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 a Stone Age building in Age of Empires. It acts as a key building for resource gathering as villagers can drop off fish, gold, meat from huntable land animals, stone, and wood. Upgrades to increase the efficiency of armor and weapons are also researched here starting from Tool Age to the Iron Age.

Although not as important as the Granary, it can be argued that the Storage Pit is the third most important economic structure behind the Granary. The importance of this structure can be tested in the Scenario Editor, where placing no trees on a blank map resulted in technological stagnation for the computer opponent, regardless of the amount of resources the computer player has at their disposal and the amount of Berry Bushes or Gold Mines placed on the map, since the only reason the computer player constructs a Storage Pit is to provide a convenient drop off point for Woodcutters. Likewise, if the computer player is encouraged to build a Granary but discouraged from building a Storage Pit, technological stagnation would ensue indefinitely.

Upgrades Edit

The technologies found in the storage pit are used to improve the overall stats of each unit in a specific category. Some technologies overlap other unit types. Many Iron Age technologies found here are needed in order to develop the ability to research powerful units.

Tool Age Edit

Bronze Age Edit

Iron Age Edit

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