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Eclipse
EclipseIcon
GodBast
AgeClassical Age
DescriptionIncreases Myth Unit attack and speed
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Eclipse is an Egyptian God Power available to Classical Age goddess Bast. It increases the attack of all of the player's Myth Units (including their special attacks) by 50% and their speed by 20%.

StrategyEdit

Eclipse's main purpose is to strengthen the player's Myth Units, making them more efficient for their cost. This is especially useful in the early game when resources, especially Favor, is limited and few Myth Units can be trained. Even so, players are encouraged to train as many Myth Units as they can to maximize the benefits of this god power. A group of Sphinxes along with some Scarabs powered by Eclipse can cause severe damage to an enemy town. Isis worshipers can also pair Eclipse with Ancestors to make their Minions much stronger for the limited time they will be around. More patient players can save this God Power to boost their Titan which otherwise the Egyptians cannot improve in any way. Unlike Bronze, newly trained Myth Units will also be strengthened by Eclipse, so players are free to queue up their Temples. Eclipse has the added effect being a God Power shield. It lasts for just over a minute, essentially shutting out the other player's God Powers for a fairly long time. This prevents enemies from defending themselves with Ceasefire or can even delay the use of an offensive God Power such as Earthquake. The player's own God Powers cannot be cast during Eclipse either, so they must make sure to cast the aforementioned Ancestors first or not hinder an ally's own attempt at attacking.

TriviaEdit

  • Eclipse is one of four global God Power shields, the other three being Rain, Ceasefire and Fimbulwinter.
  • According to pre-release footage from German gaming magazine Gamestar, Eclipse was originally going to lower the LOS of Buildings and non-mythological units to very small amounts (about 2-5 feet) the reason for the absence in the final release is unknown.
    • Also, according to the Age of Mythology handbook, Eclipse originally had the effect of reducing the attack range of Archer and Siege units by an undetermined amount.

GalleryEdit

Age of Mythology God Powers
Culture Age God Powers
Greek ArchaicAge

BoltIcon Bolt · LureIcon Lure · SentinelIcon Sentinel

ClassicalAge

PestilenceIcon Pestilence · RestorationIcon Restoration · CeasefireIcon Ceasefire

HeroicAge

UnderWorldPassageIcon Underworld Passage · CurseIcon Curse · BronzeIcon Bronze

MythicAge

EarthquakeIcon Earthquake · Lightning StormIcon Lightning Storm · PlentyIcon Plenty

Egyptian ArchaicAge

ProsperityIcon Prosperity · VisionIcon Vision · RainIcon Rain

ClassicalAge

EclipseIcon Eclipse · ShiftingSandsIcon Shifting Sands · PlagueOfSerpentsIcon Plague of Serpents

HeroicAge

LocustSwarmIcon Locust Swarm · CitadelIcon Citadel · AncestorsIcon Ancestors

MythicAge

TornadoIcon Tornado · MeteorIcon Meteor · SonOfOsirisIcon Son of Osiris

Norse ArchaicAge

DwarvenMineIcon Dwarven Mine · GreatHuntIcon Great Hunt · SpyIcon Spy

ClassicalAge

HealingSpringIcon Healing Spring · ForestFireIcon Forest Fire · UndermineIcon Undermine

HeroicAge

FrostIcon Frost · FlamingWeaponsIcon Flaming Weapons · WalkingWoodsIcon Walking Woods

MythicAge

FimbulwinterIcon Fimbulwinter  · NidhoggIcon Nidhogg  · RagnarokIcon Ragnarok

Atlantean ArchaicAge

DeconstructionIcon Deconstruction · ShockwaveIcon Shockwave · GaiaForestIcon Gaia Forest

ClassicalAge

SpiderLairIcon Spider Lair · ValorIcon Valor · CarnivoraIcon Carnivora

HeroicAge

ChaosIcon Chaos · TraitorIcon Traitor · HesperidesIcon Hesperides

MythicAge

TartarianGateIcon Tartarian Gate · VortexIcon Vortex · ImplodeIcon Implode

Chinese ArchaicAge

IconYearOfTheGoat Year of the Goat · IconRecreation Recreation · IconTimberHarvest Timber Harvest

ClassicalAge

Barrage Barrage · Great Journey Great Journey · Call to Arms Call to Arms

HeroicAge

Geyser Geyser · Uproot Uproot · Imperial Examination Imperial Examination

MythicAge

GreatFloodIcon Great Flood · Inferno Inferno · EarthDragonIcon Earth Dragon

All MythicAge

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Other
Campaign Exclusive

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Cheat

MeteorIcon Chicken Storm  · GoatAOM Goatunheim  · WalkingWoodsIcon Walking Berry Bushes

Cut Content

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