You have advanced to the Mythic Age through the Wrath of Ao Kuang.
—Age up text in Age of Mythology

Ao Kuang is a Mythic Age Chinese minor god in Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon. He is available to Fu Xi and Shennong.

Attributes[edit | edit source]

God power[edit | edit source]

  • GreatFloodIcon.png Great Flood: Sends a destructive wave that sweeps away buildings and units in a direction of choice.

Technologies[edit | edit source]

Myth units[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Ao Kuang’s benefits are primarily offensive and especially useful for water maps. His East Sea technology lowers the cost of all ships, making war ships easier to mass and enabling the player to maintain control of the water. For land battles, he also grants Dragon Scales which provides more hack armor to infantry, archers and cavalry units. Regardless of which human soldiers the enemy masses, the player will have stronger counters. For Fu Xi worshipers, this can be used in combination with Dabo Gong’s Burials technology; players can make a small army of monks to convert enemy soldiers at tremendous speed and rely on these stronger new recruits who otherwise lack the benefit of unit line upgrades (unless they also are Chinese units of course).

Ao Kuang is the only Chinese god to provide two Myth Units; the amphibious Azure Dragon and the naval Dragon Turtle. Both are very tough units and are valuable additions to the Chinese navy. Azure Dragons in particular can be made even more deadly with the Nezha’s Defeat technology. To devastate enemy buildings, Ao Kuang grants his followers the Great Flood god power. It is not only useful on water maps such as Islands where towns are clustered in one area but also for team games as the powerful waves can travel long distances and strike multiple enemies in one cast.

Mythology[edit | edit source]

The dragon Ao Kuang is Lord of the Eastern Sea. His three brothers, Ao Qin, Ao Run, and Ao Shun rule the seas of the other cardinal directions. He and his brothers are fickle rulers, and Ao Kuang’s many ill-reputed sons cause their share of mayhem on earth. Over time this built him a following of fearful subjects eager to appease him. He maintains a vast collection of heavenly weapons and artifacts in his grand undersea palace.

Ao Kuang’s reputation made him many enemies, perhaps the most notable of which was Nezha, son of the military commander Li Jing. When Ao Kuang demanded a sacrifice of children to eat, Nezha beat off his minions and killed the Dragon King’s third son, Ao Bing. Ao Kuang fled to the Jade Emperor’s court to plead for vengeance, but Nezha followed him there and beat him severely, ripping off scales and drawing blood. Ao Kuang then took Li Jing and his wife hostage in exchange for Nehza’s life, and Nezha committed suicide to placate the dragon.

Tale of the Dragon campaign[edit | edit source]

"My dragons succumbed to the forces of chaos and went rogue!"
-Ao Kuang to Jiao-Long after being released.

In The Water Palace, the seventh scenario of the Tale of the Dragon campaign, Ao Kuang appears as an Azure Dragon who needs to be saved from captivity. In return, he will provide a map to the protagonists which will guide them through the southern jungle and to Pangu's altar on the other side. He also makes a brief appearance in the epilogue cinematic.

Special ability[edit | edit source]

  • Amphibious: Can travel on both land and water.

Special attack[edit | edit source]

  • Fire Breath (3 projectiles): Each one causes 25 hack to all nearby units (x3 vs myth units, ×0.25 vs heroes). Range: 8 meters. Recharge time: 20 seconds. Radius: 5 meters.

Attack bonuses[edit | edit source]

  • Myth unit ×3.0
  • Hero ×0.5

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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Major and minor gods in Age of Mythology
Culture ArchaicAge.png Archaic Age ClassicalAge.png Classical Age HeroicAge.png Heroic Age MythicAge.png Mythic Age
Greek ZeusIcon.png Zeus
HadesIcon.png Hades
PoseidonIcon.png Poseidon
AthenaIcon.png Athena
HermesIcon.png Hermes
AresIcon.png Ares
ApolloIcon.png Apollo
DionysusIcon.png Dionysus
AphroditeIcon.png Aphrodite
HeraIcon.png Hera
HephaestusIcon.png Hephaestus
ArtemisIcon.png Artemis
Egyptian RaIcon.png Ra
IsisIcon.png Isis
SetIcon.png Set
BastIcon.png Bast
PtahIcon.png Ptah
AnubisIcon.png Anubis
HathorIcon.png Hathor
SekhmetIcon.png Sekhmet
NephthysIcon.png Nephthys
OsirisIcon.png Osiris
HorusIcon.png Horus
ThothIcon.png Thoth
Norse ThorIcon.png Thor
OdinIcon.png Odin
LokiIcon.png Loki
FreyjaIcon.png Freyja
HeimdallIcon.png Heimdall
ForsetiIcon.png Forseti
SkadiIcon.png Skadi
BragiIcon.png Bragi
NjordIcon.png Njord
BaldrIcon.png Baldr
TyrIcon.png Tyr
HelIcon.png Hel
Atlantean KronosIcon.png Kronos
OranosIcon.png Oranos
GaiaIcon.png Gaia
PrometheusIcon.png Prometheus
LetoIcon.png Leto
OceanusIcon.png Oceanus
HyperionIcon.png Hyperion
RheiaIcon.png Rheia
TheiaIcon.png Theia
HeliosIcon.png Helios
AtlasIcon.png Atlas
HekateIcon.png Hekate
Chinese FuXiIcon.png Fu Xi
NuWaIcon.png Nü Wa
ShennongIcon.png Shennong
HuangDiIcon.png Huang Di
SunWukongIcon.png Sun Wukong
ChangEIcon.png Chang'e
DaboGongIcon.png Dabo Gong
ZhongKuiIcon.png Zhong Kui
HeBoIcon.png He Bo
ChongliIcon.png Chongli
AoKuangIcon.png Ao Kuang
XiWangmuIcon.png Xi Wangmu
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