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Iron Casting is a technology in Age of Empires II that can be researched at the Blacksmith once the Castle Age is reached. Once researched, it increases infantry and cavalry attack by +1.

Blast Furnace is the further upgrade of this technology.

Civilization bonuses[]

Team bonuses[]

  • A team containing Bulgarians: Researching Iron Casting is 80% faster.


The Forgotten[]

  • Magyars: Free Iron Casting requires a Blacksmith.

Rise of the Rajas[]

Definitive Edition[]


The ability to pour molten iron into a mold to create complicated shapes was called iron casting. This was useful for making iron tools and weapons that could not be easily made by forging or to speed the process of manufacturing. The secrets of iron casting were discovered in China many centuries before this technology reached Europe. The ability to cast large metal objects became especially important when manufacturers were trying to figure out how to make cannons.