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Straight Archer Build Order

The straight archer build will allow you to harass an opponents wood and wall lines and allow you to begin massing archers to make a critical ball of crossbowmen.

19 Pop Scouts into Skirmishers

Scouts are a standard build order to learn, but often you find yourself making scouts and being countered by an opponent’s spearman.

Unique Unit Counter Guide

Unique Unit Counter Guide

Each civilization in AoE2 has its unique unit with their own strengths and counters. Learn about the unit and their counter using our guide.

Sand in Arabia


Of all the maps available in Age of Empires 2, Arabia is the most popular. Find out more about this popular map, its meta, and what to expect going in.

Mongols need to eat boars

16 Population Mongol Scout Rush

With this build order, you will be able to have an 8 minute Feudal time and begin producing scouts. This build is intermediate, and uses early Feudal pressure.

Battle Royale Victor

All we know about AOE2 Battle Royale

Battle Royale for Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition follows a similar theme to other battle royale games, but with its own tasteful and in-character flair.


Fast Castle into Boom

The Fast Castle into Boom, one of the best beginner build orders for closed maps. Learn the build for a 15 minute fast castle into a 3 town-center boom.

Skirmisher throwing javelin

Counter Guide

Age of Empires 2 is a complex game where each military unit has a role to play in battle; each military unit is a counter for another unit and may be countered by another unit.

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