|Age/God||Mythic Age / Chongli|
|Unit Type||Myth Unit|
|Line of Sight||20 feet|
|Train Time||20 seconds|
"I am the mighty Vermillion bird!"—Vermilion bird introducing itself to Jiao-Long
The Vermilion Bird also makes an appearance as a campaign "character" in the ninth mission of Tale of the Dragon, A Way Out. The great bird promises to guide the heroes out of the maze-like jungle, and to the Altar of Pangu, if they free his brethren.
Regular Attack Edit
Vermilion Birds summon mini fire tornadoes that do 15 hack and 10 crush per second to all units within about 4 meters range. Each tornado lasts 5 seconds and wanders randomly at low speed.
Attack Bonuses Edit
- Myth Unit x3
- Hero x0.25
The Vermilion Bird is one of the strongest Mythic Age Myth Units in the game. Although they are expensive, they can only be hit by ranged units, have high pierce armor and the highest number of Hit Points of any trainable airborne Myth Unit. Unlike other ranged units, Vermilion Bird’s don’t throw projectiles at their targets. Instead they flap their wings and the heat generates small firestorms that drift on the ground for about 5 seconds. These storms deal Area of Effect damage and will hit several targets until they vanish.
Since they also deal crush damage, the birds are very effective against buildings. A small group of them alone has enough power to quickly level a Town Center and even a few nearby buildings. As they are flying units, they can easily bypass walls and cliffs, giving less time for opponents to defend themselves. Their main weaknesses, like all airborne units, are towers and ranged heroes but the enemy will suffer great losses before they can kill a Vermilion Bird.
Original Name - Zhu Que
Size -- Up to 15' long
Diet -- Snakes and serpents
The Vermilion bird is a mythological creature which represents fire, summer, and sometimes goes by the name of Vermilion bird of the South. With its multi-coloured plumage perpetually coated in flames, the Vermilion bird's dominant colour is that of fire, much like its Egyptian counterpart Phoenix. Considered a bird of elegance, it is known to sing and break into dance at will, and can even make small seeds grow into giant trees. At night, however, the elegant creature shows its far fiercer side as it dines only after sundown and feasts on snakes and serpents coated in cinnamon.
- The Vermilion Bird is the only Chinese Myth Unit with a ranged regular attack.
- Originally, the Vermilion Bird had a special attack where it threw fireballs at the enemy similar to the Fire Giant. As of February 5, 2016, it has been removed.
- In the campaign, the Vermilion Bird is incorrectly spelled Vermillion Bird.
|Age of Mythology Myth Units|
|Greek||Pegasus · Hippocampus|
|Centaur · Minotaur · Cyclops|
|Nemean Lion · Hydra · Scylla · Manticore|
|Colossus · Medusa · Carcinos · Chimera|
|Egyptian||Anubite · Serpent / Sea Snake · Sphinx · Wadjet|
|Petsuchos · Roc · Scarab · Leviathan · Scorpion Man · Minion|
|Phoenix · War Turtle · Avenger · Mummy|
|Troll · Valkyrie · Einherjar|
|Kraken · Mountain Giant · Walking Woods · Frost Giant · Battle Boar|
|Jormund Elver · Fimbulwinter Wolf · Fenris Wolf Brood · Fire Giant · Nidhogg|
|Atlantean||Automaton · Promethean (Offspring) · Caladria · Servant · Carnivora|
|Nereid · Satyr · Stymphalian Bird · Dryad · Behemoth|
|Heka Gigantes · Man O' War · Argus · Lampades · Tartarian Spawn|
|Chinese||Qilin · Monkey King · Terracotta Warrior|
|War Salamander · Jiangshi · Pixiu|
|Azure Dragon · Dragon Turtle · Vermilion Bird · White Tiger · Earth Dragon|