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Nü Wa's bonuses are mostly economic, and are broad in character.  

Strengths []

Players can use her god powerRecreation, to resurrect Peasants who may have fallen to early raids or animal attacks. This allows players to recover easily from a bad start, or to use fewer Peasants when hunting. With Acupuncture, Peasants are more likely to survive, particularly when hunting. Additionally, the extra population granted by Nü Wa's Gardens can be used to make more Peasants (or more soldiers for that matter.) Finally, the player can build Markets an Age early. They can therefore gain resource flexibility earlier and start getting caravans going before all the other players. 

Nü Wa has two military bonuses. First, her human soldiers are cheaper, which is beneficial to most strategies. Second, her Gardens can help produce myth units more quickly. 

Weaknesses []

Like the other Chinese major gods, Nü Wa's weaknesses are not significant but should not be ignored regardless. She lacks access to any technologies that improve the Halberdier, the only Chinese infantry. At most she can only drastically lower their cost to mass-produce them but that's all. As it happens, she has access to an overabundance of economical technologies and only a limited number of myth technologies that improve her soldiers. 

Although the Market is accessible earlier, players can only get a safe trade route if they have control of a considerable portion of the map, which can be tricky early in the game. Nü Wa cannot train the Chinese hard cavalry counter, the Mounted Archer, until the Heroic Age, so until then her Yak Caravans can easily be raided by cavalry as they cannot garrison inside buildings like Peasants. 

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