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This article is about the cavalry units in Age of Mythology. For cavalry units in other games of the series, see Cavalry.
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Egyptian cavalry force, including a War Elephant

Cavalry units in Age of Mythology are mounted soldiers that fight in close combat with enemies, and are hence distinguished from infantry and archers. Cavalrymen are also human units, rather than the superhuman heroes or monstrous myth units. Counter-cavalry units gain a bonus against all the cavalry listed below. There are also a few units that are mounted but not considered cavalry for game purposes.

Greeks Edit

Apart from the Hetairoi unit, which is also available at the Fortress, all cavalry units are available at the Stable.

Egyptians Edit

Camelry and Elephants are available at the Migdol Stronghold, whereas Mercenary Cavalry are "fast response" units, available at the Town Center.

Norse Edit

Raiding Cavalry are available at the Longhouse, whereas Jarls are trained at the Hill Fort.

Atlanteans Edit

Contarii are available at the Military Barracks.

  • Contarius and Contarius Hero (dual-classed; both a hero and a cavalry unit.)

Chinese Edit

Scout Cavalry and Cataphracts are available at the Stable, whereas War Chariots and Generals can be trained at the Castle. The Chinese have the broadest variety of cavalry units in the game.

Mounted non-cavalry units Edit

  • Chariot Archer (on horseback but considered an archer)
  • Turma (same as Chariot Archer)
  • Kataskopos (considered a Scout, originally a Light Cavalry unit)

Cut unitsEdit

Units that were cut, and or removed before release, along with a couple of existing, but non-trainable cavalry units:

  • Cataphract (Greek Cataphracts, Hades unique unit)
  • Norse Heavy Cavalry and Light Cavalry (Heavy anti-archer cavalry, and light anti-cavalry cavalry units respectively.
  • Egyptian Chariot (Anti-Cavalry)

Brief comparison table Edit

Name Age Civ Food Gold Pop H.Dmg HP H.Armor P.Armor Spd
Hippikonicon Hippikon ClassicalAge Greek 40 80 3 10 150 10% 25% 5.5 m/s
AoMProdromosIcon Prodromos HeroicAge Greek 70 40 3 6 120 20% 10% 6.0 m/s
HetairoiIcon Hetairoi MythicAge Greek* 50 81 3 8 110 10% 40% 4.8 m/s
AoMCamelryIcon Camelry HeroicAge Egyptian 50 70 3 8 125 15% 30% 6.0 m/s
Aomwarelephanticon War Elephant HeroicAge Egyptian 180 70 5 14 450 25% 40% 2.9 m/s
AoMMercenaryCavalryIcon Mercenary Cavalry HeroicAge Egyptian 0 120 0 8 190 40% 45% 5.3 m/s
AoMRaidingCavalryIcon Raiding Cavalry ClassicalAge Norse 40 50 2 8 105 15% 35% 6.0 m/s
Jarlicon Jarl HeroicAge Norse 50 80 3 9 180 20% 35% 4.8 m/s
Contarius icon Contarius HeroicAge Atlantean 70 40 3 10 130 15% 15% 5.75 m/s
Scout Cavalry Icon Scout Cavalry ArchaicAge Chinese 30 40 1 7 90 15% 30% 6.0 m/s
CataphractIcon Cataphract HeroicAge Chinese 70 50 2 7 120 35% 20% 5.0 m/s
General Icon General HeroicAge Chinese 200 200 3 10 300 30% 45% 5.5 m/s
War Chariot Icon War Chariot MythicAge Chinese 100 100 3 12 190 30% 40% 5.0 m/s


Some details worth to mention:

  • Hippikon, Raiding Cavalry, Contarius: x1.25 against archers
  • Raiding Cavalry upgradable to: x3.25 against archers and x3.75 against Throwing Axeman (Baldr)
  • Prodromos: x3 against cavalry
  • Camelry: x1.75 against cavalry
  • Cataphract: x3 against infantry
  • General does not benefit from Castle units upgrades.

Beneficial gods for cavalry Edit

Greeks Edit

Egyptians Edit

Norse Edit

Atlanteans Edit

Chinese Edit

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