The Wolf is a wild animal in Age of Empires II, Age of Mythology, and Age of Empires III.

Age of Empires II Edit

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A group of Wolves in the first Genghis Khan scenario, Crucible

In Age of Empires II, the Wolf appears in several areas around the world, being generally the most common of the "hostile" wildlife. It has 25 HP, 3 attack, and holds no food, but attacks Villagers (and even some other units) on sight. A single Wolf can kill a Villager if it lands the first hit, but will die to anything stronger, even a Villager with the Loom upgrade. They are often found in groups, making them a greater threat.

Note: Magyar Villagers kill Wolves in one strike due to their civilization bonus.

The Wolf has a Line of Sight of 4 on Easiest difficulty, 6 on Easy difficulty, and 12 on every other setting.

As Wolves automatically attempt to attack the nearest unit, so they can be lured to the enemy base by sending a single Villager that will attract all the Wolves in its path. The Villager will die, but if it reaches the enemy side, it will deliver all the Wolves to the enemy. This strategy is particularly useful on some closed maps like Black Forest or maps where there are a lot of Wolves like Gold Rush.

Variations Edit

There are also stronger variations of Wolves which are not generated on random maps.

Video overview Edit

Wolves in Age of Empires 2 HD

Wolves in Age of Empires 2 HD

Wolves (Part 2)

Wolves (Part 2)

Age of Mythology Edit

In Age of Mythology, the Wolf is a huntable animal. At appears on Norse and Greek maps, holds 100 food, but attacks villagers on sight.

On the map Alfheim, Wolves are found in excessive numbers, making them even more deadly. Also, they tend to lurk close to the central cliffs with Gold Mines in Anatolia.

The god power Fimbulwinter will summon a lot of fierce Wolves that attacks the enemy Town Centers.

Arctic Wolf Edit

On some campaign maps, the Arctic Wolf appears, in two versions. It is similar to the regular Wolf, but slower, gives slightly more food (125), and attacks any unit that comes too close, not just villagers. They can also be found on the Tundra map, using a second version of the unit.

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Age of Empires III Edit

In Age of Empires III, the Wolf is a common and weak Treasure Guardian. The only weaker Guardians are the Monkeys in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties and the Coyote.

Wolves appear on the following maps: California, Carolina, Great Lakes, Great Plains, New England, Northwest Territory, Ozarks, Pampas, Patagonia, Plymouth, Saguenay, and Yukon.

History Edit

"Scientific Name: Canis lupus
Approx. Size: 50-150 lb.
Diet: Deer, caribou, elk, sheep, small mammals

Historically, gray wolves could be found throughout the Northern Hemisphere, from the Arctic to the tropics. Habitat destruction and hunting have greatly reduced their ranges. They are highly social animals that live and hunt in packs of up to thirty-six individuals, led by an alpha male and female. Unrelated immigrants may be adopted into a pack. Packs are generally territorial and patrol their domains against intruders. Except for the red wolf, all living wolves are considered to be part of the C. lupus species. Domestic dogs, including feral subspecies such as dingos, are also classified as wolves. Domestication, perhaps as many as five different times, has lead to significant (but genetically irrelevant) differences between wolves and dogs.

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