The Abbasid Dynasty is one of the civilizations that has been designed for standard play like the English or the French. In this Age of Empires 4 guide, we are going to walk you through everything that you need to know about the Abbasid Dynasty.
The Abbasid Dynasty In Age Of Empires 4
A unique feature of the Abbasid Dynasty is that the civilization does not need to build a new landmark in order to advance to the next age. It only needs to build the House of Wisdom in the Dark Age. In order to advance to the next ages, you need to build different wings in the House of Wisdom. There are different kinds of wings that you can make such as economic, military, culture, and trade. The landmark also provides unique tech upgrades.
Abbasid Dynasty Civilization Bonuses And Unique Units
The Abbasid Dynasty has two unique units, the Camel Archer and Camel Rider. Both of these are faster than regular cavalry and are great against enemy cavalry. They also buff your infantry.
This civilization cannot gather food from boars but it can gather meat from sheep and other animals. Villagers gather berries from berry bushes 25% faster than other civilizations in the game. Infantry units of the civ can make Rams and Siege Towers without researching Siege Engineering.
When you advance through the ages buy building wings for the House of Wisdom, the nearby buildings get plus five fire armor. The civilization can enter a golden age that increases resource gather rate, research times, and production speed. Furthermore, Docks can be built at half the price.
Progressing Through The Ages
When you start the game, you need to train more villagers and have them collect food and wood. You need to build the House of Wisdom as soon as possible. Once you have done that, you need to train some infantry units that are going to protect your settlement.
Once you have enough resources, you will need to build a wing for the House of Wisdom. We recommend going for the economic wing. This will increase your resources and their yields. Once you have researched Fresh Foodstuffs, villagers are going to be trained at half the cost.
During this age, you want to build the culture wing for the House of Wisdom. This will give you access to the Preservation of Knowledge technology, which is going to decrease the cost of technology research by 30%. As you are going to research plenty of technologies, this is going to save you plenty of resources in the long run.
During this age, you also need to strengthen your army and fortifications. You should also build a market and train traders in order to increase your gold income.
During this age, we recommend building the Trade Wing or the Military Wing for the House of Wisdom. The Trade Wing works best on maps with water. It will also boost your gold income if you have plenty of traders. The Military Wing will buff your army and camel units.
Which option you pick depends on the situation that you are in. If you see that your enemy has a force ready to attack you then you should go with the Military Wing.
During this age, the investments that you made in the previous ages are going to pay off. You should build the wing that you have left and continue with your research. If you have access to resources then you can go for a wonder victory. If you can go ahead and destroy the enemy landmarks if you have a strong army.
This is what you need to know about the Abbasid Dynasty in Age of Empires 4. If you are interested in learning more about the game then you can check out our guide on how you should play as the Delhi Sultanate.