Heavy Horse Archer
AgeIron Age
Trained atArchery Range
Cost50 Food,
70 Gold
SpeedVery Fast
Rate of FireFast
Upgraded FromHorseArcher1 Horse Archer

The Heavy Horse Archer is an Age of Empires mounted unit. It is an upgrade of the Horse Archer and is highly effective given its cost. The upgrade increases the attack by 1 point, provides an additional 30 hit points, and slightly increases speed to make the unit the fastest in the game.

All cavalry archers are designed for guerilla warfare due to their supreme agility and can outrun most attacks dealt by enemy units. As a result, they excel at hit and run attacks and can repeat the process until the enemy is eliminated. Heavy Horse Archers also have the strongest human-based ranged attack in the game and are the fasted land units other than cheat units.


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

Upgrades Edit

Tool AgeEdit

Bronze AgeEdit

Iron AgeEdit

Civilization BonusesEdit

  • Yamato: Heavy Horse Archers are 25% cheaper, costing 37 food and 52 gold.
  • Hittites: Heavy Horse Archers deal +1 damage.
  • Macedonians: Heavy Horse Archers are four times more resistant against enemy conversion.

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