Are the scythed chariots worth to make in a random match play?

I asked this because it looks like the scythed chariots are so weak conpared to cataphracts.

No gold cost ! yes , if you have the eco for it , then YES !

@BornPants34 said:
No gold cost ! yes , if you have the eco for it , then YES !

So the no gold cost is what make it a good unit?

@sobao said:
I asked this because it looks like the scythed chariots are so weak conpared to cataphracts.

Hand-to-hand yes, they are weaker, but an army of those chariots can do a massive damage to enemy base (they damage adjacent enemy units/buldings) or enemy troops. But of course, a group of phalanx/centurions can crush those chariots instead…

@sobao said:

@BornPants34 said:
No gold cost ! yes , if you have the eco for it , then YES !

So the no gold cost is what make it a good unit?

Of course mate, no gold cost means that when in long skirmishes the map runs out of gold, you still can produce scythed chariots massively. And in addition, they damage adjacent enemy units!! A huge spam of those chariots is a huge problem for anyone, unless you have a very-well fortified tower spam, lots of phalanx, or ballista-defended base.

Thanks for the clarifications !!!

Scythe chariots are the best, they will win in fights vs. cataphracts as well. But their main use is to raid the enemy base. Cataphracts on the other hand are laughable and never worth the cost to make.