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Carcinos
Civilization Greek
Age/God Mythic Age/Hera
Unit Type Myth Unit
Cost 200 Wood
20 Favor
Population 4
Attack Hack Pierce Crush
20 - 12
Range 0 meters
Hit Points 720
Armour Hack Pierce Crush
70% 60% 80%
Speed 4.3 meters/second
Line of Sight 16 meters
Train at Dock
Train Time 9 seconds


The Carcinos is an aquatic Greek Myth Unit available in the Mythic Age that is trained at the Dock. It is available to worshippers of Hera.

Special Ability Edit

Explodes when killed, causing 300 hack damage to all within 7.5 range.

Attack Bonuses Edit

Upgrades Edit

General Edit

Strategy Edit

This giant crab attacks with its pincers, dealing both hack and crush damage, making them effective against both normal units and buildings. In addition they have the fastest attack of any naval myth unit so can combat other myth units in the water easily. Unlike other naval Myth Units, the Carcinos has higher hack armour than pierce armour, making them more resistant to ramming ships (which are usually the second best thing to counter Myth Units after heroes).

Even if overwhelmed by several ships, the Carcinos can fufill its role as a suicide lead by attacking enemies up close while being supported by Arrow and Siege Ships. Similar to the Egyptian Scarab, it deals damage when killed but in much greater amounts. Any enemy unit, whether on land or water, too close to a defeated Carcinos will suffer tremendous damage. This on top of their good pierce and high HP makes them very difficult to kill safely. Aside from heroes, the best counter to the Carcinos is actually Arrow Ships improved with Heroic Fleet and The Argo who can keep their distance while attacking as it is rather slow for a naval Myth Unit. In doing so, they also remain out of range when the Carcinos dies and will not suffer additional damage.

Mythology Edit

Scientific name -- Callinectes colossus

Size -- 8000+ lbs.

Diet -- giant mollusks

During Heracles' battle with the hydra, Hera summoned a crab to attack Heracles and aid the hydra. Although Heracles defeated both hydra and crab, Hera rewarded the crustacean by placing it as a constellation up in the night sky. Latin for "crab" is "cancer," and in Greek it is "Karkinos" -- from where derives the word "carcinogen."

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