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. In Age of Empires III, walls are simply clicked on and selected to become a Gate, with a small cost of wood.
Age of EmpiresEdit
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 hitpoints increased by 75%. By comparison, the Carthaginians, Macedonians, Minoans, and Yamato have the worst walls, as they lack the Fortification upgrade.
Wall types Edit
Age of Empires IIEdit
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.
Age of MythologyEdit
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. The Norse possess the worst type, having only the Stone Wall upgrade. While the Greeks are the only culture with a God granted upgrade, with Hera's Athenian Wall upgrade.
Wall types Edit
- Wooden Wall
- Earthen Wall
- Stone Wall
- Fortified Wall
- Citadel Wall
- Great Wall
- Bronze Wall
- Iron Wall
- Orichalkos Wall
Age of Empires IIIEdit
Walls can be built from Discovery Age and work the same way as their Age of Mythology counterpart. A Gate can be upgraded on a section which lets through your own units and allied units but never enemy units.
Church provides the Bastion upgrade which adds more hitpoints and turns its appearance from wooden wall into a stone wall.
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