|This article is about the faction in Age of Empires II: The Conquerors. For the related unit in Age of Mythology, see Skraeling (Age of Mythology).|
Skraelings are the final enemies of the Vikings player. Once Britain and Greenland has been traversed, the player arrives in Newfoundland, where they encounter the Skraelings, represented by the Celts civilization, as there are no civilizations in the game to represent the northern parts of North America. They are represented by the color purple.
The task in Vindland is not to kill all the Skraelings, but rather to build a Town Center, a Market and 12 Houses, so care should be placed in defending against them rather than in attacking them.
- In the Vindlandsaga, aside from the main force in the New World, near the southernmost point on the map there is a Skraeling Woad Raider Unit named "Lonely Hermit" near a Pavilion.