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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 during the Mythic Age and is trained at the Dock. It is available to worshipers of Hera.

Strategy Edit

They attack with their pincers, dealing both hack and crush damage, making them effective against both normal units and buildings. This makes them very difficult to kill. As long as they avoid getting too close to shore they will not be able to be attacked by most heroes. They have quite a bit of armor and hitpoints, so it will take several ships to defeat them. In addition they have the fastest attack of any naval myth unit so can combat other myth units in the water easily.

As myth units, Carcinos gain bonus damage against both human units (ships) and other myth units, but are slain quickly by heroes.

Though Hera provides no Carcinos-specific upgrade, her Monstrous Rage improvement will grant them increased damage.

Overview 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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