Fanatic icon
Civilization Atlanteans
Age/God Mythic Age
Unit Type Infantry
Cost 75 food
55 gold
Population 3
Attack Hack Pierce Crush
10 - -
Hit Points 120
Armour Hack Pierce Crush
40% 25% 99%
Speed 4.3 feet/second
Line of Sight 16 feet
Train at Palace
Train Time 12 seconds

The Fanatic is a formidable Atlantean unit possessing a large attack with bonuses against human soldiers. They are trained from the Palace in the Mythic Age.

Attack Bonuses Edit

God Bonuses and Upgrades Edit

Specific Edit

General Edit

Oranos increases movement speed by 10%.

Strategy Edit

Wielding two swords, they deal out a large amount of damage to both infantry and cavalry units. Their fairly high hack armor adds to their effectiveness in melee combat making them versatile infantry units. If resources and population space allows it they can and should replace Murmillo as the primary infantry unit.

Like the Murmillo, they are strong against cavalry but in addition to that they have an attack bonus against infantry as well. However, they are unable to carry shields and like most infantry are vulnerable to ranged attacks. While they can take down archers if they get close enough they will likely be picked off before they get too close. As such they should be included in formations with Arcus, which can defeat enemy archers due to their superior range or Contarius, which can close the gap with archers easily.

History Edit

The Fanatic is an expensive, late unit that is good against all other normal units and is vulnerable to units that are good against infantry like Toxotes or Throwing Axemen.

War cultists devoted to one Titan or another presented a great threat to the ruling priest class of early Atlantis - they were powerful, destructive and bowed to no law but their own. After the Titans were imprisoned some groups of cultists, still eager for blood but aware of their sudden vulnerability, organized under the banners of Atlantis. They were the Fanatics - they fought with two swords, disdaining the protection of a shield.

Fanatic Hero Edit

Fanatic Hero Icon
Civilization Atlanteans
Age/God Mythic Age
Unit Type Hero / Infantry
Cost 135 food
100 gold
Population 4
Attack Hack Pierce Crush
10 - -
Hit Points 135
Armour Hack Pierce Crush
40% 25% 99%
Speed 4.6 feet/second
Line of Sight 16 feet
Train at Fanatic
Train Time 0 seconds

Attack Bonuses

Upgrades Edit

Specific Edit

  • Bite of the Shark Bite of the Shark (Oceanus) increases attack by 15%.

General Edit

Trivia Edit

  • The Fanatics were (according to the in-game files) meant to be called Royal Guards.
  • The Fanatics (much like the Murmillos, and to an extent Destroyers) based on a gladiator, specifically a Dimachaerus.
  • The Fanatics artwork appears to have been based upon a common depiction of the Incan creator god, Viracocha, likely yet another connection between the Atlanteans, and South America.

Gallery Edit

Age of Mythology military units
Culture Type Units
Greek Infantry Hopliteiconaom Hoplite  · Hypaspisticon Hypaspist  · MyrmidonIcon Myrmidon (Zeus) · MilitiaIcon Militia (Poseidon)
Archer Toxotesicon Toxotes  · Aompeltasticon Peltast  · GastraphetesIcon Gastraphetes (Hades)
Cavalry AoMHippikonIcon Hippikon  · AoMProdromosIcon Prodromos  · HetairoiIcon Hetairoi (Poseidon)
Siege weapon AoMCatapultIcon Petrobolos  · Helepolisicon Helepolis
Naval vessel Triremeicon Trireme  · Pentekontericon Pentekonter  · Juggernauticon Juggernaut
Other Kataskoposicon Kataskopos  · PhysicianIcon Physician
Egyptian Infantry Aomspearmanicon Spearman  · Aomaxemanicon Axeman  · Aommercicon Mercenary  · Khopesh Swordsman Icon Khopesh Swordsman
Archer Aomslingericon Slinger  · AoMChariotArcherIcon Chariot Archer
Cavalry AoMCamelryIcon Camelry  · Aomwarelephanticon War Elephant  · AoMMercenaryCavalryIcon Mercenary Cavalry
Siege weapon AoMCatapultIcon Catapult  · Aomsiegetowericon Siege Tower
Naval vessel Kebeniticon Kebenit  · Ramminggalleyicon Ramming Galley  · Warbargeicon War Barge
Norse Infantry Ulfsarkicon Ulfsark  · Aomthrowingaxemenicon Throwing Axeman  · Aomhuskarlicon Huskarl
Archer Bogsveigir icon Bogsveigir
Cavalry AoMRaidingCavalryIcon Raiding Cavalry  · Jarlicon Jarl
Siege weapon Portableramicon Portable Ram  · Ballistaicon Ballista
Naval vessel Longboaticon Longboat  · Drakkaricon Drakkar  · AoMDragonshipIcon Dragon Ship
Atlantean Infantry Murmilloicon Murmillo  · Katapeltesicon Katapeltes  · Destroyer icon Destroyer  · Fanatic icon Fanatic
Archer Arcus icon Arcus  · Turmaicon Turma
Cavalry Contarius icon Contarius
Siege weapon Cheiroballistaicon Cheiroballista  · Firesiphonicon Fire Siphon  · Atlantean Onager Icon Onager
Naval vessel AoMBiremeIcon Bireme  · Atlanteanfireshipicon Fireship  · Siegebiremeicon Siege Bireme
Other Oracleicon Oracle
Chinese Infantry Chinese Halberdier Icon Halberdier
Archer Chu Ko Nu Icon Chu Ko Nu  · Mounted Archer Icon Mounted Archer
Cavalry CataphractIcon Cataphract  · General Icon General  · Scout Cavalry Icon Scout Cavalry  · War Chariot Icon War Chariot
Siege weapon Fire Lance Icon Fire Lance  · Sitting Tiger Icon Sitting Tiger
Naval vessel Junk Icon Junk  · Fire Ship Chinese Icon Fire Ship  · Siege Junk Icon Siege Junk