The Elephant Archers are great long-ranged tank troops that will burn everything to the ground once they see opponents. With the new DLC of Age of Empires 2 is released. There have been some changes to the Elephant Archers in the game.
In this article, we will go into detail about the newest changes for the Elephant Archers in Age of Empires 2 DLC!
Latest Changes to Elephant Archers: Age of Empires 2 DLC
Changes & Nerfes
The first major change for the Elephant Archers is that they are being moved from the Indian Castle and added into the regional Archery Range unit for the three new civilizations.
The Creation time for the Elephant Archers is changed from 25 to 34 seconds. The Elite Upgrade timer has also been changed from 60 seconds to 80 seconds.
This timer puts the Elephant Archers on the same level as Hand Cannon and Cavalry Archers.
The food cost for the Elephant Archers has been changed to 90 Food and 70 Gold.
Movement Speed Increased from 0.8 to 0.9 tiles per second.
Health points are also decreased by 50 points both for normal and elite versions of the Elephant Archers.
Pierce armor has been decreased from 3 to 2.
Normal Elephant Archer accuracy has been decreased from 100% to 70%
Elite Elephant Archer accuracy has been decreased from 100% to 85%
Bonus damage against buildings has been removed for the Elephant Archers.
The Elephant Archers have received a big nerf, making them weaker both in damage dealing and survivability. But on the other hand, they are more agile troops that will get around areas faster and will be easier to plan an attack with.