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|In the Extended Edition, this unit/building is affected by a damage bug.|
The fastest standard unit of its age, they excel at harassing an enemy's ill-defended positions, such as deployed Merchants and isolated caravans, a tactic usually known as raiding. As Light Infantry, they are also the perfect counter for enemy Foot Archers but need to keep an eye out to avoid Heavy Infantry and shots from buildings. Since defenses at this stage are limited only to City fire and the occasional Tower, they can assist an attacking army with less worries, for instance, taking down Civilians while the Heavy Infantry attacks the buildings.
- The Aztecs train Atl-Atls instead of Slingers.
- The Bantu train Umpakati instead of Slingers.
- The Maya train Balamob Slingers instead of Slingers.