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This article is about the technology in Age of Empires. For the technology in Age of Mythology, see Iron Shields.

Iron Shield is a technology in Age of Empires that can be researched at the Storage Pit once the Iron Age is reached. Once researched, it increases the pierce armor of infantry units by +1. Iron Shield is required to train Armored Elephants. Tower Shield is the further upgrade of this technology.

Technology availability
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History[edit | edit source]

The iron shield replaced the bronze shield when swords and other weapons of iron became common. Iron shields were not only inexpensive to make, but also more effective in stopping all hand- to- hand and missile weapons.  The basic iron shield remained in use until firearms made personal shields on the battlefield obsolete.
Age of Empires manual
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