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Eclipse is an Egyptian Classical Age god power in Age of Mythology that is available worshipers of Bast. When invoked, it increases the attack of all of the player's myth units (including their special attacks) by 50%, their speed by 20%, their hack armor by 15%, and reduces their special attack recharge time for the duration of one minute.

Eclipse is a god power shield, i.e. while it is in effect, no other god powers can be invoked.


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Lighting effect of using Eclipse.

Eclipse's main purpose is to strengthen the player's myth units, making them more efficient for their cost. This is especially useful in the early game when resources, especially favor, are limited and few myth units can be trained. Even so, players are encouraged to train as many myth units as they can to maximize the benefits. A group of Sphinxes along with some Scarabs powered by Eclipse can cause severe damage to an enemy town. Isis worshipers can also pair Eclipse with Ancestors to make their Minions much stronger for the limited time they will be around. More patient players can save it to boost their Titan which otherwise the Egyptians cannot improve in any way. Unlike Bronze, newly trained myth units will also be strengthened by Eclipse, so players are free to queue up their Temples.

Eclipse has the added effect being a god power shield. It lasts for just over a minute, essentially shutting out the other player's god powers for a fairly long time. This prevents enemies from defending themselves with Ceasefire or can even delay the use of an offensive god power such as Earthquake. The player's own god powers cannot be invoked during Eclipse either, so they must make sure to invoke the aforementioned Ancestors first or not hinder an ally's own attempt at attacking.


  • Eclipse is one of three global god power shields, the other two being Rain and Fimbulwinter.
  • According to pre-release footage from German gaming magazine Gamestar, Eclipse was originally going to lower the Line of Sight of buildings and non-mythological units to very small amounts (about 2–5); the reason for the absence in the final release is unknown.
    • Also, according to the Age of Mythology handbook, Eclipse originally had the effect of reducing the attack range of archer and siege units by an undetermined amount.


God powers in Age of Mythology
GreekPortrait Greeks
ArchaicAge Archaic Age BoltIcon Bolt · LureIcon Lure · SentinelIcon Sentinel
ClassicalAge Classical Age PestilenceIcon Pestilence · RestorationIcon Restoration · CeasefireIcon Ceasefire
HeroicAge Heroic Age UnderWorldPassageIcon Underworld Passage · CurseIcon Curse · BronzeIcon Bronze
MythicAge Mythic Age EarthquakeIcon Earthquake · LightningStormIcon Lightning Storm · PlentyIcon Plenty
EgyptianPortrait Egyptians
ArchaicAge Archaic Age ProsperityIcon Prosperity · VisionIcon Vision · RainIcon Rain
ClassicalAge Classical Age EclipseIcon Eclipse · ShiftingSandsIcon Shifting Sands · PlagueOfSerpentsIcon Plague of Serpents
HeroicAge Heroic Age LocustSwarmIcon Locust Swarm · CitadelIcon Citadel · AncestorsIcon Ancestors
MythicAge Mythic Age TornadoIcon Tornado · MeteorIcon Meteor · SonOfOsirisIcon Son of Osiris
NorsePortrait Norse
ArchaicAge Archaic Age DwarvenMineIcon Dwarven Mine · GreatHuntIcon Great Hunt · SpyIcon Spy
ClassicalAge Classical Age HealingSpringIcon Healing Spring · ForestFireIcon Forest Fire · UndermineIcon Undermine
HeroicAge Heroic Age FrostIcon Frost · FlamingWeaponsIcon Flaming Weapons · WalkingWoodsIcon Walking Woods
MythicAge Mythic Age FimbulwinterIcon Fimbulwinter · NidhoggIcon Nidhogg · RagnarokIcon Ragnarok
AtlanteanPortrait Atlanteans
ArchaicAge Archaic Age DeconstructionIcon Deconstruction · ShockwaveIcon Shockwave · GaiaForestIcon Gaia Forest
ClassicalAge Classical Age SpiderLairIcon Spider Lair · ValorIcon Valor · CarnivoraIcon Carnivora
HeroicAge Heroic Age ChaosIcon Chaos · TraitorIcon Traitor · HesperidesIcon Hesperides
MythicAge Mythic Age TartarianGateIcon Tartarian Gate · VortexIcon Vortex · ImplodeIcon Implode
ChinesePortrait Chinese
ArchaicAge Archaic Age IconYearOfTheGoat Year of the Goat · IconRecreation Recreation · IconTimberHarvest Timber Harvest
ClassicalAge Classical Age BarrageIcon Barrage · GreatJourneyIcon Great Journey · CallToArmsIcon Call to Arms
HeroicAge Heroic Age GeyserIcon Geyser · UprootIcon Uproot · ImperialExaminationIcon Imperial Examination
MythicAge Mythic Age GreatFloodIcon Great Flood · InfernoIcon Inferno · EarthDragonIcon Earth Dragon
Other (except Campaign-exclusive)
SecretsOfTheTitans Titan Age All civilizations: SecretsOfTheTitans Titan Gate
Cheat MeteorIcon Chicken Storm · Goatunheim Goatunheim · WalkingWoodsIcon Walking Berry Bushes
Cut Brambleiconmpalpha Bramble · Enragebeta Enrage · DivineBlood Rebellion · AOMShepherdGodPowerIcon Shepherd · AOMSightGodPowerIcon Sight · God power snowstorm icon Snowstorm · EarthquakeIcon Volcano