The Contarius is a Heroic Age cavalry unit and the only one available to the Atlanteans. It is a standard Atlantean heavy cavalry unit: hard-hitting, relatively fast, but expensive. The Contarius is excellent against archers and siege weapons, but weak against infantry and counter-cavalry.

Attack bonus Edit

God Bonuses and Upgrades Edit

General Edit

Oranos increases Contarius movement speed by 10%.

Strategy Edit

The Contarius is a fast unit that can be quickly deployed behind enemy lines to eliminate archers and siege weapons before retreating back inside the base before the enemy has time to respond with infantry. Unfortunately, their high population value of three, costliness and lack of versatility means they can only be deployed in small numbers, as a support unit. They also make for effective raiders due to their high speed and large attack. If Theia is worshiped their attack can be as high as 20, the largest attack of any human soldier.

Contarius Hero Edit

Like all Atlantean human units, a Contarius can be converted into a Hero at any time, provided the player has sufficient resources.

Attack bonuses Edit

Upgrades Edit

Specific Edit

General Edit

Strategy Edit

The Contarius Hero is formidable as it is strong against archers, siege weapons and myth units. In addition, the Lance of Stone technology grants them more attack versus buildings, making them even more viable as raiders.

Changelog Edit

The Titans Edit

  • Originally, Contariuses had 120 hit points, and Contarius Heroes had 135. With patch 1.02, they have 130 and 145 hit points, respectively.

History Edit

Early Atlantean soldiers tamed and rode the wild horses that roamed across their island. These mounted soldiers were very successful in Atlantis' early conquests, but as Atlantis grew, farmland overtook wilderness and grazing became scarce. Cavalry all but disappeared from Atlantean tactics. Only an elite few rode horses into combat. Atlantean generals beaten in battle surrender their precious horses as a sign of defeat.

Trivia Edit

  • These units' internal names are Lancer and Lancer Hero, respectively.

Gallery Edit

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