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 Edit

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

Attack Bonuses Edit

  • Myth Units x3
  • Heroes -50%


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 are good in speed, although not as fast as a Centaur.

Mythology Edit

"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

Gallery Edit

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Culture Age Units
Greek ArchaicAge PegasusIcon Pegasus  · HippocampusIcon Hippocampus
ClassicalAge CentaurIcon Centaur  · MinotaurIcon Minotaur  · CyclopsIcon Cyclops
HeroicAge NemeanLionIcon Nemean Lion  · HydraIcon Hydra  · ScyllaIcon Scylla  · ManticoreIcon Manticore
MythicAge ColossusIcon Colossus  · MedusaIcon Medusa  · CarcinosIcon Carcinos  · ChimeraIcon Chimera
Egyptian ClassicalAge AnubiteIcon Anubite  · PlagueOfSerpentsIcon Serpent / Sea Snake  · SphinxIcon Sphinx  · WadjetIcon Wadjet
HeroicAge PetsuchosIcon Petsuchos  · RocIcon Roc  · ScarabIcon Scarab  · LeviathanIcon Leviathan  · ScorpionManIcon Scorpion Man  · MinionIcon Minion
MythicAge PhoenixIcon Phoenix  · WarTurtleIcon War Turtle  · AvengerIcon Avenger  · MummyIcon Mummy
Norse ArchaicAge RavenIcon Raven
ClassicalAge TrollIcon Troll  · ValkyrieIcon Valkyrie  · EinherjarIcon Einherjar
HeroicAge KrakenIcon Kraken  · MountainGiantIcon Mountain Giant  · WalkingWoodsIcon Walking Tree  · FrostGiantIcon Frost Giant  · BattleBoarIcon Battle Boar
MythicAge JormundElverIcon Jormund Elver  · FimbulwinterWolfIcon Fimbulwinter Wolf  · FenrisWolfBroodIcon Fenris Wolf Brood  · FireGiantIcon Fire Giant  · NidhoggIcon Nidhogg
Atlantean ClassicalAge AutomatonIcon Automaton  · PrometheanIcon Promethean (Offspring)  · CaladriaIcon Caladria  · ServantIcon Servant  · CarnivoraIcon Carnivora
HeroicAge NereidIcon Nereid  · SatyrIcon Satyr  · StymphaliaBirdIcon Stymphalian Bird  · DryadIcon Dryad  · BehemothIcon Behemoth
MythicAge HekaGigantesIcon Heka Gigantes  · ManOWarIcon Man O' War  · ArgusIcon Argus  · LampadesIcon Lampades  · TartarianSpawnIcon Tartarian Spawn
Chinese ClassicalAge QilinIcon Qilin  · MonkeyKingIcon Monkey King  · TerracottaWarriorIcon Terracotta Warrior
HeroicAge WarSalamanderIcon War Salamander  · JiangshiIcon Jiangshi  · PixiuIcon Pixiu
MythicAge AzureDragonIcon Azure Dragon  · DragonTurtleIcon Dragon Turtle  · VermilionBirdIcon Vermilion Bird  · WhiteTigerIcon White Tiger  · EarthDragonIcon Earth Dragon
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