|This article is about the unit in Age of Empires. For the similar unit in other games of the series, see War Elephant.|
|Rate of Fire||Fast|
|Upgraded To||Armored Elephant|
|Cost to Upgrade||1000 Food|
The War Elephant is an Iron Age unit, trained from the Stable. The unit is already available once Iron Age is reached without the need to research a technology, however only a certain number of civilizations have the ability to train this unit. It has the most hit points of any land unit and an attack that damages all enemies around it. The War Elephant's downside is that it is slow and therefore a great target for enemy siege units. Their slow speed also makes them very prone to conversion by enemy Priests. Civilizations that have bonuses for War Elephants include the Phoenicians, Persians and the Carthaginians. Persian War Elephants are 50% faster while the Phoenicians can train them at a cheaper cost per unit. Carthaginian War Elephants are stronger than those of other civilizations. They can be upgraded to the more powerful Armored Elephant in Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome only, which requires 1000 Food and 1200 Gold.
- Leather Armor Cavalry: Increases armor by 2 points.
- Scale Armor Cavalry: Increases armor by 2 points.
- Chain Mail Cavalry: Increases armor by 2 points.
Civilization bonuses Edit
- Persians: War elephants are 50% faster.
- Carthaginians: War elephants have 750 hit points instead of 600.
- Phoenicians: War elephants are 25% cheaper.
- Macedonians: War elephants are four times more resistant against enemy conversion.
|Units in Age of Empires|
|Age of Empires|
|Priest · Villager · Trade Boat · Merchant Ship · Fishing Boat · Fishing Ship · Light Transport · Heavy Transport|
|Infantry||Clubman · Axeman · Short Swordsman · Broad Swordsman · Long Swordsmen · Legion · Bowman · Improved Bowman · Composite Bowman · Hoplite · Phalanx · Centurion|
|Cavalry||Scout · Cavalry · Heavy Cavalry · Cataphract · Chariot · Chariot Archer · Elephant Archer · Horse Archer · Heavy Horse Archer · War Elephant|
|Siege||Stone Thrower · Catapult · Heavy Catapult · Ballista · Helepolis|
|Naval||Scout Ship · War Galley · Trireme · Catapult Trireme · Juggernaut|
|The Rise of Rome expansion|
|Armored Elephant · Camel Rider · Fire Galley · Scythe Chariot · Slinger|