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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[]

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.

Convertible Not convertible

Houseicon.png House
Millicon.png Mill
Market aoe2DE.png Market
Lumbercampicon.png Lumber Camp
Miningcampicon.png Mining Camp
Blacksmithicon.png Blacksmith
Universityicon.png University
Dock aoe2de.png Dock
Barracks-logo.jpg Barracks
Archery range aoe2DE.png Archery Range
Stable aoe2DE.png Stable
Siegeworkshopicon.png Siege Workshop
Outposticon.png Outpost
Watchtowericon.png Watch Tower
Watchtowericon.png Guard Tower
Watchtowericon.png Keep
Bombardtowericon.png Bombard Tower
Aoe2-icon-donjon.png Donjon
Feitoriaicon.png Feitoria
Harbor aoe2de.png Harbor

Towncenter aoe2DE.png Town Center
Farmicon.png Farm*
Fishtrapicon.png Fish Trap*
MonasteryAoe2DE.png Monastery
Castle aoe2DE.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[]

Team bonuses[]

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


The Age of Kings[]

Definitive Edition[]


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.