Introduced in ForgottenIcon The Forgotten
Civilization ForgottenIcon Slavs
Age Castle-age-reseach Castle Age
Researched at Castle-logo Castle
Research time 40 seconds
Research cost
Food 200
Gold 300
Effect Monks +3/+3 armor

Orthodoxy is a technology in Age of Empires II: The Forgotten that is unique to the Slavs and can be researched at the Castle. Once researched, it gives Monks +3/+3 armor.

Strategy Edit

Slavs have almost all Monastery technologies, lacking only Heresy and Faith, so Slavic Monks are above average. With Orthodoxy, the Slavs have one of the best and most durable Monks in the game as Orthodoxy makes them to have armor so they can support the frontlines and resist enemy attacks for a while. That is important because three of the core units of the Slavic army are melee units (Champion, Boyar, and Halberdier) and in many cases they require the support of Monks to become more durable in battle. Ironically, the Slavs have the weakest resistance against enemy Monks, but despite this, Orthodoxy and the Monk support is highly valuable in an offensive situation.

Since Orthodoxy is already available in the Castle Age, the Slavs can also quite effectively perform a Monk rush.

Team bonuses Edit

  • A team containing Berbers: With Kasbah researched, researching Orthodoxy is 25% faster.

History Edit

Orthodox is the form of Christianity maintained by the Greek Orthodox Church and the countries evangelized from it.[1] Christianity was first introduced to East Slavic State of Kievan Rus by Greek missionaries in the 9th century. Eventually, Christianity became the official state religion of Kievan Rus after its prince, Vladimir, was baptized in 988.[2]


  2. Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite. 2008. "Russian Orthodox church". Chicago: Encyclopædia Britannica.