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Ships powerful Papal allies and boosts nearby building construction speed. Also provides town improvements and trickles XP.
—In-game description

The Basilica is a building in Age of Empires III that ships powerful Papal allies and boosts nearby building construction speed. It can only be built by the Italians.

Overview[]

The Basilica enables Papal military units, increases the speed of nearby building construction and generates 1 XP per second.

Further statistics[]

As the Basilica is unique to the Italians, only technologies that have access to are shown in the following table:

Home City Cards[]

As the Basilica is unique to the Italians, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:

Indians[]

Card Description Age HC level
Team improved buildings.png TEAM Improved Buildings Buildings get +25% hit points
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10

Italians[]

Card Description Age
Italian Home City 3 (Uffizi).png Uffizi Ships 1 Basilica Wagon and Lombards now trickle 0.5 XP for each invested resource; different resources do not stack the trickle
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Italian Home City 3 (Papal Arsenal).png Papal Arsenal Basilica shipments arrive 33% faster; Papal Bombards get the 'Holy Fire' action, Papal Guards get the 'Pistol Attack' action, Papal Lancers get the 'Lance Charge' action and Papal Zouaves get the 'Carbine Attack' action
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Spanish Home City 3 (Improved Buildings).png Advanced Buildings Buildings get +40% hit points
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Spanish Home City 3 (Royal Decree).png Statuto Albertino Provides the Basilica with Carabinieri, Risorgimento, and Papacy technologies
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Technologies[]

Age Technology Cost Effect
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Bastion.png Bastion 400 wood,
600 coin
Upgrades Walls into Bastions with +400% hit points

Build time increased by 50%

Unction.png Mission Fervor 125 food, 125 wood Imams, Priests, Healers, Missionaries, Surgeons, and Warrior Priests get +35% hit points and +15% speed
Town Watch.png Town Watch 200 food All units get +2 LOS
Gas Lighting.png Gas Lighting 100 food All buildings get +4 LOS
Merchantilism.png Mercantilism 1,500 coin Gives 2,000 XP
Standing Army.png Standing Army 350 coin Infantry train time -25%
Mass Cavalry.png Mass Cavalry 750 coin Cavalry train time -35%
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Papacy.png Papacy Free Basilica build limit +1 but construction time increased by 100%; Requires Statuto Albertino Home City Card
Risorgimento.png Risorgimento 750 food, 750 wood, 750 coin Ships 15 Revolutionaries, Ships 1 additional Revolutionary for each settler you have lost so far this game (up to a maximum of 35 extra); Requires Statuto Albertino Home City Card
Carabinieri.png Carabinieri 2000 wood Ships 10 Veteran Carabinieri (Carbine Cavalry). Ranged Cavalry get 10% ranged attack speed and get trained 10% faster; Requires Statuto Albertino Home City Card

Trivia[]

History[]

Basilicas have their origin in Roman antiquity, where they served as public buildings. However, with the rise of Christianity, they became gradually repurposed as religious structures. By the early modern period, a basilica was a grand, lavish building with a primarily religious function, such as St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican of Rome. Basilicas are denoted by the umbraculum, a papal symbol, and enjoy additional privileges and ceremonial status compared to churches.

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