Andean Sling
Introduced in ForgottenIcon The Forgotten
Civilization ForgottenIcon Incas
Age Castle-age-reseach Castle Age
Researched at Castle-logo Castle
Research time 40 seconds
Research cost
Food 200
Gold 300
Effect Skirmishers and Slingers minimum range removed

Andean Sling is a technology in Age of Empires II: The Forgotten that is unique to the Incas and can be researched at the Castle. Once researched, it removes the minimum range from Skirmishers, Slingers, and Genitours.


Andean Sling is a useful technology, solving one of the main weaknesses of Skirmishers and Slingers. Any respectable Incan army will be using Slingers, and often a few Skirmishers, so generally it is a technology worth researching. If given proper support by melee units, it becomes irrelevant, however, as the troops will never have to fight at extremely close range. It is still generally worth researching, so that in case the melee units die or something slips past them, the range support can easily hold its own.

Team bonuses Edit

  • A team containing Berbers: With Kasbah researched, researching Andean Sling is 25% faster.