|This article is about the unit in Age of Empires. For the unit in other games of the series, see War Elephant.|
War Elephants are only available to a few civilizations.
War Elephants have the most hit points of any land unit and an attack that damages all enemies around them. Their downside is that they are slow and therefore a great target for enemy siege units. Their slow speed also makes them very prone to conversion by enemy Priests. Civilizations that have bonuses for War Elephants include the Phoenicians, Persians, and the Carthaginians. Persian War Elephants are 50% faster while the Phoenicians can train them at a cheaper cost. Carthaginian War Elephants have 25% more hit points.
Further statistics Edit
|Unit strengths and weaknesses|
|Strong vs.||Infantry, cavalry, buildings|
|Weak vs.||Priests, siege weapons, massed elite infantry, Camel Riders|
|Armor|| Leather Armor Cavalry (+2/+0)|
Scale Armor Cavalry (+2/+0)
Chain Mail Cavalry (+2/+0)
Civilization bonuses Edit
- Carthaginians: War Elephants have 25% more hit points.
- Macedonians: War Elephants have +2 Line of Sight and are four times more resistant against conversion.
- Persians: War Elephants are 20% faster.
- Phoenicians: War Elephants are 25% cheaper.
|Units in Age of Empires|
|Age of Empires|
|Priest · Villager · Trade Boat · Merchant Ship · Fishing Boat · Fishing Ship · Light Transport · Heavy Transport|
|Infantry||Clubman · Axeman · Short Swordsman · Broad Swordsman · Long Swordsmen · Legion · Hoplite · Phalanx · Centurion|
|Archers||Bowman · Improved Bowman · Composite Bowman · Chariot Archer · Elephant Archer · Horse Archer · Heavy Horse Archer|
|Cavalry||Scout · Cavalry · Heavy Cavalry · Cataphract · Chariot · War Elephant|
|Siege||Stone Thrower · Catapult · Heavy Catapult · Ballista · Helepolis|
|Navy||Scout Ship · War Galley · Trireme · Catapult Trireme · Juggernaught|
|The Rise of Rome|
|Armored Elephant · Camel Rider · Fire Galley · Scythe Chariot · Slinger|