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This article is about the heroes in Age of Empires II. For heroes in other games of the series, see Hero.
Joan maid aoe2DE prev

Joan the Maid's icon in Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition

Heroes are special units and buildings in Age of Empires II. Unavailable in regular games, heroes typically refer to historical figures. As such, they are often featured in campaign scenarios, but also make appearances in the Battle Royale mode. They are often must-survive units in campaigns, i.e. their death means instant defeat. Hero units are available in the Scenario Editor in the Heroes section, whereas the hero buildings are found in the regular Buildings section.

Heroes are characterized by the following properties, which were split in the Definitive Edition for versatility and to reduce hardcoding. Before that, all properties of heroes were combined in hero mode 1. Some of these properties were present at the release, while some were added in The Conquerors, and some were added in the Definitive Edition.

  • 1 - Full Hero Mode - Appears in Heroes tab if unit, and Building or Other tab if building in addition to the effects 2, 4, 8, 16, 32 and 64
  • 2 - Cannot be converted (since the Conquerors)
  • 4 - Regenerate 30 hit points per minute (since the Conquerors)
  • 8 - Default Defensive Stance
  • 16 - Protected Formation - hero units always occur in the back of the player army when moving in line formation, or in the middle of the box when moving in box formation
  • 32 - Safe Delete Confirmation - warning appears when trying to delete (since the Definitive Edition)
  • 64 - Golden Glow (since the Definitive Edition)

The numbers beside the properties are used when only some features of a hero are to be enabled for a unit. When all features are to be enabled, 1 is used, which is equivalent to 126 except that the unit appears in the regular units tab instead of the heroes tab. Flag 128 is used to invert the effect of a property when used with 0 (if used with 0, better not use 128 too) or 1. For example, Hunting Wolves have Hero Mode 193, which means that they have properties 1 (full hero mode), 64 (glow) and 128 (inversion), which combines to give Hunting Wolves all hero properties except glow. Hence, all heroes except the Hunting Wolf have a distinct, golden glow that helps tell them apart from common units.

Heroes often have unique icons and sometimes even unique unit designs, and usually have good combat stats, making them very valuable in-game.

Tsar Konstantin's battle wheelchair

Tsar Konstantin, a very unique hero

List of heroes[]

Hero Type Sprite Campaign appearances Civilization

AoE2-DLCicon-0 The Age of Kings[]

Aethelfrith aoe2DE Aethelfrith Infantry Woad Raider Vinlandsaga (DE)
The Saxon Revolt
Legionaries on the Horizon!
Finehair
Ironside
Ragnar
Celts
Monk hero aoe2DE Archbishop Monk Monk Langshan Jiang
The Old World (DE)
An Unlikely Alliance
The Matter of the Crown
Ironside
Ragnar
Archereyes aoe2DE Archer of the Eyes Foot archer Arbalester The Siege of Jerusalem
The Lion and the Demon
The Emperor Sleeping
Arrival at Bari (HD)
A Promising Warrior
The Right Partner
Hero trebuchet unpacked aoe2DE Bad Neighbor Siege weapon Trebuchet The Lion and the Demon Britons
Belisarius aoe2DE Belisarius Cavalry Cataphract
Centurion (DE)
Legionaries on the Horizon!
The Return of the Dragon (HD)
The Moon Rises (HD)
Bapheus (HD)
Honfoglalás (HD)
The Siege
Bohemond and the Emperor
The Emperor's Revenge
Constantine XI
Fetih
Ironside
Komnenos
Byzantines
Charlemagne aoe2DE Charlemagne Infantry Throwing Axeman The Saxon Revolt
The Dragon Spreads His Wings (HD)
Finehair
Ironside
Karlsefni
Ragnar
Franks
Charlesmartel aoe2DE Charles Martel Infantry Throwing Axeman Tours
Ragnar
Franks
Gawain aoe2DE Constable Richemont Cavalry Frankish Paladin A Perfect Martyr
The Fruits of Her Labor
Robert
Franks
Dukedalencon aoe2DE Duke D'Alençon Cavalry Frankish Paladin The Maid of Orleans
Emperor of the West
Hammer of the Scots
Vain Ambition
Bohemond in the East
Ironside
Franks
El cid campeador aoe2DE El Cid Infantry Champion Brother against Brother
The Exile of the Cid
The Dragon Spreads His Wings (HD)
Spanish
Empbarrel aoe2DE Emperor in a Barrel Civilian Trade Cart The Emperor Sleeping
The Elopement
Tales of La Canela
Cyprus (HD)
A Dangerous Mission
In the Shadow of the Throne
Rising Star
Teutons
Erikthered aoe2DE Erik the Red Infantry Berserk Vinlandsaga
The Saxon Revolt
The Dragon Spreads His Wings (HD)
Ironside
Karlsefni
Komnenos
Ragnar
Vikings
Frankish paladin aoe2de Frankish Paladin Cavalry Unique Barbarossa's March (DE)
The Saxon Revolt
Bohemond and the Emperor
Robert
Franks
Monk hero aoe2DE Friar Tuck Monk Monk The Saxon Revolt
Where the One-Eyed Man is King
Britons
Gawain aoe2DE Gawain Cavalry Cavalier Arrival at Bari (HD) Celts
Genghiskhan aoe2DE Genghis Khan Mounted archer Mangudai Crucible
Arrival at Bari (HD)
Honfoglalás (HD)
Temujin
Mongols
Hero trebuchet unpacked aoe2DE God's Own Sling Siege weapon Trebuchet The Lion and the Demon
Cyprus (DE)
Mangudai Madness
The Siege
Britons
Guy Joesselyne icon AoE2DE updated Guy Josselyne Cavalry Paladin A Perfect Martyr
The Saxon Revolt
The Dragon Spreads His Wings (HD)
The Return of the Dragon (HD)
The Moon Rises (HD)
Arrival at Bari (HD)
The Old World (HD)
A Titan Amongst Mortals
Bohemond in the East
Courage and Coin
Franks
Monk render Harold Haardraade (removed) Monk Monk None Vikings
Hrolf the ganger aoe2DE Hrolf the Ganger Infantry Berserk Finehair
Komnenos
Ragnar
Robert
Vikings
Hunting wolf aoe2DE Hunting Wolf Infantry Wolf The Horde Rides West
Pax Mongolica
The Great Ride
The Triple Alliance (HD)
The Legend of Prithviraj (formerly)
Honfoglalás (HD)
The Old World
The Old Tiger
Raising the Banners
The Battle at the Kalka River
A Most Unlikely Man
Tsar of the Bulgars
Amir of Transoxiana
Warrior of God
Finehair
Jeanbureau aoe2DE Jean Bureau Siege weapon Bombard Cannon A Perfect Martyr
The Dragon Spreads His Wings (HD)
Franks
Jeandelorrain aoe2DE Jean de Lorrain Siege weapon Bombard Cannon The Siege of Paris Franks
Joan arc aoe2DE Joan of Arc Cavalry Unique The Maid of Orleans
The Cleansing of the Loire
The Rising
The Siege of Paris
The Maid Falls
Stephen
Franks
Joan maid aoe2DE Joan the Maid Infantry Unique An Unlikely Messiah
The Sack of Rome
Tales of La Canela
The Right Partner
The Maid Falls
The Siege of Vilnius
Ragnar
Franks
King arthur aoe2DE King Arthur Infantry Champion None Celts
Kitabatake aoe2DE Kitabatake Infantry Samurai Kurikara Japanese
Kushluk aoe2DE Kushluk Cavalry Cavalier
Unique (DE)
A Life of Revenge
Emperor of the West
The Sack of Rome
The Dragon Spreads His Wings (HD)
Honfoglalás (HD)
A Most Unlikely Man
An Unlikely Alliance
Echoes of Heroes
The Tatar Yoke
Pearl of the East
Ragnar
Temujin
Mongols
Lahire aoe2DE La Hire Infantry Champion CampaignIcon-BariDE Bari (HD) - all scenarios
The Cleansing of the Loire
A Perfect Martyr
Arrival at Bari (DE)
Franks
Lancelot aoe2DE Lancelot Cavalry Paladin None Celts
Lorddegraville aoe2DE Lord de Graville Foot archer Arbalester The Siege of Paris
The White Elephant (DE)
Franks
Alexandernevski aoe2DE Master of the Templar Cavalry Frankish Paladin The Siege of Jerusalem
O Fortuna
The Cannibals
Hammer of the Scots
Franks
Minamoto aoe2DE Minamoto Infantry Samurai Kurikara
Nobunaga
Shimazu
Japanese
Lancelot aoe2DE Mordred Cavalry Paladin None Celts
Wolf hero1 Ornlu the Wolf Animal Wolf Crucible
Vinlandsaga
The Triple Alliance
La Noche Triste
A Promising Warrior
The Digvijaya (HD)
The Elopement
Tsar of the Bulgars
Echoes of Heroes
Where the One-Eyed Man is King
Finehair
Reynaldde aoe2DE Reynald de Chatillon Cavalry Frankish Paladin Lord of Arabia
The Horns of Hattin
Guiscard Arrives
Bloody Crestwaves
Franks
Lionheart aoe2DE Richard the Lionheart Cavalry Paladin The Emperor Sleeping
Cyprus
Honfoglalás (HD)
Bohemond in the East
Britons
Robin hood aoe2de Robin Hood Foot archer Longbowman None Britons
Roland aoe2DE Roland Cavalry Knight The Dragon Spreads His Wings (DE)
Honfoglalás (HD)
Tamar the Builder
Franks
Saboteur aoe2DE Saboteur Siege weapon Petard Pax Mongolica
A Son's Blood (HD)
Welcome Home (DE)
Mangudai Madness
Nobunaga
Shah aoe2DE Shah King King The Horde Rides West
The Dragon Spreads His Wings (HD)
The Return of the Dragon
O Fortuna
The Great Siege
Cyprus (HD)
Honfoglalás (HD)
Bapheus (HD)
The Digvijaya (DE)
Lion of Africa (HD)
Ruins of Empires (HD)
A Son's Blood (HD)
Djeriba Gold (HD)
The Last Timurids
The Queen in the Panther's Skin
Persians
Sheriff nottingham aoe2DE Sheriff of Nottingham Infantry Long Swordsman The Elopement
The Rebellion of Melus (DE)
Vain Ambition
Britons
King arthur aoe2DE Siegfried Infantry Champion The Saxon Revolt
Like Father, Like Son
Ragnar
Vikings
Sieurbertrand aoe2DE Sieur Bertrand Cavalry Knight An Unlikely Messiah
The Sack of Rome
The Rebellion of Melus (HD)
Tales of La Canela
Bohemond in the East
Franks
Sieurdemetz aoe2DE Sieur de Metz Cavalry Knight An Unlikely Messiah
The Rebellion of Melus (HD)
The Great Siege
A Titan Amongst Mortals
Franks
Sirjohnfastolf aoe2DE Sir John Fastolf Cavalry Frankish Paladin The Cleansing of the Loire
Hastings (Co-Op)
The Great Siege
Bapheus (HD)
Guiscard Arrives
Britons
Subotai AoE2DE Subotai Mounted archer Heavy Cavalry Archer
Unique (DE)
The Horde Rides West
Pax Mongolica
The Moon Rises (HD)
Honfoglalás (HD)
Mongol Raiders
Harbinger of Destruction
The Tatar Yoke
Vytautas' Crusade
The Battle of Panipat
Mstislav
Temujin
Mongols
Tamerlane aoe2DE Tamerlane Mounted archer Mangudai The Fate of India
Amir of Transoxiana
Temujin
Tatars
Gawain aoe2DE The Black Prince Cavalry Cavalier His Own Man
Viva Sforza!
The Onrushing Tide
The Old World
Welcome Home (HD)
Britons
Ataulf aoe2DE Theodoric the Goth Infantry Huskarl All Roads Lead to a Besieged City
Legionaries on the Horizon!
The Battle of Guadalete
Finehair
Ironside
Ragnar
Goths
William wallace new aoe2de William Wallace Infantry Champion
Unique (DE)
The Battle of Falkirk
A Kingdom of Our Own
Hammer of the Scots
Preparing for Battle
Charlemagne
Karlsefni
Ragnar
Vortigern
Celts

AoE2-DLCicon-1 The Conquerors[]

Yisun aoe2DE Admiral Yi Sun-Shin Warship Turtle Ship Noryang Point Koreans
Alexandernevski aoe2DE Alexander Nevski Cavalry Cavalier Legionaries on the Horizon!
The Dragon Spreads His Wings (HD)
The Return of the Dragon (HD)
The Moon Rises (HD)
The Old World (HD)
Kurikara (HD)
Kaesong
A Titan Amongst Mortals
Vain Ambition
Robert
Slavs
Attilathehun aoe2DE Attila the Hun Cavalry Cataphract
Unique (DE)
The Scourge of God
The Fall of Rome
The Rebellion of Melus (HD)
Honfoglalás (HD)
Bohemond in the East
Pearl of the East
Ironside
Huns
Bledathehun aoe2DE Bleda the Hun Cavalry Mangudai
Steppe Lancer (DE)
The Scourge of God
Bapheus (HD)
Harbinger of Destruction
Roger in Sicily
Vytautas' Crusade
Pearl of the East
The Fallen Amir
Huns
El cid campeador aoe2DE El Cid Campeador Cavalry Frankish Paladin CampaignIcon-ElCidDE El Cid - all scenarios
Bohemond in the East
Robert
Spanish
Erikthered aoe2DE Harald Hardrada Infantry Berserk Hastings
The Saxon Revolt
The Dragon Spreads His Wings (HD)
Charlemagne
Ragnar
Vikings
Henryv aoe2DE Henry V Cavalry Paladin Agincourt
The Cleansing of Paris
Ragnar
Britons
Aoe2 Imam Imam Monk Monk
Unique (TF)
The Enemy of my Enemy
Bapheus (HD)
Ruins of Empires
A Son's Blood (HD)
Djeriba Gold
Ironside
Seljuk
Kingalfonso aoe2DE King Alfonso King King Brother against Brother
Black Guards
Cyprus (HD)
Duel of the Dukes
Spanish
Kingsancho aoe2DE King Sancho King King Brother against Brother
Cyprus (HD)
Spanish
Minamoto aoe2DE Nobunaga Infantry Samurai Kyoto
Kurikara
Nobunaga
Japanese
Popeleoi aoe2DE Pope Leo I Monk Monk The Fall of Rome
The Siege
Charlemagne
Ironside
Romans
Scythian scout aoe2DE Scythian Scout Cavalry Light Cavalry The Scourge of God (DE)
Bukhara (HD)
All Roads Lead to a Besieged City
Legionaries on the Horizon!
Honfoglalás (HD)
Djeriba Gold (HD)
Scythianwildwoman aoe2DE Scythian Wild Woman Infantry Unique The Great Ride
The Cannibals
The White Elephant
Williamconq aoe2DE William the Conqueror Cavalry Frankish Paladin Hastings
Courage and Coin
Franks

AoE2-DLCicon-2 The Forgotten[]

Chand bardai aoe2DE Chand Bardai Monk Unique A Promising Warrior
Battles of Tarain
Born of Fire
The Digvijaya (DE)
Hand of a Princess
The Fate of India
Unconditional Loyalty
The Royal Peacock
The Falcon's Tent
Gurjaras
Cuauhtemoc aoe2DE Cuauhtemoc Infantry Elite Eagle Warrior The Split
Ruins of Empires (HD)
Aztecs
Fransforza aoe2DE Francesco Sforza Infantry Condottiero
Unique (DE)
CampaignIcon-SforzaDE Sforza - all scenarios (HD and DE)
Blood for Blood
The Siege
Drake
Ironside
Italians
Franciscode aoe2DE Francisco de Orellana Gunpowder cavalry Conquistador El Dorado Icon El Dorado - all scenarios
Lion of Africa
The Burmese Tigers
The Mandalay Cobra
The Old Tiger (HD)
Spanish
Fredbarb aoe2DE Frederick Barbarossa Infantry Teutonic Knight Caught in the Crossfire
Robert
Teutons
Pizarro aoe2DE Gonzalo Pizarro Gunpowder cavalry Conquistador The Split
Tales of La Canela
The Triple Alliance (DE)
Lion of Africa
Ruins of Empires
Estado da India
The Old Tiger (DE)
Drake
Spanish
Jarl aoe2DE Jarl Cavalry Tarkan
Unique (DE)
The Scourge of God (Co-Op)
The Fall of Rome (Co-Op)
York (formerly)
Honfoglalás (HD)
Harbinger of Destruction
The Fruits of Her Labor
Charlemagne
Finehair
Ragnar
Vikings
Khosrau aoe2DE Khosrau Mounted archer Elephant Archer Bukhara
Born of Fire
Persians
Osman aoe2DE Osman Mounted archer Heavy Cavalry Archer
Unique (DE)
Bapheus
A Son's Blood
The Siege
Constantine XI
Fetih
Komnenos
Turks
Prithvi aoe2DE Prithvi Foot archer Crossbowman A Promising Warrior
The Digvijaya (DE)
Gurjaras
Prithviraj aoe2DE Prithviraj Mounted archer Heavy Cavalry Archer
Unique (DE)
CampaignIcon-PrithvirajDE Prithviraj - all scenarios (HD)
Born of Fire
The Digvijaya (DE)
Hand of a Princess
Gurjaras
Queenicon Queen (formerly) Civilian Queen Cyprus (HD)
Bapheus (HD)
Saladin aoe2DE Saladin Cavalry Mameluke Battles of Tarain
Ruins of Empires (HD)
A Son's Blood (HD)
A Titan Amongst Mortals (formerly)
Roger in Sicily
Ironside
Saracens
Sanyogita aoe2DE Sanyogita Civilian Queen A Promising Warrior
The Elopement
Hand of a Princess
The White Elephant (HD)
Temujin
Gurjaras
Savar aoe2DE Savar (removed) Cavalry Cataphract
Unique (DE)
Bukhara (HD)
A Son's Blood (formerly)
Persians
Vladdracula aoe2DE Vlad Dracula Cavalry Boyar
Unique (DE)
CampaignIcon-DraculaDE Vlad Dracula - all scenarios
A Son's Blood (HD)
Mstislav

AoE2-DLCicon-3 The African Kingdoms[]

Abraha elephant aoe2DE Abraha Elephant Cavalry War Elephant None Ethiopians
Babur aoe2DE Babur Cavalry Imperial Camel Rider The Fate of India (formerly)
A Son's Blood (DE)
Roger in Sicily
The Last Timurids
The Fallen Amir
Tatars

Hindustanis

Dagnajan aoe2DE Dagnajan Mounted archer Unique A Fallen Crown Ethiopians
Gidajan aoe2DE Gidajan Infantry Unique Welcome Home (HD)
The Falcon's Tent
Drake
Ironside
Ethiopians
Guglielmo aoe2DE Guglielmo Embriaco Foot archer Genoese Crossbowman The Siege
Constantine XI
Fetih
Italians
Henry ii aoe2DE Henry II Infantry Two-Handed Swordsman
Unique (DE)
The Pasunda Bubat Tragedy (HD)
The Field of Blood
War of Brothers
The Falcon's Tent
Ragnar
Britons
Huayna capac aoe2DE Huayna Capac Foot archer Slinger None Incas
Itzcoatl aoe2DE Itzcoatl Infantry Jaguar Warrior
Unique (DE)
Like Father, Like Son
Drake
Aztecs
Little john aoe2DE Little John Infantry Spearman Vain Ambition Britons
Miklos toldi aoe2DE Miklos Toldi Cavalry Magyar Huszar Mstislav Magyars
Musa ibn aoe2DE Musa ibn Nusayr Mounted archer Camel Archer Consolidation and Subjugation
Ruins of Empires (HD)
Roger in Sicily
Saracens
Mustafa pasha aoe2DE Mustafa Pasha Gunpowder unit Janissary None Turks
Pacal ii aoe2DE Pacal II Foot archer Plumed Archer None Mayans
Pachacuti aoe2DE Pachacuti Infantry Kamayuk
Unique (DE)
War of Brothers Incas
Yodit aoe2DE Princess Yodit Civilian Queen Path of Exile Ethiopians
Richarddeclare aoe2DE Richard de Clare Cavalry Light Cavalry Cyprus (DE)
Komnenos
Stephen
Britons
Su dingfang aoe2DE Su Dingfang Foot archer Chu Ko Nu None Chinese
Sumanguru aoe2DE Sumanguru Cavalry Cataphract
Unique (DE)
The Lion's Den Malians
Sundjata aoe2DE Sundjata Cavalry Light Cavalry
Unique (DE)
Hunted Malians
Tariq aoe2DE Tariq ibn Ziyad Mounted archer Genitour
Unique (DE)
The Battle of Guadalete
Consolidation and Subjugation
Crossing the Pyrenees
Ruins of Empires
Tours (DE)
Roger in Sicily
Ironside
Berbers
Miklos toldi aoe2DE Tristan Cavalry Magyar Huszar None Celts
Yekuno aoe2DE Yekuno Amlak Infantry Shotel Warrior Ruins of Empires (DE)
Estado da India (HD)
Ethiopians
Yodit aoe2DE Yodit Infantry Gbeto
Unique (DE)
None Ethiopians
Zawisza DOTD Zawisza the Black Cavalry Hussar None Poles

AoE2-DLCicon-4 Rise of the Rajas[]

Bayinnaung aoe2DE Bayinnaung Cavalry Elite Battle Elephant
Unique (DE)
The Burmese Tigers
The Mandalay Cobra
The Royal Peacock
Burmese
Buibi aoe2DE Bui Bi Monk Unique The Fate of India
The Legend of Prithviraj
A Three-Pronged Attack
The Burmese Tigers
The Mandalay Cobra
The Royal Peacock (DE)
The Old Tiger
The Battle at Hanoi (DE)
Sacred Waters
Nobunaga
Shimazu
Temujin
Vietnamese
DinhLe aoe2DE Dinh Le Cavalry Paladin
Unique (DE)
A Three-Pronged Attack
Shimazu
Vietnamese
Envoy aoe2DE Envoy Cavalry Light Cavalry
Unique (DE)
Usurpation (Co-Op)
A Dangerous Mission
The Royal Peacock (DE)
The White Elephant (DE)
Rising Star
GajahMada aoe2DE Gajah Mada Infantry Unique Unconditional Loyalty
The Pasunda Bubat Tragedy
The Old Tiger (HD)
Malay
Jayanegara aoe2DE Jayanegara King King The Burmese Tigers
The Field of Blood
War of Brothers
Malay
Jayaviravarman aoe2DE Jayaviravarman Infantry Karambit Warrior The White Elephant (HD)
Quelling the Rebellion
Malay
Lelaiicon Le Lai (removed) Infantry Two-Handed Swordsman The Mountain Siege (HD) Vietnamese
Lelaiicon Le Lai (removed) Infantry Champion The White Elephant (HD)
The Mountain Siege (HD)
Vietnamese
Leloi aoe2DE Le Loi Infantry Champion
Unique (DE)
The White Elephant
The Dai Viet Uprising
The Mountain Siege
The Battle at Hanoi (HD)
The Final Fortress (HD)
Sacred Waters
Vietnamese
LeTrien aoe2DE Le Trien Infantry Champion The White Elephant
A Three-Pronged Attack
Vietnamese
Luu Nhan Chu aoe2DE Luu Nhan Chu Foot archer Arbalester A Three-Pronged Attack Vietnamese
RadenWijaya aoe2DE Raden Wijaya Cavalry Cavalier The Story of Our Founders
The Pasunda Bubat Tragedy (HD)
Malay
Sunda aoe2DE Sunda Royal Fighter Infantry Unique CampaignIcon-BayinnaungDE Bayinnaung - all scenarios (DE)
The Pasunda Bubat Tragedy
The Dai Viet Uprising (HD)
The Field of Blood
War of Brothers
The Falcon's Tent
Malay
Suryavarman aoe2DE Suryavarman I Cavalry Elite Battle Elephant Usurpation
A Dangerous Mission
The Old Tiger (HD)
Khmer
Tabinshwehti aoe2DE Tabinshwehti Mounted archer Elephant Archer The Burmese Tigers
The Mandalay Cobra
Burmese
Udaya aoe2DE Udayadityavarman I King King Usurpation Khmer
Wangtong aoe2DE Wang Tong Cavalry Cataphract
Unique (DE)
The Old Tiger (HD)
Shimazu
Temujin
Chinese

AoE2-DLCicon-5 The Last Khans[]

AoE2 DE Hero Alaric icon Alaric the Goth Cavalry Unique The Giant Falls (Co-Op)
The Siege
Ragnar
Goths
AoE2 DE Hero Alaric icon Ataulf Infantry Unique The Giant Falls
Ragnar
Goths
Cuman chief aoe2de Cuman Chief Cavalry Unique The Battle at the Kalka River
Saving the Huts
Blood for Blood
A New Home
Tsar of the Bulgars
Echoes of Heroes
Where the One-Eyed Man is King
The Tatar Yoke
Takeover
Mstislav
Temujin
Cumans
Cusi yupanqui aoe2de Cusi Yupanqui Infantry Unique The Field of Blood Incas
Girgen khan aoe2de Girgen Khan Mounted archer Unique A Titan Amongst Mortals
Saving the Huts
Tsar of the Bulgars
Where the One-Eyed Man is King
The Siege
Temujin
Cumans
Henrythelion aoe2DE Henry the Lion Cavalry Knight Hammer of the Scots Teutons
Ivaylo aoe2DE Ivaylo Cavalry Unique CampaignIcon-Ivaylo Ivaylo - all scenarios
The Siege
Ragnar
Bulgarians
Ivaylo aoe2DE Ivaylo (dismounted) Infantry Unique Spawned when Ivaylo is killed
Where the One-Eyed Man is King
Ragnar
Bulgarians
King bela iv aoe2de King Bela IV King King None Magyars
KotyanKhan aoe2DE Kotyan Khan Mounted archer Unique Raising the Banners
The Battle at the Kalka River
Saving the Huts
The Siege
Mstislav
Temujin
Cumans
Erikthered aoe2DE Leif Erikson Warship Longboat Finehair Vikings
Lelai aoe2DE Le Lai Cavalry Unique The Mountain Siege (DE) Vietnamese
Sosso guard aoe2de Sosso Guard Infantry Unique The Lion's Den (DE)
Drake
Malians
The middlebrook aoe2de The Middlebrook Warship Longboat None
Tokkhan aoe2DE Tokhtamysh Khan Cavalry Keshik Bapheus (Co-Op)
Amir of Transoxiana
Gurkhan of Persia
Vytautas' Crusade
The Fruits of Her Labor
Mongols

Tatars

Tsar aoe2DE Tsar Konstantin Cavalry Unique A Most Unlikely Man Bulgarians
Topa yupanqui Topa Yupanqui Infantry Jaguar Warrior None Incas
UrusKhan aoe2DE Urus Khan Mounted archer Kipchak Amir of Transoxiana
A Most Unlikely Man
The Battle of Panipat
Tatars
Pizarro aoe2DE Vasco da Gama Warship Caravel None Portuguese
Vytautus the great aoe2de Vytautas the Great Cavalry Unique Cyprus (DE)
The Old World (DE)
Where the One-Eyed Man is King
Duel of the Dukes
The Siege of Vilnius
Vytautas' Crusade
The Fruits of Her Labor
Courage and Coin
Warrior of God
Mstislav
Lithuanians

AoE2Icon-LordsWest Lords of the West[]

Bernard darmagnae aoe2de Bernard d'Armagnac Cavalry Unique The Cleansing of Paris
Courage and Coin
Ragnar
Franks
Bohemond aoe2de Bohemond Cavalry Unique Bohemond and the Emperor
Bohemond in the East
Robert
Sicilians
Dafydd ap gruffydd aoe2de Dafydd ap Gruffydd Infantry Unique Of Castles and Kings
Ragnar
Stephen
Celts
Edward longshanks aoe2de Edward Longshanks Cavalry Unique CampaignIcon-EdwardDE Edward Longshanks - all scenarios Britons
Gilbert de clare aoe2de Gilbert de Clare Cavalry Unique Vain Ambition
Roger in Sicily
Stephen
Britons
Jacqueline of hainaut aoe2de Jacqueline of Hainaut Civilian Queen None Burgundians
John the fearless aoe2de John the Fearless Cavalry Unique A Kingdom Divided
The Wolf and the Lion
The Cleansing of Paris
Burgundians
Llywelyn ap gruffydd aoe2de Llywelyn ap Gruffydd Infantry Unique Of Castles and Kings
Ragnar
Celts
Philip the good aoe2de Philip the Good Cavalry Unique Unholy Marriage
The Hook and Cod Wars
The Maid Falls
Burgundians
Robert guiscard aoe2de Robert Guiscard Cavalry Unique Guiscard Arrives
Bohemond and the Emperor
Mstislav
Stephen
Sicilians
Roger bosso aoe2de Roger Bosso Cavalry Unique Guiscard Arrives
Roger in Sicily
Charlemagne
Ragnar
Stephen
Sicilians
Hero trebuchet unpacked aoe2DE Warwolf Trebuchet Siege weapon Trebuchet Hammer of the Scots Britons

Dawn of the Dukes icon Dawn of the Dukes[]

Algirdas aoe2de Algirdas Cavalry Unique Family Affairs
No Man's Land
The Tatar Yoke
A Worthy Opponent
Mstislav
Lithuanians
Dmitry of Moscow aoe2de Dmitry of Moscow Cavalry Cavalier A Son's Blood (DE)
A Worthy Opponent
Slavs
Emperor Sigismund aoe2de Emperor Sigismund Cavalry Frankish Paladin None Teutons
Jadwiga aoe2de Jadwiga Monk Unique Star of the Poles
Duel of the Dukes
The Siege of Vilnius
Poles
Jan Zizka aoe2de Jan Zizka Cavalry Unique The Fruits of Her Labor
The One-Eyed Wanderer
Courage and Coin
The Iron Lords
The Golden City
Ragnar
Mstislav
Bohemians
Jogaila aoe2de Jogaila Cavalry Unique In the Shadow of the Throne
The Matter of the Crown
Star of the Poles
Duel of the Dukes
The Siege of Vilnius
The Fruits of Her Labor
Courage and Coin
Charlemagne
Ragnar
Lithuanians
Poles
Kestutis aoe2de Kestutis Cavalry Unique Algirdas icon Algirdas and Kestutis - all scenarios Lithuanians
Mikhail of Tver aoe2de Mikhail of Tver Cavalry Boyar A Worthy Opponent
Ragnar
Mstislav
Slavs
Ulrich von Jungingen aoe2de Ulrich von Jungingen Cavalry Unique The Fruits of Her Labor
Courage and Coin
Mstislav
Otto
Teutons
Young Jadwiga aoe2de Young Jadwiga Infantry Unique The Matter of the Crown
Ragnar
Poles

AoE2Icon-DynastiesIndia Dynasties of India[]

Aoe2de amoghavarsha Amoghavarsha Infantry Urumi Swordsman Estado da India (DE) Dravidians
Aoe2de General Araiyan General Araiyan Cavalry Unique The Successor
Sacred Waters
Dravidians
AoE2DE Ibrahim Lodi icon Ibrahim Lodi Mounted archer Khan The Battle of Panipat Hindustanis
AoE2DE Mihira Bhoja icon Mihira Bhoja Cavalry Shrivamsha Rider None Gurjaras
AoE2DE Qutlugh Icon Qutlugh Mounted archer Unique Pearl of the East
The Last Timurids
Tatars
AoE2DE Rajendra Chola icon Rajendra Chola Cavalry Unique The White Elephant (DE)
The Old Tiger (DE)
Rajendra Icon Rajendra - all scenarios
Dravidians
Aoe2de shaybani khan icon Shaybani Khan Mounted archer Unique The Fallen Amir
Aoe2de Young Babur icon Young Babur Cavalry Heavy Camel Rider Pearl of the East Tatars

AoE2Icon-MountainRoyals The Mountain Royals[]

AoE2DE Ismail icon Ismail Cavalry Scout Cavalry The Red Hats
Road to Royalty
Persians
Ivane icon AoE2DE Ivane Cavalry Cataphract Takeover
The Queen in the Panther's Skin
Armenians
Mleh icon AoE2DE Mleh Infantry Two-Handed Swordsman Outlawed
The Emperor's Revenge
Caught in the Crossfire
Armenians
Selim icon AoE2DE Selim the Grim Cavalry Savar None Turks
AoE2DE Shah Ismail icon Shah Ismail Cavalry Unique Alexander Safavi Persians
Stephan icon AoE2DE Stephan Infantry Warrior Priest Outlawed
The Emperor's Revenge
Caught in the Crossfire
Armenians
AoE2DE Tamar icon Tamar Cavalry Unique Tamar Icon Tamar - all scenarios Georgians
AoE2DE Thoros icon Thoros Cavalry Unique Thoros Icon Thoros II - all scenarios Armenians
Yury icon AoE2DE Yury Infantry dismounted Ivaylo None Slavs
Zakare icon AoE2DE Zakare Infantry Warrior Priest Takeover
The Queen in the Panther's Skin
Armenians

List of hero buildings[]

Hero Campaign appearances

AoE2-DLCicon-0 The Age of Kings[]

Wonder aoe2DE Dome of the Rock The Siege of Jerusalem
The Emperor Sleeping
Pyramid aoe2DE Great Pyramid An Arabian Knight
Accursed tower aoe2DE The Accursed Tower The Lion and the Demon
Reconquista
The Onrushing Tide
Scn 14 cyprus normal Cyprus (DE)
A New Home
A Titan Amongst Mortals
The Golden City
Accursed tower aoe2DE The Tower of Flies The Lion and the Demon
Reconquista
The Dragon Spreads His Wings
The Night Falls
The Belly of the Beast
The Best Laid Plans
Scn 14 cyprus normal Cyprus (DE)
Scn 11 york normal York
The Old World

AoE2-DLCicon-2 The Forgotten[]

Wonder aoe2DE Quimper Cathedral Scn 11 york normal York
The Old World (HD)
Unholy Marriage
The Maid Falls
Scn 24 ragnar Ragnar

AoE2-DLCicon-3 The African Kingdoms[]

Scenario tower afri aoe2de Fortified Tower Born of Fire
The Digvijaya (DE)
Scn 16 lake poyang normal Lake Poyang
Scn 15 bapheus normal Bapheus (DE)
Lion of Africa (HD)
Razzia (DE)
The Lion's Den
Welcome Home (DE)
The Battle at Hanoi (DE)
Quelling the Rebellion
Challenging a Thalassocracy (DE)
Serving the New King (DE)
The Pasunda Bubat Tragedy
Mongol Raiders
Where the One-Eyed Man is King
Blood for Blood
A New Home
CampaignIcon-EdwardDE Edward Longshanks - all scenarios
Roger in Sicily
Bohemond in the East
Wonder of the World
Unholy Marriage
The Maid Falls
No Man's Land
A Worthy Opponent
Duel of the Dukes
The Siege of Vilnius
Vytautas' Crusade
The Fruits of Her Labor
Courage and Coin
The Emperor's Fury
Pearl of the East
Rising Star
Sacred Waters
Slaying the Vritra
Scn 23 charlemagne Charlemagne
Scn 35 constantine Constantine XI
Scn 36 fetih Fetih
Scn 31 komnenos Komnenos
Ragnar
Scn 29 seljuk Seljuk
Scn 37 shimazu Shimazu

AoE2-DLCicon-4 Rise of the Rajas[]

Wonder aoe2DE Gol Gumbaz The Digvijaya (formerly)
Scn 25 ironside Ironside
Wonder aoe2DE Sanchi Stupa The Old Tiger (DE)
Hand of a Princess
Deeds of the Father

Trivia[]

  • The golden glow is also present on one non-heroic unit: the Khan.
  • Like heroes, Kings, Queens, Mounted Samurai, and Crusader Knights cannot be converted. However they are not complete hero units.
  • The Queen is the only hero unit to lose its status and become a generic unit.
  • All hero units have armor class 36, called the Hero armor class. Ninjas have a +9 attack bonus against the hero armor class. This bonus also affects Kings and Queens as they have the armor class despite not being heroes.
  • All cavalry heroes introduced in Lords of the West and all playable heroes (not just cavalry) in Dawn of the Dukes (except Young Jadwiga and Vytautas the Great) return 38 gold upon death. This is due to the fact that the Burgundians had a civilization bonus in development stage where half the gold cost of the Knight line was returned upon death.
  • The Franks have the most number of heroes who are thematically Frankish/French, or appear as Franks in the campaigns, numbering 20.
  • Monk-type Heroes cannot pick up Relics in the Definitive Edition. In prior versions, a glitch will turn them into a regular Monk on picking one up.

Gallery[]

Heroes in Age of Empires II
AoE2-DLCicon-0 The Age of Kings
Non-military Monk hero aoe2DE Archbishop · Empbarrel aoe2DE Emperor in a Barrel · Monk hero aoe2DE Friar Tuck · Monk render Harold Haardraade (removed) · Hunting wolf aoe2DE Hunting Wolf · Ornluthewolf aoe2DE Ornlu the Wolf · Shah aoe2DE Shah
Infantry Aethelfrith aoe2DE Aethelfrith · Charlemagne aoe2DE Charlemagne · Charlesmartel aoe2DE Charles Martel · El cid campeador aoe2DE El Cid · Erikthered aoe2DE Erik the Red · Hrolf the ganger aoe2DE Hrolf the Ganger · Joan maid aoe2DE Joan the Maid · King arthur aoe2DE King Arthur · Kitabatake aoe2DE Kitabatake · Lahire aoe2DE La Hire · Minamoto aoe2DE Minamoto · Sheriff nottingham aoe2DE Sheriff of Nottingham · King arthur aoe2DE Siegfried · Ataulf aoe2DE Theodoric the Goth · William wallace new aoe2de William Wallace
Cavalry Belisarius aoe2DE Belisarius · Gawain aoe2DE Constable Richemont · Dukedalencon aoe2DE Duke D'Alençon · Frankish paladin aoe2de Frankish Paladin · Gawain aoe2DE Gawain · Guy Joesselyne icon AoE2DE updated Guy Josselyne · Joan arc aoe2DE Joan of Arc · Kushluk aoe2DE Kushluk · Lancelot aoe2DE Lancelot · Alexandernevski aoe2DE Master of the Templar · Lancelot aoe2DE Mordred · Reynaldde aoe2DE Reynald de Chatillon · Lionheart aoe2DE Richard the Lionheart · Roland aoe2DE Roland · Sieurbertrand aoe2DE Sieur Bertrand · Sieurdemetz aoe2DE Sieur de Metz · Sirjohnfastolf aoe2DE Sir John Fastolf · Gawain aoe2DE The Black Prince
Archer Archereyes aoe2DE Archer of the Eyes · Genghiskhan aoe2DE Genghis Khan · Lorddegraville aoe2DE Lord de Graville · Robin hood aoe2de Robin Hood  · Subotai AoE2DE Subotai · Tamerlane aoe2DE Tamerlane
Siege Hero trebuchet packed aoe2DE Bad Neighbor · Hero trebuchet packed aoe2DE God's Own Sling · Jeanbureau aoe2DE Jean Bureau · Jeandelorrain aoe2DE Jean de Lorrain · Saboteur aoe2DE Saboteur
Building Wonder aoe2DE Dome of the Rock · Pyramid aoe2DE Great Pyramid · Accursed tower aoe2DE The Accursed Tower · Accursed tower aoe2DE The Tower of Flies
AoE2-DLCicon-1 The Conquerors
Non-military Aoe2 Imam Imam · Kingalfonso aoe2DE King Alfonso · Kingsancho aoe2DE King Sancho · Popeleoi aoe2DE Pope Leo I
Infantry Erikthered aoe2DE Harald Hardrada · Minamoto aoe2DE Nobunaga · Scythianwildwoman aoe2DE Scythian Wild Woman
Cavalry Alexandernevski aoe2DE Alexander Nevski · Attilathehun aoe2DE Attila the Hun · Bledathehun aoe2DE Bleda the Hun · El cid campeador aoe2DE El Cid Campeador · Henryv aoe2DE Henry V · Scythian scout aoe2DE Scythian Scout · Williamconq aoe2DE William the Conqueror
Ship Yisun aoe2DE Admiral Yi Sun-Shin
AoE2-DLCicon-2 The Forgotten
Non-military Chand bardai aoe2DE Chand Bardai · Queen aoe2DE Queen (formerly) · Sanyogita aoe2DE Sanyogita
Infantry Cuauhtemoc aoe2DE Cuauhtemoc · Fransforza aoe2DE Francesco Sforza · Fredbarb aoe2DE Frederick Barbarossa
Cavalry Jarl aoe2DE Jarl · Saladin aoe2DE Saladin · Savar aoe2DE Savar (removed) · Vladdracula aoe2DE Vlad Dracula
Archer Franciscode aoe2DE Francisco de Orellana · Pizarro aoe2DE Gonzalo Pizarro · Khosrau aoe2DE Khosrau · Osman aoe2DE Osman · Prithvi aoe2DE Prithvi · Prithviraj aoe2DE Prithviraj
Building Wonder aoe2DE Quimper Cathedral
AoE2-DLCicon-3 The African Kingdoms
Non-military Yodit aoe2DE Princess Yodit
Infantry Gidajan aoe2DE Gidajan · Henry ii aoe2DE Henry II · Itzcoatl aoe2DE Itzcoatl · Little john aoe2DE Little John · Pachacuti aoe2DE Pachacuti · Yekuno aoe2DE Yekuno Amlak · Yodit aoe2DE Yodit
Cavalry Abraha elephant aoe2DE Abraha Elephant · Babur aoe2DE Babur · Miklos toldi aoe2DE Miklos Toldi · Richarddeclare aoe2DE Richard de Clare · Sumanguru aoe2DE Sumanguru · Sundjata aoe2DE Sundjata · Miklos toldi aoe2DE Tristan · Zawisza DOTD Zawisza the Black
Archer Dagnajan aoe2DE Dagnajan · Guglielmo aoe2DE Guglielmo Embriaco · Huayna capac aoe2DE Huayna Capac · Musa ibn aoe2DE Musa ibn Nusayr · Mustafa pasha aoe2DE Mustafa Pasha · Pacal ii aoe2DE Pacal II · Su dingfang aoe2DE Su Dingfang · Tariq aoe2DE Tariq ibn Ziyad
Building Accursed tower aoe2DE Fortified Tower
AoE2-DLCicon-4 Rise of the Rajas
Non-military Buibi aoe2DE Bui Bi · Jayanegara aoe2DE Jayanegara · Udaya aoe2DE Udayadityavarman I
Infantry GajahMada aoe2DE Gajah Mada · Jayaviravarman aoe2DE Jayaviravarman · Lelaiicon Le Lai (removed) · Leloi aoe2DE Le Loi · LeTrien aoe2DE Le Trien · Sunda aoe2DE Sunda Royal Fighter
Cavalry Bayinnaung aoe2DE Bayinnaung · DinhLe aoe2DE Dinh Le · Envoy aoe2DE Envoy · RadenWijaya aoe2DE Raden Wijaya · Suryavarman aoe2DE Suryavarman I · Wangtong aoe2DE Wang Tong
Archer Luu Nhan Chu aoe2DE Luu Nhan Chu · Tabinshwehti aoe2DE Tabinshwehti
Building Wonder aoe2DE Gol Gumbaz · Wonder aoe2DE Sanchi Stupa
AoE2-DLCicon-5 The Last Khans
Non-military King bela iv aoe2de King Bela IV
Infantry Ataulf aoe2DE Ataulf · Cusi yupanqui aoe2de Cusi Yupanqui · Ivaylo aoe2DE Ivaylo · Sosso guard aoe2de Sosso Guard · Topa yupanqui Topa Yupanqui
Cavalry Ataulf aoe2DE Alaric the Goth · Cuman chief aoe2de Cuman Chief · Henrythelion aoe2DE Henry the Lion · Ivaylo aoe2DE Ivaylo · Lelai aoe2DE Le Lai · Tokkhan aoe2DE Tokhtamysh Khan · Tsar aoe2DE Tsar Konstantin · Vytautus the great aoe2de Vytautas the Great
Archer Girgen khan aoe2de Girgen Khan · KotyanKhan aoe2DE Kotyan Khan · UrusKhan aoe2DE Urus Khan
Ship Erikthered aoe2DE Leif Erikson · The middlebrook aoe2de The Middlebrook · Pizarro aoe2DE Vasco da Gama
AoE2Icon-LordsWest Lords of the West
Non-military Jacqueline of hainaut aoe2de Jacqueline of Hainaut
Infantry Dafydd ap gruffydd aoe2de Dafydd ap Gruffydd · Llywelyn ap gruffydd aoe2de Llywelyn ap Gruffydd
Cavalry Bernard darmagnae aoe2de Bernard d'Armagnac · Bohemond aoe2de Bohemond · Edward longshanks aoe2de Edward Longshanks · Gilbert de clare aoe2de Gilbert de Clare · John the fearless aoe2de John the Fearless · Philip the good aoe2de Philip the Good · Robert guiscard aoe2de Robert Guiscard · Roger bosso aoe2de Roger Bosso
Siege Hero trebuchet packed aoe2DE Warwolf Trebuchet
Dawn of the Dukes icon Dawn of the Dukes
Non-military Jadwiga aoe2de Jadwiga
Infantry Young Jadwiga aoe2de Young Jadwiga
Cavalry Algirdas aoe2de Algirdas · Dmitry of Moscow aoe2de Dmitry of Moscow · Emperor Sigismund aoe2de Emperor Sigismund · Jan Zizka aoe2de Jan Zizka · Jogaila aoe2de Jogaila · Kestutis aoe2de Kestutis · Mikhail of Tver aoe2de Mikhail of Tver · Ulrich von Jungingen aoe2de Ulrich von Jungingen
AoE2Icon-DynastiesIndia Dynasties of India
Infantry Aoe2de amoghavarsha Amoghavarsha
Cavalry Aoe2de General Araiyan General Araiyan · AoE2DE Mihira Bhoja icon Mihira Bhoja · AoE2DE Rajendra Chola icon Rajendra Chola · Aoe2de Young Babur icon Young Babur
Archer AoE2DE Ibrahim Lodi icon Ibrahim Lodi · AoE2DE Qutlugh Icon Qutlugh · Aoe2de shaybani khan icon Shaybani Khan
AoE2Icon-MountainRoyals The Mountain Royals
Non-military AoE2DE Tamar icon Tamar
Infantry Yury icon AoE2DE Yury · Zakare icon AoE2DE Zakare · Stephan icon AoE2DE Stephan · Mleh icon AoE2DE Mleh
Cavalry AoE2DE Ismail icon Ismail · AoE2DE Shah Ismail icon Shah Ismail · Selim icon AoE2DE Selim the Grim · AoE2DE Thoros icon Thoros · Ivane icon AoE2DE Ivane
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