Age of Empires Series Wiki
Info icon.png
This article is about the unit in the PC game. For the unit in the handheld video game, see Avenger (Age of Empires: Mythologies).

The Avenger is a powerful melee myth unit granted in the Mythic Age to worshippers of Horus. The Avenger appears as a muscular human with the head of a falcon.

Special Attack[]

Spinning Blades: strikes every adjacent unit once with 70 hack damage. Recharge time: 10 seconds.

Attack bonuses[]

  • Myth Units ×3
  • Heroes ×0.5


An Avenger utilizing its spinning attack.

Avengers are very powerful in close quarters. They attack ferociously in melee, dealing high damage and periodically executing a whirlwind attack that wounds adjacent enemies, even knocking down nearby trees. They can easily handle human soldiers and due to their whirlwind attack can kill or severely damage enemy soldiers. Because of this they can prevail against human soldiers even if outnumbered. They are very vulnerable to ranged units, and may be a primary target for enemy archers.

Because they are so potent in close quarters it's recommended to attack them from a distance. As with all Myth Units, Heroes will defeat them at any distance. Also ranged or flying Myth Units will work against them since Avengers have no ranged attack. It has no specific upgrade related to it. While very expensive (cost 30 favor and 250 food) they are great to make an army of. However they take 4 population. They have good speed, although aren't as fast as a Centaur.


Scientific name -- Archifalco pharoanicus
Size -- about 9' tall
Diet -- scarab beetles and honey

Because the Avenger is so deadly fighting hand-to-hand, it is best to combat him with ranged units. In combat, the Avenger periodically attacks as a whirlwind, damaging all enemy units around him.

Horus was the child of Osiris and Iris who, upon reaching adulthood, was known as Her-nedj-tef-ef, "Horus, Avenger of his Father," whose role it was to seek venegance and cast out the evils of Set.

"Behold, the fire riseth in Abydos and it cometh; I cause it to come, the Eye of Horus. It is set in order upon thy brow, O Osiris Khenti-Amenti; it is set in the shrine and riseth on thy brow." -- The Pyramid Texts
—In-game mythology section


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