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This article is about the infantry units in Age of Mythology. For infantry in other games of the series, see Infantry.
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Infantry units fight on the ground in close combat with enemies, distinguishing them from archers and cavalry. Infantrymen are also human units, rather than the superhuman heroes or myth units. However, Atlantean infantry heroes are dual-classed, being considered both heroes and infantry. Counter-infantry units gain a bonus against all the infantry units listed below.

GreekPortrait Greeks[]

EgyptianPortrait Egyptians[]

  • Aomspearmanicon Spearman: Fast infantry good only against cavalry
  • Aomaxemanicon Axeman: Infantry good only against infantry
  • Aommercicon Mercenary: Strong perishable infantry good against cavalry
  • Khopesh Swordsman Icon Khopesh Swordsman: Very fast infantry good only against workers

NorsePortrait Norse[]

AtlanteanPortrait Atlanteans[]

  • Murmilloicon Murmillo and Murmillo Hero: Standard infantry cost-effective against cavalry
  • Katapeltesicon Katapeltes and Katapeltes Hero: Infantry good only against cavalry
  • Destroyer icon Destroyer and Destroyer Hero: Strong slow infantry excelling against buildings
  • Fanatic icon Fanatic and Fanatic Hero: Strong infantry good against all human units

Atlantean infantry units retain their infantry status when they are upgraded to heroes.

ChinesePortrait Chinese[]

  • Chinese Halberdier Icon Halberdier: Standard infantry good against cavalry

Brief comparison table[]

Name Age Civ Food Gold Pop HD HP HA PA Spd
Hopliteiconaom Hoplite ClassicalAge GreekPortrait Greeks 50 40 2 8 115 35% 15% 4.2
Hypaspisticon Hypaspist HeroicAge 60 25 2 5 85 35% 10% 4.3
MyrmidonIcon Myrmidon MythicAge ZeusPortrait Zeus 70 50 3 10 110 45% 20% 4.0
MilitiaIcon Militia ArchaicAge PoseidonPortrait Poseidon N/A 1 7 100 30% 20% 4.8
Aomspearmanicon Spearman ClassicalAge EgyptianPortrait Egyptians 50 20 2 7 70 40% 20% 5.0
Aomaxemanicon Axeman ClassicalAge 40 30 2 5 70 40% 5% 4.3
Aommercicon Mercenary ArchaicAge 0 90 0 8 85 45% 30% 4.3
Khopesh Swordsman Icon Khopesh Swordsman ClassicalAge 30 30 2 5 65 20% 15% 5.8
Ulfsarkicon Ulfsark ArchaicAge NorsePortrait Norse 50 30 2 9 80 30% 10% 4.8
Aomthrowingaxemenicon Throwing Axeman ClassicalAge 50W 40 2 4.5 65 35% 10% 4.0
Hersiricon Hersir ArchaicAge 80 40 3 8 130 20% 15% 4.2
Aomhuskarlicon Huskarl HeroicAge 75W 40 2 8 115 15% 50% 5.0
Murmilloicon Murmillo ClassicalAge AtlanteanPortrait Atlanteans 55 35 2 8 110 35% 10% 4.5
Katapeltesicon Katapeltes ClassicalAge 60 35 2 5 115 35% 10% 4.5
Destroyer icon Destroyer HeroicAge 70 60 3 5 150 30% 70% 3.6
Fanatic icon Fanatic MythicAge 75 55 3 10 120 40% 25% 4.3
Chinese Halberdier Icon Halberdier ClassicalAge ChinesePortrait Chinese 50 30 2 7 110 35% 15% 4.3

Some details worth mentioning:

  • Hoplite, Ulfsark, Murmillo, Halberdier: +50% dmg against Turma.
  • Hypaspist: +275% dmg against infantry.
  • Myrmidon: +50% dmg against all other civilization human soldiers, except Axeman and Throwing Axeman.
  • Spearman: +10% dmg against cavalry, upgradable to +110% against cavalry, +25% against Turma, +100% against siege.
  • Axeman: +300% dmg against infantry.
  • Ulfsark: Upgradable to have +100% dmg against cavalry.
  • Throwing Axeman is the only infantry with ranged attack (9 meters): +175% dmg against Hoplite and Myrmidon, +100% against Hersir and +125% aganst all other infantry.
  • Huskarl: +100% dmg against archers and -25% dmg against Cheiroballistae.
  • Katapeltes: +200% against cavalry, +150% against siege.
  • Fanatic: +100% against infantry, Hersir and cavalry.
  • Halberdier: +10% against cavalry.

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Units in Age of Mythology
Common
Non-military Fishingshipgreekicon Fishing Ship · Transportgreekicon Transport Ship · Caravan (DonkeyCaravan Donkey · CamelCaravan Camel · OxCaravan Ox · Llamaicon Llama · Yak Caravan Icon Yak)
Myth units TitanGreekIconTitanEgyptianIconTitanNorseIconTitanAtlanteanIconTitanChineseIcon Titan
GreekPortrait Greeks
Non-military AoM Villager Greek Icon Villager · Kataskoposicon Kataskopos
Infantry Hopliteiconaom Hoplite · Hypaspisticon Hypaspist · MyrmidonIcon Myrmidon (Zeus) · MilitiaIcon Militia (Poseidon)
Archer Toxotesicon Toxotes · Aompeltasticon Peltast · GastraphetesIcon Gastraphetes (Hades)
Cavalry AoMHippikonIcon Hippikon · AoMProdromosIcon Prodromos · HetairoiIcon Hetairoi (Poseidon)
Siege AoMCatapultIcon Petrobolos · Helepolisicon Helepolis
Ships Triremeicon Trireme · Pentekontericon Pentekonter · Juggernauticon Juggernaut
Heroes PhysicianIcon Hippocrates
Zeus : JasonIcon Jason · OdysseusIcon Odysseus · HeraclesIcon Heracles · BellephoronIcon Bellerophon
Poseidon : TheseusIcon Theseus · HippolytaIcon Hippolyta · AtalantaIcon Atalanta · TheArgoIcon The Argo · PolyphemusIcon Polyphemus
Hades : AjaxIcon Ajax · ChironIcon Chiron · AchillesIcon Achilles · PerseusIcon Perseus
Myth units PegasusIcon Pegasus · HippocampusIcon Hippocampus (Poseidon) · CentaurIcon Centaur · MinotaurIcon Minotaur · CyclopsIcon Cyclops · NemeanLionIcon Nemean Lion · HydraIcon Hydra · ScyllaIcon Scylla · ManticoreIcon Manticore · ColossusIcon Colossus · MedusaIcon Medusa · CarcinosIcon Carcinos · ChimeraIcon Chimera
Other ShadeIcon Hades Shade (Hades) · SentinelIcon Sentinel (Hades)
EgyptianPortrait Egyptians
Non-military Aomlaborericon Laborer
Infantry Aomspearmanicon Spearman · Aomaxemanicon Axeman · Aommercicon Mercenary · Khopesh Swordsman Icon Khopesh Swordsman
Archer Aomslingericon Slinger · AoMChariotArcherIcon Chariot Archer
Cavalry AoMCamelryIcon Camelry · Aomwarelephanticon War Elephant · AoMMercenaryCavalryIcon Mercenary Cavalry
Siege AoMCatapultIcon Catapult · Aomsiegetowericon Siege Tower
Ships Kebeniticon Kebenit · Ramminggalleyicon Ramming Galley · Warbargeicon War Barge · Kebeniticon Lost Ship
Heroes Pharaoh Icon Pharaoh · AoM Priest Icon Priest · SonOfOsirisIcon Son of Osiris
Myth units AnubiteIcon Anubite · PlagueOfSerpentsIcon Serpent / PlagueOfSerpentsIcon Sea Snake · SphinxIcon Sphinx · WadjetIcon Wadjet · PetsuchosIcon Petsuchos · RocIcon Roc · ScarabIcon Scarab · LeviathanIcon Leviathan · ScorpionManIcon Scorpion Man · MinionIcon Minion · PhoenixIcon Phoenix · WarTurtleIcon War Turtle · AvengerIcon Avenger · MummyIcon Mummy · PhoenixEgg Phoenix Egg
Animals of Set Baboon icon Ape of Set · GazelleIcon Gazelle of Set · HyenaIcon Hyena of Set · GiraffeIcon Giraffe of Set · CrocodileIcon Crocodile of Set · Hippo icon Hippo of Set · Rhinoceros icon Rhinoceros of Set · AoMR Elephant of Set icon Elephant of Set
NorsePortrait Norse
Non-military Gatherericon Gatherer · Dwarficon Dwarf · Ox cart Ox Cart
Infantry Ulfsarkicon Ulfsark · Aomthrowingaxemenicon Throwing Axeman · Aomhuskarlicon Huskarl · Hirdman
Archer Bogsveigir icon Bogsveigir
Cavalry AoMRaidingCavalryIcon Raiding Cavalry · Jarlicon Jarl
Siege Portableramicon Portable Ram · Ballistaicon Ballista
Ships Longboaticon Longboat · Drakkaricon Drakkar · AoMDragonshipIcon Dragon Ship
Heroes Hersiricon Hersir · Hero of Ragnarok Icon Hero of Ragnarok · AoMR Godi icon Godi
Myth units RavenIcon Raven · TrollIcon Troll · ValkyrieIcon Valkyrie · EinherjarIcon Einherjar · Kraken-icon Kraken · MountainGiantIcon Mountain Giant · WalkingWoodsIcon Walking Tree · Frostgiant-icon Frost Giant · BattleBoarIcon Battle Boar · JormundElverIcon Jormund Elver · FimbulwinterWolfIcon Fimbulwinter Wolf · FenrisWolfBroodIcon Fenris Wolf Brood · FireGiantIcon Fire Giant · NidhoggIcon Nidhogg
AtlanteanPortrait Atlanteans
Non-military Citizen icon Citizen · Oracleicon Oracle
Infantry Murmilloicon Murmillo · Katapeltesicon Katapeltes · Destroyer icon Destroyer · Fanatic icon Fanatic
Archer Arcus icon Arcus · Turmaicon Turma
Cavalry Contarius icon Contarius
Siege Cheiroballistaicon Cheiroballista · Firesiphonicon Fire Siphon · Atlantean Onager Icon Onager
Ships AoMBiremeIcon Bireme · Atlanteanfireshipicon Fireship · Siegebiremeicon Siege Bireme
Myth units AutomatonIcon Automaton · PrometheanIcon Promethean (ProOffspringIcon Offspring· CaladriaIcon Caladria · ServantIcon Servant · CarnivoraIcon Carnivora · NereidIcon Nereid · SatyrIcon Satyr · StymphaliaBirdIcon Stymphalian Bird · DryadIcon Dryad · BehemothIcon Behemoth · HekaGigantesIcon Heka Gigantes · ManOWarIcon Man O' War · ArgusIcon Argus · Lampades Lampades · TartarianSpawnIcon Tartarian Spawn
Other SpiderEggIcon Spider egg
ChinesePortrait Chinese
Non-military PeasantIcon Peasant
Infantry Chinese Halberdier Icon Halberdier
Archer Chu Ko Nu Icon Chu Ko Nu · Mounted Archer Icon Mounted Archer
Cavalry CataphractIcon Cataphract · General Icon General · Scout Cavalry Icon Scout Cavalry · War Chariot Icon War Chariot
Siege Fire Lance Icon Fire Lance · Sitting Tiger Icon Sitting Tiger
Ships Junk Icon Junk · Fire Ship Chinese Icon Fire Ship · Siege Junk Icon Siege Junk
Heroes AoM Monk Icon Monk · Immortal Icon Immortal
Myth units QilinIcon Qilin · MonkeyKingIcon Monkey King · TotDTerracottaWarriorIcon Terracotta Warrior · WarSalamanderIcon War Salamander · Special-c-jiangshi-icon Jiangshi · Special-c-pixiu-icon Pixiu · Special-c-azure-dragon-icon Azure Dragon · Special-c-dragon-turtle-icon Dragon Turtle · Special-c-vermilion-bird-icon Vermilion Bird · TotDWhiteTigerIcon White Tiger · Special-c-earth-dragon-icon Earth Dragon
Other (non-campaign exclusive)
Cheat units Bella icon Bella · Hippo icon Flying Purple Hippo · Aomaxemanicon Forkboy · BrownBear icon Lazer Bear · ChickenIcon Methane Chicken · WalkingWoodsIcon Walking Berry Bush
Animals Hour of Alpacas Alfred · Wolf icon Arctic Wolf · Aurochs icon Aurochs · Baboon icon Baboon · Boar icon Boar · BrownBear icon Brown Bear · Caribou Caribou · ChickenIcon Chicken · CowAOM Cow · Crocodile icon Crocodile · Crane icon Crowned Crane · Deer icon Deer · DuckAoM icon Duck · AoM Hawk Icon Bird: Eagle, Hawk, Parrot, and Vulture · ElephantAOMicon (Indian) Elephant · Elk icon Elk · GazelleAOMicon Gazelle · LionAOMicon Golden Lion · Giraffe icon Giraffe · GoatAOM Goat · AoM Vulture Icon Harpy · Hippo icon Hippopotamus · Hyena icon Hyena · LionAOMicon Lion · LizardAoM icon Lizard · Monkey icon Monkey · PandaAoM icon Panda Bear · Pig icon Pig · PolarBearIcon Polar Bear · RamAoM icon Ram · Monkey icon Relic Monkey · Rhinoceros icon Rhinoceros · ShadeIcon Shade (RM) · Ulfsarkicon Skraeling · TigerAoM icon Tiger · Walrus icon Walrus · WaterBuffalo Water Buffalo · Wolf icon Wolf · YakiconAoM Yak · Zebra icon Zebra
Scenario Editor AchillesIcon Cataphract · Wolf icon Dog · AoM Vulture Icon Harpy · Triremeicon Monkey Raft · FenrisWolfBroodIcon Ornlu · Krios icon Regent · Transportegypticon Raft · Elk icon Reindeer · MountainGiantIcon Santa · Immortal Icon Servant Chinese · AoM Vulture Icon Vulture
Cut GreekPortrait Greeks: Oxybeles
EgyptianPortrait Egyptians: Chariot · Gaiassa
NorsePortrait Norse: Heavy Cavalry · Knarr · Light Cavalry
ChinesePortrait Chinese: Guandao Pikeman · Meteor Hammer · Rocket Artillery
Nature: Unicorn · Camel icon AoM Wild Camel · Nubian Goat · Wild Horse · Shore Fish · Anchovies · Musk Ox
Hidden ApepIcon Apep · Bondi Icon Bondi · MinotaurIcon Golem · Griffon Icon Griffon · Revealer · CyclopsIcon Trollkarien · Living Statue William Walrus
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