|Introduced in||The Forgotten|
|Research time||40 seconds|
|Effect||Cavalry Archers +1 range and attack|
Recurve Bow is a technology in Age of Empires II: The Forgotten that is unique to the Magyars and can be researched at the Castle once the Imperial Age is reached. Once researched, it increases the range and attack of Cavalry Archers by +1.
With Recurve Bow, Cavalry Archers have exactly the same range as normal Arbalests, allowing Cavalry Archers to outmatch other ranged units and letting them perform better hit-and-run tactics. Recurve Bow itself should be treated as another Blacksmith upgrade so the player must remember to first research Fletching, Bodkin Arrow, and Bracer, since these Blacksmith technologies benefit all ranged units and are cheaper than Recurve Bow, while also providing damage.
Team bonuses Edit
The Forgotten Edit
- Recurve Bow increases only the range of Cavalry Archers by +1.
Rise of the Rajas Edit
- With patch 5.5, Recurve Bow now increases both attack and range of Cavalry Archers by +1.
|Age of Empires II unique technologies|
|Garland Wars | Yeomen | Logistica | Furor Celtica | Rocketry | Bearded Axe | Anarchy | Perfusion | Atheism | Kataparuto | Shinkichon | El Dorado | Drill | Mahouts | Zealotry | Supremacy | Crenellations | Artillery | Berserkergang|
|Atlatl | Warwolf | Greek Fire | Stronghold | Great Wall | Chivalry | Marauders | Andean Sling | Couriers | Sultans | Shatagni | Pavise | Silk Road | Yasama | Panokseon | Mercenaries | Recurve Bow | Obsidian Arrows | Nomads | Boiling Oil | Madrasah | Orthodoxy | Druzhina | Inquisition | Ironclad | Sipahi | Chieftains|
|The African Kingdoms|
|Kasbah | Maghrabi Camels | Tigui | Farimba | Royal Heirs | Torsion Engines | Carrack | Arquebus|
|Rise of the Rajas|
|Howdah | Manipur Cavalry | Tusk Swords | Double Crossbow | Thalassocracy | Forced Levy | Chatras | Paper Money|