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Two Monks converting an enemy Monk.

Atonement is a technology in Age of Empires II that can be researched at the Monastery. Once researched, it enables Monks and Missionaries to convert enemy Monks and Missionaries.

Technology availability
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Civilization bonuses[]

  • Aztecs: Atonement gives Monks +5 HP.
  • Burmese: Atonement is 50% cheaper.
  • Chinese: Atonement is 15%/20% cheaper in the Castle/Imperial Age.
  • Portuguese: Researching Atonement is 30% faster.

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Definitive Edition[]


Several of the most successful religions reach an atonement, or reconciliation, between their all-powerful god and the common men and women on Earth. This was an important feature that strengthened the faith of believers and attracted converts.