This article is about the unit in Age of Empires. For the unit in Age of Mythology, see Hoplite (Age of Mythology).

The Hoplite is the weakest of the elite infantry units which are trained at the Academy at Bronze Age. They are great at countering cavalry.

Hoplites are elite infantry units with a high amount of damage. The Hoplite can easily bring units down, but are relatively slow and vulnerable to archer fire and conversion. The Hoplites are best used in hand-to-hand combat. The Hoplite can be upgraded to the more powerful Phalanx, and finally to the Centurion, the most powerful elite infantry unit. The Greeks have the fastest hoplites.

Hoplites and their successors are among the most powerful non-siege units in the game.

Upgrades Edit

Tool AgeEdit

Bronze AgeEdit

Iron AgeEdit

Academy Tree
Bronze Age
Hoplite (AoE)
Iron Age

Civilization Bonuses Edit

  • Greeks: Hoplites move 30% faster.
  • Carthaginians: Hoplites have 25% more HP.
  • Macedonians: Hoplites have +2 Pierce Armour when dealing with ranged units, have +2 Line of sight and are four times more resistant to enemy conversions.
Note: Persians are the only civilization that lacks Hoplites due to being unable to build Academy.