The Myrmidon is a slow-moving Greek Mythic Age infantry unit in Age of Mythology. It is trained at the Fortress and Military Academy (The Titans only), and is the unique unit for Zeus.

Attack bonus[edit | edit source]

(No bonus against Axemen or Throwing Axemen).

God Bonuses and Upgrades[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

Zeus makes all infantry do double damage to buildings, including Myrmidons.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Myrmidons have attack bonuses against all non-Greek human soldiers and are very dangerous in close quarters. Most infantry and cavalry units will not be able to stand against them. However, Myrmidons do not get a bonus against counter-infantry, so they are just as vulnerable to them as other infantrymen. Otherwise, players can counter them with stronger Myth Units or attack at a distance with archers. In The Titans, the population cost for Myrmidons is increased from 2 to 3, though they are still superior to Hoplites in almost every way. If Beast Slayer is researched, Myrmidons gain additional damage against Myth Units as well. Also, as human soldiers, they fight well against heroes. Against Greek opponents, they are of course rather ordinary.

Changelog[edit | edit source]

Age of Mythology[edit | edit source]

  • Myrmidons have 4 speed and 110 hit points.

Tale of the Dragon[edit | edit source]

  • With patch 2.8, Myrmidons have 4.3 speed and 120 hit points.

History[edit | edit source]

When the city of Aegnia was depopulated by a plague, Aeacus, its king, prayed to the gods that the ants infesting an oak tree be turned into people to repopulate his kingdom. Thus the ants became Myrmidons. They later followed Achilles to the Trojan War and were particularly noted for carrying out his orders pitilessly and without question, no matter how cruel. Today the word has come to mean a subordinate who carries out orders without question.

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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