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Forest Fire is a Norse Classical Age god power in Age of Mythology that is available to worshipers of Freyja. When invoked, it sets trees on fire over a selected area and damage units and buildings.

Strategy[]

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Forest Fire in effect.

The fire spreads to other trees in a limited radius before they collapse. Hostile units and buildings nearby take damage while the own and allied ones are immune. The closer the enemy units are to the fire, the more damage they take. Forest Fire is useful in damaging enemy buildings. Units can escape the fire quickly but buildings will take damage continually. It can also be used to deny an enemy of a source of wood or to burn a hole through the woods if they are using it as a natural wall.

Forest Fire has a damage cap based on four different variables, which are civilian units, soldier units (includes human units, myth units, and heroes), buildings, and herdable animals. All four can be damaged independently, i.e. reaching the damage cap of civilian units will not prevent soldier units from taking damage.

  • Villagers ~600 damage
  • Soldiers ~500 damage
  • Buildings ~2.000 damage

Forest Fire can be used very strategically in team games. A teammate playing Gaia can invoke Gaia Forest on a location, and the player can then invoke Forest Fire, allowing for a precise attack, rather than relying on the random generation of trees. Another relatively unknown strategy is when the player has an Oranos teammate on a water based map. As wood is exceptionally important on water maps, the player can invoke Forest Fire near where the enemy is collecting wood, and then have their Oranos teammate invoke Shockwave. This can kill up to 9 enemy villagers when done correctly.

Trivia[]

  • Originally, when Forest Fire was invoked, a light from heaven was cast on the central trees. This also resulted in a fire whirlwind, however these effects were cut for unknown reasons, mostly likely to preserve memory.

Gallery[]

God powers in Age of Mythology
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ClassicalAge Classical Age PestilenceIcon Pestilence · RestorationIcon Restoration · CeasefireIcon Ceasefire
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MythicAge Mythic Age EarthquakeIcon Earthquake · LightningStormIcon Lightning Storm · PlentyIcon Plenty
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ClassicalAge Classical Age EclipseIcon Eclipse · ShiftingSandsIcon Shifting Sands · PlagueOfSerpentsIcon Plague of Serpents
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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
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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
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ClassicalAge Classical Age BarrageIcon Barrage · GreatJourneyIcon Great Journey · CallToArmsIcon Call to Arms
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MythicAge Mythic Age GreatFloodIcon Great Flood · InfernoIcon Inferno · EarthDragonIcon Earth Dragon
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