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The Man O' War is a Mythic Age Atlantean naval myth unit. It is available to worshippers of Helios, and resembles a gigantic version of the Portuguese man o' war (see Trivia).

God Bonuses and Upgrades[]

Kronos reduces Food and Favor cost by 10%.


The Man O' War fires lightning bolts rather like the Son of Osiris (but not nearly as deadly), enabling them to strike up to four targets at once. Although they deal hack damage, which most ships have little protection against, their attack speed is rather slow. They also have a large amount of hit points and are well armored. They are fairly powerful naval support units as their attack can kill units and destroy buildings near the shore as well. Overall they are mediocre naval units, difficult to counter with arrow and siege ships, but very weak against ramming ships. They are also quite expensive and take up a large amount of population space, limiting the amount that can be created. Ranged heroes near the shore are the best way to take Men O' War out. A cost effective way to counter them, if encountered far from land, is to use regular ships with Heroic Fleet researched.


The Titans[]

  • The Man O' War costs 25 favor.

Tale of the Dragon[]


Scientific name -- Phsyalia mantalos

Size -- Tentacles up to 100' long!

Diet -- Omnivore, mostly fish

This monstrous siphonophore was actually a collection of creatures that cooperated to move and feed and fight. The 100 foot long tentacles produced a toxin that is almost as potent as cobra venom which the organism used to stun prey. For defense the creature could generate and direct an electric bolt, like a stroke of lightning. Physalia mantalos propelled itself by raising and lowering its crest to catch wind like a sail.


  • In real life, the Portuguese Man o' War is a jellyfish-like colony of the order Siphonophorae. It can't shoot bolts of lightning, though it is highly venomous and resides in tropical waters, often venturing into coastal areas.
    • The electric abilities of the myth unit might be a reference to SpongeBob SquarePants, where jellyfish create electricity instead of venom.


Myth units
Culture Age Units
Greeks ArchaicAge.png Pegasus  · Hippocampus
ClassicalAge.png Centaur  · Minotaur  · Cyclops
HeroicAge.png Nemean Lion  · Hydra  · Scylla  · Manticore
MythicAge.png Colossus  · Medusa  · Carcinos  · Chimera
Egyptians ClassicalAge.png Anubite  · Serpent / Sea Snake  · Sphinx  · Wadjet
HeroicAge.png Petsuchos  · Roc  · Scarab  · Leviathan  · Scorpion Man  · Minion
MythicAge.png Phoenix  · War Turtle  · Avenger  · Mummy
Norse ArchaicAge.png Raven
ClassicalAge.png Troll  · Valkyrie  · Einherjar
HeroicAge.png Kraken  · Mountain Giant  · Walking Tree  · Frost Giant  · Battle Boar
MythicAge.png Jormund Elver  · Fimbulwinter Wolf  · Fenris Wolf Brood  · Fire Giant  · Nidhogg
Atlanteans ClassicalAge.png Automaton  · Promethean (Offspring)  · Caladria  · Servant  · Carnivora
HeroicAge.png Nereid  · Satyr  · Stymphalian Bird  · Dryad  · Behemoth
MythicAge.png Heka Gigantes  · Man O' War  · Argus  · Lampades  · Tartarian Spawn
Chinese ClassicalAge.png Qilin  · Monkey King  · Terracotta Warrior
HeroicAge.png War Salamander  · Jiangshi  · Pixiu
MythicAge.png Azure Dragon  · Dragon Turtle  · Vermilion Bird  · White Tiger  · Earth Dragon
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