Generates resources automatically. Configure it to produce different things.
—In-game description

The Porcelain Tower is a wonder in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties that is unique to the Chinese and can be built to advance into the next Age. It generates resources per second which can be set to food, wood, coin, or a combination of all resources (including export and experience).

Resource generation[edit | edit source]

As seen in the following table, the Porcelain Tower's resource generation rate is determined by the Age it was build to advance into. For example, if built in the Colonial Age, the Porcelain Tower generates 3 food per second, which stays the same when the player Ages up further.

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Imperial Age
Food trickle food 4.5 food food 6.5 food
Wood trickle 2.5 wood wood 5.5 wood wood
Coin trickle 2.5 coin coin 5.5 coin coin
Combination trickle 0.6 food,
0.6 wood,
0.6 coin,
0.18 export,
0.18 XP
(2.16 total)
1.25 food,
0.25 export,
0.25 XP
(3.75 total)
1.5 food,
1.1 wood,
1.1 coin,
0.4 export,
0.4 XP
(4.5 total)
1.5 food,
1.5 coin,
0.5 export,
0.5 XP
(6 total)

Further statistics[edit | edit source]

As the Porcelain Tower is unique to the Chinese, only technologies that they have access to are shown in the following table:

Building strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Nothing
Weak vs. Everything
Hit points Flying Buttress.png Flying Buttress (+20%)

Home City Cards[edit | edit source]

As the Porcelain Tower is unique to the Chinese, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Porcelain Tower is the only wonder that does not ship any units and/or resources when built.

History[edit | edit source]

Located on the south bank of the Yangtze River in Nanjing, China, the Porcelain Tower was once considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The people of China called it Bao'ensi, or the "Temple of Gratitude,” but visiting Europeans called it the Porcelain Tower of Nanjing in reference to the tower's porcelain bricks.Rising from an octagonal base were nine stories that reached a final height of 260 feet. Although that height was impressive, what made the tower unforgettable were the brilliant white bricks that faced the tower. These bricks glittered in the sun by day and were illuminated by as many as 140 lamps by night. Colorful stoneware tiles with green, yellow, white, and brown glazes were worked into the porcelain panels to form the images of animals, landscapes, flowers, and bamboo.

The Porcelain Tower and other great temples were destroyed in the year 1900 by an invading Anglo-French force known as the Eight-Power Allied Forces. The tower is currently under reconstruction.
—In-game history section

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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