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.

 

Type

Navy
Age Available Imperial Age
HP160
Attack (Type)8 (Piercing)
Melee Armour0
Pierce Armour8
Range7
Speed1.54 TPS

Attack Rate

 

3.34s
Creation Time25s
Line of Sight9
Attack Bonuses

+11 vs ships

+4 vs ram

+8 vs building

Volleys of 4 arrows (8-1-1-1)

Castle needed

Civilization Specific Features

Not available to:

Bonuses

Strategies

Longboat 

All Civilizations except Vikings

Japanese: Attack Rate +25%

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Technologies & Upgrades

Blacksmith

 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

Dock

 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).

University

 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.