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The Arcus is the standard Atlantean archer unit in Age of Mythology: The Titans. It can be trained at the Military Barracks starting in the Heroic Age. It is notable for its long range.

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Oranos increases Arcus speed by 10%.

Strategy Edit

Arci are best used against infantry units, especially in groups. With the longest range of any archer unit, equal to Hades' Gastraphetes, they can pick off infantry units further away than other ranged units, making it even more difficult for them to close the gap. However they are fragile and can quickly be killed by units that can quickly get close to them, such as cavalry.

Mythology Edit

All Atlantean citizens were practiced in the use of at least one weapon. Those who showed skill with ranged weapons - slings, bows, javelins - were called into the ranks of the Arcus. The Atlantean Arci were the first effective military use of ranged foot soldiers. Slings eventually fell into disuse and javelins became more feasibly wielded from horseback. the focused and deadly Arcus that emerged over time was a master of the bow and any number of Arci fielded in battle gave their opposition great pause.

Arcus Hero Edit

Like all Atlantean human units, an Arcus can be converted into a Hero at any time, provided the player has sufficient resources.

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TriviaEdit

  • Arcus Hero does not have a frame delay while regular Arcus does, hence Arcus Hero will attack faster when attacking a new target.

Gallery Edit

Military units in Age of Mythology
Culture Type Units
Greeks Infantry Hoplite  · Hypaspist  · Myrmidon (Zeus) · Militia (Poseidon)
Archers Toxotes  · Peltast  · Gastraphetes (Hades)
Cavalry Hippikon  · Prodromos  · Hetairoi (Poseidon)
Siege weapons Petrobolos  · Helepolis
Ships Trireme  · Pentekonter  · Juggernaut
Other Kataskopos  · Physician
Egyptians Infantry Spearman  · Axeman  · Mercenary  · Khopesh Swordsman
Archers Slinger  · Chariot Archer
Cavalry Camelry  · War Elephant  · Mercenary Cavalry
Siege weapons Catapult  · Siege Tower
Ships Kebenit  · Ramming Galley  · War Barge
Norse Infantry Ulfsark  · Throwing Axeman  · Huskarl
Archers Bogsveigir
Cavalry Raiding Cavalry  · Jarl
Siege weapons Portable Ram  · Ballista
Ships Longboat  · Drakkar  · Dragon Ship
Atlanteans Infantry Murmillo  · Katapeltes  · Destroyer  · Fanatic
Archers Arcus  · Turma
Cavalry Contarius
Siege weapons Cheiroballista  · Fire Siphon  · Onager
Ships Bireme  · Fireship  · Siege Bireme
Other Oracle
Chinese Infantry Halberdier
Archers Chu Ko Nu  · Mounted Archer
Cavalry Cataphract  · General  · Scout Cavalry  · War Chariot
Siege weapons Fire Lance  · Sitting Tiger
Ships Junk  · Fire Ship  · Siege Junk