The Slinger is a light ranged unit featured in the Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome expansion pack. It hurls Stones at its enemies, and can be used to fight and defend a civilization against early archers and Watch Tower attacks. Slingers can be trained at the Barracks from the Tool Age.
Slingers have an attack bonus of 2 against archers and also have 2 armor when dealing with enemy archers and siege artillery. They also have an increased attack against walls and towers. Ships, infantry (assuming the slingers don't run for it) and cavalry can all take them out very easily. They are easily overpowered by Bronze Age units and are often obsolete by that time. The Hittites and Assyrians don't have Slingers.
- Bronze Shield increases pierce armour by 1
- Iron Shield increases pierce armour by 1
- Tower Shield increases pierce armour by 1
- Alchemy increases attack by 1
- Stone Mining increases attack and range by 1
- Siegecraft further increases attack and range by 1
Note: Slingers do no benefit from armor upgrades.
- The Age of Empires Slinger is the only unit that costs stone in all the games of the Age of Empires series.
|Age of Empires Units - Những đơn vị quân trong Đế chế|
|Age of Empires|
|Civil - Dân sự||Priest · Villager · Trade Boat · Merchant Ship · Fishing Boat · Fishing Ship · Light Transport · Heavy Transport|
|Infantry - Bộ binh||Clubman · Axeman · Short Swordsman · Broad Swordsman · Long Swordsmen · Legion · Bowman · Improved Bowman · Composite Bowman · Hoplite · Phalanx · Centurion|
|Cavalry - Kỵ binh||Scout · Cavalry · Heavy Cavalry · Cataphract · Chariot · Chariot Archer · Elephant Archer · Horse Archer · Heavy Horse Archer · War Elephant|
|Siege Weapons - Công thành||Stone Thrower · Catapult · Heavy Catapult · Ballista · Helepolis|
|Navy - Hải quân||Scout Ship · War Galley · Trireme · Catapult Trireme · Juggernaut|
|Rise of Rome|
|Armored Elephant · Camel Rider · Fire Galley · Scythe Chariot · Slinger|