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The Laborer is the Egyptian worker unit in Age of Mythology. They are needed to gather the resources to build an army, build structures and otherwise expand your empire. A strong empire has many Laborers. In times of emergency, Laborers are fair fighters, but they are best left to what they do well - gathering resources and constructing buildings.

The player can only have up to 80 Laborers alive at any given time regardless of the population cap status.

Tasks[]

Laborers are usually used to gather resources to fund the player's many technological upgrades and unit creation in addition to building and repairing structures.

Laborers gather all resources 10% slower than Norse Gatherers and Greek Villagers and farm 20% slower. Furthermore, they are considerably slower than other workers at constructing most buildings. Players can offset these deficiencies by using the Pharaoh to empower the building in question. Moreover, many Egyptian buildings cost no resources.

Buildings[]

Laborers can build the following:

Archaic Age[]

Monuments may be built from the Archaic Age. They must be built in this set order:

  • Monument to Villagers, Monument to Soldiers, Monument to Priests, Monument to Pharaohs, Monument to the Gods

Classical Age[]

Heroic Age[]

Mythic Age[]

Attack bonuses[]

Laborers have the followers attack multipliers for their melee attack:

Technologies[]

Lumber Camp[]

  • HandAxe.png Hand Axe increases the gather rate of wood by 11% and carrying capacity by 50%.
  • BowSaw.png Bow Saw also increases the gather rate of wood by 11% and carrying capacity by 50%.
  • Carpenters.png Carpenters also increases the gather rate of wood by 11% and carrying capacity by 50%.

Mining Camp[]

  • Pickaxe.png Pickaxe increases the gather rate of gold by 11% and carrying capacity by 50%.
  • ShaftMine.png Shaft Mine also increases the gather rate of gold by 11% and carrying capacity by 50%.
  • Quarry.png Quarry also increases the gather rate of gold by 11% and carrying capacity by 50%.

Granary[]

  • HuntingDogsAOM.png Hunting Dogs increases the gather rate of food from hunted animals by 30%
  • HusbandryAOM.png Husbandry increases the gather rate of food from herd animals by 20% and allows laborers to carry twice as much food (of all types.)
  • PlowAOM.png Plow increases the gather rate of food from Farms by 22%
  • IrrigationAOM.png Irrigation further increases the gather rate of Food from Farms by 11%
  • FloodControl.png Flood Control further increases the gather rate of Food from Farms by 11%

Myth Technologies[]

Worshiping certain gods enables players to research myth technologies that improve their Laborers.

Ra[]

Bast[]

Ptah[]

  • Shaduf.png Shaduf decreases cost of farms by 33% and doubles their building speed. - found at Temple

Thoth[]

History[]

Farming and laboring peasants made up the bulk ancient Egypt’s population. They provided the surplus of food, raw materials, and manufactures that supported the ruling pharaohs, the civil bureaucracy, the priesthood, and the army. Although the life of the peasants was not easy, they lived better than peasants elsewhere due to the bounty of the Nile Valley. Peasants worked the fields, maintained the extensive irrigation system, and labored on huge public works like the pyramids, temples, and other monuments.

Gallery[]

Worker
Villager | Laborer | Gatherer | Dwarf | Citizen | Peasant