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Earthquake is a Greek Mythic Age god power in Age of Mythology that is available to worshipers of Artemis. When cast, it deals massive amounts of crush damage across a wide area.

Strategy Edit

More damage is dealt towards the center of the area of affect, and less towards the edges. It does not affect Farms. Since it deals crush damage, most units are not or only barely effected. Earthquake is extremely useful for attacking an enemy settlement since it essentially destroys all buildings in an enemy town. This prevents enemies from creating more units in the area and they lose the support of any defensive structures.

Damage Edit

Earthquake deals massive damage against buildings, but also all units in its vicinity. It has varying damage caps. A unit or building at the center of the earthquake will take damage more rapidly, but may end up taking less damage overall than a building or unit near the outer edge of the earthquake.

Damage against enemies

  • Villagers ~100 damage
  • Soldiers ~800
  • Buildings ~9,500 damage

Damage against allies/own

  • Villagers ~200 damage
  • Soldiers ~600 damage
  • Buildings ~2,000 damage

Earthquake cast by the player or their allies will hurt their own villagers more than enemy villagers. This may be an oversight by the programmers.

Trivia Edit

  • Originally, Earthquake showed visuals of cracked earth. However, for unspecified reasons, the cracks were cut, with only hidden invisible prototype definitions left.

Gallery Edit

God powers
Culture Age God powers
Greeks ArchaicAge Bolt · Lure · Sentinel
ClassicalAge Pestilence · Restoration · Ceasefire
HeroicAge Underworld Passage · Curse · Bronze
MythicAge Earthquake · Lightning Storm · Plenty
Egyptians ArchaicAge Prosperity · Vision · Rain
ClassicalAge Eclipse · Shifting Sands · Plague of Serpents
HeroicAge Locust Swarm · Citadel · Ancestors
MythicAge Tornado · Meteor · Son of Osiris
Norse ArchaicAge Dwarven Mine · Great Hunt · Spy
ClassicalAge Healing Spring · Forest Fire · Undermine
HeroicAge Frost · Flaming Weapons · Walking Woods
MythicAge Fimbulwinter · Nidhogg · Ragnarok
Atlanteans ArchaicAge Deconstruction · Shockwave · Gaia Forest
ClassicalAge Spider Lair · Valor · Carnivora
HeroicAge Chaos · Traitor · Hesperides
MythicAge Tartarian Gate · Vortex · Implode
Chinese ArchaicAge Year of the Goat · Recreation · Timber Harvest
ClassicalAge Barrage · Great Journey · Call to Arms
HeroicAge Geyser · Uproot · Imperial Examination
MythicAge Great Flood · Inferno · Earth Dragon
All MythicAge Titan Gate
Other
Campaign only Blessing of Zeus · Deconstruction Wonder · Seed of Gaia
Cheat Chicken Storm · Goatunheim · Walking Berry Bushes
Cut content Bramble · Enrage · Rebellion · Shepherd · Sight · Snowstorm · Volcano
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