Wood is an important resource used throughout the Age of Empires series, including Age of Mythology. It is most often required for buildings or training ranged units and is usually acquired by felling trees.

Methods to obtain Wood Edit

Wood can be collected by the following methods. The best way to acquire wood is by cutting down trees, since it takes much less time to gather it.

Forestry Edit

Trees are abundant on almost every map found in the game, including arid ones. Major forests can easily be located and cut down, both supplying wood for new buildings and clearing land to build on.
Gather wood

Villager carrying wood.

Market Edit

Gold can be traded for Wood at the Market. The more Wood the player buys, the more expensive it gets. In Age of Empires and Age of Empires III, the market also contains essential upgrades that can increase the speed of wood collecting from chopping down trees.

Tribute Edit

Tribute can be an effective way to obtain wood, but is not highly recommended. Occasionally, other players may tribute you Wood, although it is more likely you will receive Gold.

Factory (Age of Empires III only) Edit

Factories can be set to produce an infinite supply of Wood, as well as Food and Coin. Factories can only be constructed by the Factory wagon sent by the "Factory" card. which is available in the Industrial Age or later. The Chinese can build the Porcelain Tower as a Wonder to advance in Age. The Wonder can generate wood like a factory as well as coin, food and a combination.

Other methods Edit

Building Trading Posts (Age of Empires III) is another way to obtain Wood, and produce around 100 units in a selected resource for free each time a Travois, Carriage or Train makes a full loop around a trade route.

Age of Empires III also offers the option of Home City shipments as a means to get extra Wood. Once selected, Wood arrives in the form of Cords to the Shipment Point which by default is Town Center. Villagers must work on them to unpack them to the wood supply.

Civilization differences:

  • Every Civilization can ship 300 wood card infinitely in the Discovery Age.
  • Every Civilization may send 600 wood card and 700 wood card in the Colonial Age as well as 1000 wood card in the Fortress Age.
  • The Dutch, Portuguese, French and Russians may send 1600 wood card in the Industrial Age.
  • The Portuguese may send and share 1000 wood with "TEAM 1000 Brazilwood" card with allied players in the Industrial Age.
  • The Ottomans may ship and share "TEAM Silk Road" card which will increase all the wood, food and coin shipping containers above from 100 to 130 among allied players as well.
  • Every Shipment Card can be unlocked among the New World Trading cards in the consequent order as listed below.
    • "TEAM Silk Road" however requires 1000 coin to be unlocked.
    • "TEAM 1000 Brazilwood" doesn't require anything to be unlocked.
Icon Name Effect Home City Level Age

Infinite wood

300 Wood

Ships 300 Wood
-Can be sent Infinite times


Ages discovery

Wood cords

600 Wood

Ships 600 Wood
-Germans also ship 2 Uhlans


Ages colonial

Wood cords

700 Wood

Ships 700 Wood
-Germans also ship 2 Uhlans


Ages colonial

Wood cords

1000 Wood

Ships 1000 Wood
-Germans also ship 3 Uhlans


Ages fortress

Wood cords

1600 Wood

Ships 1600 Wood
-Not available for Germans, Ottomans, British and Spanish


Ages industrial

1000 brazilwood

TEAM 1000 Brazilwood

Ships 1000 Wood
-Portuguese only
-Allies also get 1000 Wood


Ages industrial

Silk road

TEAM Silk Road

Cords contain 30 more from now on.
-Ottomans only
-Also affects Wood shipments of allies


Ages colonial

Cheats to obtain WoodEdit

  • Age of Empires: woodstock +1000 wood
  • Age of Empires II: lumberjack +1000 wood
  • Age of Empires III: <censored> +10000 wood
  • Age of Mythology: TROJAN HORSE FOR SALE +1000 wood

See also Edit

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