This article is about the unit in Age of Mythology. For the similar unit in Age of Empires II, see Spearman (Age of Empires II).
Spearman (Age of Mythology)
Civilization Egyptians
Age/God ClassicalAge Classical Age
Unit Type Infantry
Cost 50 food
20 gold
Population 2
Attack Hack Pierce Crush
7 0 0
Range 0 feet
Hit Points 70
Armour Hack Pierce Crush
40% 20% 99%
Speed 5 feet/second
Line of Sight 16 feet
Train at Barracks
Train Time 9 seconds

The Spearman is the Egyptian standard infantry unit in Age of Mythology, and is trained at the Barracks from the Classical Age. They are faster than the other standard infantry units and have better armor, but have the lowest hit points.

Like other basic infantry units Spearmen are a soft counter against cavalry and as such supposed to be cost-effective against most cavalry units. Heavier cavalry such as War Elephants and Jarls require hard counter units to be cost-effectively defeated. Spearmen however can be upgraded into hard counter units against cavalry through the mythic upgrade Greatest of Fifty.

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Strengths and Weaknesses Edit

Strong against
Weak against

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Strategy Edit

Like all the Egyptian Classical Age units, Spearmen are specialized, though they are more versatile than Axemen and Slingers Spearmen specialize against Cavalry like the spearmen in the other Age games. As they are fairly fast, they are capable of attacking counter-archers such as the Slinger and Turma, (they also do bonus damage against the Turma.) They can also close in on siege weapons, to which they do double damage. Their speed and low cost also makes them good scouts.

Spearmen should be used in conjunction with the other Egyptian units, since they are outmatched by other infantry units and standard archers can easily defeat them. Axemen or Slingers can be placed with them to balance out these weaknesses. From the Heroic Age, Spearmen are less useful, as the anti-cavalry role is taken over by Camelry, which are faster and better against archers and anti-infantry. However, Spearmen are quicker to train and much cheaper, so better against massed cavalry units at a pinch. Set players may also prefer to train Spearmen if they choose to worship Horus.

History Edit

The spear had several advantages as a weapon. Its length could keep enemies at a distance. The point narrowly focused the thrusting power and could penetrate most armor. It was relatively light and inexpensive, being made mostly of wood. Its disadvantage was that once the enemy was past the point, the spearman had little defense. Spears were especially good against horse when used by many men in formation holding the spear points out. Horses rarely charged into a bank of pointed spears, protecting all in the formation.


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