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Scale Mail Armor is a technology in Age of Empires II that can be researched at the Blacksmith. Once researched, it increases infantry armor and pierce armor by +1.

Chain Mail Armor is the further upgrade of this technology.

Civilization bonuses[]

Team bonuses[]

  • Bulgarians AoE2 Bulgarians: Researching Scale Mail Armor is 80% faster.
  • Portuguese AoE2 Portuguese: Researching Scale Mail Armor is 25% faster.

Changelog[]

AoE2-DLCicon-2 The Forgotten[]

  • Incas AoE2 Incas: Villagers are affected by Scale Mail Armor starting from the Feudal Age.

AoEIIDE icon Definitive Edition[]

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

AoE2Icon-LordsWest Lords of the West[]

  • Incas AoE2 Incas: With update 47820, Villagers are affected by Scale Mail Armor starting from the Castle Age.

AoE2Icon-DynastiesIndia Dynasties of India[]

History[]

Scale mail armor was made of layers of rounded metal scales that overlapped each other in a cascade, something like a covering of overlapping leaves. This particularly protected the wearer from both missiles and hand weapons. A blow against scale mail armor was partially deflected and layers of scales absorbed much of the energy of the blow. Scale mail armor was an improvement over leather.
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Technologies in Age of Empires II
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MaleVillDEFEMALEVILLDE VillagerWheelbarrowDE Wheelbarrow · HandcartDE Hand Cart
Aoe2de food FoodHorseCollarDE Horse Collar · HeavyPlowDE Heavy Plow · CropRotationDE Crop Rotation
GillnetsDE Gillnets
Aoe2de wood WoodDoubleBitAxe aoe2DE Double-Bit Axe · BowSawDE Bow Saw · TwoManSawDE Two-Man Saw
Aoe2de gold GoldGoldMiningDE Gold Mining · GoldShaftMiningDE Gold Shaft Mining
CaravanDE Caravan
Aoe2de stone StoneStoneMiningDE Stone Mining · StoneShaftMiningDE Stone Shaft Mining
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HeresyDE Heresy · Devotion icon AoE2DE Devotion · FaithDE Faith
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ScaleBardingArmorDE Scale Barding Armor · ChainBardingDE Chain Barding Armor · PlateBardingArmorDE Plate Barding Armor
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ScaleMailArmorDE Scale Mail Armor · ChainMailArmorDE Chain Mail Armor · PlateMailArmorDE Plate Mail Armor
Ranged unitsBallisticsDE Ballistics · ChemistryDE Chemistry
FletchingDE Fletching · BodkinArrowDE Bodkin Arrow · BracerDE Bracer
ArchersPaddedArcherArmorDE Padded Archer Armor · LeatherArcherArmorDE Leather Archer Armor · RingArcherArmorDE Ring Archer Armor
ThumbRingDE Thumb Ring · ParthianTacticsDE Parthian Tactics
SiegeSiegeEngineersDE Siege Engineers
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ShipwrightDE Shipwright
WarGalleyDE War Galley
BuildingTownWatchDE Town Watch · TownPatrolDE Town Patrol
Masonry aoe2de Masonry · ArchitectureDE Architecture
HeatedShotDE Heated Shot · ArrowSlitsDE Arrowslits · MurderHolesDE Murder Holes · TreadmillCraneDE Treadmill Crane · HoardingsDE Hoardings · BombardTower aoe2DE Bombard Tower
HerbalDE Herbal Medicine
MonkRedemptionDE Redemption · AtonementDE Atonement · SanctityDE Sanctity · FervorDE Fervor · IlluminationDE Illumination · BlockPrintingDE Block Printing · TheocracyDE Theocracy
MaleVillDEFEMALEVILLDE VillagerLoomDE Loom · SapperDE Sappers
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