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Topic Subject:Fire Giant or Colossus
pan_cake
Mortal
posted 11 May 2004 06:51 PM EDT (US)         
Can anybody tell me who is stronger, a fire giant or a colossus against buildings and against units.
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Matei
Mortal
posted 11 May 2004 07:01 PM EDT (US)     1 / 9       
I think the Fire Giant is a better choice in general, because it's ranged so you can keep it behind your army and away from heroes. This is also important since both units are pretty slow. If you just test vs a building or vs infantry though, the Collosus will likely do better, but this will almost never happen in a real game.

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Johnny_Deppig
Mortal
posted 11 May 2004 07:48 PM EDT (US)     2 / 9       
Theres no "choice", the FG is Norse and Colossus Greek. And although not ranged, the Colossus is much, much, MUCH stronger.. if you are Zeus they are also quite easily spawned.. IMO the colossus is the best MU in the endgame - they are almost like mini-titans.. Of course they still canīt stand up to esp non-ranged heroes. They will kill buildings faster than fgs - in fact 2-3 colossi will prolly take down a tc before you could kill them even if you had a ton of heroes working them. Just use 1-2 to take out non-defended tcs and bases away from the main battle.. Or use them in the main battle to draw fire, even if the enemy takes them down youll still have won out in the end just by drawing heat away from your other units. Theyre not expensive for their stats anyway.

Fgs are excellent behind a meatshield, esp vs eggy with their high pierce armor, and the only reason to go Hel.

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Etendorf
Mortal
posted 11 May 2004 08:46 PM EDT (US)     3 / 9       
Fire giants have been nerfed alot in attack, and so don't have a whole lot of power anymore, but their huge 80% peirce armor makes them extremly effective versus archers. Get 2, and they can slaughter the archers with their range. Tox, slings, cheiros, arcae, peltast, chariot archers, are all beaten badly by the fire giant with that awesome pierce armor.

But, the collosus is much better overall, as they are incredibly cheap in TT and are generally alot more powerful against anything. But you are comparing myth across civs, so I am not surprised one of these beats up the other so well.

Oh, fire giants have a bonus versus myth units, collosues don't, but collosus large attack make up for it. Fire giants actually have an attack special, collosus don't.


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SeaSerpant
Mortal
posted 11 May 2004 09:42 PM EDT (US)     4 / 9       
Fire Giants help out the norse alot. but as alot of other people said Colossus's are still more powerful also somthing about colosuss that many people dont do is colossus can eat gold mines and trees to regenerate health.
Lime the Great
Mortal
posted 12 May 2004 09:01 AM EDT (US)     5 / 9       

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Oh, fire giants have a bonus versus myth units, collosues don't, but collosus large attack make up for it. Fire giants actually have an attack special, collosus don't.

The Collosus actually have a bonus against myth (don't remember if it was 3X or 2x), and they have a special ability: they can eat gold and trees for healing. And they heal fast.


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Mowie666
Mortal
posted 12 May 2004 10:54 AM EDT (US)     6 / 9       
Did you know? A fully upgraded Collosi actually gains hitpoints when being attacked simultaneously by 3 mythic priests, if he is eating trees or a gold mine. He's invincible!!!
Shiva
HG Alumnus
posted 12 May 2004 12:21 PM EDT (US)     7 / 9       

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The Collosus actually have a bonus against myth (don't remember if it was 3X or 2x)

Removed in TT, FYI.


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Antz
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posted 12 May 2004 12:40 PM EDT (US)     8 / 9       
The collosus is a stronger unit, but the fire giant is an excellent add-on to a Norse army.

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The_Mafia_Man
Mortal
posted 12 May 2004 03:23 PM EDT (US)     9 / 9       
the collosus's main use is to smash down buildings whilst the fire giants is simply to be a meatshild i reckon. High HP,Armour and ok attack.
Collossus is simply a nutter of a unit. Higher everything i think. Also the Cs can get a few upgrades which benefit ti a lot. However there is so many diff uses for each it is unfair to say which is better. You can use the FG to just make a bit of splash damage to a group of archers if yuo want to.

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