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pikemen unit type evony

The growing deployment of knights on the battlefield demanded that foot soldiers develop new means of fighting that would lessen their vulnerability to mounted opponents. One of the best ways to do this was to lengthen the reach of the infantrymen by arming them with long spears, known as pikes. Are particularly effective when used in conjunction with Archers.

Game Description

Equipped with long pikes, they are effective against horsemen.

Advantages and Uses

At the start of the game pikes can be the most effective units to capture valleys and low level NPC's

They are the fastest of all infantry units

In compact defence they can prove very effective


Cost a lot of lumber to make

In ranged defence they tend to take heavy losses against archers and mech rainbows

Unit Statistics

Without research boosts
Population 1
Life 300
Attack 150
Defence 150
Food 3
Load 40
Range 300
Speed 50

With full research boosts
Population 1
Life 450
Attack 225
Defence 225
Food 3
Load 80
Range 600
Speed 50

Unit Cost

Basic Cost
Food 150
Lumber 500
Stone -
Iron 100

With 25% reduction Buff
Food 113
Lumber 375
Stone -
Iron 75

Unit Training Time

Training Time: 2 min 30 sec

(Without research or attack bonus)

Technology Bonus (TECH)
Level 1 2 min 15 sec
Level 2 2 min 2 sec
Level 3 1 min 50 sec
Level 4 1 min 39 sec
Level 5 1 min 29 sec
Level 6 1 min 20 sec
Level 7 1 min 12 sec
Level 8 1 min 5 sec
Level 9 59 sec
Level 10 53 sec

TECH plus Hero Attack Bonus
100 Attack 46 sec
200 Attack 40 sec
300 Attack 35 sec
400 Attack 30 sec
500 Attack 27 sec
600 Attack 23 sec
700 Attack 20 sec
800 Attack 18 sec
900 Attack 15 sec
1000 Attack 13 sec

Most of these figures are accurate, a few are off by a couple of seconds. But overall they are a good indication of what the bonuses are. The formula for the technology bonus is very simple, 10% reduction per level, ((min*60+sec)-10%)/60. The attack bonus was slightly harder to figure out but in the end it seems every 100 points of attack reduce the time by 13%, so ((min*60+sec)-13%)/60.