The Stone Thrower is the artillery unit of the Bronze Age. The unit has a horrendously low attack, low defense, and low speed, but is has the longest attack range in the Bronze Age. It receives an attack bonus on hills. It is effective against the Heavy Unit Class. The Stone Thrower is unable to move through rocks, water, and swamps.

Stone Throwers can also be strong against enemies when in high numbers. When attacking armies with many heavy unit troops, using two or three Stone Throwers is can be a good strategy. Concentrate all of the attack on one of the heavy units at a time until they are all defeated. This will hopefully destroy all of the heavy units before they can attack, making it easier for the rest of your army. However, generally Slingers are better for killing heavy units. After the Bronze Age, using Stone Throwers is strongly discouraged.


Stone Throwers are quite weak and useless, though they can be a nuisance to the enemy when used in large numbers. It has the lowest attack in the game, making it only adequately effective against other stone throwers and also the Slinger. It does very little damage to Spearfighters and warriors even with the attack bonus, and the later should be attacked with Slingers or Archers. The Stone Thrower has very limited usage overall, and the time to train and build them is not worth it. The Ballista of the next age is a much better choice.

Against Same Age Units

Light UnitSpearfighter

The Stone Thrower is very weak against the Spearfighter, usually dealing only one hitpoint of damage, especially if the Spearfighter finds cover in a forest or bush. Meanwhile, the Spearfighter can two hit kill a Stone Thrower.

Fast UnitHorseman

The Horseman is the best counter to the Stone Thrower. In two moves across the map, it can get to the Stone Thrower and kill it easily. The player should make sure to protect against Horseman rushes if Stone Throwers are used.

Heavy UnitWarrior

The Stone Thrower is average at attacking Warriors. While the Stone Thrower does have an attack bonus, the difference it makes it very limited. The low movement speed of the Warrior means the Stone Thrower can hit the Warrior many times before the Warrior reaches it. However, it will take many hits.

Ranged UnitSlinger

The Stone Thrower is effective against the Slinger, since the Slinger has a low defense. However, it is vulnerable if the Slinger gets close, espcially since the Stone Thrower has very limited movement.


The Stone Thrower is operated by someone who looks similar to the Slinger. The Stone Thrower itself is an all wooden catapult that throws rocks.


Four Stone Throwers 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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