Contarius icon
Civilization Atlanteans
Age/God Heroic Age
Unit Type Cavalry
Cost 70 food
40 gold
Population 3
Attack Hack Pierce Crush
10 - -
Hit Points 130
Armour Hack Pierce Crush
15% 15% 99%
Speed 5.75 feet/second
Line of Sight 10 feet
Train at Military Barracks
Train Time 17 seconds

The Contarius is a Heroic Age cavalry unit and the only one available to the Atlantean. It is a standard Atlantean heavy cavalry unit: hard-hitting, relatively fast, but expensive. The Contarius is excellent against archers and siege weapons, but weak against infantry and counter-cavalry.

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General Edit

Oranos increases Contarius movement speed by 10%.

Strategy Edit

The Contarius is a fast unit which can be quickly deployed behind enemy lines to eliminate archers and siege weapons before retreating back inside the base before the enemy has time to respond with infantry. Unfortunately, their high population value of three, costliness, and lack of versatility means they can only be deployed in small numbers, as a support unit. They also make for effective raiders due to their high speed and large attack. If Theia is worshiped their attack can be as high as 20, the largest attack of any human soldier.

Contarius Hero Edit

Contarius Hero Icon
Civilization Atlanteans
Age/God Heroic Age
Unit Type Hero, Cavalry
Cost 125 food
70 gold
Population 4
Attack Hack Pierce Crush
10 - -
Hit Points 145
Armour Hack Pierce Crush
15% 15% 99%
Speed 6.05 feet/second
Line of Sight 12 feet
Train at Contarius
Train Time 0 seconds

Like all Atlantean human units, a Contarius can be converted into a Hero at any time, provided the player has sufficient resources.

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Strategy Edit

The Contarius Hero is formidable as it is strong against archers, siege weapons and myth units. In addition, the Lance of Stone technology grants them more attack versus buildings, making them even more viable as raiders.


Early Atlantean soldiers tamed and rode the wild horses that roamed across their island. These mounted soldiers were very successful in Atlantis' early conquests, but as Atlantis grew, farmland overtook wilderness and grazing became scarce. Cavalry all but disappeared from Atlantean tactics. Only an elite few rode horses into combat. Atlantean generals beaten in battle surrender their precious horses as a sign of defeat.

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