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This article is about the unit in Age of Mythology. For the unit in Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten, see Dragon Ship (Age of Empires II).

The Dragon Ship is the Norse siege ship, available from the Heroic Age at the Dock.

Attack bonuses[edit | edit source]

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Specific[edit | edit source]

  • NavalOxybeles.png Naval Oxybeles increases hit points by 10%, range and LOS by 12 and attack vs buildings by 200%.
  • ArcticGale.png Arctic Gale (Baldr) increases speed by 20% and reduces hack vulnerability by 30%.

General[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Dragon Ships are strong against Arrow Ships and buildings but weak against Hammer Ships. In the Heroic Age, defensive buildings can out-range them, so they are vulnerable to counterattack at that time. However, when upgraded in the Mythic Age, they out-range them instead, making them valuable in taking down shore defenses. This helps transports to land safely to enemy territory. Since they deal crush damage, Dragon Ships are slightly effective against myth units.

History[edit | edit source]

As warships became longer, navies began to mount larger weapons on them, such as catapults and ballistae. Dionysius of Syracuse constructed extra-large triremes capable of supporting artillery, and Alexander mounted siege towers on a pair of ship hulls during his unsuccessful siege of Tyre. Later Roman imperial galleys could bristle with all sorts of towers and artillery.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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
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