This article is about the the technology in Age of Empires II. For the technology in Age of Empires , see Leather Armor Archers.
Leather Archer Armor
Introduced in KingsIcon The Age of Kings
Civilization See description
Age Castle-age-reseach Castle Age
Researched at Blacksmith-logo Blacksmith
Required research Paddedarcherarmor Padded Archer Armor
Required for Ringarcherarmor Ring Archer Armor
Research time 55 seconds
Research cost
Food 150
Gold 150
Effect Archer armor +1/+1

Leather Archer Armor is a technology in Age of Empires II that can be researched at the Blacksmith once the Castle Age is reached. Once researched, it increases the armor and pierce armor of all archers by +1. Ring Archer Armor is the further upgrade of this technology.

Leather Archer Armor is available to all civilizations except for the Burmese.

Civilization bonuses Edit

  • Chinese: Leather Archer Armor is 15%/20% cheaper in the Castle/Imperial Age.
  • Spanish: Leather Archer Armor doesn´t cost gold.

History Edit

Padded armor for light troops was improved with an outer layer of leather over the cloth padding. Leather was light and flexible but provided more protection than simple cloth.

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