"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

God power Edit

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

Technologies Edit

Myth units Edit

Strategy Edit

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

"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

"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

  • Amphibious: Can travel on both land and water.

Special attack Edit

  • 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

  • Myth unit ×3.0
  • Hero ×0.5

Gallery Edit

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