Couriers is a technology in Age of Empires II: The Forgotten that is unique to the Incas and can be researched at the Castle once the Imperial Age is reached. Once researched, it gives Kamayuks, Slingers, and Eagle Warriors +1/+2 armor.

Strategy Edit

Couriers is always worth getting, as it greatly increases the durability of all of the three Inca units who form the core of any well-organized Inca army. It should be treated as a Blacksmith upgrade, and considering its cost, it should be researched after Plate Mail Armor and Ring Archer Armor, since its cost is higher than both Blacksmith technologies combined.

Also in The Forgotten, where Couriers gives speed instead of armor, researching Couriers is a must, since it increases the fighting abilities of all affected units at a low cost.

Team bonuses Edit

  • A team containing Berbers: With Kasbah researched, researching Couriers is 25% faster.

Changelog Edit

The Forgotten Edit

  • Couriers gives Eagles, Kamayuks, and Slingers +10% speed.
  • Couriers costs 400 food and 200 gold.

The African Kingdoms Edit

  • Couriers now gives +1/+2 armor instead of +10% movement speed.

Rise of the Rajas Edit

  • With patch 5.8, Couriers costs 600 food and 600 gold.

Trivia Edit

  • Prior to The African Kingdoms, Couriers gives additional speed to three different Incas units. This is probably inspired from chasquis, the runners in Inca Empire who were known for their ability to travel at long distance to deliver messages.[1]

References Edit

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