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Civilization Greeks
Age/God Archaic Age
Unit Type Scout
Cost Free
Population 2
Attack Hack Pierce Crush
2 - -
Range 0 meters
Hit Points 70
Armour Hack Pierce Crush
20% 70% 99%
Speed 5.5 meters/second
Line of Sight 14 meters
Train at N/A
Train Time 0 seconds

The Kataskopos is a mounted Scout in Age of Mythology only available to the Greeks. All Greek players start the game with one Kataskopos, but no more can be trained. Though mounted, the Kataskopos is not considered a cavalry unit, but a Scout. In all respects it is very similar to the Scout in Age of Empires and the Scout Cavalry in Age of Empires II.

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Kataskopi are fast, have a reasonable line of sight and superb pierce armor. This makes them very good at scouting, but as they have less attack than almost all other units and few hit points, this is their only use. They are also one-shot units. If a player's Kataskopos dies early, it can be replaced by Pegasi, which can be trained once a Temple has been built. Pegasi are better scouts than but the Kataskopos in most respects, but they are very vulnerable to attack from defensive buildings. Hence it is wise to keep the Kataskopos alive as long as possible.


The name of this unit is found in the Bible and the interpretations of its meaning vary from explorer, spy, and scout. The Greeks used the word to refer to Romans exploring Greek lands, perhaps in preparation of the coming Roman conquest.


  • According to the Proto/Protox file, the Katascopos costs 75 Food.
    • Interesting enough, in Alpha screenshots for Age of Mythology the Kataskopos was going to be trained at the Town Center.

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