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Composite Bowman
AgeBronze Age
Trained atArchery Range
Cost40 Food,
20 Gold
Upgraded FromImproved bowman Improved Bowman

Composite Bowman is a unit in Age of Empires. It is an upgrade of the Improved Bowman. They are one of the Bronze Age's most cost effective unit as they only require half the resources of a Chariot Archer.

The Minoans provide them with range boost of 2, allowing them to strike before other archers and out-range towers. They can also continue to use them effectively up until the Iron Age.

Strategy Edit

The Composite Bowman is generally more useful than the Improved Bowman. Civilizations that can train the Improved Bowman usually have the ability to upgrade them to a Composite Bowman. Because of this Improved Bowman never really makes their full appearance in a random game. Boasting better overall stats, the Composite Bowman is an excellent ranged choice due to its cost.

Upgrades Edit

Bronze AgeEdit

Iron AgeEdit

Civilization Bonus Edit


  • Originally, Composite Bowmen were called Longbowman, this is also the reason why their bow is longer than a traditional composite bow.

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