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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 | edit source]

God Power[edit | edit source]

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

Technologies[edit | edit source]

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

Myth Unit[edit | edit source]

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

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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.

Mythology[edit | edit source]

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.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Originally, Bast had access to a technology called "Fertility" which decreased the time it took for Egyptian Villagers to train. Fertility was most likely removed due to being too much of a bonus, making the other Classical Age minor gods irrelevant and making Ra and Isis too powerful.
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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