Age of Empires 2: the Age of Kings
An article about how to play this game and choose the best civilizations.
Age of Empires 2 is almost ten years old but still very players online and offline. What makes this game so cool and unique that people can’t stop playing it?
This article will only show you the best civilizations and strategies to make your enemies go to the place where they came from.
The best civilizations are the Byzantines and the Teutons. If you noticed they are the only ones that say defensive in the unique bonus description. That’s because of their unique tech and abilities.
The Byzantines’ monks can heal twice as far making them very useful to heal people outside the walls without being killed. They also have cheaper counter units and that’s really cool. They have one super disadvantage, they don’t allow you to research Blast Furnace which cuts 2 attack from all units. Finally their unique unit is the only one with attack bonus against infantry.
The Teutons on the other hand have the second most powerful unit in the entire game, the Teutonic Knight. This guy has so much armour that most attacks will inflict only one of damage to him. The amount of health he has makes him almost unstoppable, like a walking tank. Most people don’t know how to counter this unit. The truth is you can counter it easily with bombard towers and Janissary. Most people don’t know it.
What’s the strategy? If you are going to attack you need only your unique units if you are the Teutons with the help of towers and castles. Don’t bother building anything or anyone else. If the enemy comes with archers or horses you can counter them with castles.
If you are playing with the Byzantines you should build only Catrapacths and camels. They alone are more than enough to beat any army combination.
Bombard towers are the most important construction you can build. Since the strongest units are very slow the bombard tower can’t miss them. Protect them with walls or cavalry like Paladins.
If you are playing with a friends then the game is already won. There is no way to defeat the Byzantines and the Teutons. They are invincible unless you don’t know how to play with them.