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Artisanship is a technology that can be researched in the Market once Bronze Age is reached. It is exclusive only to Age of Empires and can be researched by all civilizations.


This technology adds +1 missile range and Line of Sight to every archer, tower, and the Scout Ship line, and makes woodcutters work 20% faster and carry +2 wood. To research this upgrade, 170 food and 150 wood is required.

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  • Persians: Artisanship added to the technology tree.


The discovery and use of first copper and then the much more useful bronze tools and weapons was a dramatic leap in technology.  Bronze, especially, possessed a hardness, strength, and ability to hold an edge that far surpassed the best stone tools, making it much more useful when working with stone, wood, hides, meat, and other materials.  Cultures that used bronze had a decided economic and military advantage over those that did not.
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