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.
|Attack (Type)||4 (Melee)|
|Line of Sight||4|
+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:
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
Technologies & Upgrades
Increases Infantry speed by +10% (Castle Age).
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).
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).
Conscription: Increases 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.