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Padded Archer Armor is a technology in Age of Empires II that can be researched at the Blacksmith. Once researched, it increases the armor and pierce armor of all archers by +1.

Leather Archer Armor is the further upgrade of this technology.

Civilization bonuses[]

  • Bulgarians AoE2 Bulgarians: Padded Archer Armor costs -50% food.
  • Chinese AoE2 Chinese: Padded Archer Armor is 10%/15% cheaper in the Castle/Imperial Age.
  • Koreans AoE2 Koreans: Padded Archer Armor is free.
  • Spanish AoE2 Spanish: Padded Archer Armor costs no gold. Receive 20 gold after researching Leather Archer Armor.

Team bonuses[]

  • Bulgarians AoE2 Bulgarians: Researching Padded Archer Armor is 80% faster.
  • Portuguese AoE2 Portuguese: Researching Padded Archer Armor is 25% faster.

Changelog[]

AoEIIDE icon Definitive Edition[]

  • With update 42848:
    • Bulgarians AoE2 Bulgarians: Initially, the team bonus makes Padded Archer Armor research 50% faster. With the update, Padded Archer Armor is researched 80% faster. Padded Archer Armor costs -50% food.
  • Koreans AoE2 Koreans: Padded Archer Armor is free.
    • Portuguese AoE2 Portuguese: Padded Archer Armor is researched 30% faster as a civilization bonus.

AoE2Icon-DynastiesIndia Dynasties of India[]

History[]

Archers and skirmishers were not expected to engage in hand-to-hand fighting so they rarely wore armor early in the Middle Ages. They also needed flexibility of arm movement and might be required to move about a battlefield quickly. When available, however, these troops would add protective clothing that did not interfere significantly with their fighting ability. One early type of light armor was simply padded cloth, worn on the torso, that provided some protection from blows or missiles.
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