecognized icon nameGC3 Moves Icon.png Moves