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The Iron Age is the fourth and final Age in Age of Empires, and follows the Bronze Age. To reach this age, 1000 food, 800 gold is required. This age is often characterized by military conquests and economic expansion as well as the difference between victory and defeat.

During the Iron Age, players often are limited by the comparatively high cost of minute unit upgrades, such as Centurions and Heavy Horse Archers, which require almost as many resources as Wonders. Therefore, it is often in this age in which a player will invest in a more specific strategy. Wonders are available to construct in this age.

Buildings available[]

Units available[]

Civilization bonuses[]

  • Greeks: Advancing to the Iron Age is 10% faster.

History[]

Characterized by a dependence upon precious metals to drive economies, empire building, expansion, construction of massive cities supporting huge populations, sophisticated military organizations, siege tactics, armor and weaponry, dominance of seaways with war galleys and triremes and enormous construction projects including the Wonders of the Ancient World.
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Ages in the Age of Empires series
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Stone Age Icon (DE) Stone Age · Tool Age Icon (DE) Tool Age · Bronze Age Icon (DE) Bronze Age · Iron Age Icon (DE) Iron Age

Cut: Prehistoric Age · Republic Age
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DarkageDE Dark Age · FeudalageDE Feudal Age · CastleageDE Castle Age · ImperialageDE Imperial Age
Aom original icon Age of Mythology
ArchaicAge Archaic Age · ClassicalAge Classical Age · HeroicAge Heroic Age · MythicAge Mythic Age · SecretsOfTheTitans Titan Age · AoMR Wonder Age icon Wonder Age
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Age I tech tree aoe3 Exploration Age · Age II tech tree aoe3 Commerce Age · Age III tech tree aoe3 Fortress Age · Age IV tech tree aoe 3 Industrial Age · Age V tech tree aoe 3 Imperial Age

Revolution Revolution
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GameIcon-DarkAgeAoE4 Dark Age · GameIcon-FeudalAgeAoE4 Feudal Age · GameIcon-CastleAgeAoE4 Castle Age · GameIcon-ImperialAgeAoE4 Imperial Age
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