Fimbulwinter is a Norse Mythic Age god power in Age of Mythology that is available to worshipers of Tyr. When cast, it summons four packs of nine Fimbulwinter Wolves to attack enemy towns on the map for 35 seconds. The Wolves will be spawned next to hostile or unclaimed Settlements. The player has no control over the Wolves, and they die when the effect of the god power ends.

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

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Fimbulwinter is best used while besieging an enemy town to distract the enemy and prevent them from using their own god powers, as no other god powers can be invoked while Fimbulwinter is in effect.

Another way to use Fimbulwinter is when an enemy has marched his army to fight, so that the Wolves can harass villagers, or even destroy some structures, effectively ruining an enemy's economy. Players can counter this by simply ringing the Town Bell at the Town Center. This not only protects the worker units from harm but also increases the Town Center's attack, making it easier to kill individual the Wolves.

Fimbulwinter Wolf[edit | edit source]

Fimbulwinter Wolves are considered myth units and are moderately powerful - they have 180 hit points, compared to regular Wolves with 45 - and will easily kill villagers and damage buildings. A single pack of Fimbulwinter Wolves is strong enough to take out an non-upgraded Town Center. However, they can be easily be defended against with combat units as the Wolves have low hack armor.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Mythology[edit | edit source]

Scientific name -- Canis lupus horriblis
Size -- 100 - 200 lbs.
Diet -- humans

The wolf was a symbol of mysterious power in Norse mythology. Odin was accompanied by two wolves, and Fenrir played a role in the destruction of the world. The Fimbulwinter in Norse mythology is one of the precursors of Ragnarok, and consisted of three successive winters without an intervening summer.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Originally, Fimbulwinter was known as "Wild".
    • Instead of using a standard god power cast sound, "Wild" used what would end up becoming the Great Hunt cast sound, however apart from that, Fimbulwinter and Wild were functionally identical, as both spawned packs of Wolves.
    • The snow effects and the general Fimbulwinter theme likely originate from the cut Thor Snowstorm god power.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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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Titan

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