|Cost|| 40 Food,|
The Slinger is a ranged infantry unit that uses Stones as its main weapon. The Slinger can be used to fight and defend a civilization against early archers and Watch Tower attacks and is only avaliable in the Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome expansion pack. It can be trained from the Barracks at Tool Age.
Slingers have an attack bonus of two against archers and also have two 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
- Siegecraft further increases attack and range
Note: Slinger do no benefit from armor upgrades.
|Age of Empires Units|
|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 Weapons||Stone Thrower · Catapult · Heavy Catapult · Ballista · Helepolis|
|Navy||Scout Ship · War Galley · Trireme · Catapult Trireme · Juggernaut|
|Rise of Rome|
|Armored Elephant · Camel Rider · Fire Galley · Scythe Chariot · Slinger|