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This article is about the unit in Age of Empires. For the unit in Age of Empires III, see Black Rider (Age of Empires III).

They ride in black and spread terror wherever they appear. Solely on sole behalf of justice, presumably.
Age of Empires description

Black Riders are cheat units that can be spawned or created in two different ways. They can be spawned when a Medusa is killed or they can simply replace both the Horse Archer and the Heavy Horse Archer if the cheat code "black rider" is summoned. The stats can be upgraded just like any unit trained at the Archery Range. In the Definitive Edition, the Black Rider is also available in the Scenario Editor.

Ability[]

When a Black Rider dies, it becomes a Catapult, Heavy Catapult, or Big Bertha.

Upgrades[]

Tool Age[]

Bronze Age[]

Iron Age[]

Notes[]

  • Civilization bonuses have no effect on Black Riders, with the exception of the Yamato Horse Archer cost reduction.
  • If the cheat code is typed after all the range and armor upgrades are researched, the Black Rider will still retain the effects of these technologies.
  • Researching the Heavy Horse Archer upgrade after typing the cheat code will have no effect.

Gallery[]

Cheat units in the Age of Empires series
ReturnRome-AoEIcon Age of EmpiresBaby Prez BabyPrez (removed) · Returnofrome heavy catapult icon Big Bertha · Horse Archer Black Rider · Returnofrome crocodile icon Crocodile (Alpha)  · Dragon Icon updated nuRoR Dragon · Returnofrome elephant icon Elephant (Alpha) · Returnofrome juggernaut icon Flying Dutchman · Return of rome gazelle Gazelle (Alpha) · Photonman aoe2DE Laser Trooper  · Returnofrome lion icon Lion (Alpha) · Cavalry111 Medusa · Nuke Trooper Icon updated nuRoR Nuke Trooper · AoE2 DE priest icon Saint Francis · Composite Bowman Stealth Archer · Winsett other Z Icon updated nuRoR Winsett's other Z · Winsett Z Icon updated nuRoR Winsett's Z · Zug 209 Icon updated nuRoR Zug 209
AoE2-DLCicon-0 Age of Empires IIAoE2 DE alfred icon Alfred the Alpaca · CobracarDE Cobra Car · Monkey aoe2DE Furious the Monkey Boy · Penguin aoe2DE Penguin · Photonman aoe2DE Photonman · Saboteur aoe2DE Saboteur · Sharkatzoricon Sharkatzor · AoE2 DE stormy dog Stormy Dog · VMDL DE icon VMDL
Aom original icon Age of MythologyBella icon Bella · AoMR Football icon Football · Hippo icon Flying Purple Hippo · Aomaxemanicon Forkboy · BrownBear icon Lazer Bear · ChickenIcon Methane Chicken · AoMR UFO icon UFO · WalkingWoodsIcon Walking Berry Bush
3Icon48px Age of Empires IIIMonster truck blue aoe3de BigAndy · Hot dog cart aoe3de Flaming Hot Dog Cart · Fluffy aoe3de Fluffy · Flying purple tapir aoe3de Flying Purple Tapir · Gatling camel aoe3de portrait Gatling Camel · Crushington aoe3de George Crushington · Guardian Lion icon AoE3DE Guardian Lion · Honey Badger portrait Honey Badger · Lazer bear aoe3de Lazerbear · Learicorn aoe3de Learicorn · Italians leonardo tank portrait Leonardo's Tank · Great bombard de Mediocre Bombard · Ice cream truck aoe3de Monster Ice Cream Truck · Penguin portrait Penguin · Monster truck red aoe3de The Tommynator
GameIcon-AoE4 Age of Empires IVAoE4 PhotonMan Photon Man
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