The Advanced Infantry is the Highest of the standard Heavy Infantry available in the game

Heavy Infantry, also known as Assault Infantry is the first type of Troops to use for the player in DomiNations. They're excellent against buildings and cavalry but are weak against other infantry and catapults. They're unlocked in the Dawn Age.

The Spearman is the first level of standard Heavy Infantry available to the player. They're unlocked in the Dawn Age.

General Information[edit source]

The standard Heavy Infantry's default A.I. or purpose is to destroy the closest building (excluding walls) but when attacked by an enemy troop; will fight back. They're excellent at taking down defensive Heavy Cavalry (noticeably on cavalry at an age lower than them) and are able to destroy buildings quickly. However, their disadvantages are that they have low health meaning that they can be killed very quickly. They can get destroyed easily by Splash Damage Structures such as Catapults or Mortars and Multiple Target Damage Structures such as Redoubt or Machine Gun. They are also weak against other Heavy Infantry (and even Ranged Infanty} spawned by the City Center, Garrisons, Ambush Traps etc.

The German and Japanese unique Heavy Infantry unit have 20% more damage than standard Heavy Infantry troops. The Roman Heavy Infantry unit has 25% more health than standard Heavy Infantry troops.

Heavy Infantry takes up 1 space in the barracks. They are trained in 35 seconds (28 if you are playing as the French). They are melee until they're upgraded to the Enlightenment Age version of the unit. They have the range of 1.5.

Visuals[edit | edit source]

Statistics[edit | edit source]

Default Units[edit | edit source]

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Level Name Age HP Health icon.png DPS DPS vs. Infantry Range Cost Food icon.png Upgrade Cost Food icon.png Upgrade Time Experience Gain
1 Spearman Dawn Age 220 25 6 Melee 25 - - -
2 Warrior Stone Age 235 35 8 30 800 15m 45
3 Soldier Bronze Age 240 40 10 50 4,000 2h 135
4 Hoplite Iron Age 250 50 12 60 40,000 4h 195
5 Phalanx Classical Age 338 75 18 110 175,000 12h 355
6 Pikeman Medieval Age 351 135 33 170 500,000 1d 520
7 Halberdier Gunpowder Age 364 192 48 260 2,200,000 2d 760
8 Fusilier Enlightenment Age 390 200 50 1.5 370 4,000.000 4d 1,115
9 Shock Infantry Industrial Age 520 239 59 460 6,000,000 8d 1,630
10 Assault Infantry Global Age 600 263 65 540 7,500,000 10d 1,845
11 Elite Infantry Atomic Age 750 290 72 620 8,750,000 12d 2,040
12 Valiant Infantry Cold War Age 795 307 76 730 12,900,000 13d 2,130
13 Expert Infantry Space Age 835 323 80 820 ? 14d 2,220
14 Honored Infantry Digital Age 1,403? 612? 183? 910 15,000,000 15d 2,200?
15 Advanced Infantry Information Age ? ? ? 1,000 16,500,000 16d ?

Unique Units (Stats before Research Upgrades)[edit | edit source]

Approximately +20% Damage
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Level Name Age HP Health icon.png DPS DPS vs. Infantry Range Cost Food icon.png Upgrade Cost Food icon.png Upgrade Time Experience Gain
4 Bushi Iron Age 250 60 15 Melee 60 40,000 4h 195
5 Samurai Classical Age 338 136 34 110 175,000 12h 355
6 Heavy Samurai Medieval Age 351 162 40 170 500,000 1d 520
7 Nodachi Samurai Gunpowder Age 364 230 57 260 2,200,000 2d 760
8 Ashigaru Enlightenment Age 390 240 60 1.5 370 4,000,000 4d 1,115
9 Shizoku Industrial Age 520 287 71 460 6,000,000 8d 1,630
10 Kazoku Global Age 600 316 79 540 7,500,000 10d 1,845
11 JSDF Soldier Atomic Age 750 348 87 620 8,750,000 12d 2,040
12 Heavy JSDF Soldier Cold War Age 795 369 92 730 12,900,000 13d 2,130
13 Elite JSDF Soldier Space Age 835 388 97 820 ? 14d 2,220
14 Honored JSDF Soldier Digital Age ? ? ? 910 15,000,000 15d 2,200?
15 ? Information Age ? ? ? 1,000 16,500,000 16d ?

Approximately +25% Health
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Level Name Age HP Health icon.png DPS DPS vs. Infantry Range Cost Food icon.png Upgrade Cost Food icon.png Upgrade Time Experience Gain
4 Legion Iron Age 315 50 12 Melee 60 40,000 4h 195
5 Heavy Legion Classical Age 423 75 18 110 175,000 12h 355
6 Caesar's Legion Medieval Age 439 135 33 170 500,000 1d 520
7 Praetorian Guard Gunpowder Age 455 192 48 260 2,200,000 2d 760
8 Praetorian Fusilier Enlightenment Age 488 200 50 1.5 370 4,000,000 4d 1,115
9 Alpini Industrial Age 650 239 59 460 6,000,000 8d 1,630
10 Royal Alpini Global Age 750 263 65 540 7,500,000 10d 1,845
11 Friuli Infantry Atomic Age 940 290 72 620 8,750,000 12d 2,040
12 Trieste Infantry Cold War Age 996 307 76 730 12,900,000 13d 2,130
13 Elite Trieste Infantry Space Age 1,046 323 80 820 ? 14d 2,220
14 Honored Trieste Infantry Digital Age 1,723? 603? 180? 910 15,000,000 15d 2,200?
15 Advanced Trieste Infantry Information Age ? ? ? 1,000 16,500,000 16d ?

Approximately +20% Damage
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Level Name Age HP Health icon.png DPS DPS vs. Infantry Range Cost Food icon.png Upgrade Cost Food icon.png Upgrade Time Experience Gain
4 Vandal Iron Age 250 60 15 Melee 60 40,000 4h 195
5 Heavy Vandal Classical Age 338 136 34 110 175,000 12h 355
6 Landsknecht Medieval Age 351 162 40 170 500,000 1d 520
7 Heavy Landsknecht Gunpowder Age 364 230 57 260 2,200,000 2d 760
8 Junker Enlightenment Age 390 240 60 1.5 370 4,000,000 4d 1,115
9 Wehrmacht Industrial Age 520 287 71 460 6,000,000 8d 1,630
10 Volksgrenadier Global Age 600 316 79 540 7,500,000 10d 1,845
11 Bundeswehr Atomic Age 750 348 87 620 8,750,000 12d 2,040
12 Heavy Bundeswehr Cold War Age 795 369 92 730 12,900,000 13d 2,130
13 Elite Bundeswehr Space Age 835 388 97 820 ? 14d 2,220
14 Honored Bundeswehr Digital Age 1,403? 616? 184? 910 15,000,000 15d 2,200?
15 Advanced Bundeswehr Information Age ? ? ? 1,000 16,500,000 16d ?


Boosts[edit | edit source]

The Standing Army Technology at the Library confers these bonuses to the Heavy Infantry:

  • Chapter 4: +10% Barracks Troops' attack (or Healing) and health

The Chivalry Technology at the Library confers these bonuses to the Heavy Infantry:

  • Chapter 1: +10% Heavy Infantry health

The research of Catherine the Great in the University confers the following bonuses to the Heavy Infantry:

  • Heavy Infantry Damage: +3% Heavy Infantry Damage (10 levels)
  • Heavy Infantry Hitpoints: +3% Heavy Infantry Hitpoints (10 levels)

The Versailles wonder confers these bonuses to the Heavy Infantry:

  • Hitpoint boost to both your attacking and defending troops: 10%
  • The Heritage at the Library Chapter 1 increases the hitpoint bonus from +10% to +11%.


Attacking Strategies[edit | edit source]

  • If these units are used in large groups and not in heavy fire; then they can be devastating and can destroy a base easily.
  • Catapults or Mortars, with their splash damage, are devastating against these units and can kill a group of them in a few hits if in the range of the impact. Spread the units around so that the mortar would have to hit each infantry to kill it and that its impact would not affect other infantry as well or deploy a few Heavy Cavalry to destroy it.
  • Redoubts or Machine Guns (Building) can likewise be devastating against these units, if it is not dealt with appropriately. Keep the units away from it until it is destroyed or position them to destroy it quickly.
  • Missile Silo can elemininate a group of these units quickly. Don't group them together so much that will attract the Silo attacks. Or deploy them after the Silo is destroyed, sabotaged or distracted by other units with high HP.
  • They can be used as a distraction for many defenses and can help protect ranged infantry such as riflemen from heavy fire from defenses.
  • A group of them can easily overwhelm single target defensive towers but are vulnerable against Machine Gun (Building).


Defensive Strategies[edit | edit source]

  • The Garrison can train up Heavy Infantrys to help defend the village from attackers. Put the garrison defended and inside walls. That way, the garrison can train Heavy Infantrys without getting attacked for a short amount of time. It is suggested that a garrison should be close to the Acropolis since training Heavy Infantrys would be more quicker than usual.
  • The Ambush Trap deploys Heavy Infantrys when triggered by enemy troops are too close to it. It is suggested to put in areas where enemies may deploy in Heavy Cavalry.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Soldiers on foot, called infantry, typically made up the bulk of most armies throughout history. Infantry has always been required to capture and occupy territory.

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