Levantine and Arabian traditions

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See also: Military traditions

The Levantine and Arabian traditions concentrate on the strong naval presence of the Phoenician cities and the use of phalanx tactics, light infantry, and camelry in the arid deserts of the Levant, Egypt, and Arabia. The Phoenicians were the most prominent traders of the Mediterranean, giving them unmatched experience with seafaring and ship building.

Availability and focus[edit]


The Levantine and Arabian traditions are available for Flag of Egypt Egypt or for countries with the following culture groups:

  • Aksumite
  • Arabian
  • Levantine (w/o Punic)
  • Nilotic
  • Nubian

The traditions focus on strengthening the following unit types, and possibly unlock some new abilities:

  • Attrition.png -15% Land unit attrition
  • Unit focus:
    • Strong Unit trireme.png Trireme
    • Good Unit camel cavalry.png Camel cavalry
    • Good Unit light infantry.png Light infantry
  • Possible ability unlocks:
    • Military Colonies
    • Phalanx Phalanx


Starting bonus
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  • Attrition.png −15% Army attrition
Knowledge of one's environment can be used as a weapon or as a tool. Living off the desert is entirely possible, if one knows where to look.
Arabian path
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  • Desert Sands
  • Attrition.png +1 Hostile attrition
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  • The Spear of the Kingdom
  • Discipline.png +10% Light infantry discipline
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  • Merchant Coast
  • Cost -15% Ship building cost
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  • Beasts of Burden
  • Offense +10% Camel offense
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  • Ships of the Desert
  • Combat bonus +15% Camel desert combat bonus
  • Combat bonus +15% Heavy cavalry desert combat bonus
  • Combat bonus +15% Light cavalry desert combat bonus
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  • Legacy of the Builders
  • +1 City building slots
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  • Oasis Trade
  • Cost -15% Camel cost
  • Cost -15% Heavy cavalry cost
  • Cost -15% Light cavalry cost
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  • Bonus: Trained Camelry
  • Discipline.png +10% Camel discipline
Egyptian path
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  • Sturdy Design
  • Yes Allows "Octere" units
  • -10% Ship damage taken
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  • Arms Race
  • Yes Allows "Mega-Polyreme" units
  • Discipline.png +10% Liburnian discipline
  • Discipline.png +10% Trireme discipline
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  • Stonemovers
  • Fort defense.png +15% Fort defense
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  • Colonial Integration
  • Yes Enables the "Military Colonies" ability
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  • The Blood of Egypt
  • Morale.png +10% Morale of navies
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  • Thick Hide
  • Defense +10% Camel defense
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  • Cradle of Civilization
  • Manpower.png +10% National manpower
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  • Bonus: Rank Upon Rank
  • Offense +10% Light infantry offense
  • Defense +10% Light infantry defense
Graeco-Levantine path
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  • Surfeit of War
  • Cost -15% Heavy infantry cost
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  • Thorakitai
  • Offense +10% Light infantry offense
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  • Machimoi Epilektoi
  • Offense +10% Heavy infantry offense
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  • Greek Warfare
  • Phalanx Enables the "Phalanx" tactic
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  • Good Reputation
  • Mercenary maintenance.png -15% Mercenary army maintenance
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  • Ramming Speed
  • +15% Ship damage done
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  • Unending Riches
  • Loyalty.png +5 General loyalty
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  • Bonus: Learning From the Best
  • Offense +10% Heavy infantry offense
  • Defense +10% Heavy infantry defense


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