Heavy Catapult
AgeIron Age
Trained at Siege Workshop
TypeSiege Weapon
Cost180 Wood,
80 Gold
Rate of FireSlow
Upgraded FromCatapultAoE1 Catapult
Cost to Upgrade1800 food, 900 wood
The Heavy Catapult is a heavy siege weapon used in Age of Empires. The Heavy Catapult is the upgrade of the normal Catapult. It has twice the amount of hit points compared to a Catapult and deals damage in a bigger area. This makes them 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. Just like any ultimate unit in the game, only a certain number of civilizations have the ability to develop this unit. To research this, you must research Siegecraft from the market.


The Heavy Catapult is an uncommon unit, and only these civilizations can train them:


Iron Age

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.

See also Edit

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