Redemption is a technology in Age of Empires II that can be researched at the Monastery. Once researched, it allows Monks and Missionaries to convert enemy siege weapons and most buildings.

All buildings as well as Trebuchets and Battering Rams cannot be converted from a distance, meaning the Monk or Missionary has to stand directly next to the building/unit to convert it. All other siege weapons are convertible from a distance.

Converting buildings takes significantly longer than converting units.

Technology availability
Available Unavailable

Affected buildings[edit | edit source]

Four Monks converting an enemy Watch Tower. The left Monk died trying.

While all siege weapons are convertible, not all buildings are. The following table shows which buildings are convertible and which are not.

Convertibility
Convertible Not convertible

Houseicon.png House
Millicon.png Mill
Marketicon.png Market
Lumbercampicon.png Lumber Camp
Miningcampicon.png Mining Camp
Blacksmithicon.png Blacksmith
Universityicon.png University
Dockicon.png Dock
Barracks-logo.jpg Barracks
Acheryrangeicon.png Archery Range
Stableicon.png Stable
Siegeworkshopicon.png Siege Workshop
Outposticon.png Outpost
Watchtowericon.png Watch Tower
Watchtowericon.png Guard Tower
Watchtowericon.png Keep
Bombardtowericon.png Bombard Tower
Feitoriaicon.png Feitoria
Dockicon.png Harbor

Towncentericon.png Town Center
Farmicon.png Farm*
Fishtrapicon.png Fish Trap*
MonasteryAoe2DE.png Monastery
Castleicon.png Castle
Palisadewallicon.png Palisade Wall
Palisadegateicon.png Palisade Gate
Stonewallicon.png Stone Wall
Gateicon.png Gate
Stonewallicon.png Fortified Wall
Wondericon.png Wonder
Kreposticon.png Krepost

* Idle Farms and Fish Traps however are converted when a Villager or Fishing Ship starts gathering from them.

Civilization bonuses[edit | edit source]

Team bonuses[edit | edit source]

  • A team containing Lithuanians: Researching Redemption is 20% faster.

History[edit | edit source]

The ability of someone fallen from the faith to redeem himself or herself was a powerful act of forgiveness on the part of a religion. Religions that were forgiving and allowed redemption had an advantage over those that did not.
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