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"While their shots do little at enemy buildings, these troops are experts at dealing enemy foot troops."

Composite Bowman
Statistics (No Boosts)
Health 140 Health icon
Damage per second 16 Damage
Damage vs Infantry 64 Damage
Damage Multiplier 400% Damage
Range Ranged Range
Attack Radius 4
Favourite Target Enemy foot troops FavTarget
Training Cost 160 Food
Training Time 50 seconds Clock
General Information
Troop Space 1 TroopSpace
Troop Type Ranged Infantry
Strength Strength Enemy Infantry
Weakness Weakness Buildings and Cavalry
Upgrade Information
Age Unlocked Iron Age
Upgrade Cost 45,000 Food
Upgrade Time 4 hours Clock
Experience Gain 195 Exp
Upgrade Navigation
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Bowman Archer

The Composite Bowman is a level 3 standard Ranged Infantry unit unlocked in the Iron Age. Its predecessor is the Bowman and it can be upgraded to the Archer. It is upgraded in the level 3 blacksmith.

General InformationEdit

  • Like all ranged infantry, Composite Bowmen can kill enemy infantry easily and quickly. They have 4 times the damage to enemy infantry than other type of unit.
  • Composite Bowmen aren't efficient against enemy cavalry and buildings.
  • Composite Bowmen are ranged units and can destroy buildings over walls.
  • Composite Bowmen would attack the closest building on front of them but when attacked by an enemy troop; will fight back.
  • If there are enemy units nearby, Composite Bowmen would attack them.

Historical DescriptionEdit

"A composite bow is a bow constructed of many different materials - Traditionally horn, wood, and sinew - laminated together in layers. Such weapons are much more efficient at storing energy than all-wood bows, allowing smaller bows to shoot arrows with equal range and stopping power. The earliest known Composite Bowmen were fielded in the second millenium BCE, and most Greek and Roman archers were armed with those weapons."

VisualsEdit

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Attacking Strategies Edit

  • Composite Bowmen have low health; making them vulnerable to defenses. Use heavy infantry such as hoplites as meat shields to protect the composite bowmen.
  • Composite Bowmen are cheap and can be used to set off hidden enemy traps.
  • Use composite bowmen to protect heavy infantry from other infantry so your heavy infantry won't get distracted.

Defensive Strategies Edit

  • Composite Bowmen can be used as good Alliance Troops. One example is that they can shoot over walls to attack troops of the attackers forcing the troops to destroy the wall to kill them. Another thing is that they're good against other heavy infantry.

Trivia Edit


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