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The Iron Boar is a special unit appearing in campaigns of The Conquerors and The Forgotten. A much more powerful variant of the Wild Boar, it provides a tough challenge for any attacker, boasting 350 hit points, and an attack more powerful than most units. Unlike other boar variations, the Iron Boar does not possess attack bonuses vs mounted units or Eagle Scouts.

Originally, Villagers cannot hunt and gather from the Iron Boar despite being advertised to hold 700 food. If commanded to attack the Iron Boar, Villagers will stand still. Even if the Iron Boar is triggered to fight Villagers by ordering them to attack in conjunction with soldiers, the Villagers will remain immobile and let themselves be killed.

In the HD Edition and the Definitive Edition, the Iron Boar can be hunted and gathered from by Villagers like a common huntable animal. However, the Iron Boar's high attack and HP makes this much more micromanagement intensive, and liable to result in Villager deaths than hunting Wild Boars. Villagers also take more time, and gather more food from the Iron Boar before taking it to a drop site, which paradoxically results in a large portion of the Iron Boar's meat being lost to spoiling.

The Iron Boar appears in the first scenario of the Attila the Hun campaign, the first scenario of the HD Edition version of the Prithviraj campaign, and in the final scenario of the El Dorado campaign. In the former, Attila is invited by his brother, Bleda the Hun, to hunt down the Iron Boar. In the second, if the player chooses to go hunting, Prithvi will encounter the Iron Boar near a river in the hunting ground. In the third, several Iron Boars have been summoned by a witch to attack a village, but the player can make them leave by killing the witch. Additionally, the Iron Boar appears in the co-op version of Consolidation and Subjugation, where it guards the eastern Relic alongside several wolves.

This animal is also available in the Age of Empires game mode in Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition - Return of Rome.

Strategy[]

CampaignIcon-AttilaDE Attila the Hun - The Scourge of God[]

Since Bleda betrays the player soon after they kill the Iron Boar, it is best to let the Iron Boar fight with Bleda so that Bleda will barely defeat the Iron Boar, allowing Attila to easily kill him when Bleda springs his ambush. Attila may also choose to skip the Iron Boar altogether and choose to betray Bleda before they even begin to fight the Iron Boar; or leave the camp whereupon Bleda takes control of the Huns but leaves some followers for Attila. Another method is to kill the Boar, then run back to the camp so the player can control all Bleda's units.

CampaignIcon-PrithvirajDE Prithviraj - A Promising Warrior[]

When the player encounters the Iron Boar after crossing the river (near a waterfall), the Iron Boar will attack. Instead of killing it, they should lure it by retreating until the Iron Boar gets into the river and is drowned at the waterfall. They may then safely cross the river.

Gallery[]

Animals in Age of Empires
Until Age of Empires Definitive Edition icon Definitive Edition
HuntablesReturn of rome gazelle Gazelle · Returnofrome elephant icon Elephant
PredatorsAlligatorAOEIcon Alligator · Returnofrome lion icon Lion · Returnofrome crocodile icon Crocodile
Marine creaturesAoE2 DE shore fish icon Shore Fish · AoE2 DE tuna icon Tuna · AoE2 DE salmon icon Salmon · Aoede whale icon Whale
Animal KingsReturnofrome lion icon Lion (Alpha) · Returnofrome crocodile icon Crocodile (Alpha) · Return of rome gazelle Gazelle (Alpha) · Returnofrome elephant icon Elephant (Alpha)
OtherReturnofrome lion icon Lion (tame)
DecorativeAoEDE Eagle icon Bird · Dragon Icon updated nuRoR Dragon
CutHorse icon AoE Horse · Goat Goat
Including AoE2Icon-ReturnRome Return of Rome
HuntableAoE2DE Deer icon Deer · AoE2DE ingame ibex icon Ibex · Boar aoe2DE Iron Boar · Boar aoe2DE Javelina · Ostrich icon aoe2de Ostrich · PR4-010 Rhinoceros · Boar aoe2DE Wild Boar · Zebra aoe2DE Zebra
HerdableCowDE Cow · Goat aoe2DE Goat · AoE2DE ingame goose icon Goose · PR4-009 Llama · Iconpig Pig · Sheep aoe2DE Sheep · PR4-006 Turkey · Yak aoe2DE Water Buffalo
PredatorAoE2DE ingame bear icon Bear · PR2-002 Dire Wolf · PR4-004 Jaguar · AoE2 DE komodo Komodo Dragon · PR2-002 Rabid Wolf · AoE2DE ingame snow leopard icon Snow Leopard · PR4-016 Tiger · PR2-002 Wolf
CivilianBactrian camel icon Bactrian Camel · AoE2DE ingame camel icon Camel · Donkey caravan aoe2DE Donkey · Returnofrome horse icon Horse
Military animalsAoE2 DE alfred icon Alfred the Alpaca · Monkey aoe2DE Furious the Monkey Boy · Penguin aoe2DE Penguin
DecorativeBactrian camel icon Wild Bactrian Camel · AoE2DE ingame camel icon Wild Camel · Returnofrome horse icon Wild Horse
Marine animalsAoE2 DE box turtles icon Box Turtles · AoE2 DE dolphin icon Dolphin · AoE2 DE dorado icon Dorado · AoE2 DE marlin icon Marlin · AoE2 DE perch icon Perch · AoE2 DE snapper icon Snapper
Animals in Age of Empires II
Herdable animalsCowDE Cow · Goat aoe2DE Goat · AoE2DE ingame goose icon Goose · PR4-009 Llama · Iconpig Pig · Sheep aoe2DE Sheep · PR4-006 Turkey · Yak aoe2DE Water Buffalo
Timid huntablesAoE2DE Deer icon Deer · Return of rome gazelle Gazelle · AoE2DE ingame ibex icon Ibex · Ostrich icon aoe2de Ostrich · Zebra aoe2DE Zebra
Aggressive huntablesElephant aoe2DE Elephant · Boar aoe2DE Iron Boar · Boar aoe2DE Javelina · PR4-010 Rhinoceros · Boar aoe2DE Wild Boar
Wild animalsAoE2DE ingame bear icon Bear · Gator aoe2DE Crocodile · PR2-002 Dire Wolf · PR4-004 Jaguar · AoE2 DE komodo Komodo Dragon · Lion aoe2DE Lion · PR2-002 Rabid Wolf · AoE2DE ingame snow leopard icon Snow Leopard · PR4-016 Tiger · PR2-002 Wolf
Marine animalsAoE2 DE box turtles icon Box Turtles · AoE2 DE dolphin icon Dolphin · AoE2 DE dorado icon Dorado · AoE2 DE marlin icon Marlin · AoE2 DE perch icon Perch · AoE2 DE salmon icon Salmon · AoE2 DE shore fish icon Shore Fish · AoE2 DE snapper icon Snapper · AoE2 DE tuna icon Tuna
Civilian animalsBactrian camel icon Bactrian Camel · AoE2DE ingame camel icon Camel · Donkey caravan aoe2DE Donkey · Horse aoe2DE Horse
Military animalsAoE2 DE alfred icon Alfred the Alpaca · Monkey aoe2DE Furious the Monkey Boy · Penguin aoe2DE Penguin
Hero animalsHunting wolf aoe2DE Hunting Wolf · Ornluthewolf aoe2DE Ornlu the Wolf
Decorative animalsAoE2 DE hawk icon Bird · AoE2 DE stormy dog Stormy Dog · Bactrian camel icon Wild Bactrian Camel · AoE2DE ingame camel icon Wild Camel · Horse aoe2DE Wild Horse
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