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This article is about the unit class. For the unit in Age of Empires II, see Light Cavalry (Age of Empires II).

Light Cavalry refers to a class of cavalry featured in all games of the Age of Empires series. Light cavalry possess quick speed and decent attack, but lack hit points required for sustained combat with the exception for War Wagons, Howdahs etc. Most light cavalry units are used for exploring, hit and runs, villager disruptions, and scouting. Almost all the ranged cavalry are light cavalry with the exception of the Mameluke.

Age of EmpiresEdit

From the first game, these units can count as light cavalry, concerning their stats and roles:

Age of Empires IIEdit

Age of MythologyEdit

In Age of Mythology Light Cavalry are used as mounted Anti-Cavalry Units, however the Katascopos is good at exploring instead of Anti-Cavalry combat units. Light Cavalry also includes mounted archers.

In the Early Game builds they were another 2 Light Cavalry Units, The Chariot and Light Cavalry.

Age of Empires IIIEdit

In Age of Empires III all the Ranged Cavalry are called Light Cavalry. It is not necessary that they will have low hitpoints or very fast speed. They are very good against other cavalry due to their multipliers, but often need protection to be effective due to their hitpoints.

In addition, these mercenaries are also included among Light Cavalry, being Ranged Cavalry:

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