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Palintonon (Persian)
Persian Siege Unit
Age AvailableGoldenAgeIcon Golden Age
Damage TypeSiege
Attack Range55
Hit Points264
Sight Range48
Train Time30 s.
Trained/Built fromFortress (Persian)
Food 0 Wood 350 Gold 250 Population 5
Armor vs. ranged0.85
Bonus vs. buildings3
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The Palintonon is a Persian Siege Unit in Age of Empires Online.

Overview Edit


Ingame Palintonon

  • The Palintonon is a slow-moving unit that can be unpacked to gain an extremely long-range, high damage attack. Once unpacked, it is able to launch stone projectiles at enemy units and buildings.
  • It is trained at the Fortress and becomes available during the Golden Age.
  • It has a minimum attack range of 17, so it is best to defend this area and prevent enemy units from entering it.
  • Just like any siege unit, the Palintonon is very effect against Buildings and fortifications.
  • Although it is expensive, costing 350 Wood and 250 Gold, the unit possesses great range and deals a massive amount of damage.


The Palintonon has the longest attack range in the game. However, it's attack range is greater than its sight range; to utilize the full potential of the Palintonon's massive attack radius, units must be used to provide line of sight beyond the Palintonon's sight range.

Special AbilitiesEdit

  • Pack: Packs the Palintonon into a mobile unit. However, It can’t attack in this mode.
  • Unpack: Unpacks the Palintonon into a stationary artillery so that it can make use of its attack.

Equipment Slots Edit


The Palintonon was a variation of the ballista that threw large stone balls on top of structures like a mortar instead of throwing projectiles directly at it. These artillery pieces had a range of 150m. with stone balls the weight of 27kg. requiring walls to be 5m. thick to withstand the impact. They were not treated a anti-personel artillery because of the target being able to move unlike a structure.

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