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This article is about the building in Age of Mythology. For the building in Age of Empires, see Mirror Tower (Age of Empires).

The Mirror Tower is a defensive structure featured in Age of Mythology: The Titans, as a building for the Atlanteans. To be able to build it, the player must follow Helios, as they use reflected sunlight on mirrors to cause damage (However they are not displayed as a bonus on Helios' side of the choice).

The Mirror Tower does extra damage to ships (due to their largely wooden aspect) and also against flying units. They do not count towards the max number of normal towers available to build (20), but have a build limit of their own (5).

God bonuses and upgrades[]

Changelog[]

AoM The Titans icon The Titans[]

  • The Mirror Tower costs 300 wood, 150 gold, 5 favor. It has a build limit of 10, has 20 pierce damage, and does not benefit from Armory upgrades.

AoM Extended icon Tale of the Dragon[]

  • With patch 2.7, the Mirror Tower costs 250 wood, 100 gold, 3 favor. It has a build limit of 5, has 25 pierce damage, and benefits from weapon upgrades at the Armory.

Story[]

Mirror Towers are available to the Atlantean Titans Kronos and Oranos through Helios, Titan of the Sun. The towers use mirrors to focus sunlight into a burning beam that is especially strong against ships.

Archimedes of Syracuse is credited in legend with the invention of large, hexagonal mirrors mounted in towers to burn invading Roman ships to ash. There is some evidence that these towers were copied from similar towers that defended the harbors of Atlantis. Atlantean mirror towers used highly polished orichalkos mirrors which could focus beams much further and hotter than the mirrors of Syracuse.

Trivia[]

  • Despite the story section describing the Mirror Towers of Atlantis could fire beams of sunlight further and hotter than the ones from Syracuse, the series does not attest to this, since the other variation can outrange and kill most units in one shot.
    • This is most likely for gameplay and story segregation, as having a high damage, long-range building would be overpowered. It should also be noted that the variant from Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome is exclusive to scenarios and is not buildable, unlike the Atlantean variation.
  • Originally, the Atlanteans were considered to have access to the Ballista Tower, but it was removed before any art assets could be made. The Mirror Tower is possibly a replacement for this idea.
  • Unlike regular towers, Mirror Towers can be made to move if given movement speed using the editor.

Gallery[]

Buildings in Age of Mythology
Generic
EconomicTownCenterAOMGreek Town Center · Building house icon House · AomFarmIcon Farm · ArmoryIcon Armory · Market icon AOM Market
MilitaryDockAOMIcon Dock · TempleAOMIcon Temple
Walls and gatesStonewall icon Wooden Wall · GateIconAoM Gate · Stonewall icon Stone Wall · GateIconAoM Stone Gate · Fortifiedwall icon Fortified Wall · GateIconAoM Fortified Gate
TowerSentryTowerIcon Sentry Tower · Improvement watch tower icon 64 Watch Tower · Guard Tower upgrade icon AoM Guard Tower
SpecialAomWonderIcon Wonder · SecretsOfTheTitans Titan Gate
Unique
GreekPortrait GreeksGranaryIcon Granary · Storehouse Icon Storehouse · MilitaryAcademyIcon Military Academy · ArcheryRangeAOMIcon Archery Range · StableAOMIcon Stable · Fortress Fortress
EgyptianPortrait EgyptiansGranaryIcon Granary · LumberCampIcon Lumber Camp · MiningCampIcon Mining Camp · MonumentVillagersIcon Monument · MilitaryAcademyIcon Barracks · Midgol Migdol Stronghold · SiegeWorks Siege Works · Lighthouse icon Lighthouse · Obelisk Obelisk · CitadelWall Icon Citadel Wall · GateIconAoM Citadel Gate · Improvement ballista tower icon 64 Ballista Tower
NorsePortrait NorseLonghouse icon Longhouse · HillFort Hill Fort · ArmoryIcon Dwarven Foundry · AoMR Great Hall icon Great Hall
AtlanteanPortrait AtlanteansManor Manor · EconomicGuild Economic Guild · MilitaryBarracksIcon Military Barracks · CounterBarracksIcon Counter-Barracks · Palace Palace · BronzeWall icon Bronze Wall · GateIconAoM Bronze Gate · IronWall icon Iron Wall · GateIconAoM Iron Gate · OrichalkosWall icon Orichalkos Wall · GateIconAoM Orichalkos Gate · SkyPassage icon Sky Passage · Mirror tower icon Mirror Tower
ChinesePortrait ChineseBuilding storage pit icon Storage Pit · GardenIcon Garden · MilitaryAcademyIcon War Academy · StableAOMIcon Stable · Building chinese fortress icon Castle · Earthen Wall Icon Earthen Wall · GateIconAoM Earthen Gate · Great Wall Icon Great Wall · GateIconAoM Great Gate
Non-constructable (non-campaign exclusive buildings)
CitadelIcon Citadel Center · HealingSpringIcon Healing Spring · HesperidesIcon Hesperides Tree · LureIcon Lure · PlentyIcon Plenty Vault · TartarianGateIcon Tartarian Gate · UnderWorldPassageIcon Underworld Passage
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