Pikemen are the Castle Age upgrade of Spearmen. Gaining increased HP, Attack, and Attack Bonuses versus Calvalry, Pikemen are a formidable defense against Knights and Light Cavalry. However, they are very weak to Archers, especially Crossbowmen, so supporting them with Siege Units or Ranged Units is advised.

 

Type

Infantry
Age Available 
HP45
Attack (Type)4 (Melee)
Melee Armor0
Pierce Armor0
Range0
Speed1 TPS

Attack Rate

3s
Creation Speed22s
Line of Sight4
Attack Bonuses

+22 vs. Mounted units

+11 vs. Camels

+10 vs. Cataphract

( +6 vs. Elite Cata.)

+47 vs. Elephants

+1 vs. Buildings

Civilization Specific Features

Not available to:

Bonuses

Strategies

Pikeman

Turks

Aztecs: Produced +15% faster.

Byzantines: Cost 25% less.

Celts Move 15% faster.

Goths Are 35% cheaper and have +1 attack vs buildings 

Japanese Attack 25% faster.

Vikings  +10% HP Feudal, +15% Castle, +25% Imperial

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Technologies & Upgrades

Barracks

 Tracking: +2 LOS for all infantry (Feudal Age).

  SquiresIncreases Infantry speed by +10% (Castle Age). 

Blacksmith

Attack:

 Forging: +1 Attack for all Infantry and Cavalry (Feudal Age).

 Iron Casting: +1 Attack for all Infantry and Cavalry (Castle Age).

 Blast Furnace: +2 Attack for all Infantry and Cavalry (Imperial Age).

Armor:

 Scale Mail Armor: +1 Armor/Pierce Armor for all Infantry (Feudal Age).

 Chain Mail Armor: +1 Armor/Pierce Armor for all Infantry (Castle Age).

 Plate Mail Armor: +1 Armor, +2 Pierce Armor for all Infantry (Imperial Age).

Castle

        ConscriptionIncreases non-siege military unit creation speed by 33% (Imperial Age).

Use in Combinations

Very strong when used with Crossbowmen or Mangonels. Defend well against Knights, Camels, and unprotected Skirmishers.

 

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