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This article is about the Spearman armor class introduced in Age of Empires II: The Conquerors. For other uses of the term, see Spearman.
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The Spearman armor class is an armor class introduced in Age of Empires II: The Conquerors. All units that have an attack bonus against this class deal bonus damage against units with this armor class. It was introduced to make archers (and especially Skirmishers) even stronger against the Spearman line.

Despite wielding similar weapons and performing a similar role, the Kamayuk and Flemish Militia are not included in this armor class, since they are not trash units.

Spearman units[]

The following units have the Spearman armor class and take bonus damage from attacks against this class.

Anti-Spearman units and buildings[]

The following units and buildings have an attack bonus against the Spearman armor class. They are sorted descending by the amount of bonus damage they deal. Generally speaking, most archer units have an attack bonus.

+4 bonus attack

+3 bonus attack

+2 bonus attack

+1 bonus attack


Civilization bonuses[]

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