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What creatures are these?
Arkantos's first encounter with a Wadjet

The Wadjet is an Egyptian Classical Age myth unit granted to followers of Ptah. It resembles a giant cobra with bat-like wings.

Special ability[]

Regenerate at 1 HP per second.

Attack bonuses[]

  • Myth units ×3
  • Heroes ×0.25


Wadjets attack their foes by spitting poisonous spray at them, dealing high pierce damage. They make excellent support units in the Classical Age, especially when used defensively, but are vulnerable in melee situations. They are usually outclassed by stronger myth units in later Ages, though Wadjets slowly regenerate hit points over time. As with most ranged myth units, they are very weak against heroes. Doing no hack or crush damage, they are also abysmal against buildings.


Age of Mythology[]

  • Wadjets have 240 hit points, 20 hack armor, 30 pierce armor, and no bonus versus other myth units.

The Titans[]

  • With patch 1.02, Wadjets have 260 hit points, 25 hack armor, and 25 pierce armor.


  • The goddess Wadjet isn't always depicted with wings, but when she is, she has brightly colored bird-like wings instead of the bat-like wings used by the Wadjet in-game.
    • The wings appear to have been scaled down from the Nidhogg, with different animations.
  • Wadjet has a spectacle pattern on her hood in the game, which is strange considering that's a trait of Indian cobras, a species of cobra that is not native to Egypt.


Scientific name -- Naja uraea
Size -- about 12' long
Diet -- large mammals and reptiles

The Wadjet is named for the serpent goddess who appears in snake form on the crown of the pharaoh. Her name means "papyrus-colored-one". The serpent Wadjet can spit venom at a long range, though the vestigial wings are used only to lift the heavy cobra hood above the sand.


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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