Themistocles portrait Themistocles
Availability: Athenians

Aura: Increased Move Speed and decreased Build Time for Warships.

Role: Counters Spearmen, Skirmishers, and Elephants. Countered by Archers and Cavalry Spearmen.


Themistocles is a hero unit available to Athenians.

History Edit

Themistocles (Greek: Θεμιστοκλῆς; 524–459 BC) was an Athenian politician, general, and naval strategist. He was one of 10 Athenian generals in Battle of Marathon, and uniquely born as a commoner. As a politician, he was famous for his naval policies. He had always advocated for a strong Athenian navy during his political career.

He persuaded the Athenians to invest their income from silver mines in a war fleet of 200 Triremes. A key figure during the Persian Wars, he commanded the victorious Athenian navy at the decisive battle of Salamis in 479 BC. Later, he pursued an active policy against the Persians in the Aegean, laying the foundations of future Athenian power.

Due to jealousy, however, numerous politicians began plotting against him. Ostracized by the Athenians, he was forced to flee to the protection of the Persians.

Game Unit Edit

Themistocles portrait

Themistocles portrait in-game

Themistocles uses his Xiphos sword as his weapon. He can be trained at Council Chamber (Prytaneîon) for 50 Foods and 200 Metals.

Aura Edit

  • Naval Commander: When garrisoned in a ship, his ship is 50% faster.
  • Naval Architect: Ships are built 20% faster in his lifespan.

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