Introduced in KingsIcon The Age of Kings
Civilization All civilizations
Age Feudal-age-reseach Feudal Age
Researched at Blacksmith-logo Blacksmith
Required for Bodkinarrow Bodkin Arrow
Research time 30 seconds
Research cost
Food 100
Gold 50
Effect Archers, Castles, Town Centers, Towers, Galleys, and Longboats +1 attack and range

Fletching is a technology in Age of Empires II that can be researched at the Blacksmith. Once researched, it increases archer, Tower, Castle, and Galley attack and range by +1. Town Centers get +1 attack, but no range bonus. Bodkin Arrow is the further upgrade of this technology.

Civilization BonusesEdit

  • Chinese: Fletching is 10%/15%/20% cheaper in the Feudal/Castle/Imperial Age.
  • Spanish: Fletching doesn't cost gold.

History Edit

The provision of feathers or other wind foils at the rear of an arrow was called fletching and this innovation improved the stability of an arrow in flight. Fletching increased the range and accuracy of the arrow. Wellmade arrows were essential to the success and effectiveness of archers.

Missile / Siege Technologies
Fletching | Bodkin Arrow | Bracer | Padded Archer Armor | Leather Archer Armor | Ring Archer Armor | Ballistics | Murder Holes | Heated Shot | Arrowslits | Chemistry | Siege Engineers | Thumb Ring | Parthian Tactics