"Heavy cavalry that does hand damage from range. Good against archers, skirmishers, and artillery."—In-game description
Meteor Hammers are strong units with a high base attack effective against light infantry and powerful against artillery. The Meteor Hammer also has a range of five, but still deals hand damage, making it strong for ranged support in crowded fights. Combining the Forbidden Army with Beiyang Army provides strong raiding potential against settlers, skimishers, archers, artillery, and heavy cavalry. Adding the Territorial (with Territorial Army combat, Manchu Combats, and Western Reform Cards) or Old Han Armies (with Old Han Reform, Western Reform and Manchu Combats Card) to these makes a good force with counters that provide against any type of enemy unit they might face.
The Meteor Hammer is automatically upgraded to Disciplined (+20% hit points and attack) at the Fortress Age.
|Upgrades Meteor Hammers to Honored (+30% hit points and attack)|
|Upgrades Meteor Hammers to Exalted (+50% hit points and attack); requires Honored Meteor Hammer|
Further statistics Edit
As the Meteor Hammer can only be trained by the Chinese, only improvements available to them (including native improvements) are listed here.
|Unit strengths and weaknesses|
|Strong vs.||Ranged infantry, light infantry, artillery|
|Weak vs.||Heavy infantry, light cavalry, heavy cavalry|
|Hit points|| Comanche Horse Breeding (+10%)|
Cree Tanning (+5%)
Navajo Weaving (+5%)
|Speed|| Comanche Mustangs (+10%)|
Apache Endurance (+5%)
|Train cost||Mapuche Ad-mapu (-10% coin cost, Forbidden Army)|
|Other||Meritocracy (-20% upgrade cost)|
Home City Cards Edit
As the Meteor Hammer is exclusive to the Chinese, only other civilizations' TEAM cards that affects them are listed here.
|Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Meteor Hammer|
"Classified as a martial arts chain weapon, the meteor hammer evolved from ancient Chinese hunting weapons and basically consists of two weights connected by a rope or a chain. The “hammer” is a small ball of bronze about the size of a duck’s egg, and the chain can vary in length, from 6 to 15 feet. The meteor hammer offers an unparalleled level of speed when striking, and can be utilized in different attack styles depending on the conditions of the battlefield: thrown, swung, or whipped. The most skillful wielder can wrap the chain around a number of body parts before unwrapping it to release the hammer with a jolt of accumulated energy. This causes the hammer to shoot forward with such speed that it strikes a target with deadly force. It is this burst of speed that earned the weapon its name. If space did not allow for this kind of combat, the meteor hammer could be modified to ensnare the weapon of an enemy attacker, or to strangle an enemy from a distance."