"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 points).
Unlike the Factory however, 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 and this will not increase when aging up further. Therefore, it is recommended to build the Porcelain Tower to advance into the Imperial Age.
|3 food||4.5 food||6 food||6.5 food|
|2.5 wood||4 wood||5.5 wood||6 wood|
|2.5 coin||4 coin||5.5 coin||6 coin|
Further statistics Edit
As the Porcelain Tower can only be built by the Chinese, only improvements available to them (including native improvements) are listed here.
|Building strengths and weaknesses|
|Hit points||Flying Buttress (+20%)|
Home City Cards Edit
As the Porcelain Tower is exclusive to the Chinese, only other civilizations' TEAM cards that affects them are listed here.
|Click for a list of Home City Card related to the Porcelain Tower|
Green: TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team
- The Porcelain Tower is the only wonder that does not ship any units and/or resources when built.
"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