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This article is about the unit in Age of Mythology. For the unit in Age of Empires, see Hoplite (Age of Empires).
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Hoplite (Age of Mythology)
Civilization Greeks
Age/God Classical Age
Unit Type Infantry
Cost 50 food
40 gold
Population 2
Attack Hack Pierce Crush
8 - -
Range 0 feet
Hit Points 115
Armour Hack Pierce Crush
35% 15% 99%
Speed 4.2 feet/second
Line of Sight 16 feet
Train at Military Academy
Train Time 14 seconds

The Hoplite is a Greek infantry unit trained at the Military Academy from the Classical Age in Age of Mythology. Hoplites are the standard infantry for the Greeks and usually form the backbone of their army.

Like other basic infantry units Hoplites are a soft counter against cavalry and as such supposed to be cost-effective against most cavalry units. Heavier cavalry such as War Elephants and Jars require hard counter units to be cost-effectively defeated.

Attack Bonus Edit

Strengths and Weaknesses Edit

Strong against
Weak against

God Bonuses and Upgrades Edit

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General Edit

Zeus increases infantry movement speed by 12%.

Zeus also makes infantry do double damage to buildings.

Strategy Edit

Hoplites are best used to counter cavalry units. However, in a skirmish, most cavalry units will simply be able to run away from them. Hoplites are quite versatile as they can defeat most other infantry units. However, like all infantry they are vulnerable to counter-infantry and archers (except for Turmas).

Hoplites are well armored, and, of the four standard infantry units, they have the most hit points - far more than the Spearman and Ulfsark. However, they are also the most expensive, slowest, and have the longest training time. This makes rushing with them more difficult, except for Zeus players, whose Hoplites move faster and do extra damage to buildings.

History Edit

The predominate Greek soldier of antiquity was the Hoplite, named after the great round shield he carried into battle. Hoplites wore helmets, leg armor, and chest armor, and carried a great long spear. They fought in dense columns with the spear points from several ranks projecting out from the formation. They thus presented a formidable block bristling with spears held above the shoulder. In battle they would close with the enemy as a pushing wall of shields, stabbing with their spears over the shields. Men behind would push those in front and stab over them. This fighting was face-to-face and terrifying, requiring high skill and discipline. Battles were usually short but deadly. Before the rise of the Hoplite, most army fighting had been more long-range archery and posturing. The Greeks made war personal and intense, and Hoplites dominated ancient battlefields for centuries.

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