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Aegis Shield is a Greek myth technology in Age of Mythology that is available to worshipers of Athena and can be researched at the Military Academy or Armory. Once researched, it makes infantry units 10% less vulnerable to pierce attacks.

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  • With patch 2.0, the favor cost of Aegis Shield was reduced from 25 to 15.

Mythology[]

The Aegis was a magical shield that officially belonged to Zeus, but he usually allowed his favorite child, Athena, to carry it. The shield was fringed and covered with scales and often adorned with a medusa head. It may have been the shield Perseus used to reflect the Medusa's image, thereby avoiding her gaze. Some myths depict the Aegis as a cloak, or a shield that could convert to a cloak. Like much of the armament of the Olympians, it was forged by Hephaestus.
—In-game help section
Greek myth technologies in Age of Mythology
ArchaicAge Archaic Age
ZeusPortrait ZeusOlympicParentage Olympic Parentage
HadesPortrait HadesVaultsOfErebus Vaults of Erebus
PoseidonPortrait PoseidonLordOfHorses Lord of Horses
ClassicalAge Classical Age
AthenaIcon AthenaSarissa Sarissa · AegisShield Aegis Shield · LabyrinthOfMinos Labyrinth of Minos
HermesIcon HermesSpiritedCharge Spirited Charge · SylvanLore Sylvan Lore · WingedMessenger Winged Messenger
AresIcon AresSpearOfPanic Phobos' Spear of Panic · WillOfKronos Will of Kronos · BowOfHorror Enyo's Bow of Horror · SwordOfDread Deimos' Sword of Dread
HeroicAge Heroic Age
ApolloIcon ApolloSunRay Sun Ray · OracleTech Oracle · TempleOfHealing Temple of Healing
DionysusIcon DionysusBacchanalia Bacchanalia · Anastrophe Anastrophe · Thracian Thracian Horses
AphroditeIcon AphroditeGoldenApples Golden Apples · DivineBlood Divine Blood · RoarOfOrthus Roar of Orthus
MythicAge Mythic Age
HeraIcon HeraMontrousRage Monstrous Rage · FaceOfTheGorgon Face of the Gorgon · AthenianWall Athenian Wall
HephaestusIcon HephaestusForgeOfOlympus Forge of Olympus · HandOfTalos Hand of Talos · ShoulderOfTalos Shoulder of Talos · WeaponOfTheTitans Weapon of the Titans
ArtemisIcon ArtemisFlamesOfTyphon Flames of Typhon · ShaftsOfPlague Shafts of Plague · Trierarch Trierarch
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