Age of Empires II: HD Edition

Age of Empires II: HD Edition

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Age of Empires 2 Build Orders
By Masinko
A few of the most common Build Orders used in Age of Empires 2 for newer players. Not comprehensive.
 
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Introduction
This was a private effort of compiling a few of the most common build orders available for newer players to use and follow.

Unless stated otherwise, I do not include when to make houses. Nor do I go into variations of build orders for certain civs.

Like how Mongols only need 1 vill made between getting boars. So on so forth.

Note -

All builds are based upon standard resources. 8 sheep, 2 boars, no deer.

Scour Rush, 22 Pop, Long Form
6 sheep

3 wood (first wood vill makes lumber camp)

First boar

Loom

2 vills to berries (make mill on berries)

Second Boar

3 vills to berries

2 vills under tc to eat boar ( also make 2 farms with wounded vills under tc)
(Reason: enemy will have a harder time killing wounded vills near your tc.)

2 vills to first lumber camp

Last vill to new wood spot make second lumber camp

Go feudal

In Transition (I.E. while advancing to feudal)

While going up add 4 more vills to wood for a total of 10 (Max 5 per lumber camp)

Make rax with vill under tc asap – if you are more than 70% feudal when you start your barrax use 2 villagers.

When feudal make your stable 175 wood.

Then when you have 50 wood 100 food, get Double Bit Axe

When you have 75 food 75 wood, get horse collar start making farms after horsecollar 50% done (Reason: Horse collar doesn’t apply retroactively)

When In Feudal


Don’t die…..
Scout Rush, 22 Pop, Short Form
6 sheep
3 wood (first wood vill makes lumber camp)
First boar
Loom
2 vills to berries (make mill on berries)
Second Boar
3 vills to berries
2 vills under tc (make 2 farms with wounded vills)
3 vills to wood
Go feudal

In Transition (I.E. while advancing to feudal)

4 more onto wood (from sheep)

Make rax with vill under tc asap

Have second vill near rax as you hit feudal

Make stable

Get double bit axe and horsecollar asap - don’t make more farms until you have horse collar


Note with this build order, the time in feudal should be around 10:10 - 10:20 anything beyond this, and your tc was idle for a while.
Fast Castle (Into Boom)
27 pop with houses

First three vills build 3 houses, have 2 vills build one, one vill builds 2 houses

6 vills onto sheep

Next 4 vills on wood

Send next vill to lure first boar

Get loom when vill is going to lure boar

Send next 2 vills to berries; make a mill on the berries

Get second boar

Send 2 vills to wood (total of 6)


Send 1 vills to berries ont he way make house

Send 2 more to berries(total of 5)

While making berry vills make 5 farms

1 to wood

Make house

3 to gold

1 to wood

1 onto a farm

Go Feudal



In Transition (Dark Age to Feudal)

build 1 more farm for total of 7 – have three vills under tc eating sheep

when you hit feudal

make 2 vills in tc - they go onto wood

have the 3 vills formerly on sheep make market blacksmith –

2 on the market

1 on the blacksmith

Go Castle Age

Get double bit axe and horse collar while advancing

Castle Age Brief

Three vill on gold make TC on main gold

5 Vills from berries make tc on wood or wood stone when possible.

Get wheelbarrow at gold tc

All vills to wood, make farms as you have wood

After wheelbarrow finishes buy 100 stone, start hand cart, get first gold upgrade

Make 4th tc 21 -22 minutes make on a secondary gold (Ideally)

As fourth tc goes up have tc near main gold send all vills to gold as well as fourth tc when finished.

24 minutes make uni and monastery

25-26 minutes click imp. Should have around 80 population.
Drush Fast Castle
(31 pop no houses)

6 sheep

4 wood

First Boar

Loom

2 Berries

Second Boar

2 berries

Next vill made builds barrax (should be about 6 30)

Next vill mines 10 Gold (goes on food after collecting gold)

2 on wood

2 on berries ( for 6)

Next 6 vills on stragglers, add farms @60 wood until you have 7-8 farms

Click Feudal at 31 pop (including scout + 3 milita)

In Transition (Dark Age to Feudal)


Take 4 vills from sheep under tc put them on gold as soon as you click up

Send another 2 onto wood ( 8 total)

When in feudal

Make 2 vills both go onto gold

2 vills make military building

1 vill makes blacksmith

Click Castle Age

Get double bit axe and horse collar while advancing

Fletching if doing archers, no upgrades for knights
Drush Flush
28 pop up including Militia + scout

6 sheep

4 wood

First Boar

Loom

2 Berries

Second Boar

2 berries

Next vill made builds barrax (should be about 6 30)

Next vill mines 10 Gold (goes on food after collecting gold)

Rest on food under tc.

Make 2 -3 farms with injured vills as u get the wood.

Click up 28 population

Keep militia alive

In Transition (Dark Age to Feudal)

4 vills to gold

8 to wood ( 12 total)

2 onto berries

make more milita if you have extra food and original milita still alive + can do damage

In Feudal

Get man at arms (if milita still alive),

Double bit axe and horsecollar when you can.

You should enter feudal age about 11: 30
Galley Rush
Basic Galley Rush 25 pop with loom.

Dark Age

6 sheep

4 wood

1st boar

1 wood

dock

2nd boar

rest on food

start making fishing ships as soon as the dock is built

at 25 population click up (assuming all ships are made - so if 24 population with three fishing ships click up)


While Advancing to Feudal
3 villagers to gold

2 villagers make 2 more docks for a total of three and houses as needed

rest onto wood, leave wto on food if you have no big fish

When in feudal

immediate double bit axe

send 4 new vills to gold for 7

then a mill and new vills onto berries

continuously make gallies, get fletching when you can, add a foutrth dock as nessesary.

In Caslte Age


make more dock make tcs get ballistics asap

More Advanced

Don't use loom use your scout to lure at least one boar.
Outro
As I said this is in no way comperhensive, generally used for Arabia 1v1.

I have no intention of doing a Kts rush build order,
1) it is easy to find
2) it varies to great degree and I have yet to find one I like

If you need other build orders but cannot find them. Search AoCzone.

Hope this helps.

Sorry it is a wall of text.
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12 Comments
kainianer Jan 4 @ 12:22pm 
read this carefully.. it'll help you a lot!
Milo Djete Jan 10, 2017 @ 2:00pm 
nice, thank you for writing this :D
Fritz X Dec 24, 2016 @ 4:12pm 
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koopatroopa_3 Nov 4, 2016 @ 6:56pm 
good
Dobbs351 Oct 31, 2016 @ 1:06am 
Good build orders for newer players, but it is possible to do a boom build with instant planting 4th tc and make vills from all :)
Scout rush can also be done in 21 pop.
Masinko  [author] Oct 21, 2016 @ 2:11pm 
@envanesmense - my immoral a level up.
Bambi Oct 20, 2016 @ 10:51am 
"for newer players to use and follow." RIP what is 'LOOM' ? =(
koopatroopa_3 Sep 27, 2016 @ 4:56pm 
yes,nice.
xGrogo May 18, 2016 @ 3:01pm 
nicely done sir. very comprehensive.
PRACTICAL ROOK ENDGAMES May 3, 2016 @ 12:11am 
This guide is very very well written! No wondering why it's so good, it's because you're going in the military! You must be smart lol.