Reinforced Ram is a common technology in Age of Mythology. It upgrades ramming ships (Pentekonters, Ramming Galleys, Drakkars, Fireships (Atlantean) and Fire Ships (Chinese) to heavy ramming ships, increasing their attack and hit points.
- Ramming ships +10% attack
- Ramming ships +10% HP
- Fireships and Fire Ships +15% HP
The development of the oar-powered ram in the ancient world led to a corresponding effort to strengthen the hulls of ships to resist being crushed. Naval architects had to balance the desire for speed, which increased the effect of a ramming attack, and the desire for hull strength, which increased ship survivability. At the great naval battle at Salamis, the smaller and swifter Greek ships gained a decisive advantage against the larger and stronger Persian and Phoenician ships in the narrow strait. In more open water, the much larger Persian fleet may have reversed the outcome.
|Common Dock technologies|
|Purse Seine | Salt Amphora | Enclosed Deck | Arrow Ship Cladding | Reinforced Ram | Naval Oxybeles | Conscript Sailors | Heroic Fleet|