|Advance Required:||Town Phase|
|Armor:||2 Hack, 5 Pierce, 2 Crush|
| Role: Sea Trade, Gathers Sea treasure.|
All Civilizations are able to build Merchant Ships. They are constructed at the Dock and a key unit in trading, they are the basis of very profitable sea trade routes however are somewhat vulnerable. They are the only unit that can gather aquatic treasure such as shipwreaks.
- Romans (Republican):
You can garrison a trader on a Merchant Ship to increase it's Gain, each Trader will contribute +20% to gain. A fully garrisoned Merchant Ship receives a 300% boost to Gain, making it extremely profitable.