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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[]

  • A team containing Bulgarians: Researching Scale Mail Armor is 80% faster.

Changelog[]

The Forgotten[]

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

Definitive Edition[]

Lords of the West[]

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

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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