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Copper Shields is a common technology in Age of Mythology that is researched at the Armory. It makes human units, ships and heroes less vulnerable to pierce attacks.


  • Human Units -10% pierce vulnerability
  • Ships -10% pierce vulnerability
  • Heroes -15% pierce vulnerability


As the first available metal, copper was used to emboss wooden shields. Copper not only improved the strength of the shield, but also provided a great aesthetic appeal. Copper on shields disappeared quickly when the new technology of bronze was discovered and existing copper was consumed to make the stronger new metal.

Common Armory Technologies
Copper WeaponsCopper MailCopper ShieldsBronze WeaponsBronze MailBronze ShieldsIron WeaponsIron MailIron ShieldsBurning Pitch