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[edit | edit source]

  • Villagers & Trade Units: ×1.5

Bonuses & Improvements[edit | edit source]

Specific[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Some may consider the Khopesh Swordsman as being the first "true" trash unit in Age of Mythology due to its status as a weak infantry, that is only useful versus Villagers. If one does use them in combat, it is suggested that they be supplemented with Spearmen and/or Axemen.

Changelog[edit | edit source]

Tale of the Dragon[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

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

History[edit | edit source]

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

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Despite the name, the Khopesh Swordsman actually uses a Shortsword.
    • The Khopesh's attack animation is not properly animated that, they attack with a punch holding the sword rather than a proper thrust, this is most likely an error with the attachpoint not facing the correct way.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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
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