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This article is about the unit in Age of Empires II. For the unit in Age of Empires III, see Galley (Age of Empires III).
Galley
Galley
Unit Info
Type Naval Vessel
Introduced In KingsIcon The Age of Kings
Civilization All civilizations
Age Feudal-age-reseach Feudal Age
Trained At Dock-logo Dock
Training Time 60 seconds
Training Cost
Wood 90
Gold 30
Stats
Hit Points 120
Attack 6 pierce
Attack Bonuses +8 vs Ship
+6 vs Building
+3 vs Ram
Rate of Fire 3.05
Frame Delay 0
Range 5
Accuracy 100%
Projectile Speed 6
Melee Armor 0
Pierce Armor 6
Armor Classes Ship
Speed 1.43
Line of Sight 7
Unit Evolution
Upgrades To WarGalley War Galley
Upgrade Cost War-galley-research 230 Food, 100 Gold
Upgrade Time 50 seconds

"Small, fast ship with weak attack."

Age of Empires II description

The Galley is a naval vessel in Age of Empires II that can be trained at the Dock once the Feudal Age is reached. Galleys are small, fast ships primarily used for scouting and attacking other units vulnerable to attack.

Tactics Edit

Whilst being a relatively weak naval unit compared to its successors, the Galley is effective in numbers, able to take out enemy ships with ease, providing their numbers are great enough. They are also effective at wiping out enemy Fishing Ships and other economic units within close proximity to the coast.

Galleys are also fantastic Transport Ship escorts in the Feudal Age, being able to offer defense and divide fire. They excel mostly in guarding and destroying enemy fishing fleets. Building Galleys en masse is very helpful for when the time arises that they can be upgraded to the more competent War Galley.

Further Statistics Edit

Unit Strengths and Weaknesses
Strong vs. Transport Ships, Fishing Ships, buildings in the shoreline, melee units in the shoreline
Weak vs. Fire Galleys, Towers, Castles, ranged 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
Upgrades Galleys can be upgraded to War Galleys

Civilization Bonuses Edit

Team Bonuses Edit

Changelog Edit

The Age of Kings Edit

  • Galleys train in 36 seconds.
  • Shipwright reduces the wood cost by 20%.
  • Vikings: Galleys are 20% cheaper.

The Conquerors Edit

  • Galleys now train in 60 seconds.
  • With patch 1.0c, Shipwright also decreases train time by 35% now.
  • Heresy introduced.

The Forgotten Edit

  • Vikings: Galleys are now 10%/15%/20% cheaper in the Feudal/Castle/Imperial Age.

Trivia Edit

  • Galleys, Fire Galleys, and Demolition Rafts are the only units in the game sharing an upgrade.
  • Before The Forgotten, the Galley was the only military vessel available in the Feudal Age.
  • Galleys deal bonus damage against the cheat unit Saboteur (since The Conquerors) because it is in the same unit class as ships.

History Edit

"Warships largely disappeared in Europe during the Dark Ages because no civilization other than the Byzantines possessed the wealth and organization necessary for maintaining any sort of navy. As the centuries passes, a few small warships again appeared in the Western Mediterranean. These were oar-powered galleys used primarily for scouting and chasing down pirates that plagued sea trade. The best warship in the West were built and maintained by the Byzantines, who alone had carried on their shipbuilding traditions since ancient times."

Unit Description.

Gallery Edit

Unit Evolution: Galley

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

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