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Thumb Ring
Thumb Ring
Availability
Introduced in ConquerorsIcon The Conquerors
Civilization See table
Age Castle-age-reseach Castle Age
Researched at Archery-range-logo Archery Range
Research Time 45 seconds
Research Cost
Wood 250
Food 300
Effect
Effect Archers fire faster and with 100% accuracy

Thumb Ring is a technology in Age of Empires II: The Conquerors that can be researched at the Archery Range once the Castle Age is reached. Once researched, all archers are able to fire faster and with 100% accuracy at an immobile target. This is different from Ballistics (researched at the University), which improves targeting against moving targets.

Technology availability
Available Unavailable

Affected Units Edit

The following units receive a 11% reduction in reload time upon researching Thumb Ring:

The following units receive a 18% reduction in reload time upon researching Thumb Ring:

The following units receive a 25% reduction in reload time upon researching Thumb Ring:

Civilization Bonuses Edit

  • Chinese: Thumb Ring is 15%/20% cheaper in the Castle/Imperial Age.

Team Bonuses Edit

  • A team containing Britons: Researching Thumb Ring is 20% faster.

Changelog Edit

The Forgotten Edit

  • Incas: Cannot research Thumb Ring.

The African Kingdoms Edit

  • Incas: Thumb Ring added to the technology tree.

History Edit

"The typical archer of the Middle Ages drew the bowstring back to his chest to fire. English longbowmen had the ability to draw back to their cheek, increasing the power and distance of their shots. Archers from Asia developed a thumb ring that made it possible to draw back to their ear or beyond. When this improvement was added to their already very powerful composite bows, their weapons proved quite effective."

The Conquerors manual
Missile / Siege Technologies
Fletching | Bodkin Arrow | Bracer | Padded Archer Armor | Leather Archer Armor | Ring Archer Armor | Ballistics | Murder Holes | Heated Shot | Arrowslits | Chemistry | Siege Engineers | Thumb Ring | Parthian Tactics

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