Age of Empires Series Wiki

The Tool Age is the second Age (after the Stone Age) in Age of Empires. It depicts the neolithic period of human history. It is characterised by the beginning of farming and creation of stable food supply rather than the more erratic hunter-gathering societies which came before. It also enables better defence of territory and an increase in the population growth due to the better organisation of the settlement. It also allows a simple economy, including trade, to develop and an improvement in military equipment and tactics.

In order to reach the Tool Age, two of any buildings available at Stone Age (except Houses) must be built along with the needed resources. Tool Age icon can be found at Town Center. Bronze Age is the successor of the Tool Age and it costs 800 food.

Buildings available[]

Units available[]


Characterized by farming settlements, stable food supplies, defense of territory, accelerated population growth, simple economy, and emerging military.
Age of Empires manual
Ages in the Age of Empires series
ReturnRome-AoEIcon Age of Empires
Stone Age Icon (DE) Stone Age · Tool Age Icon (DE) Tool Age · Bronze Age Icon (DE) Bronze Age · Iron Age Icon (DE) Iron Age

Cut: Prehistoric Age · Republic Age
AoE2-DLCicon-0 Age of Empires II
DarkageDE Dark Age · FeudalageDE Feudal Age · CastleageDE Castle Age · ImperialageDE Imperial Age
Aom original icon Age of Mythology
ArchaicAge Archaic Age · ClassicalAge Classical Age · HeroicAge Heroic Age · MythicAge Mythic Age · SecretsOfTheTitans Titan Age · AoMR Wonder Age icon Wonder Age
3Icon48px Age of Empires III
Age I tech tree aoe3 Exploration Age · Age II tech tree aoe3 Commerce Age · Age III tech tree aoe3 Fortress Age · Age IV tech tree aoe 3 Industrial Age · Age V tech tree aoe 3 Imperial Age

Revolution Revolution
GameIcon-AoE4 Age of Empires IV
GameIcon-DarkAgeAoE4 Dark Age · GameIcon-FeudalAgeAoE4 Feudal Age · GameIcon-CastleAgeAoE4 Castle Age · GameIcon-ImperialAgeAoE4 Imperial Age