|Line of Sight||14 meters|
|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 more cannot be trained. Though mounted, the Kataskopos is not considered a cavalry unit, but a Scout. It is very similar to the Scout in Age of Empires and the Scout Cavalry in Age of Empires II.
- Copper Mail, Bronze Mail and Iron Mail decrease hack vulnerability by 10%.
- Copper Shields, Bronze Shields and Iron Shields decrease pierce vulnerability by 10%.
Kataskopi are fast, have a reasonable line of sight and superb pierce armor. This makes them good at scouting, but with 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, which are better scouts in any case, should in fact be used to scout as soon as is 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.