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The Dome of the Rock is an unconstructable building in Age of Empires II. It is a decorative structure without actual function in-game that appears only in some campaigns and the Scenario Editor (under the Other tab). The Dome of the Rock is the only building that can regenerate.

Campaign appearances[]

The Dome of the Rock appears in the following campaign scenarios.




  • Before Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, the squared terrain around the Dome was sandy, not transparent like in other buildings.
  • The dome's color is anachronistic, as it was not gilded until 1963 in reality. Previously the dome was covered in black lead.
  • During Crusader rule, the Dome of the Rock was converted into a church, and its shape inspired the round churches built by the Templar Knights in Europe.


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Unconstructable buildings in Age of Empires II
KingsIcon.png The Age of Kings
Bridge · Cathedral · Dome of the Rock · Great Pyramid · Mosque · Pavilion · Pyramid · The Accursed Tower · Sea Gate · Sea Tower · Sea Wall · The Tower of Flies · Trade Workshop · Yurt
ConquerorsIcon.png The Conquerors
ForgottenIcon.png The Forgotten
Amphitheatre · Aqueduct · Arch of Constantine · City Wall · Colosseum · Fire Tower · Fortified Palisade Wall · Fortress · Gol Gumbaz · Poenari Castle · Quimper Cathedral · Temple of Heaven · Wooden Bridge
AfricanIcon.png The African Kingdoms
Barricade · Fence · Granary · Hut · Palace · Fortified Tower · Storage · Tent
RajaIcon.png Rise of the Rajas
Army Tent · Sanchi Stupa
AoE2-DLCicon-5.png The Last Khans (Definitive Edition)
Aachen Cathedral · Chain · City Gate · Dormition Cathedral · Rock Church · Sankore Madrasah · Shrine · Tower of London
AoE2Icon-LordsWest.png Lords of the West
Dawn of the Dukes icon.png Dawn of the Dukes
Pagan Shrine
AoE2Icon-DynastiesIndia.png Dynasties of India
Minaret of Jam