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Heavy Catapult
HeavyCatapult
AgeIron Age
Trained at Siege Workshop
TypeSiege Weapon
Cost180 Wood,
80 Gold
HP150
Attack60
Range13
Armor0
Pierce
Armor
0
SpeedSlow
Rate of FireSlow
Upgraded FromCatapultAoE1 Catapult
Cost to Upgrade1800 Food
900 Wood
The Heavy Catapult is a heavy siege weapon in Age of Empires.

Requiring research of Siegecraft from the Market, it is the upgrade of the Catapult, with twice the amount of hit points and larger Area of Effect damage. This makes Heavy Catapults a popular Iron Age unit for bombarding enemy troops and enemy buildings. It is also the only land unit that can knock trees down with its attack damage.

Like all stone throwing heavy siege weapons, Catapults deal 28 bonus damage against buildings (40) after accounting for building armor but only 10 bonus damage against towers (22). Only a certain number of civilizations have the ability to research and train this unit.

Civilizations Edit

The Heavy Catapult is an uncommon unit, and can only be trained by:

Upgrades Edit

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Civilization bonusesEdit

  • Hittites: The hit points of Heavy Catapults increase from 150 to 300 hit points
  • Sumerians: The Heavy Catapults rate of fire doubles (same rate of fire as a Ballista)
  • Macedonians: Heavy Catapults are four times more resistant against conversion (Scenario Editor only)

History Edit

The heavy catapult was a powerful siege weapon, representing the greatest advance in siege weaponry during ancient times. It was employed against fortifications and on the battlefield. It broke down fortification walls, allowing attackers to break in. On the battlefield, smaller missiles could be fired in a shower against dense formations of soldiers to cause casualties and disrupt morale at long range. Enemy armies that could be softened and shaken before the hand-to-hand clash of infantry were at a decided disadvantage.

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