Armored Elephant
Armoured Elephant
AgeIron Age
Trained atStable
Cost170 Food,
40 Gold
Rate of FireFast
Upgraded FromW Elephant1 War Elephant
The Armored Elephant is an upgraded version of the War Elephant in Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome. It does additional siege damage to buildings and defensive structures. "Impregnable" walls can be taken down in seconds by this powerful unit and no extra towers or walls will help at all. The unit starts with 600 HP, 18 attack, 2 armor, 1 pierce armor and does trample damage to adjacent enemies. They are effective against infantry and cavalry but extremely vulnerable to conversions and other units that can attack at long range. Its attack cannot be upgraded and it does not benefit from nobility; only the armor can be improved. To build this unit, Iron Shield must be researched, which means only a small number of civilizations have the ability to train this unit.

Civilizations Edit

The Armored Elephant is an uncommon unit, and only these civilizations can train it:

Civilization Bonuses Edit

  • Persians: Armored elephants are 50% faster.
  • Carthaginians: Armored elephants have 750 hit points instead of 600.
  • Phoenicians: Armored elephants are 25% cheaper.
  • Macedonians: Armored elephants are four times more resistant against conversion.

Upgrades Edit

Tool Age

Bronze Age

Iron Age

History Edit

"Armies using elephants in battle learned quickly that wounded animals could be as dangerous to friendly troops as they were to the enemy. One solution to this problem was to cover elephants partially with light armor that helped protect them from arrows and spears. Unwounded animals were much easier to control and direct against the enemy. Keeping the elephants under control and bringing them into contact with the enemy was critical. Only veteran troops would stand and fight against a determined charge by elephants. All others would rout when the elephants got close."

The Rise of Rome manual

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