|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, most heroes are immune to conversion and gain the ability to regenerate 40 hit points per minute.
Heroes often have unique icons and sometimes even unique unit designs, and usually have good combat stats, making them very valuable in-game.
List of heroes
The Age of Kings
The African Kingdoms
Rise of the Rajas
The Last Khans
Lords of the West
Dawn of the Dukes
Dynasties of India
|Ibrahim Lodi||Cavalry Archer||Khan|
|Mihira Bhoja||Cavalry||Shrivamsha Rider|
|Qutlugh||Cavalry Archer||Unique||Pearl of the East|
The Last Timurids
|Shaybani Khan||Cavalry Archer||Unique|
|Young Babur||Cavalry||Heavy Camel Rider||Pearl of the East|
- The golden glow is also present on one non-heroic unit: the Khan.
- Like heroes, Kings, Queens, and Crusader Knights cannot be converted. However they don't have the golden glow, don't regenerate, and are listed under the Units tab.