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This article is about the unit in Age of Mythology. For the unit in Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten, see Siege Tower (Age of Empires II).

The Siege Tower is an Egyptian ramming siege weapon in Age of Mythology that can be built in the Siege Works. Its main attack is with the ram at the front, but it also fires arrows at enemy units. It can garrison up to five units.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Specific[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

  • DraftHorses.png Draft Horses increases speed by 20%.
  • Engineers.png Engineers increases attack by 50%; doubles damage against walls and gates.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Siege Towers are devastating against buildings and have superb pierce armor, making them almost invulnerable to ranged attacks from archers and defensive buildings. However, they are vulnerable to infantry and cavalry, as they lack hack armor and their only method of defense against human soldiers is a rather weak volley of arrows. As such it's best to have an escort when attacking an enemy town. The Siege Tower is very durable and can easily withstand a prolonged battle if properly defended.

Changelog[edit | edit source]

Age of Mythology[edit | edit source]

  • Originally, Siege Towers had 350 hit points. With patch 1.07, they have 300 hit points.

History[edit | edit source]

One of the machines developed to attack walled towns was the siege tower on wheels. This large wooden tower was covered with wet hides to minimize its vulnerability to fire. A battering ram was suspended inside for use against the wall the tower was moved against. The tower protected the men working the ram and other men shooting arrows into the town. When the wall was knocked down by the ram, the attacking army could enter the city.

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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