Upgrades[edit | edit source]
Specific[edit | edit source]
General[edit | edit source]
Kronos reduces wood and gold cost by 10%
- Engineers +1.10 attack multiplier vs walls,
- Draft Horses (Extended Edition) +20% speed
- Petrified (Helios) reduces hack vulnerability by 15%.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
The Fire Siphon is able to destroy buildings rather quickly and is highly resistant to pierce attacks. However, it has almost no hack armor leaving it very vulnerable to infantry and cavalry. It has a high rate of fire for a siege weapon but has a short range making it vulnerable to counterattack. As such attacking buildings is a risky prospect. To ensure destruction the Fire Siphon should be escorted, but due to its short range it leaves the escorting units vulnerable to building fire.
Changelog[edit | edit source]
The Titans[edit | edit source]
- The Fire Siphon has 12 range.
- The Fire Siphon has 55 crush damage and 0 pierce damage.
Extended Edition[edit | edit source]
- The Fire Siphon has 16 range.
Tale of the Dragon[edit | edit source]
- With Patch 2.7, the Fire Siphon has 60 crush damage and 12 pierce damage.
History[edit | edit source]
|“||The Atlantean fire siphon relied on the fabulous properties of the metal Orichalkos and a double-action piston to produce a constant stream of flame. the piston's alternate strokes pushed quantities of naptha and quicklime, later termed "Greek Fire," in a continuous stream. The Atlanteans used their fire siphon to great effect against tight formations of infantry used by the Greeks and Egyptians.||”|