This article is about the technology in Age of Empires II. For other uses of the term, see Mercenary.
Introduced in ForgottenIcon The Forgotten
Civilization ForgottenIcon Magyars
Age Castle-age-reseach Castle Age
Researched at Castle-logo Castle
Research time 40 seconds
Research cost
Food 200
Gold 300
Effect Magyar Huszars cost no gold

Mercenaries is a technology in Age of Empires II: The Forgotten that is unique to the Magyars and can be researched at the Castle. Once researched, it removes the gold cost of Magyar Huszars.

Strategy Edit

As Mercenaries removes the gold cost from the Magyar Huszar, it must be researched as soon as the player starts to require a large number of these units that in general perform much better than regular Hussars. This turns the Magyar Huszar into a "trash unit" and allows the player to save a lot of gold in the long term and perform much better in "trash wars" in the late game.

Since without Mercenaries a Magyar Huszar costs 10 gold it is only worth researching Mercenaries when more than 30 Magyar Huszars are trained after researching.

Team bonuses Edit

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