Fire Ship

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Fire Ship
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Fire Ship
Fire Ships are ships that can only be used for defense: they are the last defense and will only enter into battle after the regular naval battle. Fire Ships can not destroy Colony Ships or Transport Ships. Each Fire Ship can destroy one other ship, however it is also destroyed when it does so.
Must research Fire Ships in the Academy. Available at level 19.
Costs Stats
Wood.png: 500 Stone.png: 750 Silver.png: 150 Pop.png: 8
Capacity: 0 Speed.png: 5 Attboat.png: 0 Def.png: 0

Speed of the unit is given for worlds with unit speed 1. (A unit with Speed 15 will have speed 30 on a unit speed 2 world).


Fire Ships are burning ships that approach enemy fleets and ignite them. Only the defender can use Fire Ships. During an attack, every Fire Ship destroys one enemy ship, while destroying itself in the process. They are very slow, and are often passed up for Biremes for support.

Fire Ships are your last line of defense and will only defend if they need to. Eg. If you have Biremes with the Fire Ships, the Biremes will be used and then, and only then if they have all been sunk, will Fire Ships come into action.

Fire Ships do not sink Transport Boats, Fast Transport Boats, Colony Ships or Hydras. Fire Ships can ONLY destroy Biremes, Triremes, and Light Ships Fireships do kill Sirens

Only for Conquest worlds:
Fire Ships are some times used in Conquest worlds, because they can be launched in an attack but only if that attack includes a Colony Ship. When defending a siege, Fire Ships do not defend the Colony Ship as they do not enter battle until all other units have died.

  • If you attempt to include Fire Ships with your offensive troops to back-snipe an incoming Colony Ship then your Fire Ships will support the siege instead, while your other troops attack.