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Kamayuk

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Unit Info
Type Infantry
Introduced In ForgottenIcon The Forgotten
Civilization ForgottenIconIncas
Age Castle-age-reseach Castle Age
Trained At Castle-logo Castle
Training Time 10
Training Cost
Food 60
Gold 30
Stats
Hit Points 60, 80 (Elite)
Attack 7, 8 (Elite) melee
Attack Bonuses +20 vs War Elephant
+8, +12 (Elite) vs Cavalry
+4, +6 (Elite) vs Camel
Rate of Fire 2.03
Range 1
Melee Armor 0, 1 (Elite)
Pierce Armor 0
Armor Classes Infantry
Unique Unit
Speed 1
Line of Sight 4, 5 (Elite)
Unit Evolution
Upgrades To Kamayuk Icon Elite Kamayuk
Upgrade Cost Elite-unique-research 900 Food, 500 Gold
Upgrade Time 45 seconds

"Inca unique unit. Infantry unit with attack bonus vs. cavalry. Carries a long spear to infiltrate formations."

Age of Empires II description

The Kamayuk is the first unique unit of the Incas in Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten, the other being the Slinger. It is an anti-cavalry infantry unit that carries a very long spear.

Kamayuks can be upgraded to Elite Kamayuks in the Imperial Age.

Tactics Edit

Kamayuks are most effective in large groups, as they have a range of one, enabling them to attack from behind one another. Due to this, they can counter cavalry effectively, as they don't have to run around each other in order to attack. Also, their fast training speed means they are easy to mass. Much like Pikemen, Kamayuks get an additional attack bonus against elephant type units such as the Battle Elephant.

Their range allows them to attack through Walls, making them good at defending or attacking in walled areas. This also means they can be a great defense against enemy Rams.

Like Pikemen, Kamayuks fare poorly against other infantry, although it must be mentioned that they do much better than Pikemen due to their higher Rate of Fire and considerably higher base attack. Additionally, their 1 range means that in large numbers they can inflict surprising casualties on enemy infantry, even if the matchup is not in their favor. Still, they should be used in conjunction with Slingers to protect them from infantry, while Kamayuks can mow down hordes of cavalry without worrying about infantry. Eagle Warriors can also be included to protect the Kamayuks from archers and siege weapons, which can deal heavy damage to them despite their pierce armor from Couriers. Hand Cannoneers will decimate Kamayuks. Lastly, Cataphracts will dominate Kamayuks due to their resistance to anti-cavalry attacks, their bonus damage against infantry, and their trample damage.

A common dilemma for Inca players is whether to use Halberdiers or Kamayuks, this will depend on resource availability. If there is gold to spend, the Kamayuk should be always the cavalry counter unit of choice, if there isn't enough gold, the player can mix in some Halberdiers that are cheaper than the more expensive and effective Kamayuk.

Further Statistics Edit

As Kamayuks are unique to the Incas, only technologies that are available to them are shown in the following table:

Unit Strengths and Weaknesses
Strong vs. Skirmishers, cavalry, Cavalry Archers, Spearmen
Weak vs. Plumed Archers, Scorpions, Mangonels, Hand Cannoneers, Janissaries, Monks, Slingers, Cataphracts, Teutonic Knights
Upgrades
Attack Forging, Iron Casting, Blast Furnace, Arson (increases attack against buildings
Armor Scale Mail Armor, Chain Mail Armor, Plate Mail Armor, Couriers (since The African Kingdoms)
Speed Squires, Couriers (in The Forgotten)
Sight Tracking
Conversion Defense Faith, Heresy
Creation Speed Conscription
Upgrades Kamayuks can be upgraded to Elite Kamayuks

Team Bonuses Edit

Changelog Edit

The Forgotten Edit

  • Kamayuks move at a speed of 0.95.
  • Couriers gives +10% movement speed to Kamayuks.
  • The upgrade to the Elite Kamayuks costs 1,000F/600G.

The African Kingdoms Edit

  • Couriers now gives +1/+2 armor instead of +10% movement speed.
  • Kamayuks reskinned.
  • The upgrade to the Elite Kamayuk now costs 900F/500G.
  • Arson introduced.
  • With patch 4.8, Kamayuks now move at a speed of 1.
  • With patch 4.8, Kamayuks gain a +20 attack bonus against Elephant type units.

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