The Murmillo is the primary Atlantean infantry unit in Age of Mythology: The Titans. They are very similar to Greek Hoplites in most ways, though they are a little faster.

Like other basic infantry units Murmillos are a soft counter against cavalry and as such supposed to be cost-effective against most cavalry units. Heavier cavalry such as War Elephants and Jarls require hard counter units to be cost-effectively defeated.

Attack bonuses Edit

God bonus Edit

Oranos makes all human military units move 10% faster.

Upgrades Edit

Specific Edit

General Edit

Strategy Edit

Murmillos are fairly well-rounded as they are strong against both cavalry and weaker infantry units. However, they have poor pierce armor and will fall easily to a squad of Arci. Counter-infantry such as the Hypaspist will also destroy them with ease.

The Murmillo is not a specialized unit. They are not particularly fast, though they do have a good line of sight, and can be trained quickly and in large numbers. One Murmillo can be used to scout up ahead if Contarii are not available. However the Murmillo is superior to the Contarius in that they can be deployed in large numbers. As with all Atlantean units they can be upgraded to Heroes to make them good against myth units and secure Relics.

Murmillo Hero Edit

Like all Atlantean human units, a Murmillo can be converted into a Hero at any time, provided the player has sufficient resources.

Attack bonuses Edit

Upgrades Edit

Specific Edit

  • Bite of the Shark Bite of the Shark (Oceanus) increases attack by 15%.

General Edit

Mythology Edit

Atlantean warriors and soldiers were known for their discipline and drill. A Murmillo, or fish, because their shining, finned helmets made their complex movements in combat look like a school of swimming fish. They have a rivalry with and respect for the Destroyers, who consider the Murmillo beneath them - as a fisherman would a fish.

History Edit

In the Roman Empire, Murmillos were gladiators who fought in the arena. The Murmillo was supposed to depict a Roman Legionary and was equipped with a sword and shield. They were often pitted against either a Hoplomakhus (hoplite), Thraex (Thracian) or a Retiarius (fisherman).

Changelog Edit

The Titans Edit

Trivia Edit

  • These units' internal names are Swordsman and Swordsman Hero, respectively.

Gallery Edit

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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
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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