Heavy Transport
Alu AoE HeavyTransport v1.00 Icon
AgeIron Age
Trained atDock
TypeCivilian Vessel
Cost150 Wood
Upgraded FromLight Transport
In Age of Empires, the Heavy Transport is an improved version of the Light Transport, able to carry more units, and with improved hitpoints and speed. It can be built at the dock once the player researches the "heavy transport" upgrade. The unit starts out with 200 hit points, no armor and 10 carrying capacity. Stats cannot be upgraded. This technology is not really needed in most games, but if played on sea maps with many island chains, researching this upgrade is strongly recommended. Most civilizations that can build triremes are able to build the heavy transport.

Civilization Bonuses

  • Yamato Heavy Transports have +30% hit points, totaling it up to 259.
  • Carthaginian Heavy Transports are 30% faster.
  • Minoan Heavy Transports costs 30% less Wood.
  • Macedonian Heavy Transports are four times more resistant to enemy conversion.

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