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This article is about the unit in Age of Mythology. For the similar unit in Age of Empires, see Catapult (Age of Empires).

The Catapult is a Mythic Age ranged Egyptian siege weapon.

Attack bonuses[]




  • DraftHorses.png Draft Horses increases speed by 20%.
  • Engineers.png Engineers increases attack by 25%, doubles damage against walls and gates; increases range by 2.


Catapults have a very long range and a high attack making them excellent building-killers. A small group will destroy a building in seconds and their long range prevents units from counter-attacking easily. They are also deadly against ships, dealing bonus damage to them. However they should still be escorted by other units as they still have low hack armor and are slow leaving them vulnerable to cavalry. To remedy this, Ra and Isis players can worship Hathor in the Heroic Age and train Rocs to transport catapults more quickly around the map.


Age of Mythology[]

  • The Catapult uses 3 population.

Tale of the Dragon[]

  • With Patch 2.7, Catapults now use 4 population.


Catapults were invented by the Greeks for use as artillery on the battlefield or during a siege. By creating tension by pulling back large bow-like arms or twisting cordage made of hides or hair, a great throwing force could be achieved. Catapults could throw a stone weighing over 10 pounds to a range of nearly 1500 feet.


Military units in Age of Mythology
Culture Type Units
Greeks Infantry Hoplite  · Hypaspist  · Myrmidon (Zeus) · Militia (Poseidon)
Archer Toxotes  · Peltast  · Gastraphetes (Hades)
Cavalry Hippikon  · Prodromos  · Hetairoi (Poseidon)
Siege weapon Petrobolos  · Helepolis
Ship Trireme  · Pentekonter  · Juggernaut
Other Kataskopos
Egyptians Infantry Spearman  · Axeman  · Mercenary  · Khopesh Swordsman
Archer Slinger  · Chariot Archer
Cavalry Camelry  · War Elephant  · Mercenary Cavalry
Siege weapon Catapult  · Siege Tower
Ship Kebenit  · Ramming Galley  · War Barge
Norse Infantry Ulfsark  · Throwing Axeman  · Huskarl
Archer Bogsveigir
Cavalry Raiding Cavalry  · Jarl
Siege weapon Portable Ram  · Ballista
Ship Longboat  · Drakkar  · Dragon Ship
Atlanteans Infantry Murmillo  · Katapeltes  · Destroyer  · Fanatic
Archer Arcus  · Turma
Cavalry Contarius
Siege weapon Cheiroballista  · Fire Siphon  · Onager
Ship Bireme  · Fireship  · Siege Bireme
Other Oracle
Chinese Infantry Halberdier
Archer Chu Ko Nu  · Mounted Archer
Cavalry Cataphract  · General  · Scout Cavalry  · War Chariot
Siege weapon Fire Lance  · Sitting Tiger
Ship Junk  · Fire Ship  · Siege Junk