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This article is about the unit in the handheld video game. For the unit in the PC game, see Pegasus.

The Pegasus is a Greek myth unit in Age of Empires: Mythologies. It is only available to worshipers of Poseidon.

Statistics[]

  • Train at: Town Center (requires Gift of Flight to be researched)
  • Cost: 40 food, 40 gold, 5 favor
  • Type: Myth unit, cavalry
  • Range: N/A
  • Attack: 5
  • Defense: 5
  • HP: 40
  • Movement: 5
  • Sight: 4

God bonuses and upgrades[]

Specific[]

  • Gift of Flight (Poseidon): enables Pegasi to be trained from the Town Center

General[]

Age I: Attack x0.6, HP x0.6
Age II: Attack x0.75, HP x0.75
Age III: Attack x0.9, HP x0.9

Hermes increases movement by 2

  • Blessing of Aphrodite (Aphrodite): is trained with 40% of its HP rather than the usual 25%

Strategy[]

If the player's hero unit is busy fighting rogue myth units to obtain a relic, the Pegasus can substitute for early game scouting. Being an airborne unit, the Pegasus is quite effective at scouting the map for enemy units or tiles with resources or settlements the player can claim. They are cheap to train and one even appears for free at the Shrine after Gift of Flight is researched. Unlike their Age of Mythology counterparts, they can attack enemy units although with a mere 5 attack stat, it is unlike they will defeat anything on their own. The Pegasus itself is very frail and any attack will instantly kill it though it requires an enemy unit to use up their attack turn which should be prioritized for something more threatening. Even if most of the map has been explored, the Pegasus can remain relevant for late game using as it can be used to monitor what kind of units the enemy is training as well help cast god powers, such as Underworld Passage, in specific areas of the map.

Trivia[]

  • The Pegasus is the only myth unit in Age of Empires: Mythologies to cost all three resources to train
  • The Pegasus' ability to attack may be a nod to how the Hippocampus, the unique myth unit of Poseidon in Age of Mythology, originally had the ability to attack.

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