Burning Pitch is a common technology in Age of Mythology, researched at the Armory. It increases the attack of archers, arrow ships, and Ballistae.

Note that for worshipers of Thor, Burning Pitch is available at the Dwarven Foundry in the Archaic Age.

Effects Edit

  • Archers and Arrow Ships x3 damage against buildings
  • Archers x1.5 damage against ships
  • Arrow ships +15% attack
  • Ballistae +20% attack (+40% in Tale of the Dragon)

History Edit

While arrows were already deadly in combat, well-equipped armies could coat their arrowheads (or even siege projectiles) with burning pitch made from tar or tree sap in order to cause extra damage and ignite the unfortunate victim, ship or building targeted.


Common Armory Technologies
Copper WeaponsCopper MailCopper ShieldsBronze WeaponsBronze MailBronze ShieldsIron WeaponsIron MailIron ShieldsBurning Pitch