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Hephaestus
Hephaestus
Age Mythic Age
Civilization Greek
God Power Plenty
Myth Unit Colossus
Technology 1 Forge of Olympus
Technology 2 Weapon of the Titans
Technology 3 Hand of Talos
Technology 4 Shoulder of Talos

Hephaestus is a Mythic Age Greek minor god. Worshippers of all Greek major gods can choose Hephaestus.

Attributes Edit

God Power Edit

  • Plenty: Creates a Plenty Vault that generates 15 Food, Wood and Gold every 5 seconds. The vault is indestructible, but can be captured if surrounded by enemy units.

Technologies Edit

  • Forge of Olympus: Armory technologies cost 75% less Food, Wood and Gold.
  • Weapon of the Titans: Unique units gain +20% attack.
  • Hand of Talos: Colossus gains +100 hit points.
  • Shoulder of Talos: Colossus gains +200 hit points and has -20% hack damage vulnerability.

Myth Unit Edit

  • Colossus: High armor, hit points and attack vs buildings make the Colossus a slow moving but nigh-unstoppable siege weapon. The Colossus can regain hit points by eating trees and gold mines.

Strategy Edit

Hephaestus grants military and economic bonuses. Forge of Olympus greatly decreases the cost of Armory technologies, allowing them to be researched more quickly and giving an advantage over opponents. Technologies made cheaper include Weapon of the Titans, which improves the attack of Myrmidons, Hetairoi, and Gastraphetes, depending on the Major God. Hephaestus' Myth Unit, the Colossus, is the strongest non-Titan Myth Unit in the game. Once fully upgraded, it can withstand pitched battles due to its massive amount of hit points and armor and can heal by eating trees and gold mines.

Hephaestus' God Power generates an unlimited supply of Food, Wood and Gold. This is equivalent to at least three Villagers per resource, and ties in with Forge of Olympus to make Armory technologies even quicker to research.

Mythology Edit

The god of fire, volcanoes, blacksmiths, and metal working, he had a strong following in the cities where his skills were important to commerce and war. He is usually seen with an axe. In one account he sided with his mother Hera against Zeus who threw him so far that he fell all day and limped thereafter. Hephaestus was associated with Mt. Etna on the island of Sicily. In his workshop he fashioned many wondrous things for the gods, including thunderbolts for Zeus, Athena’s shield, arrows for Eros, and the chariot with which Helios the sun god rode across the sky. He also helped create the first human woman from clay, named Pandora, who released the evils of the world on humankind from her magic jar.

Gods
Civ
Archaic Age
Classical Age
Heroic Age
Mythic Age
Greek
ZeusPoseidonHades

HermesAthenaAres

DionysusApolloAphrodite

HeraHephaestusArtemis

Egyptian
RaIsisSet

PtahBastAnubis

HathorNephthysSekhmet

OsirisHorusThoth

Norse
OdinThorLoki

FreyjaForsetiHeimdall

SkadiNjordBragi

TyrHelBaldr

Atlantean
KronosGaiaOranos

LetoPrometheusOceanus

RheiaHyperionTheia

AtlasHeliosHekate

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