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Recurve Bow is a technology in Age of Empires II: The Forgotten that is unique to the Magyars and can be researched at the Castle once the Imperial Age is reached. Once researched, it increases the range and attack of Cavalry Archers by +1.


With Recurve Bow, Cavalry Archers have exactly the same range as normal Arbalesters, allowing Cavalry Archers to outmatch other ranged units and letting them perform better hit-and-run tactics. Recurve Bow itself should be treated as another Blacksmith upgrade so the player must remember to first research Fletching, Bodkin Arrow, and Bracer, since these Blacksmith technologies benefit all ranged units and are cheaper than Recurve Bow.

Recurve Bow makes Magyar Cavalry Archers one of the best in the game, along with their Turkish, Mongol, and Tatar counterparts.


The Forgotten[]

  • Recurve Bow increases only the range of Cavalry Archers by +1.

Rise of the Rajas[]

  • With patch 5.5, Recurve Bow now increases both attack and range of Cavalry Archers by +1.