"Villagers gather Food from hunted animals faster."—In-game description
Steel Traps is a technology in Age of Empires III that can be researched by European civilizations at the Market once the Colonial Age is reached and Hunting Dogs is researched. Once researched, it allows Settlers, Coureurs des Bois, and Settler Wagons to gather food from huntable animals 20% faster.
Although useful in early games, Steel Traps becomes less useful as the game progresses due to the scarcity of wildlife. This is where Mills come into the picture as it replaces food from animals.
See also Edit
- Professional Hunters – Asian equivalent
|Market technologies in Age of Empires III|
|European||Hunting Dogs · Gang Saw · Placer Mines · Blunderbuss · Great Coat · Steel Traps · Log Flume · Amalgamation · Circular Saw|
|Native American*||Hunting Dogs · Lumber Ceremony · Placer Mines · Spirit Medicine · New Year Festival · Forest People Ceremony · Forest Spirit Ceremony · Deforestation|
|Asian**||Hunting Eagles · Hanami Parties · Water Wheel · Blanket Filters · Civil Servants · Eastern Medicine · Professional Hunters · Yozakura Lanterns · Regenerative Forestry · Flume and Ditching · Imperial Bureaucracy · Timber Trade · Tropical Timber Trade|
|* introduced in The WarChiefs|
** introduced in The Asian Dynasties