|Introduced in||The Age of Kings|
|Required for||Iron Casting|
|Research time||50 seconds|
|Effect||Infantry and cavalry +1 attack|
Forging is a technology in Age of Empires II that can be researched at the Blacksmith. Once researched, it increases infantry and cavalry attack by +1. Iron Casting is the further upgrade of this technology.
- Chinese: Forging is 10%/15%/20% cheaper in the Feudal/Castle/Imperial Age.
- Incas: Forging gives +1 attack to Villagers.
- Magyars: Forging is free.
Iron tools and weapons were hammered out of iron bars through forging. The bars were heated in the forge until they were red hot. At this point the metal could be shaped by hammering. The hot bar was held against an anvil and pounded into the desired shape. In the hands of an expert smithy, the process of continually heating, hammering, and cooling created quality tools and sharp, sturdy weapons. Men who worked the forges were called blacksmiths because they worked with black iron and got quite dirty during a day’s work.
|Tracking | Squires | Arson | Scale Mail Armor | Chain Mail Armor | Plate Mail Armor | Forging | Iron Casting | Blast Furnace|
|Husbandry | Bloodlines | Scale Barding Armor | Chain Barding Armor | Plate Barding Armor | Forging | Iron Casting | Blast Furnace