Monday, March 4, 2024

Age Of Empires 4 English Guide: Bonuses, Unique Units, Landmarks

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Age Of Empires 4 has plenty of civilizations that you can play as and more are going to be added to the game down the line. The English civilization has been a part of the older games and made its way back in AoE4. In this Age Of Empires 4 guide, we are going to go over the English civilizations including bonuses, unique units, and Landmarks.

Age Of Empires 4 English Civilization

The following is what you need to know about the English civilization in Age Of Empires 4:

Civilization Bonuses

The following are the bonuses that the English have as compared to other civilizations in the game:

Network Of Castles

This gives you an advantage when an enemy is sighted near your settlement. Ranged units close to Town Centers, Outposts, Towers, and Keeps will get a 25% attack speed buff. This comes in handy to ward off attackers and invaders not only early on but later on in the game as well.

Island Of Agriculture

Farms are going to cost half the wood. Farms in the range of mills get a 15% gathering rate buff. So not only do farms cost less, you can gather food much faster if you have made a mill. We recommend building a mill in the center and then setting up farms around it. You should then build another mill and then do the same when you need to build more farms. This will help you make the most out of the civilization bonus.

Defensive Byrig

The English civilization has access to Man-at-Arms military units from the Dark Age. Furthermore, villagers use bows and arrows in order to fight rather than melee weapons. This will allow you to fend off invaders from a distance. Town Centers can fire twice the number of arrows as compared to other civilizations.

Unique Units

The following are the unique units that only the English civilization has access to:

Man-at-Arms

As mentioned before, English get the Man-at-Arms from the start of the game rather than when you get to the Castle Age.

Longbowmen

Longbowmen have more range than regular archers but they move slower. Longbowmen have a nice ability that places stakes in front of them to protect themselves from enemy cavalry units. Longbowmen are great vs light melee infantry especially early on in the game. You can get the setup camp upgrade in order to allow them to heal themselves before getting a religious unit.

Ribauldequin

This is a siege gunpowder unit that is exclusive to the English and French civilizations in AoE4. This unit does a lot of damage but you can only train on in the last age.

Landmark Buildings

As you progress through the ages, you need to choose between different landmarks that you want to build. The following are the landmarks that you can build:

AgeLandmarkDescription
2Council HallProduce Longbowmen at 100% speed from the Landmark; contains Longbowmen upgrades
2Abbey of KingsHeals all nearby friendly units that are out of combat by +4 every 1.5 seconds.
3White TowerActs as a Keep with all the behaviors, technology, and bonuses.
3King’s PalaceActs as a Town Center with all the behaviors, technology, units, and bonuses.
4Berkshire PalaceActs as a keep with all the behaviors, technology, and bonuses. Berkshire Palace has a 50% greater weapon range and doubles the number of arrowslits.
4Wynguard PalaceProduce the Wynguard Army from with the Landmark. The army includes one each of man-at-arms, spearman, longbowman, knight, and trebuchet.

This is what you need to know about the English Civilization in Age of Empires 4. If you want to learn more about the game then you can check out our guide on how relics work in the game. For more content related to the game, check out our Age of Empires guides hub.

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Talha Amjad
Talha Amjad
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