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This article is about the building armor class. For general information about buildings in Age of Empires II, see Building (Age of Empires II).
Market sprite aoe2de

A Market, a "generic" armor class building.

The building armor class, sometimes referred to as Class 11 armor,[1] is an armor class in Age of Empires II. All units that have an attack bonus against this class deal bonus damage against buildings with this armor class.

This armor class primarily relates to enabling attack bonuses from naval and siege damage. This building armor class is not to be confused with the standard building armor class, which also contains all buildings (bar the Wonder), but takes bonus damage from different units and is affected by other technologies and bonuses. The purpose of having two different armor classes for buildings is to keep Masonry, Architecture, and the base building armor Castles and Walls have from cancelling the attack bonuses infantry units hold against buildings.

Buildings[]

The following buildings have the buildings armor class and take bonus damage from attacks against this class. The number in brackets indicates the amount of armor. If there is no number, the amount is 0.

Anti-building units[]

The following units have an attack bonus against the building armor class. They are sorted descending by the amount of bonus damage they deal.

+500 bonus attack

+280 bonus attack

+275 bonus attack

+250 bonus attack

+220 bonus attack

+200 bonus attack

+180 bonus attack

+150 bonus attack

+125 bonus attack

+105 bonus attack

+75 bonus attack

+60 bonus attack

+45 bonus attack

+35 bonus attack

+34 bonus attack

+30 bonus attack

+10 bonus attack

+9 bonus attack

+8 bonus attack

+7 bonus attack

+6 bonus attack

+5 bonus attack

+4 bonus attack

+3 bonus attack

+2 bonus attack

+1 bonus attack

Technologies[]

The following technologies give the following units an attack bonus against the building armor class:

The following technologies give all buildings additional armor against bonus damage:

Civilization bonuses[]

  1. This refers to its value in the game files. See Masonry, Architecture, and Building Armor in AoE2 Spirit of the Law 2019.
Armor classes in Age of Empires II
InfantryInfantry · Spearman · Eagle Warrior · Condottiero
ArcherArcher · Cavalry archer · Skirmisher
MountedCavalry · Camel · War elephant · Mameluke
SiegeSiege weapon · Heavy siege · Ram
BuildingBuilding · Standard building · Wall and gate · Stone defense · Castle
ShipShip · Fishing Ship · Turtle Ship
OtherMonk · Unique unit · Gunpowder unit · Hero
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