Civilization Greeks
Age/God Heroic Age
Unit Type Siege Weapon
Cost 150 wood
200 gold
Population 3
Attack Hack Pierce Crush
- 5 11
Range 10-28 feet
Hit Points 110
Armour Hack Pierce Crush
30% 90% 90%
Speed 2.4 feet/second
Line of Sight 40 feet
Train at Fortress
Train Time 19 seconds

The Petrobolos is a ranged Greek Siege Weapon trained at the Fortress from the Heroic Age.

Attack Bonus Edit

Upgrades Edit

General Edit

  • DraftHorses Draft Horses increases speed by 20%.
  • Engineers Engineers increases attack by 25% and attack against walls by 35%; increases range by 2.

Strategy Edit

Petroboli are the only ranged siege weapons available during the Heroic Age. This gives the Greeks the advantage of assaulting an enemy town from a distance, up to 28 meters. They are similar to the Catapult but do less damage, throwing multiple small rocks at once. Petroboli are naturally strong against buildings and have a large bonus against ships. They also do moderate damage to regular soldiers due to their pierce attack. However most units can dodge the projectiles with ease and like all siege weapons, Petroboli should always have an escort.

History Edit

The catapult most common in the ancient age was a traction catapult called a Petrobolos (literally "stone thrower") by the Greeks. the power of the arm was generated by traction, usually by pulling or winding down a balanced throwing arm. The best Petrobolos of the age threw stones weighing around 125 pounds. Rocks of this weight plunging down the walls and buildings were capable of devastating damage.

Trivia Edit

  • The Petrobolos shares the same icon as the Egyptian Catapult.

Gallery Edit

Age of Mythology military units
Culture Type Units
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Cavalry AoMHippikonIcon Hippikon  · AoMProdromosIcon Prodromos  · HetairoiIcon Hetairoi (Poseidon)
Siege weapon AoMCatapultIcon Petrobolos  · Helepolisicon Helepolis
Naval vessel Triremeicon Trireme  · Pentekontericon Pentekonter  · Juggernauticon Juggernaut
Other Kataskoposicon Kataskopos  · PhysicianIcon Physician
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Archer Aomslingericon Slinger  · AoMChariotArcherIcon Chariot Archer
Cavalry AoMCamelryIcon Camelry  · Aomwarelephanticon War Elephant  · AoMMercenaryCavalryIcon Mercenary Cavalry
Siege weapon AoMCatapultIcon Catapult  · Aomsiegetowericon Siege Tower
Naval vessel Kebeniticon Kebenit  · Ramminggalleyicon Ramming Galley  · Warbargeicon War Barge
Norse Infantry Ulfsarkicon Ulfsark  · Aomthrowingaxemenicon Throwing Axeman  · Aomhuskarlicon Huskarl
Archer Bogsveigir icon Bogsveigir
Cavalry AoMRaidingCavalryIcon Raiding Cavalry  · Jarlicon Jarl
Siege weapon Portableramicon Portable Ram  · Ballistaicon Ballista
Naval vessel Longboaticon Longboat  · Drakkaricon Drakkar  · AoMDragonshipIcon Dragon Ship
Atlantean Infantry Murmilloicon Murmillo  · Katapeltesicon Katapeltes  · Destroyer icon Destroyer  · Fanatic icon Fanatic
Archer Arcus icon Arcus  · Turmaicon Turma
Cavalry Contarius icon Contarius
Siege weapon Cheiroballistaicon Cheiroballista  · Firesiphonicon Fire Siphon  · Atlantean Onager Icon Onager
Naval vessel AoMBiremeIcon Bireme  · Atlanteanfireshipicon Fireship  · Siegebiremeicon Siege Bireme
Other Oracleicon Oracle
Chinese Infantry Chinese Halberdier Icon Halberdier
Archer Chu Ko Nu Icon Chu Ko Nu  · Mounted Archer Icon Mounted Archer
Cavalry CataphractIcon Cataphract  · General Icon General  · Scout Cavalry Icon Scout Cavalry  · War Chariot Icon War Chariot
Siege weapon Fire Lance Icon Fire Lance  · Sitting Tiger Icon Sitting Tiger
Naval vessel Junk Icon Junk  · Fire Ship Chinese Icon Fire Ship  · Siege Junk Icon Siege Junk