The ruin reward of the same name functions in an identical manner.
Some notable advantages to choosing this upgrade are that it gives you an end-game unit, but can also be used tactically. If an enemy unit is capturing your city, the unit will be displaced out of your city if you spawn in a Super Unit. The strong unit can thus defend your city for a longer period of time. Keep in mind though, this might not always be a reliable strategy, as you may not be able to level up your city if enemy units are occupying the tiles you need to upgrade.
This is also not effective as ∑∫ỹriȱŋ, as the egg is easily destroyed.
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