Do the Cumans need Bracer? I think as cavalry archer civ they should at least have this tech. It seems rather ridiculous that they do not have it. Granted, the Huns, don’t get the last armor tech for their cavalry archers.
If somehow it makes them OP. Just do some kind of nerf. Or buff them in some other way if they can’t get Bracer.
I don’t think bracer is what holds cumans back.
It’s a complicated thing and it seems, devs also don’t really know what to do with cumans right now.
Looks like you can’t go too far away from the meta line with civs in the current design of aoe2. There are far too many strats to be considered for development of new civs.
I personally think something like a “half” town center in feudal could somehow be balanced, but a whole one is just either insta win or lose.
The way I see it, their problem is their second TC in feudal. That’s the only thing that’s holding them back, not late game bracer.
I just hope devs could find a way to fix that TC without making it OP. When that happens, I bet cumans will be a top 10 -or even top 5- solid civ.