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The Mounted Archer is a Chinese mounted archer unit in Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon. Unlike most archers, it has an attack bonus against cavalry.

Attack bonuses Edit

  • Cavalry ×3

God bonuses and upgrades Edit

Specific Edit

General Edit

Nü Wa reduces food and gold cost by 10%.

Strategy Edit

The Mounted Archer is excellent for hit-and-run tactics against any relatively slow, non-ranged unit. Their speed and ranged attack enables them to keep up with targets trying to get away, even cavalry units. On the downside, it is technically classified as both an archer and a cavalry, and will take additional damage from counter-units of either type.

Changelog Edit

Tale of the Dragon Edit

  • Initially, Mounted Archers have 7 pierce damage, deal 200% damage to cavalry, and cost 80 wood and 60 gold. With patch 2.7, they have 5 pierce damage, deal 300% damage to cavalry, and cost 75 wood and 55 gold
  • Initially, Mounted Archers got +20% hit points from the Tusk of the Iron Boar Relic instead of +10%. This was fixed in patch 2.7.

Trivia Edit

  • Mounted Archers have Track Rating of only 5.0 m/s, so despite being counter cavalry, they are not able to hit most cavalry in movement (for example the Hippikon).

History Edit

"King Wuling of Zhao revolutionized Chinese warfare during the Han dynasty when he officially adopted the tactics and equipment of the Xiongnu people of the steppes: instead of stationing archers in chariots, he enacted military reforms to adopt the use of more versatile cavalry archers. He succeeded in emulating the battlefield successes of the Xiongnu, taking many cities of the neighboring Wuhu state before abdicating in favor of his son in 299 BC."

Gallery Edit

Military units in Age of Mythology
Culture Type Units
Greeks Infantry Hoplite  · Hypaspist  · Myrmidon (Zeus) · Militia (Poseidon)
Archers Toxotes  · Peltast  · Gastraphetes (Hades)
Cavalry Hippikon  · Prodromos  · Hetairoi (Poseidon)
Siege weapons Petrobolos  · Helepolis
Ships Trireme  · Pentekonter  · Juggernaut
Other Kataskopos  · Physician
Egyptians Infantry Spearman  · Axeman  · Mercenary  · Khopesh Swordsman
Archers Slinger  · Chariot Archer
Cavalry Camelry  · War Elephant  · Mercenary Cavalry
Siege weapons Catapult  · Siege Tower
Ships Kebenit  · Ramming Galley  · War Barge
Norse Infantry Ulfsark  · Throwing Axeman  · Huskarl
Archers Bogsveigir
Cavalry Raiding Cavalry  · Jarl
Siege weapons Portable Ram  · Ballista
Ships Longboat  · Drakkar  · Dragon Ship
Atlanteans Infantry Murmillo  · Katapeltes  · Destroyer  · Fanatic
Archers Arcus  · Turma
Cavalry Contarius
Siege weapons Cheiroballista  · Fire Siphon  · Onager
Ships Bireme  · Fireship  · Siege Bireme
Other Oracle
Chinese Infantry Halberdier
Archers Chu Ko Nu  · Mounted Archer
Cavalry Cataphract  · General  · Scout Cavalry  · War Chariot
Siege weapons Fire Lance  · Sitting Tiger
Ships Junk  · Fire Ship  · Siege Junk
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