Introduced in EmpiresIcon Age of Empires
Civilization See table
Age IronAgeIcon Iron Age
Researched at Storage Pit
Required research Metalworkingicon Metalworking
Required for Cataphract Cataphract
Research time 100 seconds
Research cost
Food 300
Gold 180
Effect Infantry and cavalry +3 attack

Metallurgy is a technology in Age of Empires that can be researched at the Storage Pit once the Iron Age is reached. Once researched, it increases infantry and cavalry attack by +3. It is also required to upgrade Heavy Cavalry to Cataphracts. Unlike the other technologies found in the Storage Pit, only a limited number of civilizations can research Metallurgy.

Technology availability
Available Unavailable
*Metallurgy is only available to the Babylonians in the Definitive Edition.