Civilization Atlanteans
Age/God Heroic Age / Theia
Unit Type Myth unit
Cost 150 gold
Population 0
Attack Hack Pierce Crush
15 - -
Hit Points 275
Armour Hack Pierce Crush
40% 50% 99%
Speed 4.5 feet/second
Line of Sight 30 feet
Train at Hesperides Tree
Train Time 8 seconds

Dryads are an Atlantean myth unit in Age of Mythology that can be created from the Hesperides God Power, available in the Heroic Age by worshipping Theia.

God Bonuses and Upgrades Edit

General Edit

Additionally, any player who has captured a Hesperides Tree can upgrade their Dryads with the following.

Kronos reduces Gold cost by 10%

Strategy Edit

Dryads are fairly effective melee fighters and are strong against human units. However, in comparison to other Myth Units, they have fairly low statistics, so will not last long in combat against them. As with all Myth Units, they are weak against Heroes.

They are generally used defensively, as the structure they are created from can be captured by the enemy. They do not cost any population or Favor, though only five can be created at a time.


Scientific name -- Nymphae dasos
Size -- Human-sized
Diet -- Water, sunlight

These shy, beautiful tree nymphs were the caretakers and guardians of wild groves and forests. Normally peaceful they could become quite fierce when their trees were threatened. The satyrs courted, protected and entertained the Dryads.

Trivia Edit

  • Although their in-game Mythology section states they are human-sized, they in fact appear much taller than human soldiers.
  • Dryads are classified as myth units. However, if they are the most trained myth unit by a player, it will not count as the player's favorite myth unit.
    • This is probably due to the fact that Dryads do not cost Favor.

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