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The Argo is a Greek arrow ship hero available to worshipers of Poseidon in Age of Mythology. It is first available in the Heroic Age, and is the only heroic ship in the game.

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As with all Heroes, the Argo is strongest against Myth units. It is ranged so it can fire arrows at enemies from a distance. As the only naval hero in the game, the Argo is crucial in combating naval myth units. It also gives Poseidon's fleets an advantage in naval battles, granting them the only dedicated anti-myth unit ship. In other regards, the Argo functions as an arrow ship, making it strong against hammer ships but weak against siege ships. The Argo can also be sunk by shore defenses and siege weapons.

Unfortunately, most of the water fighting will probably be over long before the player reaches the Mythic Age, unless playing on a heavily aquatic map like Vinlandsaga. Since all the campaign scenarios where the player worships Poseidon do not allow the player to advance to the Mythic Age, this ship rarely sees much use.


Age of Mythology[]

  • The Argo has 4.8 speed, 20% crush armor, deals ×5 damage to myth units and buildings, costs 250 wood and 8 favor, does not benefit from Trierarch, and is available in the Mythic Age.

Tale of the Dragon[]

  • With patch 2.7, the Argo has 6 speed, 15% crush armor, deals ×4 damage to myth units, deals no bonus damage to buildings, costs 200 wood and 4 favor, benefits from Trierarch, and is available in the Heroic Age.


The Argo ( "swift sailing") was a ship built by Argos of Thessaly out of beech trees from Mount Pelion. Athena aided in the construction herself. Jason and the other Argonauts sailed on the Argo in their quest for the Golden Fleece. It was the largest ship ever built, with a full fifty oars, one for each of the Argonauts. Athena fitted the bow with a figurehead of lumber cut from her sacred oaks at Dodona that could speak and had the gift of prophecy.

Some of the Argonauts included:

  • Jason, the captain
  • Atalanta of Calydon, the virgin huntress
  • Calais, the winged son of Boreas
  • Heracles, the strongest man in Greece
  • Peleus the myrmidon, Achilles' father
  • Orpheus, the Thracian bard
  • Polydeuces, a Spartan boxer
  • Nauplius the Argive, son of Poseidon and a great navigator
  • And that most famous of Greek heroes, Butes of Athens, the bee-master


  • During the Alpha, what would later become the Argo's model was much larger, and used for the Trireme. The model was made smaller, and reused for the Argo, for unknown reasons.
  • Unlike most hero units, The Argo is unable to pick up Relics (even if they would be close to the water).
  • Jason is most famously the captain of the Argo, yet is only available to Zeus worshippers.


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Greek heroes
Age / God ZeusIcon.png Zeus PoseidonIcon.png Poseidon HadesIcon.png Hades
ArchaicAge.png Archaic Age JasonIcon.png Jason TheseusIcon.png Theseus AjaxIcon.png Ajax
ClassicalAge.png Classical Age OdysseusIcon.png Odysseus HippolytaIcon.png Hippolyta ChironIcon.png Chiron
PhysicianIcon.png Hippocrates
HeroicAge.png Heroic Age HeraclesIcon.png Heracles AtalantaIcon.png Atalanta Greeks Achilles
MythicAge.png Mythic Age BellephoronIcon.png Bellerophon PolyphemusIcon.png Polyphemus
TheArgoIcon.png The Argo
PerseusIcon.png Perseus