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Target anywhere to spawn living roots.

Uproot is a Chinese Heroic Age god power in Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon that is available to worshipers of Zhong Kui. When invoked, it sends up roots through the Earth's crust to damage enemy buildings. Buildings caught by the roots will continuously receive damage for 50 seconds. The more buildings in the area, the stronger the effect.

Uproot deals 10 hack damage per second to 1×1-sized buildings, 15 damage to 2×2-sized ones, 25 damage to 4x4-sized ones, 30 damage to 5×5-sized ones, and 40 damage to 6×6-sized, 7×7-sized, and 8×8-sized ones.


Simply put, players can invoke Uproot in an area with multiple buildings of great importance to the enemy. With luck, those buildings will be weakened enough for the player's units to deliver the final blow, or even better, will be destroyed by the roots alone. The roots will not only damage the building they surround, but other buildings close enough. So it is best to target buildings constructed close to one another. Though the roots will attack indefinitely, units can attack the roots to prevent them from destroying the buildings. Since roots cannot fight off attackers, players should always invoke Uproot while attacking to keep the enemy occupied. The roots are also vulnerable to towers and Fortresses, as their arrows can kill the roots before they themselves are destroyed.

Uproot is effective when used together with Ceasefire as they will continue damaging the buildings regardless of Ceasefire's effect. It is also a good combination with Frost.


Invoking Uproot spawns objects with the same name around the targeted buildings. These objects continually damage enemy buildings near them. These objects can be attacked and destroyed by enemy units, buildings, and god powers.


Sent from the underworld by Zhong Kui, these roots will deal great damage to any building that stands in their way.


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  • Initially, Uproot deals 20 hack damage per second to all buildings, lasts until the buildings are destroyed, and provides permanent Line of Sight. After patch 2.7, the damage depends on building size, it lasts for 50 seconds, and it does not provide permanent Line of Sight.


  • Uproot was a god power available to Hades originally known as Bramble. Unlike the current Uproot, Bramble was used to defend a Town Center from attack, giving it more armor. It was removed for unknown reasons and replaced with the Sentinels.
  • Any building the player attempts to construct near their own roots will also receive damage until they are destroyed. Whether this is a glitch or intentional is unknown.
  • In the Yin and Yang scenario, the player is given multiple uses of Uproot, but they cannot be used. This is in fact a different SPC version of Uproot that cannot be used due to its incompatibility issues with its original version.


God powers in Age of Mythology
GreekPortrait Greeks
ArchaicAge Archaic Age BoltIcon Bolt · LureIcon Lure · SentinelIcon Sentinel
ClassicalAge Classical Age PestilenceIcon Pestilence · RestorationIcon Restoration · CeasefireIcon Ceasefire
HeroicAge Heroic Age UnderWorldPassageIcon Underworld Passage · CurseIcon Curse · BronzeIcon Bronze
MythicAge Mythic Age EarthquakeIcon Earthquake · LightningStormIcon Lightning Storm · PlentyIcon Plenty
EgyptianPortrait Egyptians
ArchaicAge Archaic Age ProsperityIcon Prosperity · VisionIcon Vision · RainIcon Rain
ClassicalAge Classical Age EclipseIcon Eclipse · ShiftingSandsIcon Shifting Sands · PlagueOfSerpentsIcon Plague of Serpents
HeroicAge Heroic Age LocustSwarmIcon Locust Swarm · CitadelIcon Citadel · AncestorsIcon Ancestors
MythicAge Mythic Age TornadoIcon Tornado · MeteorIcon Meteor · SonOfOsirisIcon Son of Osiris
NorsePortrait Norse
ArchaicAge Archaic Age DwarvenMineIcon Dwarven Mine · GreatHuntIcon Great Hunt · SpyIcon Spy
ClassicalAge Classical Age HealingSpringIcon Healing Spring · ForestFireIcon Forest Fire · UndermineIcon Undermine
HeroicAge Heroic Age FrostIcon Frost · FlamingWeaponsIcon Flaming Weapons · WalkingWoodsIcon Walking Woods
MythicAge Mythic Age FimbulwinterIcon Fimbulwinter · NidhoggIcon Nidhogg · RagnarokIcon Ragnarok
AtlanteanPortrait Atlanteans
ArchaicAge Archaic Age DeconstructionIcon Deconstruction · ShockwaveIcon Shockwave · GaiaForestIcon Gaia Forest
ClassicalAge Classical Age SpiderLairIcon Spider Lair · ValorIcon Valor · CarnivoraIcon Carnivora
HeroicAge Heroic Age ChaosIcon Chaos · TraitorIcon Traitor · HesperidesIcon Hesperides
MythicAge Mythic Age TartarianGateIcon Tartarian Gate · VortexIcon Vortex · ImplodeIcon Implode
ChinesePortrait Chinese
ArchaicAge Archaic Age IconYearOfTheGoat Year of the Goat · IconRecreation Recreation · IconTimberHarvest Timber Harvest
ClassicalAge Classical Age BarrageIcon Barrage · GreatJourneyIcon Great Journey · CallToArmsIcon Call to Arms
HeroicAge Heroic Age GeyserIcon Geyser · UprootIcon Uproot · ImperialExaminationIcon Imperial Examination
MythicAge Mythic Age GreatFloodIcon Great Flood · InfernoIcon Inferno · EarthDragonIcon Earth Dragon
Other (except Campaign-exclusive)
SecretsOfTheTitans Titan Age All civilizations: SecretsOfTheTitans Titan Gate
Cheat MeteorIcon Chicken Storm · Goatunheim Goatunheim · WalkingWoodsIcon Walking Berry Bushes
Cut Brambleiconmpalpha Bramble · Enragebeta Enrage · DivineBlood Rebellion · AOMShepherdGodPowerIcon Shepherd · AOMSightGodPowerIcon Sight · God power snowstorm icon Snowstorm · EarthquakeIcon Volcano