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Fletching is a technology in Age of Empires II that can be researched at the Blacksmith. Once researched, it increases the range and attack of units and buildings that attack with arrows, most notably archers, Castles, and towers, by +1. Town Centers receive +1 attack and Line of Sight, but no range bonus.

Galleys, Longboats, Caravels, Harbors, and Kreposts also benefit from Fletching as well as Skirmishers, Genitours, and Bombard Towers, even though the latter three do not use arrows.

Bodkin Arrow is the further upgrade of this technology.

Civilization bonuses Edit

  • Chinese: Fletching is 10%/15%/20% cheaper in the Feudal/Castle/Imperial Age.
  • Spanish: Fletching costs no gold.

Team bonuses Edit

  • A team containing Bulgarians: Researching Fletching is 50% faster.

History Edit

"The provision of feathers or other wind foils at the rear of an arrow was called fletching and this innovation improved the stability of an arrow in flight. Fletching increased the range and accuracy of the arrow. Wellmade arrows were essential to the success and effectiveness of archers."
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