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This article is about the god in Age of Mythology. For the god in Age of Empires: Mythologies, see Heimdall (Age of Empires: Mythologies).
Heimdall
Heimdall
Availability
Culture Norse
Age ClassicalAge Classical Age
Major gods OdinIcon Odin
LokiIcon Loki
Grants
God power UndermineIcon Undermine
Myth unit EinherjarIcon Einherjar
Technologies Safeguard Safeguard
ArcticWind Arctic Winds
ElhrimnirKettle Elhrimnir Kettle
Flavor text
Role God of Vigilance
Focus Buildings

"You have advanced to the Classical Age through the Vigilance of Heimdall."

Age up text in Age of Mythology

Heimdall is a Classical Age Norse minor god in Age of Mythology. He is available to worshipers of Odin and Loki.

Attributes Edit

God PowerEdit

  • UndermineIcon Undermine: Destroys enemy walls and towers near where it is cast.

TechnologiesEdit

Myth UnitEdit

  • EinherjarIcon Einherjar: Powerful but slow melee unit that is good against buildings and can blow a horn to boost the attack of nearby units.

Strategy Edit

Heimdall improves both ships (Longboats) and buildings. This makes him a good choice in naval maps or when on the defensive. His cheaper (and tougher) Walls and Watch Towers can be useful for turtling and Tower rushing, respectively.

However, he also provides solid anti-building options, making him effective at rushes as well. His Myth Unit, the Einherjar, deals crush damage and is well armored, an effective way to destroy enemy defenses. In addition, Heimdall's god power, Undermine, destroys enemy towers and walls, allowing him to destroy undefended sections of enemy Walls, to negate enemy Tower rushes, or to severely weaken enemy defences.

MythologyEdit

The White God, he sat beside the entrance to the rainbow bridge, keeping watch for giants or other monsters trying to gain entrance to the fortress of the gods. He needed very little sleep and was so perceptive that he could detect the sound of grass growing in the earth or wool growing on a sheep’s back. The legends say he could see a hundred miles. He carried the horn Gjall, with which he could warn the gods when Ragnarok began. During Ragnarok, he was to be the last to fall, in single combat with Loki.

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