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This article is about the god in Age of Mythology. For the god in Age of Empires: Mythologies, see Baldr (Age of Empires: Mythologies).

You have advanced to the Mythic Age through Faith in Baldr.
—Age up text in Age of Mythology

Baldr is a Mythic Age Norse minor god in Age of Mythology. He was the god of innocence, purity, and joy. He was popular among most of the other Norse gods. However Loki tricked his blind brother Hodr into killing him. He is available to worshipers of Thor and Odin.

Attributes[edit | edit source]

God Power[edit | edit source]

  • RagnarokIcon.png Ragnarok: Turns all the caster's gatherers and dwarves into Heroes of Ragnarok, melee heroes with a huge attack bonus against Myth Units. However, this completely stagnates the invoker's economy.

Technologies[edit | edit source]

  • Sons of Sleipnir.png Sons of Sleipnir: Raiding Cavalry do double damage to archers and Throwing Axemen.
  • DwarvenAuger.png Dwarven Auger: Portable Ram +20% speed, +20% Crush damage, and train twice as fast.
  • ArcticGale.png Arctic Gale: Dragon ship +20% speed and -30% hack vulnerability.

Myth Units[edit | edit source]

  • FireGiantIcon.png Fire Giant: Mighty engine of destruction that deals hack damage at range.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Baldr benefits your military in a variety of ways. Dragon Ships get more speed and hack armor. Raiding Cavalry get increased attack against Archers and Throwing Axemen, and Portable Rams get more speed, attack and decreased training rate, allowing them to destroy defensive building quickly.

His Myth Unit, the Fire Giant, is a mighty engine of destruction, dealing hack damage despite being ranged, making them a good way to counter ranged units. Their special attack enables them to hurl 3 fireballs at a target, dealing minor AoE damage.

Mythology[edit | edit source]

Son of Odin and Frigg, and father of Forseti, Baldr spread goodwill and peace wherever he went, making him one of the best loved of the gods. His popularity and innate goodness attracted the ire of Loki, who plotted mischief. Baldr was tormented by nightmares, a sign of impending death, and this disturbed the gods. After much trouble, Odin determined Baldr’s fate and then took steps to prevent it. Loki intervened, however, and Baldr was killed by a branch of mistletoe thrown by his blind brother Hodr, as had been foretold. Attempts to ransom Baldr back from Hel were thwarted by Loki. Nevertheless, Baldr was expected to return after a great world catastrophe and rule a rejuvenated world. The similarity of these expectations may have aided the initial spread of Christianity among the Norse.

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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