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Economic building. Generates resources without the need of villagers. Requires 20 population.
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The Feitoria (Portuguese: "Trading Post") is an economic building in Age of Empires II HD: The African Kingdoms that is unique to the Portuguese and becomes available once the Imperial Age is reached. It generates 1.6 food, 0.7 wood, 1.0 gold, 0.3 stone per second, which is comparable to the efficiency of roughly 9 Villagers in Post-Imperial Age. It generates these resources without the need of Villagers, but takes up 20 population.

The Feitoria can also appear as part of a player's starting base on the map MegaRandom, for every player when it happens.

It generates 1.6 food, 0.7 wood, 1 gold, 0.3 stone per second, or, 96 food, 42 wood, 60 gold, 18 stone per minute. The generation of gold is equivalent to the player having two Relics in the Monastery.

Tactics and placement[]

There is no limit to how many Feitorias a player can build other than the population limit. Players can still build one as long as they have at least one population headroom (queued units will count against this headroom). While it is not seemingly worth the population space (20 Villagers can easily gather more resources per minute than a Feitoria), it is difficult to place a numeric value on the generation of gold and stone. One thing to note, though, is that Villagers die easily to raids, while the Feitoria generally requires siege weapons to destroy quickly.

The Feitoria is most suitable for the late game when resources such as gold and stone become scarce, especially in free-for-all games and 1-vs-1 games, as, in those settings, trading with other players is not an option. Players must be sure to place it in well-defended areas, in order to protect its slow trickle of resources. In the rare event that players deplete the wood on the map (which may happen on island maps), Feitorias are also worth the investment, as they also provide wood.

Another potential tactic is to rush Feitorias. While a Feitoria is less efficient than 20 Villagers, it can be produced much faster and does not require additional Town Centers. As a result, one can quickly reach maximum population and make a push before the opponent has the time to grow their economy to the same level as the player's.

Feitorias can be converted, so Portuguese players must be wary of enemy Monks. However, the Portuguese can research Heresy which will prevent the Feitoria from being used by the enemy once converted. In the event that a player manages to convert a Feitoria, its population space of 20 will be imposed on the new owner.


As Feitorias are unique to the Portuguese, only technologies that are available to them are shown in the following table:

Hit points Masonry aoe2de Masonry (+10%)
ArchitectureDE Architecture (+10%)
Armor Masonry aoe2de Masonry (+1/+1, +3 building armor)
ArchitectureDE Architecture (+1/+1, +3 building armor)
Line of Sight TownWatchDE Town Watch (+4)
TownPatrolDE Town Patrol (+4)
Conversion defense Devotion icon AoE2DE Devotion (+1 min, +1 max)
FaithDE Faith (+4 min, +4 max)
HeresyDE Heresy (die upon getting converted)
Construction speed TreadmillCraneDE Treadmill Crane (+20%)

Team bonuses[]


AoE2-DLCicon-3 The African Kingdoms[]

  • Feitorias cost 250 wood, 250 gold.
  • Feitorias have 5,200 HP.
  • Feitorias generate 0.7 food, 0.7 wood, 0.45 gold, 0.45 stone per second.
  • With patch 4.8, Feitorias cost 250 gold, 250 stone.
  • With patch 4.8, Feitorias generate 0.8 food, 0.8 wood, 0.45 gold, 0.25 stone per second.

AoEIIDE icon Definitive Edition[]

Dawn of the Dukes icon Dawn of the Dukes[]

AoE2Icon-DynastiesIndia Dynasties of India[]

AoE2Icon-ReturnRome Return of Rome[]

AoE2Icon-MountainRoyals The Mountain Royals[]


  • Feitorias take up 5×5 tiles of space, making it the most room-taking buildable building alongside the Wonder.
  • It takes 350 seconds (5.83 minutes) for Feitorias to become net-positive for gold spent on them, and 1,000 seconds (16.67 minutes) for Feitorias to become net-positive for stone.
  • The Feitoria somewhat resembles the appearance of a Commerce/ Fortress Age Town Center of the Portuguese, Spanish and Ottomans (civilizations who share the same architectural style) in Age of Empires III.
    • Both structures have a high tower to the northernmost part and a roof extending from north to west and north to east.
    • Removing the small tower on the west and the wall which extends from the west to south and wall extending from east to south will make the Feitoria look closer to the Portuguese Town Center in Age of Empires III.
  • Feitorias (from the Latin facere, meaning "to make", compare with English "factory") were trading posts built extensively by the Portuguese during the Age of Discovery, which served simultaneously as market, warehouse, and support to the navigation and customs. Portugal's first Feitoria overseas was in Mauritania (West Africa) and, in time, there would be multiple ones, extending all the way to Macau and, of course, on the New World.
    • It is important to note, however, that these sorts of trading posts (or factories, now an obsolete term), with the equivalent definition of Feitoria, were employed a century before by the Hanseatic League, creating a prosperous trading network which extended from London to Novgorod.
  • The Feitoria's mechanic of producing infinite resources over time is often subject of criticism by competitive players as it is mostly not useful for land maps (which are the most played in the game), but being viewed as unbalanced for Islands type maps because of the very limited amount of resources here. This gives players using the Portuguese and spending resources on building multiple Feitorias a huge advantage, especially in naval battles, as they do not need to get map control anymore to get more resources. They can even win games just by that mechanic, being used in at least one game at the Hidden Cup 4 tournament. This is probably the reason why their hit points were nerfed, and in Dynasties of India, the resource speed for wood and gold was switched, as the Portuguese were overpowered in island maps, while much weaker in land maps.
  • The Feitoria's icon is reused for the Ethiopian "Indian Spice Trade" shipment in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition - The African Royals, possibly referring to the close commercial and military ties both countries had in the Red Sea.


Buildings in Age of Empires II
Civilian buildings
EconomicTowncenter aoe2DE Town Center · Dock aoe2de Dock · Fish trap aoe2DE Fish Trap · Mill aoe2de Mill · FarmDE Farm · Market aoe2DE Market · Lumber camp aoe2de Lumber Camp · Mining camp aoe2de Mining Camp · Feitoria aoe2DE Feitoria · Folwark Folwark · Ao2de caravanserai icon Caravanserai · AoE2 MuleCart Mule Cart
ResearchBlacksmith aoe2de Blacksmith · University AoE2 DE University
ReligiousAoE2 FortifiedChurch Fortified Church · MonasteryAoe2DE Monastery
MiscellaneousHouse aoe2DE House · Wonder aoe2DE Wonder
Military buildings
ProductionBarracks aoe2DE Barracks · Archery range aoe2DE Archery Range · Stable aoe2DE Stable · Siege workshop aoe2DE Siege Workshop · Dock aoe2de Dock
Fortified productionCastle aoe2DE Castle · Harbor aoe2de Harbor · Krepost icon updated Krepost · Aoe2-icon-donjon Donjon
TowerTowncenter aoe2DE Town Center · AoE2 FortifiedChurch Fortified Church · Outpost aoe2de Outpost · Watch Tower icon AoE2DE Watch Tower · Guard Tower icon AoE2DE Guard Tower · Keep icon AoE2DE Keep · Bombard tower aoe2DE Bombard Tower
WallPalisade wall aoe2de Palisade Wall · Palisade gate aoe2DE Palisade Gate · Stone wall aoe2de Stone Wall · Gate aoe2de Gate · Fortified wall aoe2de Fortified Wall · Gate aoe2de Fortified Gate
Scenario Editor buildings
AoE2-DLCicon-0 The Age of KingsBridge · MonasteryAoe2DE Cathedral · Wonder aoe2DE Dome of the Rock · Pyramid aoe2DE Great Pyramid · MonasteryAoe2DE Mosque · Pavilion big icon AoE2DE Pavilion · Pyramid aoe2DE Pyramid · Accursed tower aoe2DE The Accursed Tower · Accursed tower aoe2DE The Tower of Flies · Market aoe2DE Trade Workshop · Yurt thatch big aoe2DE Yurt
AoE2-DLCicon-1 The ConquerorsWonder aoe2DE Monument · SeaGateDE Sea Gate · Watch Tower icon AoE2DE Sea Tower · Sea Wall icon AoE2DE Sea Wall
AoE2-DLCicon-2 The ForgottenAmphitheatre aoe2DE Amphitheatre · Aqueduct aoe2DE Aqueduct · Wonder aoe2DE Arch of Constantine · Fortified wall aoe2de City Wall · Amphitheatre aoe2DE Colosseum · Keep icon AoE2DE Fire Tower · Palisade wall aoe2de Fortified Palisade Wall · Castle aoe2DE Fortress · Castle aoe2DE Poenari Castle · Wonder aoe2DE Quimper Cathedral · MonasteryAoe2DE Temple of Heaven · Wooden Bridge
AoE2-DLCicon-3 The African KingdomsBarricade aoe2DE Barricade · Fence aoe2DE Fence · Accursed tower aoe2DE Fortified Tower · 2de granary new icon Granary · Hut small aoe2DE Hut · Wondericon Palace (removed) · Aoe2de storage icon new Storage · Tent small aoe2DE Tent
AoE2-DLCicon-4 Rise of the RajasTent army small aoe2DE Army Tent · Wonder aoe2DE Gol Gumbaz · Wonder aoe2DE Sanchi Stupa
AoE2-DLCicon-5 The Last KhansWonder aoe2DE Aachen Cathedral · Chain aoe2DE Chain · Gate aoe2de City Gate · Wonder aoe2DE Dormition Cathedral · Wonder aoe2DE Rock Church · Wonder aoe2DE Sankore Madrasah · MonasteryAoe2DE Shrine · Wonder aoe2DE Tower of London
Dawn of the Dukes icon Dawn of the DukesAoe2de pagan shrine icon Pagan Shrine
AoE2Icon-DynastiesIndia Dynasties of IndiaWonder aoe2DE Minaret of Jam