|This article is about the wall as a defensive structure in general. For the building in Age of Empires III, see Wall (Age of Empires III).|
A Wall is a relatively inexpensive defensive structure used to keep enemy units out of a specific area, often made of wood or stone. Walls in Age of Empires can be upgraded, respective to the civilization in use. In Age of Empires II, it is possible to build a Gate, which allows friendly units through, and these can also be built in a section of wall if it is the correct size.
Each wall aesthetically represents the civilization and/or technology it was built by.
Age of Empires
Walls become available in the Tool Age and can be upgraded in further Ages.
The Babylonians and Shang have superior walls compared to other civilizations, each civilization has their hit points increased by . By comparison, the Carthaginians, Macedonians, Minoans, and Yamato have the weakest walls, as they lack the Fortification upgrade.
Age of Empires II
Walls are always available from the Dark Age on. Palisade Walls are rather fragile and can help to buy a small amount of time when an enemy army is arriving. Due to their low armor and hit points, they are practically useless in later stages of the game and replaced by the much stronger Stone Wall, which is available in the Feudal Age. Without siege weapons, Stone Walls are very hard to penetrate, so they make a very good defense. They can be upgraded to Fortified Walls in the Castle Age.
The unconstructable defensive structures can only be found in the Scenario Editor.
Age of Mythology
Walls are always available in the Archaic Age, but can be upgraded through the different Ages.
Between the first three cultures, the Egyptians lead with the best walls, however with The Titans expansion, the Atlanteans have overtaken them. With the Tale of the Dragon expansion, even the Atlanteans were overtaken by walls of the Chinese. The Norse possess the worst type, having only the Stone Wall upgrade. The Greeks and the Norse are the only cultures with a God granted upgrade, Hera's Athenian Wall upgrade and Heimdall's Safeguard, respectively. With Safeguard, Norse walls match Greek walls in HP (without Athenian Wall).
The Gate is not a specific building like in Age of Empires II. Instead, walls are simply clicked on and selected to become a Gate, for a cost, provided that the wall section being converted has the correct length.
- Wooden Wall
- Earthen Wall (Chinese only)
- Stone Wall
- Fortified Wall
- Citadel Wall (Egyptians only)
- Great Wall (Chinese only)
- Bronze Wall (Atlanteans only)
- Iron Wall (Atlanteans only)
- Orichalkos Wall (Atlanteans only)
Age of Empires III
Walls in Age of Empires III work the same way as their Age of Mythology counterpart.
- Main article: Wall (Age of Empires III)