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Heavy Ships are a line of ships produced at the Dock, Anchorage, and Shipyard. They are the most heavily armored and slow-moving of the military ships produced at the Dock. All of them feature a ranged attack.

All Heavy Ships are strong against Light Ships and Bombardment Ships, but weak against Fire Ships They can function as shore bombardment ships in a pinch as well.

List of Heavy Ships[]

Age Unit
Ancient Age Large.png Trireme.png
Classical Age Large.png Galley.png
Medieval Age Large.png Carrack.png
Gunpowder Age Large.png Frigate.png
Enlightenment Age Large.png Man o' War.png

Unit costs[]

Heavy Ships' production cost increases progressively with every Dock/Anchorage/Shipyard unit on the field or currently in production. The default increase is of 2 Metal.png Metal for the second unit created, increasing further with every new unit until the cost cap is reached, which for military units is +125% of their original base value.

Nation powers[]

  • The Bantu Power of Migration: Heavy Ships do not require Military.png Military research to be upgraded.
  • The British Power of Empire: All ships, including Heavy Ships, are created 33% faster.
  • The Dutch Power of Commerce: Ship upgrades, including Heavy Ships, are 10% cheaper.
  • The Japanese Power of Honor: All ships, including Heavy Ships, are 10% cheaper.
  • The Spanish Power of Discovery: Receive a free Heavy Ship whenever a Dock is built.