This article is about the goddess in Age of Mythology. For the goddess in Age of Empires: Mythologies, see Bast (Age of Empires: Mythologies).
"You have advanced to the Classical Age under the Protection of Bast."
Age up text in Age of Mythology

Bast is a Classical Age Egyptian minor goddess in Age of Mythology. She is available to Isis and Ra.

Attributes Edit

God Power Edit

  • EclipseIcon Eclipse: +50% attack and +20% speed for all myth units. Blocks other God Powers for its duration (1 minute).

Technologies Edit

  • SacredCats Sacred Cats: Farm gather rate +10%
  • AdzeOfWepwawet Adze of Wepwawet: Laborers can chop down trees in one hit; wood gather rate +10%
  • Criosphinx Criosphinx: Sphinx +50 hit points, +20% hack, +50% crush damage
  • Hieracosphinx Hieracosphinx: Sphinx +20% speed, a further +20% hack and +50% crush damage

Myth Unit Edit

  • SphinxIcon Sphinx: Fast-moving melee unit effective at destroying buildings.

Strategy Edit

Bast's bonuses are economic; two of her technologies increase resource gather rates. Note though that wood is usually not important to the Egyptians until the Heroic Age, when siege weapons (such as the Catapult) appear, but in water maps the Adze of Wepwawet is extremelly important, as Laborers can gather extra wood for Fishing Ships or Kebenit rushes.

Her myth unit, the Sphinx, is a powerful Classical Age unit, especially when fully upgraded to a Hieracosphinx. These are fast and have excellent crush attack, meaning they can take out units and buildings alike in rushes.

Bast's god power, Eclipse, can be used to increase her Myth Unit's attack further and make them move rapidly (7.4 speed), increasing their rushing potential and making them alarmingly dangerous. This technology also has defensive potential, as it temporarily blocks other God Powers (not unlike Fimbulwinter and Ceasefire). It is usually more effective in later stages of the game, when more Myth Units appear, and especially when a Titan is in an army.


A daughter of Ra, Bast was the goddess of the cat, considered a sacred animal in ancient Egypt. She was usually associated with the moon, perhaps because cat eyes can shine in moonlight. A special necropolis at her cult center in Bubastis held huge numbers of mummified cats. Together, Bast and the lioness-headed Sekhmet killed the great serpent Apep that tried to swallow Ra and turn the world into darkness.

Major and minor gods in Age of Mythology
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Greek ZeusIcon Zeus
HadesIcon Hades
PoseidonIcon Poseidon
AthenaIcon Athena
HermesIcon Hermes
AresIcon Ares
ApolloIcon Apollo
DionysusIcon Dionysus
AphroditeIcon Aphrodite
HeraIcon Hera
HephaestusIcon Hephaestus
ArtemisIcon Artemis
Egyptian RaIcon Ra
IsisIcon Isis
SetIcon Set
BastIcon Bast
PtahIcon Ptah
AnubisIcon Anubis
HathorIcon Hathor
SekhmetIcon Sekhmet
NephthysIcon Nephthys
OsirisIcon Osiris
HorusIcon Horus
ThothIcon Thoth
Norse ThorIcon Thor
OdinIcon Odin
LokiIcon Loki
FreyjaIcon Freyja
HeimdallIcon Heimdall
ForsetiIcon Forseti
SkadiIcon Skadi
BragiIcon Bragi
NjordIcon Njord
BaldrIcon Baldr
TyrIcon Tyr
HelIcon Hel
Atlantean KronosIcon Kronos
OranosIcon Oranos
GaiaIcon Gaia
PrometheusIcon Prometheus
LetoIcon Leto
OceanusIcon Oceanus
HyperionIcon Hyperion
RheiaIcon Rheia
TheiaIcon Theia
HeliosIcon Helios
AtlasIcon Atlas
HekateIcon Hekate
Chinese FuXiIcon Fu Xi
NuWaIcon Nü Wa
ShennongIcon 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
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