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This article is about the technology in Age of Empires. For similiar technologies in other games of the series, see Plow.

The Plow is an economic upgrade in Age of Empires. It can be researched at the Market once the Bronze Age is reached. Domestication is required before researching Plow.

Gameplay[]

Once researched, the food production of Farms increases by 100 food.

Plow is available to every civilization in the Definitive Edition. Prior to its release, the Persians and Palmyrans did not have access.

Civilization bonuses[]

Team bonuses[]

Changelog[]

ReturnRome-AoEIcon Age of Empires[]

  • Plow gives Farms +75 food.
  • The Persians do not have access to Plow.

RomeIcon The Rise of Rome[]

Age of Empires Definitive Edition icon Definitive Edition[]

  • Plow gives Farms +100 food.
  • With update 38862, the Palmyrans and Persians have access to Plow.

History[]

The first agriculturists planted seeds by hand using digging sticks to open the ground.  The invention of the plow made it possible to more easily prepare farmland for planting.  The plow ripped open long rows for seeding, burying unwanted plants and cutting unwanted roots in the process.  When pulled behind domesticated animals, such as oxen, food production per farmer and per acre again increased.  The plow has continued to evolve since ancient times.  For example, U.S. President Thomas Jefferson invented an improved version.
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Technologies in Age of Empires
Economic technologies
WoodWoodworking Woodworking · Artisanship Artisanship · Craftsmanship Craftsmanship
FoodDomestication Domestication · PlowAOE Plow · Irrigation AOE Irrigation
GoldGold Mining Gold Mining · Coinage Coinage
StoneStone Mining Stone Mining · Siegecraft Siegecraft
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GeneralBallistics Ballistics · Alchemy Alchemy · RoR Conscription Conscription
InfantryToolworking Toolworking · Metalworkingicon Metalworking · Metallurgyicon Metallurgy
Leatherarmorinfantryicon Leather Armor Infantry · Scalearmorinfantryicon Scale Armor Infantry · Chainmailinfantryicon Chain Mail Infantry
Bronzeshieldicon Bronze Shield · Ironshieldicon Iron Shield · Towershieldicon Tower Shield
Logistics Logistics
Aristocracy Aristocracy
Slinger-0 SlingerStone Mining Stone Mining · Siegecraft Siegecraft
Bronzeshieldicon Bronze Shield · Ironshieldicon Iron Shield · Towershieldicon Tower Shield
Logistics Logistics
CavalryToolworking Toolworking · Metalworkingicon Metalworking · Metallurgyicon Metallurgy
Leatherarmorcavalryicon Leather Armor Cavalry · Scalearmorcavalryicon Scale Armor Cavalry · Chainmailcavalryicon Chain Mail Cavalry
NobilityIcon Nobility
ArcherWoodworking Woodworking · Artisanship Artisanship · Craftsmanship Craftsmanship
Leatherarmorarchersicon Leather Armor Archers · Scalearmorarchersicon Scale Armor Archers · Chainmailarchersicon Chain Mail Archers
7 Scout Ship Scout ShipWoodworking Woodworking · Artisanship Artisanship · Craftsmanship Craftsmanship
SiegeEngineering Engineering
AoE2 DE priest icon PriestAstrology Astrology · Mysticism Mysticism · Polytheism Polytheism · Afterlife Afterlife · Monotheism Monotheism · Fanaticism Fanaticism · Medicine Medicine · RoR Theocracy Theocracy
BuildingArchitecture aoe Architecture · RoR City Watch City Watch · RoR Urbanization Urbanization
Miscellaneous technologies
Writing Writing
Unit/Building unlocking/upgrade technologies
IndividualBattle Axe Battle Axe · Catapult Trireme technology Catapult Trireme · Research Small Wall Small Wall · Research Watch Tower Watch Tower
SeriesAoe improved bow icon Improved Bow · Aoe composite bow icon Composite Bow
Broad Sword Broad Sword · Long Sword Long Sword
Unused or removed technologies
Martyrdom Sacrifice · RoR City Watch Scouting · Short Sword Short Sword · Mathematics Mathematics
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