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This article is about the unit in the PC game. For the unit in the handheld video game, see Cyclops (Age of Empires: Mythologies).

The Cyclops is a one-eyed, 12-foot giant who wields a large wooden club to great effect. In Age of Mythology, it is a Greek myth unit available to worshipers of Ares.

Additionally, there are two Cyclops Heroes. First there is Polyphemus, who is Poseidon's terrestrial Mythic Age Hero. The second is Gargarensis, the scheming chief antagonist in the Fall of the Trident campaign. Gargarensis is actually playable in Scenario 16, Good Advice. Like the regular Cyclops, his special attack is a lethal throw.

Special Attack[]

Throw: the Cyclops picks up a human unit and hurls it, killing the unit, hurting anyone who is in the way and knocking trees over. Recharge time: 15 seconds.

Attack bonuses[]

  • Myth Units ×2
  • Heroes ×0.5



  • WillOfKronos.png Will of Kronos (Ares): upgrades to Elder Cyclops and increases hack attack by 50%, doubles crush attack and decreases training time by 25%.



The Cyclops has the most hit points of any Classical Age myth unit and is the most powerful. Its special attack is lethal to any human unit and the throw often causes collateral damage as well. The Cyclops is also excellent against buildings, especially when upgraded to the Elder Cyclops. Despite their slow speed, they are excellent additions to early game raids as their sheer power can be used to destroy important enemy constructions such as Watch Towers or Barracks.

It's best to use Heroes or more powerful myth units to take out a Cyclops. They are particularly susceptible to ranged heroes such as Priests and myth units such as Wadjets who can attack from a distance. Furthermore, Cyclopes are expensive in terms of resources and population so they are hard to mass and even the loss of just one is significant. But if well defended and regularly healed, Cyclopes will continue to be useful as the game progresses. For example, they can protect Siege Weapons by throwing away any stronger late game human units attacking it, including the Egyptian War Elephant and the Chinese General.


Age of Mythology[]

  • Cyclopes have 2.9 speed.
  • Initially, Cyclopes have 600 hit points. With patch 1.03, they have 650 hit points.

The Titans[]


Scientific name – Cyclops cyclops
Size – 12' tall
Diet – Omnivore, likes mutton

Giants with one central eye, the Cyclopes were storm gods in early Greek mythology. In some tales they became smiths and worked with Hephaestus on Zeus' thunderbolts. In other tales there were only three Cyclopes, representing thunder, lightning, and a thunderbolt. In classical Greece, the "lesser cyclopes" were seen as the sons of Poseidon, bestial and violent, who were avoided and feared. There were also wise and powerful "elder Cyclopes" that were the sons of Kronos.


  • The visual design of the Cyclops seems to be heavily inspired by the Cyclops appearing in the 1958 film The 7th Voyage of Sinbad.




CYCLOPS vs EVERY MYTH UNIT - Age of Mythology

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Myth units
Culture Age Units
Greeks ArchaicAge.png Pegasus  · Hippocampus
ClassicalAge.png Centaur  · Minotaur  · Cyclops
HeroicAge.png Nemean Lion  · Hydra  · Scylla  · Manticore
MythicAge.png Colossus  · Medusa  · Carcinos  · Chimera
Egyptians ClassicalAge.png Anubite  · Serpent / Sea Snake  · Sphinx  · Wadjet
HeroicAge.png Petsuchos  · Roc  · Scarab  · Leviathan  · Scorpion Man  · Minion
MythicAge.png Phoenix  · War Turtle  · Avenger  · Mummy
Norse ArchaicAge.png Raven
ClassicalAge.png Troll  · Valkyrie  · Einherjar
HeroicAge.png Kraken  · Mountain Giant  · Walking Tree  · Frost Giant  · Battle Boar
MythicAge.png Jormund Elver  · Fimbulwinter Wolf  · Fenris Wolf Brood  · Fire Giant  · Nidhogg
Atlanteans ClassicalAge.png Automaton  · Promethean (Offspring)  · Caladria  · Servant  · Carnivora
HeroicAge.png Nereid  · Satyr  · Stymphalian Bird  · Dryad  · Behemoth
MythicAge.png Heka Gigantes  · Man O' War  · Argus  · Lampades  · Tartarian Spawn
Chinese ClassicalAge.png Qilin  · Monkey King  · Terracotta Warrior
HeroicAge.png War Salamander  · Jiangshi  · Pixiu
MythicAge.png Azure Dragon  · Dragon Turtle  · Vermilion Bird  · White Tiger  · Earth Dragon
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