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"John Kourkouas fought tirelessly against the Arab advances of the tenth century, temporarily reversing Byzantine fortunes."


  • John Kourkouas rides a war elephant into battle. His special ability, Terrorize, causes enemies to flee in fear of the giant beast.
  • Highest Health points of the game.
  • Highest attack points for a non-siege unit.
  • Slow moving.
  • Crossbows Towers and Flame Throwers are his weaknesses

Offensive Strategy

  • Clear away the defensive units , he scares them off four times if upgraded to maximum.
  • Can be used to tank against any defense tower or emplacement.
  • Can take down any wall or tower in addition while tanking due to the immense hit points.
Level Health Attack DPS Recovery Time Upgrade Cost Upgrade Time Ability
1 18,000 Health Damage 360 Damage 1h 15m Time 750 Byzantines N/A x1 Damage
2 24,000 Health Damage 468 Damage 2h Time 1,500 Byzantines 12h x2 Damage
3 28,000 Health Damage 562 Damage 5h 15m Time 4,500 Byzantines 1d x3 Damage
4 32,120 Health Damage 646 Damage 6h Time 7,500 Byzantines 2d x4 Damage

Heroes Richard the LionheartHenry VEdward the Black PrinceBelisariusJohn KourkouasNikephoros II PhokasCharles MartelCharlemagneJoan of ArcSviatoslav I of KievRurikAlexander NevskyTariq ibn ZiyadMaslama ibn Abd al-MalikSaladinHermann von SalzaConrad the ElderWinrich von Kniprode
Common Units SpearmanInfantryRaiderLadder InvaderCrossbowmanArcherCavalryGrenadierBattering RamSiege TowerOnagerTrebuchet
Cultural Units LongbowmanCheirosiphonKnight TemplarRaiders of MuscovyMamlukTeutonic Knight