"Onager (Level 1-3): These early catapults were based on ancient Roman technology, they used tensioned rope that when released launched stones at enemy fortifications."
"Catapult (Level 4-5): Catapults were increasingly important as a weapon to destroy castle fortifications as castles became bigger and stronger."
"Mangonel (Level 6-7): Mangonels were similar to trebuchets in that they used counter weights rather than tensioned rope to trigger the launch of projectiles."
- Onagers have a damage bonus against towers and their shots do area-of-effect damage. Onagers are vulnerable to ballistae and trebuchet emplacements.
- Onagers are basic siege units, unlocked from the Level 2 Siege Workshop.
- Onagers are also known as Catapults or Mangonel depending on the upgrade level.
- Area of effect damage.
- Can defend itself from defending units,unlike trebuchet.
- Fast enough to accompany teutonic knights.
- Virtually invincible to catapult emplacements.
- Does extra dmg to towers.
- Target a wall outside the range of a tower and one can take down one or two surrounding buildings or defense without taking any damage.
- Usually not used when compared to trebuchets but can be used, maybe one, at the end of the battle to inflict some strategic damage and earn 2 stars.
- Siege rush with Conrad the Elder is still good in Age VII: 2 trebuchets + 2 rams + 5 onagers + protecting units like mamluks
- Onagers CAN NOT be used in defense.
|Level||Health||Attack||DPS||Training Cost||Training Time||Upgrade Cost||Upgrade Time||Siege Workshop Level Required|
|1||2,400 Template:Health||280 Template:Attack||Template:Attack||70 Template:Food||180s||N/A||N/A||2|
|2||3,120 Template:Health||364 Template:Attack||119 Template:Attack||80 Template:Food||180s||11,000 Template:Wood||10h||2|
|3||4,056 Template:Health||473 Template:Attack||155 Template:Attack||120 Template:Food||195s||40,000 Template:Wood||1d||3|
|4||4,865 Template:Health||568 Template:Attack||186 Template:Attack||150 Template:Food||210s||100,000 Template:Wood||2d||4|
|5||5,838 Template:Health||681 Template:Attack||224 Template:Attack||200 Template:Food||225s||400,000 Template:Wood||3d 12h||5|
|6||6,715 Template:Health||784 Template:Attack||258 Template:Attack||240 Template:Food||240s||725,000 Template:Wood||5d||6|
|7||7,722 Template:Health||Template:Attack||296 Template:Attack||Template:Food||255s||1,750,000 Template:Wood||7d||7|