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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[]

God power[]

  • RagnarokIcon 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[]

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

Myth units[]

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

Technology tree[]

Baldr
Baldr
Age
MythicAge
God power
RagnarokIcon
Ragnarok
TempleAOMIcon
Temple
FireGiantIcon
Fire Giant
Longhouse icon
Longhouse
Sons of Sleipnir
Sons of Sleipnir
HillFort
Hill Fort
DwarvenAuger
Dwarven Auger
DockAOMIcon
Dock
ArcticGale
Arctic Gale

Strategy[]

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[]

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.
Gods in Age of Mythology
Civilization
ArchaicAge Archaic Age
ClassicalAge Classical Age
HeroicAge Heroic Age
MythicAge Mythic Age
GreekPortrait Greeks ZeusPortrait Zeus
HadesPortrait Hades
PoseidonPortrait Poseidon
AthenaIcon Athena

HermesIcon Hermes

AresIcon Ares
ApolloIcon Apollo

DionysusIcon Dionysus

AphroditeIcon Aphrodite
HeraIcon Hera

HephaestusIcon Hephaestus

ArtemisIcon Artemis
EgyptianPortrait Egyptians RaPortrait Ra
IsisPortrait Isis
SetPortrait Set
BastIcon Bast

PtahIcon Ptah

AnubisIcon Anubis
HathorIcon Hathor

SekhmetIcon Sekhmet

NephthysIcon Nephthys
OsirisIcon Osiris

HorusIcon Horus

ThothIcon Thoth
NorsePortrait Norse ThorPortrait Thor
OdinPortrait Odin
LokiPortrait Loki
FreyjaIcon Freyja

HeimdallIcon Heimdall

ForsetiIcon Forseti
SkadiIcon Skadi

BragiIcon Bragi

NjordIcon Njord
BaldrIcon Baldr

TyrIcon Tyr

HelIcon Hel
AtlanteanPortrait Atlanteans KronosPortrait Kronos
OranosPortrait Oranos
GaiaPortrait Gaia
PrometheusIcon Prometheus

LetoIcon Leto

OceanusIcon Oceanus
HyperionIcon Hyperion

RheiaIcon Rheia

TheiaIcon Theia
HeliosIcon Helios

AtlasIcon Atlas

HekateIcon Hekate
ChinesePortrait Chinese FuXiPortrait Fu Xi
NuWaPortrait Nü Wa
ShennongPortrait 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
Major gods have circular icons
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