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Topic Subject:Your opinion on the best seige unit overall?
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posted 31 January 2004 10:23 PM EDT (US)         
i think catapults are pretty good because they are ranged and pretty strong

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posted 03 February 2004 06:29 PM EDT (US)     26 / 45       
Well thats quite simple hero contarious with all the theigh upgrades. The fastest unit in the game with oranos.

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posted 03 February 2004 07:58 PM EDT (US)     27 / 45       
I change my mind, Contarius upgraded a bit with the Stone Lance upgrade. The Hero version and fully upgraded is like a super hit and run destroy all buildings power. With oranos and heroes, and fully upgraded gives them 7.12 something speed. ZOOOOOOM-crush-ZOOOOOOM-crush-ZOOOOOM

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posted 03 February 2004 08:34 PM EDT (US)     28 / 45       
I must agree with the Hero Contarius as the best building killer, even though it is not a siege weapon.

In a game i played recently with etendorf, i have decided to play oranos and exploit his faster human soldiers. The upgraded hero contarius had a speed of 7.26, and 20 hack damage plus a multiplier against buildings. They stand up to units too, even their soft counters. Not so sure about hard counters, but they stomped all over murmillos.

They took out buildings faster than destroyers did too, so they must have some decncy as siege.

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posted 04 February 2004 00:29 AM EDT (US)     29 / 45       
Besides Sekhmet catapults, Myrmidions. They do 17 damage fully upgraded and have 1.5 multiplier vs buildings from Zues and I think their default multiplier vs other races applies to buildings not sure though. If you mass them they're lethal only hard counters are really effective aggaisnt them.

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posted 06 February 2004 07:42 AM EDT (US)     30 / 45       
It's interesting to note how most of us disagree about which seige weapon is the best -- this shows how they are generally balanced, or at least, perceived as such.

I reckon later in the game, units upgraded with building attack bonuses are the best. Seige units suck coz they're vulnerable to attack (are they even cost effective later on?), whereas upgraded units can fight back then destroy.

Seige weapons are good earlier on though. Collosi are good defendable seige-unit subsitutes.

I guess my question is, why build an expensive siege unit when you could build, for example, some powerful upgraded Hippokons instead?

posted 06 February 2004 07:53 AM EDT (US)     31 / 45       
Sekhmet Catapaults.

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posted 15 February 2004 06:04 AM EDT (US)     32 / 45       
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posted 15 February 2004 06:37 AM EDT (US)     33 / 45       


Zeus hoplites of course!
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Archers? Axemen? lol.

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posted 15 February 2004 10:05 AM EDT (US)     34 / 45       
Ra catapult or even a couple nice upgraded elephants...nothing is scarier than seeing an army of 5-10 elephants marching on you town.
posted 21 March 2004 11:39 PM EDT (US)     35 / 45       
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posted 21 March 2004 11:40 PM EDT (US)     36 / 45       
oh yeah, hekagigantes
posted 22 March 2004 01:44 AM EDT (US)     37 / 45       
How about Husk & axeman with mythic age tech? They are great too..
posted 22 March 2004 04:20 AM EDT (US)     38 / 45       
Zeus infantry particularly Myrmidons

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posted 22 March 2004 07:32 AM EDT (US)     39 / 45       
Everybody forgets eggy axemen with the horus tech, quite scary vs buildings!

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posted 22 March 2004 01:15 PM EDT (US)     40 / 45       
gastraphets. sweeeet.
posted 22 March 2004 02:47 PM EDT (US)     41 / 45       
Poseiden UU. Fast and massive dmg to buildings.
posted 22 March 2004 06:02 PM EDT (US)     42 / 45       
Definately the Egyptian Catapult I'd say. But them fire siphons look the coolest! Shootin' fire at everything. Ho ho!

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posted 22 March 2004 08:03 PM EDT (US)     43 / 45       
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posted 22 March 2004 08:18 PM EDT (US)     44 / 45       
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posted 22 March 2004 09:02 PM EDT (US)     45 / 45       
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