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This article is about the building in Age of Empires III. For the building in other games of the series, see Mosque.

Trains healers and provides colony improvements and unique improvements.
—In-game description

The Mosque is an economic building in Age of Empires III that is available to the Ottomans and Hausa. Its primary purpose is to contain technologies that improve the Ottomans' automatic Yörük production right from the Exploration Age. It also generates 0.8 XP per second. Secondarily, it also functions as a Church (available to other European civilizations in the Commerce Age), but with the healers named as Imams instead of Priests.

As Ottomans start with a lot of wood and the upgrades are quite powerful, especially in a long game such as Treaty, it can be a good idea to place the Mosque early and obtain the training time upgrades as soon as possible. However, it is not necessary to research the Yörük cap upgrades until the appropriate cap is reached.

Units[]

Age Unit Cost Pop. Limit
Age II tech tree aoe3
Aoe3 imam icon Imam 115 food 1 30
Surgeon icon Surgeon 225 coin
Ottomans muhbir portrait aoe3de Muhbir* 25 food
110 coin
  • The Surgeon requires the "Master Surgeon" Home City Card to be trained at the Mosque.

Technologies[]

Age Technology Cost Effect
Age I tech tree aoe3
Millet System Millet System 75 wood Yörük spawn time -4 seconds
Age II tech tree aoe3
Bastion Bastion 400 wood
600 coin
Upgrades Walls into Bastions with +400% hit points but +50% build time
Unction Mission Fervor 125 food
125 wood
Healing units get +50% hit points, -50% train time, and +50% healing rate
Town Watch Town Watch 150 food All units get +3 Line of Sight
Gas Lighting Gas Lighting 75 food All buildings get +4 Line of Sight
Merchantilism Mercantilism 1,500 coin Gives 2,000 XP
Koprulu Viziers Koprulu Viziers 150 wood Yörük spawn time -6 seconds; requires Millet System
Galata Tower District Galata Tower District 100 coin Yörük train limit +20
Age III tech tree aoe3
Abbasid Market Grand Bazaar 300 wood Yörük spawn time -8 seconds; requires Koprulu Viziers
Topkapi Topkapi 200 wood
200 coin
Yörük train limit +25; requires Galata Tower District
New order infantry New Order Infantry 2,200 wood Ships 20 Nizam Fusiliers; replaces Janissaries from Home City shipments with Nizam Fusiliers; Nizam Fusiliers can be trained at Barracks, Forts, and Galleons in the Industrial Age; requires Palace Intrigue Home City Card
Tufanci Corps Tufanci Corps* 1,000 wood Ships 15 Janissaries; requires Palace Intrigue Home City Card
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
Standing Army Standing Army 350 coin Infantry train time -25%
Mass Cavalry Mass Cavalry 750 coin Cavalry train time -35%
Tanzimat Tanzimat 200 food
200 wood
200 coin
Yörük train limit +29; requires Topkapi
Topcu Corps Topçu Corps 1,700 coin Ships 3 Great Bombards; Great Bombards take -1 population; requires Palace Intrigue Home City Card
Kapikulu Corps Kapikulu Corps 2,500 food Ships 5 Sipahi; heavy cavalry get +10% hand resistance; requires Palace Intrigue Home City Card

Civilization differences[]

  • The Hausa can build one Mosque by allying with the Moroccans to advance into the Commerce Age or higher, which ships a Mosque Wagon capable of building a Mosque. The Hausa Mosque can train Imams and Spies, has Mission Fervor, Town Watch, Gas Lighting, Mercantilism, Standing Army, Mass Cavalry, and City Walls available for cost in influence (see their pages' civilization differences for the exact values).

Further statistics[]

Building strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Nothing
Weak vs. Everything
Improvements
Hit points Flying Buttress Flying Buttress (+20%)
Byzantine legacy Byzantine Legacy (+15%)
Line of Sight Gas Lighting Gas Lighting (+4)
Build time Cree Textile Craftsmanship Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-25%)
Cost Cree Textile Craftsmanship Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-10%)
Tupi Forest Burning Tupi Forest Burning (-20% wood)

Home City Cards[]

Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Mosque
Some cards are highlighted with:
Green TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team

All[]

Card Description Age HC level
Team improved buildings TEAM Improved Buildings Buildings get +40% hit points
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
10

French[]

Card Description Age HC level
French Home City 3 (Cheap Church) TEAM Louvre Gives a trickle of 0.1 XP; Town Watch, Gas Lighting, Standing Army, Mass Cavalry, Medical Science, and Mission Fervor cost -50%; Kebra Nagast, Book of Axum, and Solomonic Dynasty cost -10%
Age I tech tree aoe3
10

Ottomans[]

Card Description Age HC level
French Home City 1 (Master Surgeons) Master Surgeons Surgeons can be trained at the Church, Mosque, Field Hospitals, and Cathedral, and heals 50% faster
Age II tech tree aoe3
10
Spanish Home City 3 (Improved Buildings) Improved Buildings Buildings get +40% hit points
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
10
Ottoman Home City 3 (Mosque Construction) Mosque Construction Millet System, Koprulu Viziers, Grand Bazaar, Galata Tower District, Topkapi, New Order Infantry, Tanzimat, and Topçu Corps cost -50%
Age III tech tree aoe3
1
Spanish Home City 3 (Royal Decree) Palace Intrigue Provides the Mosque with New Order Infantry, Topçu Corps, and Kapikulu Corps* technologies
Age II tech tree aoe3
10

Changelog[]

3Icon48px Age of Empires III[]

  • The Mosque costs 100 wood, generates 0.4 XP per second, and takes 10 seconds to build.

Age3DE Icon Definitive Edition[]

Age3DE Icon The African Royals[]

History[]

A Mosque is a place of worship for people of the Islamic faith. The first Mosque was located in the holy city of Mecca. Followers of Islam, called Muslims, are required to pray five times a day. It is preferable that these prayers be performed in a mosque, but they can be performed anywhere if there is no mosque nearby.
—In-game history section

Trivia[]

  • While the Mosque is often referred to and treated as a distinct building available only to the Ottomans and Hausa, the game's data files reveal that it is actually an ordinary Church with its name changed and a distinct appearance.
    • As a result, the Mosque sometimes incorrectly plays church bell sounds like the regular Church would, rather than adhans or Quran recitals.
  • The Hausa Mosque does not change its design when the player advances into the Industrial Age, unlike the Ottoman Mosque.

Gallery[]

See also[]

Buildings in Age of Empires III
Common
Dock aoe3de Dock · House indian aoe3de House · Livestock pen aoe3de Livestock Pen · Market icon aoe3de Market · Native embassy DE icon Native Embassy · Stables aoe3de Stable · Towncenter aoe3de Town Center · Trading post african aoe3de Trading Post · Wall aoe3de Wall
EuropeansArsenal aoe3de Arsenal · Artillery depot aoe3de Artillery Foundry · Barracks aoe3de Barracks · Capitol aoe3de Capitol · Church aoe3de Church · Plantation aoe3de Estate (formerly Plantation) · Fort aoe3de Fort · Mill aoe3de Mill · Outpost aoe3de Outpost · Tavern icon de Tavern
Native AmericansCommunity plaza aoe3de Community Plaza (formerly Fire Pit) · Corral aoe3de Corral · Plantation aoe3de Estate (formerly Plantation) · Farm aoe3de Farm · Tribal marketplace icon Tribal Marketplace · War hut aoe3de War Hut
AsiansJapan barracks aoe3de Barracks · Japan castle aoe3de Castle · Consulate icon aoe3de Consulate · Monastery aoe3de Monastery · China rice paddy icon aoe3de Rice Paddy · Advanced wonders Wonder
Federal AmericansArsenal aoe3de Arsenal · Artillery depot aoe3de Artillery Foundry · Barracks aoe3de Barracks · Capitol aoe3de Capitol · Plantation aoe3de Estate · Fort aoe3de Fort · Mill aoe3de Mill · Outpost aoe3de Outpost · Saloon aoe3de Saloon
AfricansArsenal aoe3de Arsenal · Field portrait aoe3de Field · Granary portrait aoe3de Granary · Hut portrait aoe3de Hut · Livestock market aoe3de Livestock Market · Palace portrait aoe3de Palace · Port portrait aoe3de Port · War camp aoe3de portrait War Camp · Watch tower aoe3de portrait Watch Tower
Unique
Flag BritishDE BritishHouse aoe3de Manor House
Flag DutchDE DutchBank aoe3de Bank
Flag GermanDE GermansMercenary camp portrait Mercenary Camp
Flag OttomanDE OttomansChurch aoe3de Mosque
Flag RussianDE RussiansBlockhouse aoe3de Blockhouse
Flag AztecDE AztecsNobles aoe3de Nobles' Hut
Flag IroquoisDE HaudenosauneeIro house icon Longhouse · Artillery depot aoe3de Siege Workshop
Flag SiouxDE LakotaTeepee icon DE Teepee
Flag ChineseDE ChineseChinese village aoe3de Village · China waracademy aoe3de War Academy
Flag IndianDE IndiansCaravanseraiDE Caravanserai · MangoGroveDE Mango Grove · SacredFieldDE Sacred Field
Flag JapaneseDE JapaneseCherry orchard portrait aoe3de Cherry Orchard · Dojo aoe3de Dojo · Shrine aoe3de Shrine
Flag IncanDE IncaInca kallanka Kallanka · Inca kancha house Kancha House · Inca stronghold Stronghold · Inca tambo Tambo
Flag SwedishDE SwedesSwedish torp Torp
Flag American act3 aoe3de United StatesMeeting house aoe3de icon Meeting House · State capitol aoe3de icon State Capitol
Flag Ethiopian aoe3de EthiopiansMountain monastery portrait aoe3de Mountain Monastery
Flag Hausa HausaUniversity portrait University
Flag MexicanDE MexicansCathedral portrait Cathedral · Hacienda portrait Hacienda
Flag ItalianDE ItaliansBasilica portrait Basilica · Lombard portrait Lombard
Flag MalteseDE MalteseCommandery portrait Commandery · Depot portrait Depot · Fixed gun portrait aoe3de Fixed Gun · Hospital portrait Hospital
Situational
Aztec temple portrait American Citadel (formerly Maya Castle) · Athos monastery portrait Athos Monastery · Battery tower portrait Battery Tower · Factory aoe3de Factory · Field hospital aoe3de Field Hospital · Regent's Castle aoe3de Regent's Castle
Scenario Editor/campaign only
Cherokee Warhut Portrait Cherokee War Hut · Wall aoe3de Command Post · Fixed gun portrait aoe3de Fixed Gun · Fort Tower icon AoE3DE Fort Tower · Gunpowder Stores icon AoE3DE Gunpowder Stores · Ossuary AoE3DE Ossuary · Fountain Youth Portrait The Fountain of Youth · Tower aoe3de Tower
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