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The Khopesh Swordsman is an Egyptian Counter-Villager Infantry unit in Age of Mythology: Extended Edition. It was added in the v1.16 patch and the Tale of the Dragon expansion.

Attack bonuses[]

  • Villagers & Trade Units: ×1.5

Bonuses & Improvements[]




Some may consider the Khopesh Swordsman as being the first "true" trash unit in Age of Mythology due to their low stats and niche role against Villagers. However, it is worth noting that in spite of their comparatively lackluster stats, they are blisteringly fast, being far and away the quickest infantry in the game and even able to outrun most cavalry units, in addition to being exceptionally cheap. If one does use them in combat, one might consider using them as a replacement for Classical Age cavalry, something Egypt otherwise lacks, to supplement Spearmen and Axemen, ideally avoiding the enemy's army entirely and just running past them to raid their villagers.


Tale of the Dragon[]

  • The Khopesh Swordsman's icon was introduced with patch 2.0.
  • Khopesh Swordsmen have 65 HP, 5 hack attack and their bonus damage is limited to Villagers.

Patch 2.7[]

  • Khopesh Swordsmen have 75 HP, 6 hack attack and deal bonus damage against Villagers and Trade Units.


With up to 24 inches in length, Khopesh is an ancient sword-like weapon with a curved end that comes from ancient Egypt. It is believed to have evolved from battle axes but despite its fierce appearance, the weapon's inside edge at the tip was blunted, thereby enabling the weapon to be used also as a hook or a club. Khopesh may also have served as a ceremonial weapon, in which case none of its edges would be sharpened.
—In-game history section


  • Despite the name, the Khopesh Swordsman actually uses a Shortsword.
    • The Khopesh's attack animation is not properly animated, such they attack with a punch, holding the sword to the side, rather than a proper thrust. This is most likely an error with the attachpoint of the weapon.


Military units in Age of Mythology
Culture Type Units
Greeks Infantry Hoplite  · Hypaspist  · Myrmidon (Zeus) · Militia (Poseidon)
Archer Toxotes  · Peltast  · Gastraphetes (Hades)
Cavalry Hippikon  · Prodromos  · Hetairoi (Poseidon)
Siege weapon Petrobolos  · Helepolis
Ship Trireme  · Pentekonter  · Juggernaut
Other Kataskopos
Egyptians Infantry Spearman  · Axeman  · Mercenary  · Khopesh Swordsman
Archer Slinger  · Chariot Archer
Cavalry Camelry  · War Elephant  · Mercenary Cavalry
Siege weapon Catapult  · Siege Tower
Ship Kebenit  · Ramming Galley  · War Barge
Norse Infantry Ulfsark  · Throwing Axeman  · Huskarl
Archer Bogsveigir
Cavalry Raiding Cavalry  · Jarl
Siege weapon Portable Ram  · Ballista
Ship Longboat  · Drakkar  · Dragon Ship
Atlanteans Infantry Murmillo  · Katapeltes  · Destroyer  · Fanatic
Archer Arcus  · Turma
Cavalry Contarius
Siege weapon Cheiroballista  · Fire Siphon  · Onager
Ship Bireme  · Fireship  · Siege Bireme
Other Oracle
Chinese Infantry Halberdier
Archer Chu Ko Nu  · Mounted Archer
Cavalry Cataphract  · General  · Scout Cavalry  · War Chariot
Siege weapon Fire Lance  · Sitting Tiger
Ship Junk  · Fire Ship  · Siege Junk