|This article is about the heroes in Age of Empires II. For heroes in other games of the series, see Hero.|
Heroes are special units in Age of Empires II. Unavailable in regular games, heroes typically refer to historical figures. As such, they are often featured in campaign scenarios. There, they are often must-survive units, i.e. their death means instant defeat. With The Conquerors, all heroes are immune to conversion and gain the ability to regenerate hit points. Heroes often have unique icons and sometimes even unique unit designs, and usually have good combat stats, making them very valuable in-game.
Some scenarios contain hero units that only appear once to a few times, and cannot be spawned in the Scenario Editor. An example of such a hero unit is Prince Juan in the scenario The Old World of the Francisco de Almeida campaign.
List of heroes[edit | edit source]
The Age of Kings[edit | edit source]
The Conquerors[edit | edit source]
The Forgotten[edit | edit source]
The African Kingdoms[edit | edit source]
Rise of the Rajas[edit | edit source]
The Last Khans[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In the Definitive Edition, there is an option in the game's settings where attempting to kill a hero unit will prompt a message asking if the player wants to proceed in killing the unit, which will usually trigger defeat. This helps prevent accidental deletion.
- The golden glow is also present in one non-heroic unit: the Khan.