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This article is about the building in Age of Mythology. For the building in other games of the series, see Castle.

The Castle is a building only available to Chinese in Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon. It is where Chinese siege weapons and elite human units are trained.

Castles fire multiple arrows at enemies within range, mowing down those with low pierce armor. They can be used to bolster a town's defenses, strengthen a player's claim to a neutral area, or as a forward base. However, Castles are defenseless against melee attacks unless they are upgraded with Boiling Oil, and, while formidable at defense, they are not invincible. Siege weapons either out-range them or take little damage from their attacks. In a large enough group, human soldiers can destroy a Castle, though not without suffering substantial losses.

Units[]

Technologies[]

Myth Technologies[]

Technology tree[]

Building chinese fortress icon
Castle
ArchaicAge
ClassicalAge
HeroicAge
MythicAge
General Icon
General
War Chariot Icon
War Chariot
Fire Lance Icon
Fire Lance
Sitting Tiger Icon
Sitting Tiger
HeavyInfantry
Heavy Castle Soldiers
ChampionInfantry
Champion Castle Soldiers
DraftHorses
Draft Horses
Engineers
Engineers
Levy Hill Fort Soldiers
Levy Castle Soldiers
Concript Hill Fort Soldiers
Conscript Castle Soldiers

History[]

The Chinese Castle is a fortified stronghold built mostly for defensive purposes. When units are garrisoned inside, they stay protected and contribute to the firepower of the Castle. The building can also be used to train units and research technologies that improve their effectiveness in battle.

Due to their need to defend and control large and often mountainous areas, the Chinese would perch their castles on mountain tops and often surround them with a massive fortified wall.

Gallery[]

Buildings in Age of Mythology
Generic
EconomicTownCenterAOMGreek Town Center · Building house icon House · AomFarmIcon Farm · ArmoryIcon Armory · Market icon AOM Market
MilitaryDockAOMIcon Dock · TempleAOMIcon Temple
Walls and gatesStonewall icon Wooden Wall · GateIconAoM Gate · Stonewall icon Stone Wall · GateIconAoM Stone Gate · Fortifiedwall icon Fortified Wall · GateIconAoM Fortified Gate
TowerSentryTowerIcon Sentry Tower · Improvement watch tower icon 64 Watch Tower · Guard Tower upgrade icon AoM Guard Tower
SpecialAomWonderIcon Wonder · SecretsOfTheTitans Titan Gate
Unique
GreekPortrait GreeksGranaryIcon Granary · Storehouse Icon Storehouse · MilitaryAcademyIcon Military Academy · ArcheryRangeAOMIcon Archery Range · StableAOMIcon Stable · Fortress Fortress
EgyptianPortrait EgyptiansGranaryIcon Granary · LumberCampIcon Lumber Camp · MiningCampIcon Mining Camp · MonumentVillagersIcon Monument · MilitaryAcademyIcon Barracks · Midgol Migdol Stronghold · SiegeWorks Siege Works · Lighthouse icon Lighthouse · Obelisk Obelisk · CitadelWall Icon Citadel Wall · GateIconAoM Citadel Gate · Improvement ballista tower icon 64 Ballista Tower
NorsePortrait NorseLonghouse icon Longhouse · HillFort Hill Fort · ArmoryIcon Dwarven Foundry · AoMR Great Hall icon Great Hall
AtlanteanPortrait AtlanteansManor Manor · EconomicGuild Economic Guild · MilitaryBarracksIcon Military Barracks · CounterBarracksIcon Counter-Barracks · Palace Palace · BronzeWall icon Bronze Wall · GateIconAoM Bronze Gate · IronWall icon Iron Wall · GateIconAoM Iron Gate · OrichalkosWall icon Orichalkos Wall · GateIconAoM Orichalkos Gate · SkyPassage icon Sky Passage · Mirror tower icon Mirror Tower
ChinesePortrait ChineseBuilding storage pit icon Storage Pit · GardenIcon Garden · MilitaryAcademyIcon War Academy · StableAOMIcon Stable · Building chinese fortress icon Castle · Earthen Wall Icon Earthen Wall · GateIconAoM Earthen Gate · Great Wall Icon Great Wall · GateIconAoM Great Gate
Non-constructable (non-campaign exclusive buildings)
CitadelIcon Citadel Center · HealingSpringIcon Healing Spring · HesperidesIcon Hesperides Tree · LureIcon Lure · PlentyIcon Plenty Vault · TartarianGateIcon Tartarian Gate · UnderWorldPassageIcon Underworld Passage
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Charioteria Charioteria
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