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This article is about the building in Age of Empires. For the building in Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon, see Storage Pit (Age of Mythology).

The Storage Pit is an economic and research building in Age of Empires.

Gameplay[]

It acts as a key building for resource gathering as Villagers can drop off wood, stone, and gold. It can also be used to drop off food from hunting and fishing, but not from Farms or Berry Bushes. The Storage Pit also provides important technologies that benefit military units by increasing their attack, range, and armor.

Technologies[]

The Storage Pit provides the following technologies:

Tool Age[]

Bronze Age[]

Iron Age[]

Technology availability[]

Civilization Metallurgyicon.png Chainmailinfantryicon.png Chainmailarchersicon.png Chainmailcavalryicon.png Bronzeshieldicon.png Ironshieldicon.png Towershieldicon.png All
Assyrians
Babylonians
Carthaginians
Choson
Egyptians
Greeks
Hittites X
Macedonians X
Minoans X
Palmyrans
Persians X
Phoenicians
Romans X
Shang X
Sumerians
Yamato
Civilization Metallurgyicon.png Chainmailinfantryicon.png Chainmailarchersicon.png Chainmailcavalryicon.png Bronzeshieldicon.png Ironshieldicon.png Towershieldicon.png All

Further statistics[]

Building strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Nothing
Weak vs. Everything
Upgrades
Construction time Architecture aoe.png Architecture (-33%)
Hit points Architecture aoe.png Architecture (+20%)

Civilization bonuses[]

History[]

The storage pit was the functional equivalent of the granary, but for meat instead of grain.  Storing meat presented special problems because it spoiled so quickly and easily.  Meat was generally stored by drying or salting.  The Storage Pit also represents the tool- and weapon- making skill of hunting societies, leading eventually to metalworking, making war, and armor making.  In this capacity it also serves as a storehouse and collection point for the raw materials of tool and weapon making: wood, stone, and gold (representing all metals).
Age of Empires manual

Gallery[]

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Buildings in Age of Empires
Civilian buildings
House  · Temple  · Government Center  · Wonder
EconomicTown Center  · Dock  · Storage Pit  · Granary  · Farm  · Market
Military buildings
Barracks  · Archery Range  · Stable  · Siege Workshop  · Academy
TowerWatch Tower  · Sentry Tower  · Guard Tower  · Ballista Tower
WallSmall Wall  · Medium Wall  · Fortified Wall
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