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The Nereid is a naval myth unit in Age of Mythology: The Titans. It is available at the Dock in the Heroic Age for Atlanteans worshiping Hyperion.

Special Attack[]

Whirlwind: uses her shark mount to take a bite out of her target, dealing 150 hack damage. Requires 15 seconds to recharge.

Attack bonuses[]

God Bonuses and Upgrades[]

General[]

Kronos reduces Gold and Favor cost by 10%.

Strategy[]

Although Nereids are somewhat fragile, their special attack is devastating against other naval myth units and can also sink ships with ease. Due to the fact that they are killed easily they shouldn't engage groups of ships on their own. While their special attack guarantees that they will usually sink at least one, it's generally not worth it as one ship is cheaper than a Nereid. They will need back up from ranged ships if expected to survive. They are weak against ram ships, The Argo, and Heroes, and are especially vulnerable to aerial myth units like the Phoenix and Vermilion Bird, though only ranged Heroes can attack a Nereid unless the Nereid gets too close to the shore.

Mythology[]

Scientific name -- Nymphae thalassi
Size -- Human-sized
Diet -- Fish, sea weed

The Nereids were the fifty nymphs of the sea. Many of them had important roles in mythology. They, like most nymphs, are beautiful creatures. The Nereids were often accompanied by hosts of sea creatures in their roving. But when the gentle nymphs went into battle, they rode fierce sharks who carried their mistresses tirelessly.

Trivia[]

  • Before the Extended Edition, Nereids had the ability to enter Transport Ships, despite being naval units themselves.
  • Due to a glitch, Mythic Rejuvenation has no effect on Nereids.
  • The concept of the Nereids riding on Sharks was most likely based upon a description of Nereid statues located within the Temple of Poseidon in Atlantis in Critias. However, within the text, it is mentioned the statues included Dolphins, not Sharks.

Gallery[]

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Culture Age Units
Greeks ArchaicAge.png Pegasus  · Hippocampus
ClassicalAge.png Centaur  · Minotaur  · Cyclops
HeroicAge.png Nemean Lion  · Hydra  · Scylla  · Manticore
MythicAge.png Colossus  · Medusa  · Carcinos  · Chimera
Egyptians ClassicalAge.png Anubite  · Serpent / Sea Snake  · Sphinx  · Wadjet
HeroicAge.png Petsuchos  · Roc  · Scarab  · Leviathan  · Scorpion Man  · Minion
MythicAge.png Phoenix  · War Turtle  · Avenger  · Mummy
Norse ArchaicAge.png Raven
ClassicalAge.png Troll  · Valkyrie  · Einherjar
HeroicAge.png Kraken  · Mountain Giant  · Walking Tree  · Frost Giant  · Battle Boar
MythicAge.png Jormund Elver  · Fimbulwinter Wolf  · Fenris Wolf Brood  · Fire Giant  · Nidhogg
Atlanteans ClassicalAge.png Automaton  · Promethean (Offspring)  · Caladria  · Servant  · Carnivora
HeroicAge.png Nereid  · Satyr  · Stymphalian Bird  · Dryad  · Behemoth
MythicAge.png Heka Gigantes  · Man O' War  · Argus  · Lampades  · Tartarian Spawn
Chinese ClassicalAge.png Qilin  · Monkey King  · Terracotta Warrior
HeroicAge.png War Salamander  · Jiangshi  · Pixiu
MythicAge.png Azure Dragon  · Dragon Turtle  · Vermilion Bird  · White Tiger  · Earth Dragon
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