This article is about the technology in Age of Empires II. For the technologies in Age of Empires, see Chain Mail.
Chain Mail Armor is a technology in Age of Empires II available at the Blacksmith upon reaching the Castle Age. Once researched, it increases infantry armor and pierce armor by +1. It available for all civilizations except the Tatars.

Plate Mail Armor is the further upgrade of this technology.

Civilization bonuses Edit

  • Chinese: Chain Mail Armor is 15%/20% cheaper in the Castle/Imperial Age.
  • Incas: Chain Mail Armor gives +1/+1 armor to Villagers.
  • Spanish: Chain Mail Armor costs no gold.

History Edit

Armor made of linked metal chains was an improvement over a cascade of metal scales. It had greater intergrity and held up better after taking some damage. Whereas a row of scales might come loose after a blow, chain mail armor stayed largely intact. Because the linked chains were smaller than the scales they replaced, chain mail armor was more flexible and comfortable to wear. While an improvement, chain mail armor was also more expensive and time-consuming to manufacture.
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