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This article is about the god in Age of Mythology. For the god in Age of Empires: Mythologies, see Thor (Age of Empires: Mythologies).
Major God Tech Tree Strategy
Thor
ThorPortrait
Availability
Introduced in Age of Mythology
Culture Norse
Grants
God Power DwarvenMineIcon Dwarven Mine
Technology PigSticker Pig Sticker
Minor Gods
Classical Age FreyjaIcon Freyja
ForsetiIcon Forseti
Heroic Age SkadiIcon Skadi
BragiIcon Bragi
Mythic Age BaldrIcon Baldr
TyrIcon Tyr
Uniques
Building ArmoryIcon Dwarven Foundry
Technologies HammerOfTheGods Hammer of the Gods
MeteoricIronMail Meteoric Iron Mail
DragonscaleShields Dragonscale Shields
Bonuses
  • Starts with two Dwarves instead of two Gatherers.
  • Dwarves cost 10 less gold, gather food at the same rate as regular villagers and gather wood only slightly slower.
  • Builds Dwarven Foundry instead of Armory. Dwarven Foundry is available in the first age, has no age restriction on tech research, and enables three more techs than the regular armory.
  • Dwarven Foundry (Armory) technologies cost less gold.
Flavor Text
Focus Dwarves

Thor is an Archaic Age Norse major god.

Attributes Edit

God Power Edit

  • DwarvenMineIcon Dwarven Mine: Creates a gold mine at any location specified by the player. The gold mine holds more gold if cast in later ages. Any civilization can mine from it, but the civilization that cast it gathers gold from it faster.

Technology Edit

  • PigSticker Pig Sticker: Villagers have +5 attack vs animals and gather food from hunting 10% faster.

Unique BuildingEdit

  • ArmoryIcon Dwarven Foundry: Armory replacement available in the first age, has no age restriction on tech research, and enables three more techs than the regular armory.

Exclusive Dwarven Foundry Technologies Edit

Bonuses Edit

  • Starts with two Dwarves instead of two gatherers.
  • Dwarves cost 10 less gold, gather food at the same rate as regular villagers and gather wood only slightly slower. (Regular dwarves gather food and wood 20% slower.)
  • Builds Dwarven Foundry instead of Armory. Dwarven Foundry is available in the first age, has no age restriction on tech research, and enables three more techs than the regular armory.
  • Dwarven Foundry (Armory) technologies cost less gold.

StrategyEdit

Although the Norse are generally considered weak in the economic department, Thor's economic power should not be underestimated. All of his bonuses boost the player's economy, even if not directly.

His most obvious bonus is the ability to build a Dwarven Foundry instead of an Armory. This building costs half as much as a normal Armory and can be built in the Archaic Age. Its technologies are cheaper, can be researched without any Age restrictions and, most impressively, provides a fourth line of technologies that are exclusive to Thor. This has the obvious benefit of making human soldiers stronger almost throughout the game, but can also benefit the player's economy by allowing them to focus less of their population on military and more on economy.

Thor also provides economic bonuses, focusing on dwarves. Thor players start with two dwarves instead of gatherers, and their dwarves are cheaper. Thor's Dwarves gather food as fast as gatherers and wood only slightly slower; this is in addition to their ability to mine gold more quickly. If they start the game mostly mining gold instead of gathering food, it is plausible for a Thor player to build their economy based on Dwarves rather than gatherers. The Dwarven Mine god power can facilitate this strategy, or more generally be used as a safe source of gold. Thor's myth technology, Pig Sticker, improves hunting which can be a useful benefit on some maps.

MythologyEdit

The thunder god, Thor was the son of Odin and Fjorgyn, the goddess of earth. He was large for a god, immensely strong, and a big eater (a cow could be a single meal). He loved contests of strength and was the main champion of the gods against their enemies, the frost giants. Farmers who appreciated his simple honesty and revulsion of evil worshiped him, rather than Odin, who was more attractive to those with the raiding spirit. Thor’s weapon was a magic war hammer (bolts of lightning) with a huge head and short handle that never missed its target. He wore magic iron gauntlets to handle the white-hot hammer shaft and a belt that doubled his strength.

Thor enjoyed the company of Loki despite the trickster’s penchant for getting them both in trouble. The tales of their adventures are some of the richest in Norse mythology. In the Norse pantheon, Thor was the destroyer of evil. At Ragnarok, Thor was aligned against his friend Loki who had gone over to the side of the evil frost giants. Thor was destined to kill the grim serpent Jormungand, spawn of Loki, but die in the struggle. Anglo-Saxons gave Thor’s name to the fifth day of their week, Thursday.

Trivia Edit

  • According to the Age of Mythology guide book, Thor was originally going to have an additional bonus that enabled cavalry to produce gold when attacking buildings.
    • This is however an error, as this Bonus was actually Odin's.

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