Spearfighters are the very first military unit in the game. They are trained in a Spearfighter Barracks, which is unlocked after researching the Spears technology. Unlike other units, it takes only a short time (20 seconds) to be trained.

Spearfighters have a defense bonus when standing in bushes and forest terrain. They are especially effective against Fast Units. After the horseman, they have the highest attack and mobility in the Bronze Age. They take additional damage when attacked by heavy-class units.

They are superseded by the Soldier in the Iron Age.


A player will rely on Spearfighters for quite a while as a result of their versatility and low cost. Furthermore, the Spearfighter, with its short recruitment time, quick healing time, and low training cost, acts as a great cannon fodder. If a quest requires you to delete units, normally the Spearfighter are the best choice in place of more valuable units.

The weird and interesting thing is that if an attached Spearfighter has 1 HP left it will be 'Worst than dead' because it takes 30 seconds to heal 1 HP, so it will take 270 seconds to bring it back to full health, but only 20 seconds to train a new Spearfighter. So if you seriously need Spearfighters you can delete the attached ones with 1-3 HP and re-train them.

As with all units, other units can cover their weaknesses. Warriors can be defeated with Slingers, which fall to Horsemen, but you can use Spearfighters on Horsemen and even Mounted Warriors from the Iron Age.

At the Bronze Age, Spearfighters can be used to attack Warriors if no other options are available. In later ages, it is less effective using light units against heavy units.

Two Spearfighters are the default city defense if no units are selected otherwise. Two unattached Spearfighters are provided in the tutorial.


Spears are one of the oldest weapons and can simply be strong sticks with a sharp point. When tribal warfare grew, weapons improved and in the Early Bronze Age they had metal spear tips. In defence, fighters had hardened leather jerkins, helmets made of bronze or leather, and sometimes used toughened leather (Africa) or wooden (Europe) shields.


The Spearfighter seems to have leather armor, a simple bronze helmet and a bronze spear.


Two Spearfighters in battle

Other Military Units

Military Units
All Ages Heavy Unit Color GuardLight Unit Military DrummerLight Unit RogueFast Unit/Heavy Unit Champion
Bronze Age Light Unit SpearfighterLight Unit ClubmanHeavy Unit WarriorFast Unit Horseman
Ranged Unit SlingerArtillery Unit Stone Thrower
Iron Age Light Unit SoldierHeavy Unit LegionnaireFast Unit Mounted Warrior
Ranged Unit ArcherArtillery Unit Ballista
Early Middle Ages Light Unit MercenaryHeavy Unit Armored InfantryHeavy Unit BarbarianFast Unit Heavy Cavalry
Ranged Unit Mounted ArcherRanged Unit Barbarian SlingerArtillery Unit Catapult
High Middle Ages Light Unit BerserkerHeavy Unit Heavy InfantryFast Unit Knight
Ranged Unit CrossbowmanArtillery Unit Trebuchet
Late Middle Ages Light Unit Great Sword WarriorHeavy Unit Imperial GuardFast Unit Heavy Knight
Ranged Unit Longbow ArcherArtillery Unit Cannon
Colonial Age Light Unit RangerHeavy Unit GrenadierFast Unit Dragoon
Ranged Unit MusketeerArtillery Unit Field Gun
Industrial Age Light Unit Jaeger InfantryLight Unit Brave WarriorHeavy Unit HowitzerFast Unit Lancer
Ranged Unit RiflemanRanged Unit Mounted BraveArtillery Unit Breech Loader
Progressive Era Light Unit ConscriptHeavy Unit TankFast Unit Armored Car
Ranged Unit SniperArtillery Unit Rapid Fire Cannon
Modern Era Light Unit Bazooka TeamHeavy Unit Battle TankFast Unit Mechanized Infantry
Ranged Unit ParatrooperArtillery Unit Mechanized Artillery
Postmodern Era Light Unit CommandoHeavy Unit Universal TankFast Unit IFV
Ranged Unit MG TeamArtillery Unit Rocket Artillery
Contemporary Era Light Unit Strike TeamHeavy Unit Assault TankFast Unit Attack Helicopter
Ranged Unit Anti-Aircraft VehicleArtillery Unit Missile Artillery
Tomorrow Era Light Unit Ultra APHeavy Unit Stealth TankFast Unit Combat Drone
Ranged Unit Anti-Materiel SniperArtillery Unit Microwave Blaster
Future Era Light Unit Exoskeleton SoldierHeavy Unit Hover TankFast Unit Drone Swarm
Ranged Unit Satellite SpotterArtillery Unit Rail Gun
Arctic Future Light Unit Dragon DroneHeavy Unit Battle FortressHeavy Unit Behemoth
Fast Unit Recon RaiderRanged Unit Surrogate SoldierArtillery Unit Plasma Artillery
Oceanic Future Light Unit MantaLight Unit ScimitarHeavy Unit C.R.A.B. MechHeavy Unit Octopod
Fast Unit Hydroelectric EelFast Unit GlidersRanged Unit Sub CruiserRanged Unit Nautilus
Artillery Unit TurturretArtillery Unit Medusa
Virtual Future Light Unit Augmented SamuraiRanged Unit NinjaArtillery Unit Rocket TroopHeavy Unit Ronin BotFast Unit Warrior Monk
Space Age Mars Light Unit Space MarineRanged Unit Tesla WalkerArtillery Unit SniperbotHeavy Unit Steel WardenFast Unit Sentinel
Space Age Asteroid Belt Light Unit Drill RangerRanged Unit Nail StormArtillery Unit B.E.L.T.Heavy Unit ShredderFast Unit Hover Hammer

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