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[edit | edit source]

  • Bulgarians: Scale Mail Armor costs 50% less food.
  • Chinese: Scale Mail Armor is 10%/15%/20% cheaper in the Feudal/Castle/Imperial Age.
  • Incas: Scale Mail Armor benefits Villagers.

Team bonuses[edit | edit source]

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

History[edit | edit source]

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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