This article is about the technologies in Age of Mythology. For technologies in other games of the series, see Technology.

This is an article explaining the tech-tree of Age of Mythology. As in other Age of-Titles, technologies once researched apply to all affected units on the map immediately. Military improvements for example apply to units already on the map even in they are middle of a battle far from one's own base, as well as to every unit recruited afterwards.

Age Technologies Edit

As in other games of the Age of-Series, players are able to research the next age, unlocking buildings, units and technologies for their civilization.

In Age of Mythology among choosing a civilization to play, players choose a Major God, which already grants a researchable technology among various other benefits, allowing to play the civilization differently. Further the major god decides out of which minor gods players can choose when advancing into another age.

Age of Mythology introduces the concept of Minor Gods, among which players choose when advancing. They grant a god power, myth unit and a couple uncommon technologies not available otherwise.

Average advancement times should be the 5 minute mark for the classical, 10 minute mark for the heroic and the 15 minute mark for the mythic age.

Culture ArchaicAge Archaic Age ClassicalAge Classical Age HeroicAge Heroic Age MythicAge Mythic Age
Greek ZeusIcon Zeus
HadesIcon Hades
PoseidonIcon Poseidon
AthenaIcon Athena
HermesIcon Hermes
AresIcon Ares
ApolloIcon Apollo
DionysusIcon Dionysus
AphroditeIcon Aphrodite
HeraIcon Hera
HephaestusIcon Hephaestus
ArtemisIcon Artemis
Egyptian RaIcon Ra
IsisIcon Isis
SetIcon Set
BastIcon Bast
PtahIcon Ptah
AnubisIcon Anubis
HathorIcon Hathor
SekhmetIcon Sekhmet
NephthysIcon Nephthys
OsirisIcon Osiris
HorusIcon Horus
ThothIcon Thoth
Norse ThorIcon Thor
OdinIcon Odin
LokiIcon Loki
FreyjaIcon Freyja
HeimdallIcon Heimdall
ForsetiIcon Forseti
SkadiIcon Skadi
BragiIcon Bragi
NjordIcon Njord
BaldrIcon Baldr
TyrIcon Tyr
HelIcon Hel
Atlantean KronosIcon Kronos
OranosIcon Oranos
GaiaIcon Gaia
PrometheusIcon Prometheus
LetoIcon Leto
OceanusIcon Oceanus
HyperionIcon Hyperion
RheiaIcon Rheia
TheiaIcon Theia
HeliosIcon Helios
AtlasIcon Atlas
HekateIcon Hekate
Chinese FuXiIcon Fu Xi
NuWaIcon Nü Wa
ShennongIcon Shennong
HuangDiIcon Huang Di
SunWukongIcon Sun Wukong
ChangEIcon Chang'e
DaboGongIcon Dabo Gong
ZhongKuiIcon Zhong Kui
HeBoIcon He Bo
ChongliIcon Chongli
AoKuangIcon Ao Kuang
XiWangmuIcon Xi Wangmu
Since the Archaic Age is for basic exploration and establishing an economy, a lot of military units are weakened, requiring to age up into classical for serious engagement. The Classical Age unlocks military barracks, units and among others the next tier of economic technologies. The Heroic Age primary unlocks forts and siege weapons, fort units and other technologies. The Mythic Age grants among technologies strong siege units and for some civilizations further military. After Archaic each Age increases the attack and hit points of Heroes by 10%.

Economic Technologies Edit

Economic technologies improve gather rates, carry capacity or the speed of economic units. Carry capacity and speed decrease the time units spend walking to drop of their gathered resources, thus increasing the time they spend actually gathering. With the exception of market technologies, economic technologies never cost the resource whose gathering will be increased in any way.

Consecutive technologies for farming, fishing, wood- and gold-gathering require the associated technology from the earlier age to be researched, starting with Plow, Purse Seine, Hand Axe and Pick Axe.

Villagers, Laborers, Gatherers and Dwarves start with carry capacities of 15 food, 10 gold and 10 wood. Fishing Ships start with a carry capacity of 25 food. The percentage increase in carry capacity is always calculated onto this numbers.

Atlantean Economy Edit

Because Atlanteans have no need for drop of spots, increasing their carry capacity does not benefit them. This is one reason why civilizations gain over time a greater increase in economic power than Atlanteans, the other being the Atlantean Citizens less efficiency per population count, making Atlanteans overall economically strong in the early game but loosing this strength as the game progresses.

Egyptian Farming Edit

Due to the availability of Farms for the Egyptians in the Archaic Age, their workers are exceptionally worse at farming until they research Plow in the Classical Age.

Common Economic Tech Tree Edit

Economic Relics Edit

Uncommon Economic Tech Tree Edit

Economic God Powers Edit

Economic benefits granted through major gods Edit

Military Technologies Edit

Baseline Upgrades Edit

Baseline Upgrades improve statistics like hit points, Attack and Line of Sight of specific unit groups. They also change the units name and appearance.

While most civilizations baseline upgrades affect multiple unit types associated through being infantry, cavalry or archers, egyptians require specific baseline upgrades for each unit type.

For various units available in the heroic age with no associated ones in the classical age, the classical medium upgrade is not available for research but active unannounced.

Armory Improvements Edit

Armory updates improve the attack, hack or pierce armor of various units. While improving a great amount of units, they are less substantial than baseline-upgrades.

As with baseline and economic technologies, among the age restriction the previous age technology is required to unlock the next ages one.

Other Benefits Edit

Various Technologies improve a specific unit type or group of units.

Military Tech Tree Edit

Military benefits granted through Major Gods Edit

Greeks Edit

Main article: Greeks (Age of Mythology)/Tree


Main article: Egyptians (Age of Mythology)/Tree

Norse Edit

Main article: Norse/Tree

Atlanteans Edit

Main article: Atlanteans/Tree

Chinese Edit

Main article: Chinese (Age of Mythology)/Tree

Trivia Edit

  • Due to a human error in the protox definition the Atlanteans don't have Draft Horses.
  • Originally more technologies were planned to have been "less common". This is confirmed in the Multiplayer Alpha language.dll that states: "Isis grants players all common technologies".