Age of EmpiresEdit
|Trained at||Siege Workshop|
The Helepolis is an ultimate Siege Unit in Age of Empires. The Helepolis is an upgrade of the Ballista and are both built at the Siege Workshop. It fires 2 times faster than a Ballista but the overall stats remain the same. It is strong in groups as it is fairly accurate and has the highest damage per second in the game. Their main weakness is Catapults, as they are out-ranged and can be eliminated by a single shot. To build this unit in the siege workshop, Craftsmanship must be researched in the market during the Iron Age. Once craftsmanship is researched, a cost of 1500 food and 1000 wood is needed to upgrade the ballista to a Helepolis. Currently, there are no civilizations that receive a special bonus for this unit. However, if played as the Hittite in a scenario that features this unit, the hit points doubles from 55 to 110.
- Iron Age
- If played as the Hittites in a scenario or a campaign, the hit points increases from 55 to 110 hit points.
- If played as the Macedonians , the cost per unit is 2X cheaper and 4X resitant to enemy conversion.
|Age of Empires Units|
|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 · Bowman · Improved Bowman · Composite Bowman · Hoplite · Phalanx · Centurion|
|Cavalry||Scout · Cavalry · Heavy Cavalry · Cataphract · Chariot · Chariot Archer · Elephant Archer · Horse Archer · Heavy Horse Archer · War Elephant|
|Siege Weapons||Stone Thrower · Catapult · Heavy Catapult · Ballista · Helepolis|
|Navy||Scout Ship · War Galley · Trireme · Catapult Trireme · Juggernaut|
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|Armored Elephant · Camel Rider · Fire Galley · Scythe Chariot · Slinger|
Age of MythologyEdit
|Unit Type||Siege Unit|
|Cost||300 Wood |
|Line of Sight||18 meters|
|Train Time||24 seconds|
The Helepolis is a Greek siege tower available in the Mythic Age. The Helepolis shoots several bolts which multiplies its attack. They should be used primarily against buildings though they have fairly short range compared to Petreboli. However they are more durable and are capable of doing decent damage against units as well though they still require escorts against cavalry. Helepolii can also garrison five units which increases the attack of the Helepolis. They are ejected if the Helepolis is destroyed.
The name of this siege machine translates as "taker of cities." The name was first applied to a mobile tower constructed by Greeks to attack a city on Cyprus. This large movable tower mounted stone throwers and ballistas of different sizes, with the smallest at the top. Two hundred men pushed the tower up to the enemy walls using parallel beams extending out from its bottom. The larger weapons in the machines battered the walls while the smaller ones sewpt defenders off the walls in preparation for an assault.