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Revision as of 09:56, May 19, 2019

This article is about the building in Age of Empires III. For the building in Age of Empires II, see Monastery (Age of Empires II). For other similar buildings, see Temple or Church.
"Trains repentant outlaws and mercenaries. Provides Monk improvements."
In-game description

The Monastery is a military building in The Asian Dynasties that is unique to the Asian civilizations (Chinese, Indians, and Japanese) and can be built once the Colonial Age is reached. It is an equivalent of the European Saloon, but also provides technologies to improve Monks.

Outlaws and mercenaries trained at the Monastery are statistically identical to ones trained at the Saloon in most cases, but have the Repentant prefix added before their names (e.g. Repentant Pistolero, Repentant Corsair, etc.).

Units

Main article: Mercenaries (Age of Empires III)

Improvements

Age Improvement Cost Effect
Ages industrial
Atonement
Compunction
400 food,
500 wood
Outlaws get +35% hit points and attack

Chinese

Age Improvement Cost Effect
Ages discovery
Training Forms
Training Forms
100 food,
100 coin
The Shaolin Master gets the Monastic Sangha ability
Ages colonial
The Five Precepts
The Five Precepts
200 food,
200 coin
Disciples get +20% hit points and attack
Ages fortress
Supreme Ultimate Fist
Supreme Ultimate Fist
350 food,
350 wood
The Shaolin Master gets +300% attack and his Roundhouse Kick ability deals +100% damage
Ages industrial
Slow Motion Routines
Slow Motion Routines
500 wood,
500 coin
Increases the Shaolin Master's Critical Strike chance to 40%

Indians

Age Improvement Cost Effect
Ages discovery
White Tiger Training
White Tiger Training
75 food,
75 coin
Brahmins can train Wagner the Pet White Tigers
Ages colonial
Improved Healing
Improved Healing
250 food,
250 coin
Brahmins heal +67% hit points
Ages fortress
Terror Charge
Terror Charge
500 food,
500 coin
Brahmins gets +5% speed and the Terror Charge ability, and elephant train time -20%
Ages industrial
Crushing Force
Crushing Force
500 wood,
500 coin
Increases Brahmins' Stomp chance to 20%

Japanese

Age Improvement Cost Effect
Ages discovery
Reiki
Reiki
200 wood,
100 coin
Ikko-Ikki can heal injured units
Ages colonial
Intonjutsu Stealth
Intonjutsu Stealth
200 wood,
200 coin
Ikko-Ikki can use stealth mode and gets the Dodge ability
Ages fortress
Kyudo
Kyudo
500 wood,
500 coin
Increases the hit point threshold of Ikko-Ikki's Divine Strike ability by 50%
Ages industrial
Kayakujutsu
Kayakujutsu
350 wood,
350 coin
Ikko-Ikki can use the Sabotage ability

Further statistics

As the Monastery can only be built by Asian civilizations, only improvements available to them (including native improvements) are listed here.

Building strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Nothing
Weak vs. Everything
Improvements
Hit points Flying Buttress Flying Buttress (+20%)
Construction cost Cree Textile Craftsmanship Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-25% wood)
Tupi Forest Burning Tupi Forest Burning (-20% wood)

Home City Cards

As the Monastery is exclusive to Asian civilizations, only other civilizations' TEAM cards that affects them are listed here.

History

"“Monastery” derives from the Greek word “monasterion,” and describes a group of people, usually monks or nuns, who live a life apart from the rest of society because of their devotion to a religion and its ascetic principles. This community often shares the common goal of striving to reach spiritual perfection and wisdom, often taking vows of celibacy, poverty, and obedience.

Monasteries were first built in the fourth century BCE to accommodate pilgrims during their annual retreat, or vassa, a period lasting from July to October. The vassa took place during Southeast Asia’s rainy season. The monks, who were typically a migratory group, were expected to remain in a single place out of the weather, and under intense meditation. Early retreats were held in pavilions and parks that had been donated by wealthy benefactors. These vihara, Sanskrit for “refuges,” became popular, and as time passed the custom of permanently residing in communal dwellings became more desirable.

One of the most famous Buddhist monasteries is the Shaolin Monastery, located in the Henan province of China, founded in 495 CE. The edifice is associated specifically with Chan Buddhism and the martial art of Kung Fu. Monastery legend states that the Indian monk Bodhidharma visited the temple in 527 CE. During his time meditating on the mountain overlooking the monastery, Bodhidharma taught himself a form of martial arts to defend against wild animals and bandits. He stayed at the temple for nine years, and before his departure he taught his disciples the skills he had learned, creating the martial arts legend that surrounds the Shaolin monks to this day.
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