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 | edit source]

  • Cavalry ×3

God bonuses and upgrades[edit | edit source]

Specific[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

Nü Wa reduces food and gold cost by 10%.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

Tale of the Dragon[edit | edit source]

  • 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 | edit source]

  • 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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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