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This article is about the unit in the PC game. For the unit in the handheld video game, see Troll (Age of Empires: Mythologies).

"Ah! These ugly things throw rocks."

Amanra's first encounter with a Troll.

Trolls in legend and literature come in various shapes and sizes, but they are usually unsightly and pathologically afraid of sunlight, which turns them to stone. In Age of Mythology, they are suitably ugly, rock-throwing Classical Age Norse myth units available to worshipers of Forseti.

Special ability Edit

Regenerates hit points equal to the damage it does to enemy units.

Attack bonuses Edit

  • Myth units: x3
  • Heroes: x0.25

God bonuses and upgrades Edit

Specific Edit

  • Hamarr Hamarrtroll (Forseti): increases hit points by 25%, attack by 20% and range by 2 (also adds a second head).

General Edit

Loki reduces Favor cost by 10%.

Strategy Edit

Trolls are essentially slow but powerful archers, and should be used in a support role rather than in the front line. Their regeneration special ability helps them in this role as it gives them the chance of surviving prolonged battles. Trolls are especially powerful against infantry and have a high bonus against other myth units. However, they will fall quickly under a concentrated attack and will not last long when on the front line. Trolls can be easily countered by heroes, especially those with ranged attacks.

Mythology Edit

Scientific name -- Vetenne troll

Size -- about 9' tall

Diet -- rocks, roots, humans

Trolls are dim-witted, man-eating creatures that live in caverns beneath hills and mountains. They are allies of the giants, and will fight against the gods during Ragnarok. Trolls are strong, and have long lifespans, but are not known for their beauty. Trolls could be turned to stone if exposed to daylight. Some are known to steal women and children, and might leave a changeling in exchange for a kidnapped child. Some trolls had magical powers, particularly divination of the future.

Gallery Edit

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Culture Age Units
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ClassicalAge CentaurIcon Centaur  · MinotaurIcon Minotaur  · CyclopsIcon Cyclops
HeroicAge NemeanLionIcon Nemean Lion  · HydraIcon Hydra  · ScyllaIcon Scylla  · ManticoreIcon Manticore
MythicAge ColossusIcon Colossus  · MedusaIcon Medusa  · CarcinosIcon Carcinos  · ChimeraIcon Chimera
Egyptian ClassicalAge AnubiteIcon Anubite  · PlagueOfSerpentsIcon Serpent / Sea Snake  · SphinxIcon Sphinx  · WadjetIcon Wadjet
HeroicAge PetsuchosIcon Petsuchos  · RocIcon Roc  · ScarabIcon Scarab  · LeviathanIcon Leviathan  · ScorpionManIcon Scorpion Man  · MinionIcon Minion
MythicAge PhoenixIcon Phoenix  · WarTurtleIcon War Turtle  · AvengerIcon Avenger  · MummyIcon Mummy
Norse ArchaicAge RavenIcon Raven
ClassicalAge TrollIcon Troll  · ValkyrieIcon Valkyrie  · EinherjarIcon Einherjar
HeroicAge KrakenIcon Kraken  · MountainGiantIcon Mountain Giant  · WalkingWoodsIcon Walking Tree  · FrostGiantIcon Frost Giant  · BattleBoarIcon Battle Boar
MythicAge JormundElverIcon Jormund Elver  · FimbulwinterWolfIcon Fimbulwinter Wolf  · FenrisWolfBroodIcon Fenris Wolf Brood  · FireGiantIcon Fire Giant  · NidhoggIcon Nidhogg
Atlantean ClassicalAge AutomatonIcon Automaton  · PrometheanIcon Promethean (Offspring)  · CaladriaIcon Caladria  · ServantIcon Servant  · CarnivoraIcon Carnivora
HeroicAge NereidIcon Nereid  · SatyrIcon Satyr  · StymphaliaBirdIcon Stymphalian Bird  · DryadIcon Dryad  · BehemothIcon Behemoth
MythicAge HekaGigantesIcon Heka Gigantes  · ManOWarIcon Man O' War  · ArgusIcon Argus  · LampadesIcon Lampades  · TartarianSpawnIcon Tartarian Spawn
Chinese ClassicalAge QilinIcon Qilin  · MonkeyKingIcon Monkey King  · TerracottaWarriorIcon Terracotta Warrior
HeroicAge WarSalamanderIcon War Salamander  · JiangshiIcon Jiangshi  · PixiuIcon Pixiu
MythicAge AzureDragonIcon Azure Dragon  · DragonTurtleIcon Dragon Turtle  · VermilionBirdIcon Vermilion Bird  · WhiteTigerIcon White Tiger  · EarthDragonIcon Earth Dragon
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