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Heavy Catapult
HeavyCatapult
AgeIron Age
Trained atSiege Workshop
TypeSiege
Cost180 Wood,
80 Gold
HP150
Attack60
Range13
Armor0
Pierce
Armor
0
SpeedSlow
The Heavy Catapult is a heavy siege weapon used in Age of Empires. The Heavy Catapult is the upgrade of the normal Catapult. It has twice the amount of hit points compared to a Catapult and deals damage in a bigger area. This makes them a popular Iron Age unit for bombarding enemy troops and enemy buildings. It is also the only land unit that can knock trees down with its attack. Just like any ultimate unit in the game, only a certain number of civilizations have the ability to develop this unit.

Civilizations

The Heavy Catapult is an uncommon unit, and only these civilizations can train them:

Upgrades

Iron Age

Civilization Bonuses

  • If played as the Hittites, the hit points increases from 150 to 300 hit points.
  • If played as the Sumerians, the rate of fire doubles (same rate of fire as a Ballista).

History

The heavy catapult was a powerful siege weapon, representing the greatest advance in siege weaponry during ancient times. It was employed against fortifications and on the battlefield. It broke down fortification walls, allowing attackers to break in. On the battlefield, smaller missiles could be fired in a shower against dense formations of soldiers to cause casualties and disrupt morale at long range. Enemy armies that could be softened and shaken before the hand-to-hand clash of infantry were at a decided disadvantage.


See also

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