|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 an infantry unit in Age of Empires that can be trained at the Academy. It is the weakest of the elite infantry units that are trained at the Academy in the Bronze Age. However, they are great at countering cavalry.
Hoplites are elite infantry units with a high amount of damage. They can easily bring units down, but are relatively slow and vulnerable to archer fire and conversion. Hence, they 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 are available to all civilizations except for the Persians.
|Unit strengths and weaknesses|
|Strong vs.||Cavalry, Infantry, Buildings|
|Weak vs.||Archers, Priests, Siege Weapons|
|Attack|| Toolworking (+2)|
|Armor|| Leather Armor Infantry (+2/+0)|
Scale Armor Infantry (+2/+0)
Chain Mail Infantry (+2/+0)
Bronze Shield (+0/+1)
Iron Shield (+0/+1)
Tower Shield (+0/+1)
|Upgrades||Hoplites can be upgraded to Phalanxes.|
- Carthaginians: Hoplites have 25% more HP.
- Greeks: Hoplites move 30% faster and are .
- Macedonians: Hoplites have , have +2 Line of Sight, and are four times more resistant to conversion.
|“||Greek infantry soldiers of the Classical Age were called hoplites, from the name of their large shields, called hoplons. For battle they wore a cuirass (breastplate), helmet, and greaves. They were armed with a long spear or pike and sword. Hoplite armies fought each other hand-to-hand in the dense phalanx formation that faced the enemy with a bristling wall of spear points staggered at chest level. Fighting at close range in such a formation required acommitment to training and discipline that became a way of life. Hoplites were the best infantry units in the world for many centuries until being supplanted by the more flexible and functional Roman legionnaires.||”|
|—Age of Empires manual|
|Units in Age of Empires|
|Age of Empires|
|Priest · Villager · Trade Boat · Merchant Ship · Fishing Boat · Fishing Ship · Light Transport · Heavy Transport|
|Infantry||Clubman · Axeman · Short Swordsman · Broad Swordsman · Long Swordsmen · Legion · Hoplite · Phalanx · Centurion|
|Archer||Bowman · Improved Bowman · Composite Bowman · Chariot Archer · Elephant Archer · Horse Archer · Heavy Horse Archer|
|Cavalry||Scout · Cavalry · Heavy Cavalry · Cataphract · Chariot · War Elephant|
|Siege||Stone Thrower · Catapult · Heavy Catapult · Ballista · Helepolis|
|Ship||Scout Ship · War Galley · Trireme · Catapult Trireme · Juggernaught|
|The Rise of Rome|
|Armored Elephant · Camel Rider · Fire Galley · Scythe Chariot · Slinger|