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This article is about the unit in Age of Mythology. For the similar unit in Age of Empires, see Catapult (Age of Empires).
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Catapult (Age of Mythology)
Civilization Egyptians
Age/God Mythic Age
Unit Type Siege Weapon
Cost 200 Wood
200 Gold
Population 3
Attack Hack Pierce Crush
0 10 50
Range 10-28 feet
Hit Points 115
Armour Hack Pierce Crush
30% 89% 89%
Speed 2.4 feet/second
Line of Sight 40 feet
Train at Siege Works
Train Time 24 seconds


The Catapult is a Mythic Age ranged Egyptian siege weapon.

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General Edit

  • DraftHorses Draft Horses increases speed by 20%.
  • Engineers Engineers increases attack by 25% and attack against walls by 35%; increases range by 2.

Strategy Edit

Catapults have a very long range and a high attack making them excellent building-killers. A small group will destroy a building in seconds and their long range prevents units from counter-attacking easily. They are also deadly against ships, dealing bonus damage to them. However they should still be escorted by other units as they still have low hack armor and are slow leaving them vulnerable to cavalry. To remedy this, Ra and Isis players can worship Hathor in the Heroic Age and train Rocs to transport catapults more quickly around the map.

History Edit

"Catapults were invented by the Greeks for use as artillery on the battlefield or during a siege. By creating tension by pulling back large bow-like arms or twisting cordage made of hides or hair, a great throwing force could be achieved. Catapults could throw a stone weighing over 10 pounds to a range of nearly 1500 feet."

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