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Redemption
Redemption
Availability
Introduced in KingsIcon The Age of Kings
Civilization See table
Age Castle-age-reseach Castle Age
Researched at Monastery-logo Monastery
Research Time 50 seconds
Research Cost
Gold 475
Effect
Effect Monks and Missionaries can convert enemy buildings and siege units

Redemption is a technology in Age of Empires II that can be researched at the Monastery. Once researched, it allows Monks and Missionaries to convert enemy siege weapons and most buildings.

All buildings as well as Trebuchets and Battering Rams cannot be converted from the distance, meaning the Monk or Missionary has to stand directly next to the building/unit to convert it. All other siege weapons are convertible from the distance.

Technology availability
Available Unavailable

Affected Buildings Edit

While all siege weapons are convertible, not all buildings are. The following table shows which buildings are convertible and which are not.

Convertibility
Convertible Not convertible

Houseicon House
Millicon Mill
Marketicon Market
Lumbercampicon Lumber Camp
Miningcampicon Mining Camp
Blacksmithicon Blacksmith
Universityicon University
Dockicon Dock
Barracks-logo Barracks
Acheryrangeicon Archery Range
Stableicon Stable
Siegeworkshopicon Siege Workshop
Outposticon Outpost
Watchtowericon Watch Tower
Watchtowericon Guard Tower
Watchtowericon Keep
Bombardtowericon Bombard Tower
Feitoriaicon Feitoria
Dockicon Harbor

Towncentericon Town Center
Farmicon Farm
Fishtrapicon Fish Trap
Monasteryicon Monastery
Castleicon Castle
Palisadewallicon Palisade Wall
Palisadegateicon Palisade Gate
Stonewallicon Stone Wall
Gateicon Gate
Stonewallicon Fortified Wall
Wondericon Wonder

Civilizations Bonuses Edit

  • Aztecs: Redemption gives Monks +5 HP.
  • Burmese: Redemption is 50% cheaper.
  • Chinese: Redemption is 15%/20% cheaper in the Castle/Imperial Age.

History Edit

The ability of someone fallen from the faith to redeem himself or herself was a powerful act of forgiveness on the part of a religion. Religions that were forgiving and allowed redemption had an advantage over those that did not.

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

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