A Total War Saga: TROY – Ajax & Diomedes FAQ

A Total War Saga: TROY

Ella McConnell
January 14 2021

Ajax & Diomedes is the latest DLC for A Total War Saga: TROY, and will introduces the two eponymous Epic Heroes from Homer’s Iliad along with:

  • Brand-new units
  • Powerful Paragon units
  • An exciting new battle map
  • New Epic Mission chains
  • A new special event to conquer Troy
  • And more!

For full details and to watch the trailer, head over to the Epic Games Store page.

What is A Total War Saga: TROY – Ajax & Diomedes?

A Total War Saga: TROY – Ajax & Diomedes is the new Faction Pack for A Total War Saga: TROY.

Who are Ajax and Diomedes?

Ajax and Diomedes are two legendary heroes from Homer’s Iliad who are summoned by Agamemnon’s war cry to conquer the ancient city of Troy.

Ajax of Salamis is the shield that protects the Achaean host. A man of epic proportions, he’s known for his unsurpassed strength and is rumoured to be descended from the mythic giants. His unit roster relies on slow but very heavily equipped defensive infantry to hold the line, while his powerful missile units take advantage of protected positions. Play as Ajax and follow his path from being a warrior of Salamis to becoming Ajax the Great.

Diomedes is the young king of Argos, who rose to the throne after his father died trying to seize the city of Thebes. Despite only being in his twenties, Diomedes is a veteran in the ways of war and has used his martial might to establish Argos as an exceedingly powerful city, second only to great Mycenae. His unit roster specializes in crushing attacks with well-rounded axe and sword infantry combined with quick flanking units able to ambush their foes from surprising locations. Play as Diomedes and help him surpass his father’s legacy by conquering Thebes and proving his tactical genius.

What will be in the DLC?

A Total War Saga: TROY – Ajax & Diomedes introduces:

  • 2 new factions: Salamis (Ajax) and Argos (Diomedes)
  • 18 new units
  • Mighty Paragon units
  • 4 new faction mechanics
  • New special event to conquer Troy (Stealing the Palladium)
  • New Thebes campaign model and battle map

What are the new units?

There are a variety of new units in A Total War Saga: TROY – Ajax & Diomedes, divided into two rosters.

The Salamis units are: Ajax’s Wall, Ajax’s Companions, Island Spearmen, Locrian Slingers, Salamis Marines, Salamis Spearmen, Salamis Swordsmen, Teucer’s Bowmen, and Veteran Locrian Slingers.

The Argos units are: Argive Axemen, Night Runners, Argive Raiders, Argive Slingers, Armoured Argive Slingers, Argive Swordsmen, Heroic Axe Runners, Renowned Axemen, and Argive Swordmasters.

What are the Paragon units?

Paragon units are extra-special units with strong stats, attributes, and aura abilities who are led by a seasoned veteran. They are added to the game via Special Recruitment.

Some of Ajax’s Paragons have aura abilities that buff allies in a circle around them. Others have less abilities and more raw power. They often allow Ajax to access units outside his roster – the hero Neoptolemus leads a unit of very powerful Myrmidons, for example.

For Diomedes, the Paragons are trained by the Epigoni – sons of the heroes who fell at Thebes. Diomedes himself is one of the Epigoni, as his father met his end at the seven-gated city. Diomedes can create the Paragon unit he wants, combining a set of buffs with any regular unit from his roster.

Will there be any free content with A Total War Saga: TROY – Ajax & Diomedes?

Yes! As part of the DLC, we’re introducing Hephaestus, the God of Blacksmiths and Volcanoes, to the Divine Will system, as well as the Divine Craftsman Epic Agent.

With these additions, you can replenish your army with new equipment, build a temple to Hephaestus in a settlement, and recruit units there. If you’ve already recruited units, you can move them to the temple and upgrade their equipment for a fee. Another option is to add the Divine Craftsman to an army. On each turn the agent is in the army, several units receive this equipment. The equipment increases the attack and the armour of the unit.

We’re also releasing a new patch alongside the DLC that will fix a number of issues in the game. Details of this patch will follow soon.

When will A Total War Saga: TROY – Ajax & Diomedes be released?

A Total War Saga: TROY – Ajax & Diomedes will launch on the Epic Games Store on 28th January 2021 at 3pm GMT.

How much does A Total War Saga: TROY – Ajax & Diomedes cost?

The A Total War Saga: TROY – Ajax & Diomedes DLC will cost £7.99 / $9.99 / €9.99.

Can I buy the DLC on Steam?

At the moment, A Total War Saga: TROY – Ajax & Diomedes, like the main game itself, is exclusive to the Epic Games Store. When TROY launches on Steam in August 2021, A Total War Saga: TROY – Ajax & Diomedes will be available to purchase on Steam.

Where can I buy A Total War Saga: TROY – Ajax & Diomedes?

To pre purchase the DLC, go to its Epic Games Store page.

Is there a pre-purchase discount?

Yes! You’ll get a 10% discount if you pre purchase A Total War Saga: TROY – Ajax & Diomedes before release.

Will the DLC be released on macOS?

A Total War Saga: TROY – Ajax & Diomedes will be being released on macOS on the 10th of February 2021.