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This article is about the unit in Age of Mythology. For the unit in Age of Empires, see Chariot Archer (Age of Empires).
The Chariot Archer is an Egyptian mounted archer unit in Age of Mythology available in the Heroic Age.

Strengths and Weaknesses Edit

Strong against
Weak against

God Bonuses and Upgrades Edit

Specific Edit

Worshiping Ra grants +22% HP and +10% speed.

Worshiping Set reduces training time by 20%.

☀Undocumented 'Medium Chariot Archer' upgrade (free in the Heroic Age): increases attack and Hit Points by 10% and Line of Sight by 1

General Edit

Strategy Edit

The fastest archers in the game, Chariot Archers are the ultimate raiders as they are ranged, train very quickly and have a high attack. Though they do not have any attack bonuses, they are very versatile. They are dangerous to infantry, and can outclass other archers with their higher hit points and greater firepower. Chariot Archers should still be kept out of harm's way as they are rather fragile. They work well with Camelry due to their complementary abilities. Chariot Archers can pick off infantry while Camelry take out any attacking cavalry or counter-archers that could threaten the fragile Chariot Archer. Since the two balance out each other's weaknesses they make a formidable, fast moving force.

History Edit

For about 500 years prior to 1200 BC, the chariot archer dominated the battlefields of the Middle East and Western India. The chariot, and indeed horses, were unknown to Egypt before 1720 BC when they were invaded by the Hyksos. The Egyptians were quick to adopt the new technology, and the chariot remained the elite shock troop of Egypt for hundreds of years. All the great civilizations of the time, principally the Egyptians and Hittites to the west, were sufficiently wealthy and advanced to field forces of these relatively expensive weapons. The elites of these cultures hunted from chariots and archery skill was prized. Surrounding barbarians were intimidated by the fast and accurate archers until they learned how to kill the horses or otherwise disable the team. Egypt's chariots were so light that two men could bear them across a stream, and the chariot corps was supported logistically by mobile repair stations. Around 1200 BC, chariot archers largely disappeared and barbarians, whose origin remains unknown today, overran the cultures that used them.

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