Introduced in ForgottenIcon The Forgotten
Civilization KingsIcon Vikings
Age Castle-age-reseach Castle Age
Researched at Castle-logo Castle
Research time 40 seconds
Research cost
Food 400
Gold 300
Effect Infantry +5 attack vs cavalry, +2 vs camels

Chieftains is a technology in Age of Empires II: The Forgotten that is unique to the Vikings and can be researched at the Castle. Once researched, it gives infantry an attack bonus of +5 against cavalry and +2 against camel units.

Strategy Edit

Apart from the Teutonic Knight, the Berserk is one of the most durable infantry units in the game. With Chieftains researched, they become even more versatile as they can now counter even heavy cavalry units quite effectively. Archers, however, remain a heavy threat to them. Also, the effectiveness of Pikemen is increased, making it more forgiving that the Vikings lack the Halberdier.

Team bonuses Edit

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

Changelog Edit

The Forgotten Edit

  • Chieftains costs 700F/400G.
  • Chieftains gives Berserks +4 attack against cavalry.
  • Chieftains only affects Berserks.

The African Kingdoms Edit

  • Chieftains now costs 400F/300G.
  • Chieftains now gives Berserks +5 attack against cavalry.
  • With patch 4.8, Chieftains now affects all infantry units.
  • With patch 4.8b, Chieftains now gives infantry additional +2 attack against camels.

Trivia Edit

  • Chieftains was also supposed to give Berserks additional +2 bonus damage against camels in The African Kingdoms but did not due to a bug. This bug was fixed in patch 4.8b.

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