This article is about the unit in Age of Mythology. For similar units in other games of the series, see Scout.
Scout Cavalry Icon
Scout Cavalry (Age of Mythology)
Civilization Chinese
Age/God Archaic Age
Unit Type Cavalry
Cost 30 food
40 gold
Population 1
Attack Hack Pierce Crush
7 - -
Hit Points 90
Armour Hack Pierce Crush
15% 30% 99%
Speed 6.0 feet/second
Line of Sight 8 feet
Train at Stable
Train Time 12 seconds

The Scout Cavalry is a Chinese cavalry unit that serves as their designated scout unit, featured in Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon. All Chinese players start the game with two Scout Cavalry.

Attack bonus Edit

  • Archaic Age ×0.1
  • Villagers ×1.3

Strategy Edit

Like other scouts, the Scout Cavalry is primarily meant for exploring the map. Unlike the Greek Kataskopos, another cavalry scout which is also granted at the start of the game, the Scout Cavalry is trainable and affected by the Medium, Heavy and Champion Cavalry technologies, making them slightly more capable in combat. After advancing to the Classical Age, Scout Cavalry can be used to effectively disrupt the enemy's economy as they move fast, cost little and take up only 1 population. Villagers cannot outrun Scout Cavalry and suffer bonus damage from them. The cavalry however do not stand a chance against anything else and must hastily retreat if enemy soldiers counterattack.

God bonuses and upgrades Edit

General Edit

Nü Wa reduces Food and Gold cost by 10%

Mythology Edit

"What enables the wise ruler and good general to strike, conquer, and achieve things beyond the reach of ordinary men is foreknowledge." - Sun Tzu, "The Art of War."

The judicious use of scouts and spies constituted its own chapter in Sun Tzu's manual. It was an indispensable part of ancient warfare in any location and time frame. Knowledge of terrain, of the persons leading the enemy army, and the conditions of the armies themselves were key elements which could spell success or ruin for a campaign, and the great general stressed that no amount of care, money, or sagacity was too much to spend in such endeavors.

Gallery Edit

Age of Mythology military units
Culture Type Units
Greek Infantry Hopliteiconaom Hoplite  · Hypaspisticon Hypaspist  · MyrmidonIcon Myrmidon (Zeus) · MilitiaIcon Militia (Poseidon)
Archer Toxotesicon Toxotes  · Aompeltasticon Peltast  · GastraphetesIcon Gastraphetes (Hades)
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
Egyptian Infantry Aomspearmanicon Spearman  · Aomaxemanicon Axeman  · Aommercicon Mercenary  · Khopesh Swordsman Icon Khopesh Swordsman
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