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Mounted Archer
Civilization Chinese
Age/God Heroic Age
Unit Type Archer
Cost 80 Wood
60 Gold
Population 2
Attack Hack Pierce Crush
- 7 -
Range 15 feet
Hit Points 100
Armour Hack Pierce Crush
15% 15% 99%
Speed 5.3 feet/second
Line of Sight 20 feet
Train at Stable
Train Time 15 seconds

The Mounted Archer is a Chinese mounted archer unit in Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon. It has an attack bonus against cavalry.

Attack Bonuses Edit

  • Cavalry x2.0

God Bonuses and Upgrades Edit

Specific Edit

General Edit

Nü Wa reduces Food and Gold cost by 10%

Strategy Edit

The Mounted Archer is excellent for hit-and-run tactics against any relatively slow, non-ranged unit. Their speed and ranged attack enables them to keep up with targets trying to get away, even cavalry units. On the downside, it is technically classified as both an archer and a cavalry, and will take additional damage from counter-units of either type.

History Edit

King Wuling of Zhao revolutionized Chinese warfare during the Han dynasty when he officially adopted the tactics and equipment of the Xiongnu people of the steppes: instead of stationing archers in chariots, he enacted military reforms to adopt the use of more versatile cavalry archers. He succeeded in emulating the battlefield successes of the Xiongnu, taking many cities of the neighboring Wuhu state before abdicating in favor of his son in 299 BC.

Trivia Edit

  • Mounted Archers get 20% HP bonus from the Tusk of the Iron Boar relic, this is likely to be an oversight by developers.
  • Mounted Archers have Track Rating of only 5.0m/s, so despite of being counter cavalry, they would not be able to hit most of cavalry in movement (for example Hippikon).

Gallery Edit

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