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Teutonic Knight
Crusade avatar
Unit Info
Type Infantry
Introduced In KingsIcon The Age of Kings
Civilization KingsIconTeutons
Age Castle-age-reseach Castle Age
Trained At Castle-logo Castle
Training Time 12 seconds
Training Cost
Food 85
Gold 40
Stats
Hit Points 80, 100 (Elite)
Attack 12, 17 (Elite) melee
Attack Bonuses +4 vs Standard Building
+4 vs Eagle Warrior
Rate of Fire 2.03
Melee Armor 5, 10 (Elite)
Pierce Armor 2
Armor Classes Infantry
Unique Unit
Speed 0.7
Line of Sight 3, 5 (Elite)
Unit Evolution
Upgrades To Crusade avatar Elite Teutonic Knight
Upgrade Cost Elite-unique-research 1200 Food, 600 Gold
Upgrade Time 50 seconds

"Teutonic unique unit. Infantry with effective armor and slow but powerful attack."

Age of Empires II description

The Teutonic Knight is the unique unit of the Teutons in Age of Empires II. It is a slow, heavily armored infantry unit with powerful attack.

Teutonic Knights can be upgraded to Elite Teutonic Knights in the Imperial Age.

Tactics Edit

The Teutonic Knight is the most powerful infantry unit in the game. Fully upgraded, they have 100 HP, 21 attack, 13 armor, and 6 pierce armor. They can defeat fully upgraded Paladins more effectively than fully upgraded Pikemen, but the latter are still much more cost effective against cavalry.

Teutonic Knights are tough enough to beat almost every unranged unit in a one-on-one fight, but even with their high melee armor, many hit points, and powerful attack, they prove to be vulnerable to units such as the War Elephant, Battle Elephant, and Cataphract, as well as double-teaming from infantry who have bonuses against them, such as Samurai or Jaguar Warriors, both of which can defeat Teutonic Knights in mass battles.

But their biggest disadvantage is their extremely slow speed due to the large amount of armor they wear, giving them a disadvantage against ranged units, as almost all of them can hit-and-run them. Their slow speed also makes them weak against Monks. However, the Teutons' team bonus makes it harder for enemy Monks to convert their units.

Teutonic Knights pair well with Paladins since they have no trouble with archers at all. But probably the best partner for them are siege weapons. With their increased bulk due to Ironclad, they can support the Teutonic Knights against almost any kind of threat. Scorpions and Mangonels tackle archers, and Rams can provide shelter and distract enemy units. Also Bombard Cannons work well against longer-ranged enemy units. The biggest threat to that combination are siege weapons on the other side, especially other Bombard Cannons and long-ranged Onagers, because they hit the entire army very hard and can also hit approaching Teutonic Knights before being reached due to their slow speed.

Further Statistics Edit

As Teutonic Knights are unique to the Teutons, only technologies that are available to them are shown in the following table:

Unit Strengths and Weaknesses
Strong vs. Skirmishers, melee units, buildings
Weak vs. Archers, Scorpions, Mangonels, Hand Cannoneers, Conquistadors, Janissaries, Slingers, Monks
Upgrades
Attack Forging, Iron Casting, Blast Furnace, Arson (increases attack against buildings)
Armor Scale Mail Armor, Chain Mail Armor, Plate Mail Armor
Speed Squires
Sight Tracking
Conversion Defense Faith, Heresy
Creation Speed Conscription
Upgrades Teutonic Knights can be upgraded to Elite Teutonic Knights

Team Bonuses Edit

Changelog Edit

The Age of Kings Edit

  • Teutonic Knights move at a speed of 0.65.
  • Teutonic Knights train in 19 seconds.
  • Non-Elite Teutonic Knights have 70 HP.

The Conquerors Edit

  • Teutonic Knights now train in 12 seconds.
  • Heresy introduced.

The Forgotten Edit

  • Non-Elite Teutonic Knights now have 80 HP.

The African Kingdoms Edit

  • Arson introduced.
  • With patch 4.8, Teutonic Knights now move at a speed of 0.7.

History Edit

"At the height of the Christian Crusades into the Holy Land, German crusaders formed an order of warrior monks called the Teutonic Knights. This order gave up crusading in the Eastern Mediterranean and turned its attention to Eastern Europe. Through conquest they brought Christianity to the Baltic region and forests of what became Prussia. They built castles from which they could control the surrounding countryside. The Teutonic Knights were committed warriors who carved out an empire that lasted into the twentieth century."

Age of Empires II manual

Trivia Edit

  • The Teutonic Knights are based on Crusaders. However, unlike their real life counterpart, they don't carry a shield.

Gallery Edit

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