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Panokseon is a technology in Age of Empires II: The Forgotten that is unique to the Koreans and can be researched at the Castle. Once researched, it increases the speed of Turtle Ships by +15%.

In the Definitive Edition, this technology is replaced by Eupseong, which increases the range of Watch Towers, Guard Towers and Keeps by +2.


Turtle Ships had one main problem: Speed. In The Forgotten, Panokseon was introduced and helped rectify that. Galleons can still hit-and-run Turtle Ships, but doing so requires more micromanagement and is less effective. It also helps patch another critical weakness: Monks. Lacking Heresy, Turtle Ships can easily be lost during shoreline bombardment. Panokseon allows them to escape faster, minimizing losses.


The Forgotten[]

  • Panokseon costs 400F/400W.

The African Kingdoms[]

  • Panokseon now costs 300F/300W.

Definitive Edition[]

  • With update 42848, Panokseon has been replaced by Eupseong (Watch Towers, Guard Towers, and Keeps +2 range). The speed increase from 0.9 to 1.035 previously granted by Panokseon was made the base speed of Elite Turtle Ships.


  • Panokseon (Korean: 판옥선 or 板屋船) ("board roofed" or "superstructured" ship) was an oar- and sail-propelled ship that was the main class of warship used by the Korean Joseon Dynasty during the late 16th century. The first ship of this class was constructed in 1555. It was a ship made of sturdy pine wood, and was instrumental in the victories over the numerically superior Japanese Navy during the Imjin War beginning in 1592. Admiral Yi Sunshin (1545–98) of the Joseon navy employed them alongside turtle ships during the war with great success.