Halbediers are the strongest anti-Cavalry units, and become available in the Imperial Age. Halbediers defend Archers and Siege units and are massed to overrun the enemy and absorb damage for the other units in the army.

 

Type

Infantry
Age Available 
HP60
Attack (Type)6 (Melee)
Pierce Armor0
Pierce Armor0
Range0
Speed1 TPS

Attack Rate

3s
Creation Speed22s
Line of Sight4
Attack Bonuses

+32 vs. Mounted units

+16 vs. Camels

+20 vs. Cataphract ( +18 vs Elite)

+60 vs. Elephants

+1 vs. Buildings

Civilization Specific Features

Not available to:

Bonuses

Strategies

Halberdier

Aztecs, Mongols, Turks,

Saracens, Vikings

Byzantines: Cost 25% less.

Celts Move 15% faster.

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

Japanese Attack 25% faster.

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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 against Cavalry. Good for defending Archers and Siege Units, and absorbing enemy arrow fire.

 

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