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This article is about the unit Age of Empires II. For the unit in Age of Empires III, see Galleon (Age of Empires III).
Galleon
GalleonAoE2
Unit Info
Type Naval Vessel
Introduced In KingsIcon The Age of Kings
Civilization See description
Age Imperial-age-research Imperial Age
Trained At Dock-logo Dock
Training Time 36 seconds
Training Cost
Wood 90
Gold 30
Stats
Hit Points 165
Attack 8 pierce
Attack Bonuses +11 vs Ship
+8 vs Building
+4 vs Ram
Rate of Fire 3.05
Frame Delay 0
Range 7
Accuracy 100%
Projectile Speed 6
Melee Armor 0
Pierce Armor 8
Armor Classes Ship
Speed 1.43
Line of Sight 9
Unit Evolution
Upgraded From WarGalley War Galley

"Stronger than Galley."

Age of Empires II description

The Galleon is a naval vessel in Age of Empires II that can be trained at the Dock once the Imperial Age is reached. Galleons are crucial in maintaining control of the seas. As the standard ship for most civilizations, they should be built in numbers so they can effectively take out enemy navies. In groups, they can destroy Demolition Ships and enemy Galleons easily, but are vulnerable to Fire Ships.

Galleons are available to all civilizations except for the Aztecs.

Tactics Edit

The Galley line units are the backbone of any naval army, War Galleys and Galleons are a very cost effective way to deal with Cannon Galleons and Demolition Ships if they are micromanaged properly. They are also useful in shoreline combats against enemy units and shoreline buildings with the exception of Towers, Castles, and siege units. War Galleys work a lot better in large numbers, and they must be paired with Fire Ships in most cases, and are excellent escorts for Transport Ships.

The Galleon's main counter unit is the Fire Ship, but Demolition Ships may also be a problem in many circumstances. Longboats and Turtle Ships are also a threat, and siege units like Trebuchets, Onagers, and Bombard Cannons can be devastating against an army of Galleons in shoreline combats. Also, Monks can be dangerous, especially without Faith researched.

Further Statistics Edit

Unit Strengths and Weaknesses
Strong vs. Transport Ships, Fishing Ships, buildings in the shoreline, melee units in the shoreline, Demolition Ships, Cannon Galleons
Weak vs. Fire Ships, Turtle Ships, Longboats, Towers, Castles, ranged siege units on the shoreline
Upgrades
Attack Fletching, Bodkin Arrow, Bracer, Chemistry
Range Fletching, Bodkin Arrow, Bracer
Accuracy Ballistics
Armor Careening, Carrack (Portuguese only)
Speed Dry Dock
Conversion Defense Faith, Heresy
Creation Speed Shipwright
Train Cost Shipwright

Civilization Bonuses Edit

Team Bonuses Edit

Changelog Edit

The Age of Kings Edit

The Conquerors Edit

  • With patch 1.0c, Shipwright also decreases train time by 35% now.
  • Heresy introduced.

Trivia Edit

  • In reality, Cannon Galleons fit the actual representation of a Galleon. A better name for the normal Galleon would be Caravel, which was more accurate, commonly used man power and ballistae, and fits the specifications used by the Age of Empires II Galleon. The name Caravel was later given to the unique unit of the Portuguese.
  • In the original The Age of Kings, Galleons made a 'whoosh' sound when they fired their projectile, which they also shared with the Heavy Scorpion. Since The Conquerors, however, the sound no longer occurs due to the file being missing in The Conquerors' files.
  • War Galleys deal bonus damage against the cheat unit Saboteur (since The Conquerors) because it is in the same unit class as ships.

History Edit

The galleon was a sailing ship outfitted for war, the largest fighting ship used in the West prior to the mounting of cannons on board. This large and sturdy ship carried a large contingent of fighting men and possibly some heavier siege artillery. The crew would attempt to board and capture an enemy ship in hand-to-hand fighting. Catapults or large crossbows provided additional firepower.

Gallery Edit

Unit Evolution: Galley

Galley Galley --> WarGalley War Galley --> GalleonAoE2 Galleon

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