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|Name = Stirrups
 
|Name = Stirrups
|Image = CastleAgeUnique.png
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|Image = [[File:CastleAgeUnique.png]]
|Intro = [[File:AoEIIDE_icon.png|16px]] ''[[Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition|Definitive Edition]]''
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|Intro = {{AoE2Icon|Khans}} ''[[Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition|The Last Khans]]''
|Civilization = [[File:CivIcon-Bulgarians.png|22px]] [[Bulgarians]]
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|Civilization = {{AoE2Icon|Bulgarians}} [[Bulgarians]]
|Age = [[File:Castle-age-reseach.jpg|22px]] [[Castle Age]]
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|Age = {{AoE2Icon|Castle Age}} [[Castle Age]]
 
|Building = [[File:Castle-logo.jpg|22px]] [[Castle (Age of Empires II)|Castle]]
 
|Building = [[File:Castle-logo.jpg|22px]] [[Castle (Age of Empires II)|Castle]]
 
|Food = 400
 
|Food = 400
 
|Gold = 200
 
|Gold = 200
|Stats = [[Scout Cavalry (Age of Empires II)|Scout Cavalry]] line and [[Konnik]] attack 25% faster
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|Stats = [[Scout Cavalry (Age of Empires II)|Scout Cavalry]] line, [[Knight]] line, and mounted [[Konnik]]s attack {{tt|33%|the tech tree incorrectly states that it's only 25%}} faster
}}'''Stirrups''' is a [[Technology (Age of Empires II)|technology]] in ''[[Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition]]'' that is [[Unique technology|unique]] to the [[Bulgarians]] and can be researched at the [[Castle (Age of Empires II)|Castle]]. Once researched, it increases the attack speed of the [[Scout Cavalry (Age of Empires II)|Scout Cavalry]] line and [[Konnik]]s by 25%.
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|Time = 35 seconds}}'''Stirrups''' is a [[Technology (Age of Empires II)|technology]] in ''[[Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition]]'' that is [[Unique technology|unique]] to the [[Bulgarians]] and can be researched at the [[Castle (Age of Empires II)|Castle]]. Once researched, it increases the attack speed of the [[Scout Cavalry (Age of Empires II)|Scout Cavalry]] line, [[Knight]] line, and [[Konnik]]s by {{tt|33%|the tech tree incorrectly states that it's only 25%}}.
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Note that ''Dismounted'' Konniks are unaffected by Stirrups.
   
 
== Strategy ==
 
== Strategy ==
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Mounted Konniks have the slowest melee attack of a cavalry unit in the game; however, after researching it, their attack rate drops to that of a [[Knight]] (1.8), while having a higher base attack than Knights, so in the Castle Age, this technology is a must research if the player wants to utilize them, though it is quite expensive and [[Blacksmith]] technologies should still be prioritized first. In the post-Imperial Age, Elite Konniks attack faster than generic [[Paladin]]s. This, combined with their easy creation and and being able to fight dismounted, make the Konnik one of the best cavalry units in the game, as well one of the finest unique units.
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Stirrups also affects [[light cavalry]], which puts their [[Hussar (Age of Empires II)|Hussars]] at a huge advantage in "trash wars", and probably makes a fully upgraded Bulgarian Hussar the strongest in the game and able to defeat in one-to-one combat generic Hussars, [[Mongols|Mongol]] Hussars, and even [[Malians|Malian]] light cavalry with [[Farimba]].
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After update 36906, fully upgraded Bulgarian [[Cavalier]]s have the highest potential damage per second among the cavalry units in the game (excluding elephants), even outperforming [[Lithuanians|Lithuanian]] [[Paladin]]s with 4 Relics collected (~11.85 damage per second vs 11.6).
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== Changelog ==
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=== ''Definitive Edition'' ===
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* Prior to [[update 36906]], Stirrups did not affect the [[Knight]] line.
   
 
== Team bonuses ==
 
== Team bonuses ==
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[[Category:Unique technologies]]
 
[[Category:Unique technologies]]
 
[[Category:Cavalry technologies]]
 
[[Category:Cavalry technologies]]
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[[Category:The Last Khans]]

Revision as of 20:12, May 5, 2020

Stirrups is a technology in Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition that is unique to the Bulgarians and can be researched at the Castle. Once researched, it increases the attack speed of the Scout Cavalry line, Knight line, and Konniks by 33%.

Note that Dismounted Konniks are unaffected by Stirrups.

Strategy

Mounted Konniks have the slowest melee attack of a cavalry unit in the game; however, after researching it, their attack rate drops to that of a Knight (1.8), while having a higher base attack than Knights, so in the Castle Age, this technology is a must research if the player wants to utilize them, though it is quite expensive and Blacksmith technologies should still be prioritized first. In the post-Imperial Age, Elite Konniks attack faster than generic Paladins. This, combined with their easy creation and and being able to fight dismounted, make the Konnik one of the best cavalry units in the game, as well one of the finest unique units.

Stirrups also affects light cavalry, which puts their Hussars at a huge advantage in "trash wars", and probably makes a fully upgraded Bulgarian Hussar the strongest in the game and able to defeat in one-to-one combat generic Hussars, Mongol Hussars, and even Malian light cavalry with Farimba.

After update 36906, fully upgraded Bulgarian Cavaliers have the highest potential damage per second among the cavalry units in the game (excluding elephants), even outperforming Lithuanian Paladins with 4 Relics collected (~11.85 damage per second vs 11.6).

Changelog

Definitive Edition

Team bonuses

  • A team containing Berbers: With Kasbah researched, researching Stirrups is 25% faster.
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