Hero Archimedes is a unit only available and seen in the Scenario Editor and the campaign mode of Age of Empires. Unlike other units in the game, Hero Archimedes does not attack. Instead, the unit simply just walks whenever an enemy units moves in his Line of Sight.
Hero Archimedes has 25 hit points, no attack, no armor, and little to no Line of Sight. He appears in the Syracuse scenario of the Rise of Rome campaign, and must not be killed, lest the scenario is lost.
He appears to be in the form of a Priest but does not have the ability to heal or convert enemy units. In The Rise of Rome, there is a glitch where the unit initiates an "attack" that deals only 1 damage to an enemy unit. The bug is not fixed and apparently the unit is not supposed to attack other units. This special unit is used in quests and scenarios rather than in normal games.
|Heroes in Age of Empires|
|Age of Empires|
|Villagers||Corlis · Herisfon|
|Infantry||Jason · Xerxes|
|Cavalry||Alexander · Hector · Tiberius · Vercingetorix|
|Priests||Amon Ra · Mor Havoc|
|The Rise of Rome|
|Cavalry||Caesar · Hannibal · Scipio|
|Other||Cleopatra's Barge · Mirror Tower · Zenobia's Tower|
|Infantry||Chieftain · Lord Martek · Ajax · Pericles · Xanthippus · Achilles|
|Archers||Prince Shotoku · Odysseus · Ramesses · Xu Fu|
|Cavalry||General · Hero · Muwatalli · Paris|
|Priests||Pharaoh · High Priest|