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Carrack
CastleAgeUnique
Availability
Introduced in AfricanIcon The African Kingdoms
Civilization AfricanIcon Portuguese
Age Castle-age-reseach Castle Age
Researched at Castle-logo Castle
Research Time 40 seconds
Research Cost
Wood 200
Gold 300
Effect
Effect Ship armor +1/+1

Carrack is a technology in Age of Empires II HD: The African Kingdoms that is unique to the Portuguese and can be researched at the Castle. Once researched, it increases the armor of ships by +1/+1.

Strategy Edit

The Portuguese already have very good ships with +10% hit points due to their civilization bonus. Carrack becomes very handy for Portuguese players in open water maps where naval combat is commonplace. It should be treated as a Dock technology and it is recommended to research Careening first due to the gold cost. When combined with Careening, Carrack provides a substantial boost to a Portuguese player's anti-ship defense making the Portuguese navy arguably the most resilient in the game.

Team bonuses Edit

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

TriviaEdit

  • Historically, the Carrack was a type of ship developed by the Genoese in the 15th century before being adopted by the Spanish and Portuguese for oceanic travel. Because of this, it is rather odd for this technology to fall into the Portuguese tech tree rather than the Italians'. However, it could possibly mean that the Portuguese are simply incorporating the beneficial traits of the Carrack into their naval vessels to make them sturdier.

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