The Pixiu is a Chinese Heroic Age myth unit in Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon. It is available to the worshipers of Dabo Gong.

Special Ability[edit | edit source]

Pixiu generate 2.5 gold/second when fighting.

Attack bonuses[edit | edit source]

  • Myth Unit ×2
  • Hero ×0.5

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Pixus are best suited for attacking buildings as they deal both hack and crush damage. They also have high pierce armor so are resistant to tower and fortress-like building's attack. Their ability allows them to generate gold as long as they are actively attacking anything, not just when dealing damage. Since buildings cannot run away and Pixius have only average speed for a myth unit, they generate gold faster by attacking them.

They can be used as an alternative to Fire Lances to destroy buildings in the Heroic Age. As they have a melee attack, Pixius lack a minimum ranged attack and can better defend themselves against other melee units. However they still have low hack armor and attack speed so they will still require protection from melee units, especially other myth units and heroes.

Pixiu are a good choice for players who need to destroy enemy buildings while increasing their resource intake. After fighting for 2 minutes and 47 seconds, a Pixiu would have accumulated enough gold to pay for itself, saving the player resources that can be invested elsewhere.

Changelog[edit | edit source]

Tale of the Dragon[edit | edit source]

  • Initially, Pixiu generate 1.5 gold per second. With patch 2.7, they generate 2.5 gold per second.

Mythology[edit | edit source]

Original Name -- Bixie
Size -- About 10' long
Diet -- Restricted to gold

Bearing a strong resemblance to a winged lion but with the head of a single-antlered dragon, Pixiu is a powerful mythical creature that wards off evil spirits and possesses an insatiable hunger for gold and silver. The last attribute led many to believe that the creature is able to attract wealth from all directions, and some literal depictions see the creature bring gold in its mouth.

Despite the association with fortune, Pixiu is also a very fierce creature with sharp fangs and a ferocious spirit in battle.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Pixiu uses a modified version of the Lion animations.[1]
  • The Pixiu has an identical stat distribution to the Nemean Lion with the only difference being that the Pixiu has a 25% higher Gold price.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Myth units
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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