Hero Xerxes is an infantry hero in Age of Empires that is available only in the Scenario Editor and the campaign mode of the game. He has an appearance of a Short Swordsman and is historically based on the actual Persian leader with the same name. He is an infantry unit, but his stats cannot be upgraded by any means.
Campaign appearances[edit | edit source]
In the original Age of Empires, Hero Xerxes appeared in the The Assassins scenario, representing an Izumo leader, and in Xenophon's March, as part of Persia's elite forces. In the Definitive Edition, he was replaced by the Chieftain.
|Heroes in Age of Empires|
|Age of Empires|
|Villagers||Corlis · Hersifon|
|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|