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This article is about the unit in Age of Empires: Mythologies. For the unit in Age of Mythology, see Heracles.

Herakles is a Greek hero in Age of Empires: Mythologies.

Hero power[]

Strength of Atlas: Herakles' Strength of Atlas power allows him to not only deal tremendous damage to a single enemy, but also knock it back up to three tiles away. This ability can be used every 4 turns.


  • Train at: Shrine
  • Cost: 140 food, 140 gold, 30 favor
  • Type: Hero, light infantry
  • Range: N/A
  • Attack: 80
  • Defense: 30
  • HP: 155
  • Movement: 13

God bonuses and upgrades[]

Age I: Attack x0.6, HP x0.6
Age II: Attack x0.75, HP x0.75
Age III: Attack x0.9, HP x0.9

Aphrodite increases attack by 5%.
Athena increases movement by 3.

  • Divine Blood (Zeus): Gains +20% HP.
  • Oracle's Service (Zeus): Gains +1 sight.
  • Dark Motive (Hades): Gains +10% attack.
  • Blessing of Aphrodite (Aphrodite): Is trained with 40% of its HP instead of the usual 25%.
  • Gift of Wisdom (Athena): Gains +1 sight.
  • Watchful Oversight (Athena): Gains +5% HP and defense.
  • Winged Sandals (Hermes): Moves more effectively through hill or forest tiles.
  • Mother of Death (Nyx): Spawns a Shade if killed by an enemy hero.
  • Mother of Deceit (Nyx): Hides HP from enemy units unless there is an enemy unit directly adjacent to him.


As a light infantry type hero, Herakles fares well against cavalry units but is vulnerable against archers and heavy infantry. His strength of atlas ability helps keep him clear of such threats as anything that isn't killed by the damage is moved out of his way. This forces enemy units to close in on him again. If Herakles is hiding on a forest tile, the enemy will be forced to mobilize two units to first locate him before being able to locate him again. Players can also use strength of atlas to clear a narrow pass being blocked by the enemy, enabling their own units to pass through.


  • Aphrodite's Good Humors research should also affect heroes like Herakles but due to a bug it does not.
  • Herakles is one of two heroes who fights alone during their attack animation, sharing this distinction with Siegfried.