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Increases the Melee Damage of troops armed with muskets (Musketeers, Janissaries, Caroleans, Highlander, Ashigaru, Revolutionaries, etc).
—In-game description

Socket Bayonet is a technology in Age of Empires III that can be researched by European civilizations at the Arsenal. Once researched, it increases the melee attack of Musket Infantry (Musketeers, Janissaries, Highlanders, Fusiliers, etc.) by 20%.


Age of Empires III[]

  • Socket Bayonet costs 400 wood, 400 coin.

Definitive Edition[]

  • Socket Bayonet costs 200 wood, 200 coin.
  • Socket Bayonet now properly affects Pistoleros and Dacoits, but no longer improves Grenadier-type units.
  • The Socket Bayonet improvement now properly affects Revolutionaries, and is now available to the Germans and Dutch when a Revolution with access to Revolutionaries is researched (previously remained unavailable).