Civilization Greek
Age/God Mythic Age/Poseidon
Unit Type Cavalry
Cost 50 food,81 gold
Population 3
Attack Hack Pierce Crush
8 - -
Range 0 feet
Hit Points 110
Armour Hack Pierce Crush
10% 40% 99%
Speed 4.8 feet/second
Line of Sight 16 feet
Train at Fortress /
Train Time 17 seconds

The Hetairoi is a Greek cavalry unit in Age of Mythology. It is trained at the Fortress and Stable (The Titans), and is the unique unit for Poseidon.

Attack Bonus Edit

  • Buildings: x3.5

God Bonuses and Upgrades Edit

General Edit

Poseidon reduces food and gold cost by 10%

Strategy Edit

Hetairoi are most notable for their large attack bonus against buildings, which makes them into a semi-siege unit. In small groups, they are able to destroy buildings then quickly make their escape, something that conventional siege units cannot hope to do. They also have good pierce armor, meaning they can be used against archers and siege weapons. In addition, if Beast Slayer is researched, Hetairoi can make an impact on Myth Units as well. This versatility, and their relative cheapness, makes Hetairoi a very viable option for Poseidon players in the Mythic Age.

Hetairoi are however slower than other cavalry and have fewer hit points. They have a lower base attack than Hippikons, so they are not as good in general combat, especially against infantry.

Name Edit

"The nobility of Macedon prior to Philip and Alexander were the patriarchal heads of tribes and estates called the Hetairoi. They prided themselves on their horsemanship and made up one of the elite units in the Macedonian army, the king’s Companions. Without the benefit of a stirrup, these mounted spearmen were still very effective in battle. Alexander personally lead his Companions in several critical charges that won battles during his epic march of world conquest."

In-game history section

'Hetairoi' comes from the Greek ἑταῖροι, meaning 'companions'. This word is plural, and the technically correct name for this unit is the singular, 'hetairos' (or 'hetaeros').

Trivia Edit

  • Despite historically being a lancer, the Hetairoi is represented as a mounted swordsman, though the history file correctly identifies them as a mounted spearman.
    • Despite being the greatest cavalry of the Ancient World, the Hetairoi are weaker in attack and health than Hippikons.

Gallery Edit

Age of Mythology military units
Culture Type Units
Greek Infantry Hopliteiconaom Hoplite  · Hypaspisticon Hypaspist  · MyrmidonIcon Myrmidon (Zeus) · MilitiaIcon Militia (Poseidon)
Archer Toxotesicon Toxotes  · Aompeltasticon Peltast  · GastraphetesIcon Gastraphetes (Hades)
Cavalry AoMHippikonIcon Hippikon  · AoMProdromosIcon Prodromos  · HetairoiIcon Hetairoi (Poseidon)
Siege weapon AoMCatapultIcon Petrobolos  · Helepolisicon Helepolis
Naval vessel Triremeicon Trireme  · Pentekontericon Pentekonter  · Juggernauticon Juggernaut
Other Kataskoposicon Kataskopos  · PhysicianIcon Physician
Egyptian Infantry Aomspearmanicon Spearman  · Aomaxemanicon Axeman  · Aommercicon Mercenary  · Khopesh Swordsman Icon Khopesh Swordsman
Archer Aomslingericon Slinger  · AoMChariotArcherIcon Chariot Archer
Cavalry AoMCamelryIcon Camelry  · Aomwarelephanticon War Elephant  · AoMMercenaryCavalryIcon Mercenary Cavalry
Siege weapon AoMCatapultIcon Catapult  · Aomsiegetowericon Siege Tower
Naval vessel Kebeniticon Kebenit  · Ramminggalleyicon Ramming Galley  · Warbargeicon War Barge
Norse Infantry Ulfsarkicon Ulfsark  · Aomthrowingaxemenicon Throwing Axeman  · Aomhuskarlicon Huskarl
Archer Bogsveigir icon Bogsveigir
Cavalry AoMRaidingCavalryIcon Raiding Cavalry  · Jarlicon Jarl
Siege weapon Portableramicon Portable Ram  · Ballistaicon Ballista
Naval vessel Longboaticon Longboat  · Drakkaricon Drakkar  · AoMDragonshipIcon Dragon Ship
Atlantean Infantry Murmilloicon Murmillo  · Katapeltesicon Katapeltes  · Destroyer icon Destroyer  · Fanatic icon Fanatic
Archer Arcus icon Arcus  · Turmaicon Turma
Cavalry Contarius icon Contarius
Siege weapon Cheiroballistaicon Cheiroballista  · Firesiphonicon Fire Siphon  · Atlantean Onager Icon Onager
Naval vessel AoMBiremeIcon Bireme  · Atlanteanfireshipicon Fireship  · Siegebiremeicon Siege Bireme
Other Oracleicon Oracle
Chinese Infantry Chinese Halberdier Icon Halberdier
Archer Chu Ko Nu Icon Chu Ko Nu  · Mounted Archer Icon Mounted Archer
Cavalry CataphractIcon Cataphract  · General Icon General  · Scout Cavalry Icon Scout Cavalry  · War Chariot Icon War Chariot
Siege weapon Fire Lance Icon Fire Lance  · Sitting Tiger Icon Sitting Tiger
Naval vessel Junk Icon Junk  · Fire Ship Chinese Icon Fire Ship  · Siege Junk Icon Siege Junk