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Cleopatra's flagship. She commands her entire fleet from this command post.
—In-game description in the Definitive Edition

Cleopatra's Barge is a hero warship in Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome and is available only in campaign mode and the Scenario Editor. It looks similar to a Juggernaut. However, it is unavailable at the Dock and cannot be built in normal games by any means.


The Unit starts out with 500 hit points, 60 attack, 10 range and no armor. The rate of fire is similar to those of a Phoenician Juggernaught. If played as the Yamato civilization, the hit points increases by 20%. Neither Engineering nor Alchemy affect the stats of this unit whatsoever.

Cleopatra's Barge appears as an enemy in the The Battle of Actium scenario, where it must be destroyed to defeat the enemy.

Further statistics[]

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Buildings
Weak vs. Ships, Ballistae
Accuracy Ballistics Ballistics (hit moving targets)

Civilization bonuses[]

  • Greeks AoE Greeks: Cleopatra's Barge have +20% speed.
  • Yamato AoE Yamato: Cleopatra's Barge have +20% hit points.


  • Cleopatra's Barge is the only naval hero unit in Age of Empires. This means that in Return of Rome, it is the only ship incapable of conversion by Priests, and is the only ship that can automatically heal on its own (at a rate of 0.5 hit points per second), in addition to repairing by Villagers.


Heroes in Age of Empires
ReturnRome-AoEIcon Age of Empires
InfantryReturnofrome male villager icon Corlis · Returnofrome male villager icon Hersifon · HeavyCavalryDE Invisible Demon (removed) · Short Swordsman Jason · Short Swordsman Xerxes
CavalryReturnofrome heavy cavalry icon Alexander · Returnofrome heavy cavalry icon Hector · ChariotDE Tiberius
ArchersComposite Bowman Perseus
PriestsAoE2 DE priest icon Amon Ra · PriestDE Blind Lame Priest (removed) · AoE2 DE priest icon Mor Havoc
RomeIcon The Rise of Rome
InfantryShort Swordsman Mark Antony
CavalryReturnofrome heavy cavalry icon Caesar · Returnofrome armored elephant icon Hannibal · Returnofrome heavy cavalry icon Scipio · Returnofrome heavy cavalry icon Vercingetorix
ShipReturnofrome juggernaut icon Cleopatra's Barge
OtherAoE2 DE priest icon Archimedes
Age of Empires Definitive Edition icon Definitive Edition
InfantryAoE nuRoR Phalangite icon Lord Martek · HopliteDE Ajax · AoE nuRoR Phalangite icon Pericles · AoE nuRoR Phalangite icon Xanthippus  · Broad Swordsman Achilles
ArchersHorse Archer Prince Shotoku · Composite Bowman Odysseus · Chariot Archer111 Ramesses · Composite Bowman Xu Fu
CavalryReturnofrome heavy cavalry icon Hero · ScytheDE Muwatalli · Cavalry111 Paris
AoE2Icon-ReturnRome Return of Rome
InfantryReturnofrome sargon icon Sargon · Returnofrome hadrian icon Hadrian · Returnofrome decebalus icon Decebalus · Returnofrome demetrius icon Demetrius · Returnofrome lysimachus icon Lysimachus
CavalryReturnofrome sargon of akkad icon Sargon of Akkad · Returnofrome pyrrhus of epirus icon Pyrrhus · Returnofrome zenobia icon Queen Zenobia · Returnofrome domitian icon Domitian
ArcherReturnofrome osroes icon Osroes I
OtherHunting wolf aoe2DE Hunting Wolf · Ornluthewolf aoe2DE Ornlu the Wolf
BuildingPyramid aoe2DE Great Pyramid