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This article is about the building in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition - The African Royals. For buildings in other games in the series, see Palace.

Powerful, defensive building that can also train units.
—In-game description

The Palace is a military/defensive building in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition - The African Royals that is unique to African civilizations and can be built once the Commerce Age is reached. It combines the functions of Asian Castles and European Taverns, in which it acts as a defensive building that trains artillery and mercenaries.



For the available mercenaries, see Mercenaries (Age of Empires III).
Age Unit Cost Pop. Civ.
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Levied gunner portrait aoe3de.png Levied Gunner 90 influence 1
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Maigadi aoe3de portrait.png Maigadi 200 influence
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Falconet aoe3de.png Falconet 500 influence 5
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Culverin icon aoe3de.png Culverin 4
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Mortar de.png Mortar 450 influence
Sebastopol mortar portrait aoe3de.png Sebastopol Mortar 1,000 influence 8
The Falconet, Culverin, and Mortar requires Imported Cannons to be trained at Palaces.


Age Technology Cost Effect
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Imported Cannons.png Imported Cannons 300 influence Falconets, Culverins, and Mortars available at Palace for influence

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Building strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Most ground units, ships
Weak vs. Artillery, especially Rockets and Great Bombards, Siege units
Hit points Flying Buttress.png Flying Buttress (+20%)
Construction cost Cree Textile Craftsmanship.png Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-25% wood)
Tupi Forest Burning.png Tupi Forest Burning (-20% wood)

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A quintessential symbol of royal power, a palace served as a residence, a fortification, and a site where diplomacy would be conducted. Palaces allowed their residents to exert considerable influence into the surrounding region, and in many instances rulers deemed it prudent to establish several throughout their domain, allowing them to shift their focus to where it was needed most.

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