The Vikings' unique unit becomes available in the dock as soon as a castle was constructed. Since Vikings get a discount on galley-line units, longboats are hardly seen in higher level games. Similar to the Chu Ko Nu (Chin.), the Viking Longboat fires multiple arrows.
|Age Available||Castle Age|
|Attack (Type)||7 (Piercing)|
|Line of Sight||8|
+9 vs ships
+4 vs ram
+7 vs buildings
Volleys of 4 arrows (7-1-1-1)
Civilization Specific Features
Not available to:
Japanese: Attack Rate +25%
Technologies & Upgrades
Fletching: +1 attack and range (Feudal Age).
Bodkin Arrow: +1 attack and range (Castle Age).
Bracer: +1 attack and range (Imperial Age).
Total attack and range upgrade from the blacksmith: +3 attack and range
Shipwright: Warships cost 20% less, created 35% faster (Imperial Age).
Careening: +1 Pierce Armor (Castle Age).
Dry Dock: Increases Ship speed by 15% (Imperial Age).
Chemistry: +1 attack (Imperial Age).
Ballistics: Provides accuracy for moving objects (Castle Age).
Use in Combinations
Primarily used on their own, Galley Line ships are strongest in mass.
Also useful in low numbers for destroying enemy fishing ships or scouting.