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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

=== 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

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