|This article is about the unit in Age of Empires. For the unit in Age of Mythology, see Hoplite (Age of Mythology).|
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.
Further statistics Edit
|Unit strengths and weaknesses|
|Strong vs.||Cavalry, Infantry|
|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.|
Civilization bonuses Edit
- Carthaginians: Hoplites have 25% more HP.
- Greeks: Hoplites move 30% faster and are 20% cheaper.
- Macedonians: Hoplites have +2 pierce armor, have +2 Line of Sight, and are four times more resistant to conversion.
|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|
|Archers||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|
|Navy||Scout Ship · War Galley · Trireme · Catapult Trireme · Juggernaught|
|The Rise of Rome|
|Armored Elephant · Camel Rider · Fire Galley · Scythe Chariot · Slinger|