The Wheel is a technology in Age of Empires that can be researched at the Market once the player reaches the Bronze Age. It increases the work rate and movement speed of all villagers by 30%. It is a very useful all-round economic upgrade that enhances resource collecting. Wheel must be researched in order to train Chariots and Chariot Archers.
To research the Wheel, 175 food and 75 wood are required. Originally, the Persians and the Macedonians did not have access to the Wheel, but in the Definitive Edition, all civilizations can research it.
- Persians: Cannot research Wheel.
- Macedonians: Cannot research Wheel.
- All civilizations can now research Wheel.
|Age of Empires|
|Tool Age||Woodworking · Stone Mining · Gold Mining · Domestication|
|Bronze Age||Artisanship · Wheel · Plow|
|Iron Age||Craftsmanship · Siegecraft · Coinage · Irrigation|