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Block Printing
Blockprinting
Availability
Introduced in KingsIcon The Age of Kings
Civilization See table
Age Imperial-age-research Imperial Age
Researched at Monastery-logo Monastery
Research Time 55 seconds
Research Cost
Gold 200
Effect
Effect Monk and Missionary conversion range +3 and line of sight +3

Block Printing is a technology in Age of Empires II that can be researched at the Monastery once the Imperial Age is reached. Once researched, it increases both the conversion range of Monks and Missionaries by +3 and their Line of Sight.

Technology availability
Available Unavailable

Civilizations Bonuses Edit

  • Aztecs: Block Printing gives Monks +5 HP.
  • Burmese: Block Printing is 50% cheaper.

Changelog Edit

The Forgotten Edit

  • Incas: Cannot research Block Printing.

The African Kingdoms Edit

  • Incas: Block Printing added to the technology tree.

Trivia Edit

  • Despite being a Chinese invention, they do not have access to Block Printing for balancing purposes.

History Edit

Block printing, an old Chinese invention, made possible the printing press, one of the great inventions of the Middle Ages. This made possible the wide dissemination and easy storage of information on an amazing scale that continues to accelerate today. The first book printed was the Christian Bible. The important texts of other religions soon followed.

Monk Technologies
Fervor | Sanctity | Redemption | Atonement | Heresy | Herbal Medicine | Illumination | Faith | Block Printing | Theocracy

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