The Automaton is a Classical Age myth unit in Age of Mythology: The Titans. It is available to players who choose Leto when advancing in Age and looks like a primitive robot.

Special ability Edit

Repair (heal) other Automata, at a rate of 15 HP/second. When an Automaton is defeated, it does not die, but breaks instead, lying where it was struck down with 1 HP. It can then be repaired by other Automatons until it reaches full HP, at which point it can fight again. When an automaton is broken it lasts roughly 36 seconds before it dies for good.

Attack bonuses Edit

  • Myth Units ×3
  • Heroes ×0.5

God bonuses and upgrades Edit

Specific Edit

  • Hephaestus Revenge Hephaestus Revenge (Leto): upgrades to Warrior Automaton, increase HP by 30% and enables them to regenerate 1 HP/sec.
  • VolcanicForge Volcanic Forge (Leto): reduces Automaton pierce vulnerability by 20%.

General Edit

Kronos reduces Gold and Favor cost by 10%.

Strategy Edit

Automata are weak compared to most other myth units, but they are very cheap and take up few population slots. This means they are easy to mass-produce, and are strong in larger groups as they can repair and rebuild each other. They are better armored and harder hitting than human soldiers and, fully upgraded, they become a decent fighting force. As the Atlanteans have a ready source of favor, it is possible to use Automatons in an early rush. Like all Myth Units, they are vulnerable to Heroes, most of which can decommission them with ease.

Changelog Edit

The Titans Edit

  • Automata cost 8 favor.
  • The Automaton has 200 hit points.

Extended Edition Edit

  • Automata cost 6 favor.
  • With patch 2.7, the Automaton has 250 hit points.
  • With patch 2.8, the Automaton has 230 hit points.

Campaign Edit

A special variant of Automata is featured in the Atlantis Betrayed scenario of The New Atlantis. These are animated Automaton Statues, with the intent to ambush Kastor and his allies, as well as to tear apart the helpless Atlantean citizens of the colony of New Atlantis.
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Unlike the trainable version, these ones cannot repair each other and crumble completely when destroyed. They also are not affected by the Hephaestus Revenge and Volcanic Forge upgrades.

Mythology Edit

Scientific name -- None (artificial construct)
Size -- Over 7' tall
Diet -- Doesn't eat

The Atlanteans placed a high value on personal freedom. They never practiced slavery. They created the Automata to perform the tasks for which many other cultures used slaves. As the sophistication of these Automata grew, some in Atlantis wanted them to become Citizens. Others opposed that notion. A civil war erupted and plunged the Atlantean Empire into a dark age that lasted thousands of years. During this time many Atlantean colonies regressed or revolted and became independent nations. Automata were never inducted into Atlantean society and Atlantis, though vastly more advanced than other nations, never again reached the heights of its Golden Age.

Trivia Edit

  • The Automaton's head is apparently hollow, as it is seen shaking debris out of it during its "bored" animation.

Gallery Edit

Wikipedia has an article about:
Myth units
Culture Age Units
Greeks ArchaicAge Pegasus  · Hippocampus
ClassicalAge Centaur  · Minotaur  · Cyclops
HeroicAge Nemean Lion  · Hydra  · Scylla  · Manticore
MythicAge Colossus  · Medusa  · Carcinos  · Chimera
Egyptians ClassicalAge Anubite  · Serpent / Sea Snake  · Sphinx  · Wadjet
HeroicAge Petsuchos  · Roc  · Scarab  · Leviathan  · Scorpion Man  · Minion
MythicAge Phoenix  · War Turtle  · Avenger  · Mummy
Norse ArchaicAge Raven
ClassicalAge Troll  · Valkyrie  · Einherjar
HeroicAge Kraken  · Mountain Giant  · Walking Tree  · Frost Giant  · Battle Boar
MythicAge Jormund Elver  · Fimbulwinter Wolf  · Fenris Wolf Brood  · Fire Giant  · Nidhogg
Atlanteans ClassicalAge Automaton  · Promethean (Offspring)  · Caladria  · Servant  · Carnivora
HeroicAge Nereid  · Satyr  · Stymphalian Bird  · Dryad  · Behemoth
MythicAge Heka Gigantes  · Man O' War  · Argus  · Lampades  · Tartarian Spawn
Chinese ClassicalAge Qilin  · Monkey King  · Terracotta Warrior
HeroicAge War Salamander  · Jiangshi  · Pixiu
MythicAge Azure Dragon  · Dragon Turtle  · Vermilion Bird  · White Tiger  · Earth Dragon
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