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This article is about the unit in the PC game. For the unit in the handheld video game, see Troll (Age of Empires: Mythologies).

Ah! These ugly things throw rocks.
Amanra's first encounter with a Troll.

Trolls in legend and literature come in various shapes and sizes, but they are usually unsightly and pathologically afraid of sunlight, which turns them to stone. In Age of Mythology, they are suitably ugly, rock-throwing Classical Age Norse myth units available to worshipers of Forseti.

Special ability[]

Regenerates hit points equal to the damage it does to enemy units.

Attack bonuses[]

  • Myth units: ×3
  • Heroes: ×0.25

God bonuses and upgrades[]


  • Hamarr.png Hamarrtroll (Forseti): increases hit points by 25%, attack by 20% and range by 2 (also adds a second head).


Loki reduces Favor cost by 10%.


Trolls are essentially slow but powerful archers, and should be used in a support role rather than in the front line. Their regeneration special ability helps them in this role as it gives them the chance of surviving prolonged battles. Trolls are especially powerful against infantry and have a high bonus against other myth units. However, they will fall quickly under a concentrated attack and will not last long when on the front line. Trolls can be easily countered by heroes, especially those with ranged attacks.


Scientific name -- Vetenne troll

Size -- about 9' tall

Diet -- rocks, roots, humans

Trolls are dim-witted, man-eating creatures that live in caverns beneath hills and mountains. They are allies of the giants, and will fight against the gods during Ragnarok. Trolls are strong, and have long lifespans, but are not known for their beauty. Trolls could be turned to stone if exposed to daylight. Some are known to steal women and children, and might leave a changeling in exchange for a kidnapped child. Some trolls had magical powers, particularly divination of the future.


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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