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Sabotage half size version.png In the Extended Edition, this unit/building is affected by a damage bug.


The Fireship is the Fire Ship of the Gunpowder Age.png Gunpowder Age, available to upgrade from the Heavy Fire Raft and are built at the Anchorage.


After Heavy Fire Rafts become Fireships, they gain +30 hit points, +9 attack strength, +2 movement speed, and +1 line of sight.

Fireships, and Fire Ships in general, need to close in to an enemy to attack it, are destroyed upon impact, navigate relatively slow, have low hit points, and occupy two Population Limit.png population slots, unlike most units. Despite this, their attack is devastating; exceeding by far the damage output of any other ship type, and deals area of effect damage, easily hitting several ships in formation. They also outrun Heavy Ships, and against them their already high damage is further increased, being destroyed instantly if hit directly.

Light Ships can outrun Fireships easily and take them down with a few hits. However, the high damage of the Fireship means that a massed attack can defeat even a fleet of unwary Light Ships.