Plate Barding Armor
Introduced in KingsIcon The Age of Kings
Civilization See table
Age Imperial-age-research Imperial Age
Researched at Blacksmith-logo Blacksmith
Required research Chainbardingarmor Chain Barding Armor
Research time 75 seconds
Research cost
Food 350
Gold 200
Effect Cavalry armor +1/+2

Plate Barding Armor is a technology in Age of Empires II that can be researched at the Blacksmith once the Imperial Age is reached. Once researched, it increases cavalry armor and pierce armor by +1/+2.

Technology availability
Available Unavailable

Civilization bonuses Edit

  • Chinese: Plate Barding Armor is 20% cheaper.
  • Spanish: Plate Barding Armor doesn´t cost gold.

History Edit

Armor made of large metal plates was the best defense obtainable against missiles and hand weapons. It was stronger and absorbed more energy. Large sheets of hammered steel were fashioned to fit the body of the horse.

Cavalry technologies
Husbandry | Bloodlines | Scale Barding Armor | Chain Barding Armor | Plate Barding Armor | Forging | Iron Casting | Blast Furnace