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The Relic Cart is an untrainable unit in Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten. It is only available in the scenario Editor.

Unlike regular Relics, Relic Carts do not have to be picked up by a Monk, but can move on their own. The Relic Cart can be captured by any player, similar to its counterpart in Age of Empires, the Artifact, or the Monument. It cannot be stored in a Monastery.

Also, unlike regular Relics, Relic Carts can be damaged such as by towers, and they can be loaded in Transport Ships. When the Relic cart loses all its HP, it should convert to a normal relic, but becomes an uncontrollable gaia relic cart which has random motions. A Relic Cart takes only one damage from all combatant units and buildings per projectile/attack.

Campaign appearances[]

  • Three Relic Carts are captured by enemies in the The Fate of India scenario in the Prithviraj campaign, and can be retrieved and brought to the Buddhist Monks for a reward.
  • A lost Portuguese expedition has a Relic Cart, in Lion of Africa. Finding the expedition and retrieving the Relic Cart is a secondary objective.
  • A Relic Cart makes an appearance in the Sundjata campaign's second scenario, The Sting of the Scorpion, representing Sundjata's baobab stick. Bringing it to enemy camps will cause them to surrender.
  • A Relic Cart appears in The Dai Viet Uprising, on the pirates' island in the east. The Monks in the south corner of the map give an objective to bring it back to their Monastery.
  • Several Relic Carts appear in the first scenario of the Pachacuti campaign, A New Power Arises, where the player is tasked with acquiring three carts and bringing them to a flagged area below the starting town.
  • Two Relic Carts under control of Armagnac forces can be liberated for Parisian Scholars, who will provide John the Fearless with new technologies in return, in The Cleansing of Paris.
  • The Crown Jewels of Sri Lanka (renamed Relic Cart) are located behind a mountain Castle in central Sri Lanka, in Deeds of the Father. Capturing them weakens the enemy forces.
  • A Relic Cart captured by local bandits can be brought back to Monks in Utkala for a reward, in Sacred Waters.
  • Multiple Relic Carts are scattered around the map in Khata'i. Capturing them is the only way for Ismail to restore Qizilbash morale, so that they will fight for him again.
  • Relic Carts are present at the final battle in The Queen in the Panther's Skin, during the initial raids against the Persian cities and prior to the battle itself.


Scenario Editor units in Age of Empires II
AoE2-DLCicon-0 The Age of KingsCobracarDE Cobra Car · GenoeseCrossbowmanIcon-DE Heavy Crossbowman· Heavy swordsman aoe2DE Heavy Swordsman· Junk aoe2DE Junk· King eu aoe2DE King · Town center packed aoe2de Town Center (Packed)"
AoE2-DLCicon-1 The ConquerorsMonkey aoe2DE Furious the Monkey Boy · Horse aoe2DE Horse
AoE2-DLCicon-2 The ForgottenAoE2 DE alfred icon Alfred the Alpaca · Amazonarcher aoe2DE Amazon Archer · Amazonwarrior aoe2DE Amazon Warrior · AoE2DE ingame camel icon Camel · Canoe aoe2DE Canoe · Donkey caravan aoe2DE Donkey · Dragonship aoe2DE Dragon Ship · Eastern swordsman aoe2DE Eastern Swordsman · Flamethrower aoe2de Flamethrower · HeavyPikeman aoe2DE Heavy Pikeman · Centurion aoe2DE Imperial Centurion · AoE2 DE Legionary new icon Imperial Legionary · Norsewarrior aoe2DE Norse Warrior · Penguin aoe2DE Penguin · Queen aoe2DE Queen · Relic cart aoe2DE Relic Cart · Royal janissary aoe2de Royal Janissary
AoE2-DLCicon-3 The African KingdomsAoE2 DE priest icon Priest
AoE2-DLCicon-4 Rise of the RajasSharkatzoricon Sharkatzor"
AoE2-DLCicon-5 The Last KhansMilitiaDE Bandit · Bactrian camel icon Bactrian Camel · Tradecart aoe2DE Cart · Flaming camel icon Flaming Camel (formerly) · Iroquois warrior aoe2DE Iroquois Warrior · Khan aoe2de Khan · Merchant euro aoe2DE Merchant · Hussar aoe2DE Mounted Samurai · Ninja aoe2DE Ninja · Ox cart aoe2DE Ox Cart · Ox wagon1 aoe2DE Ox Wagon · Photonman aoe2DE Photonman
Dawn of the Dukes icon Dawn of the DukesCrusader knight aoe2de Crusader Knight
AoE2Icon-DynastiesIndia Dynasties of IndiaSogdian Cataphract icon AoE2DE Sogdian Cataphract
AoE2Icon-MountainRoyals The Mountain RoyalsAoE2 Qizilbash icon Qizilbash Warrior
Hidden units
AoE2-DLCicon-0 The Age of KingsShah aoe2DE Boarding Galley · Archer aoe2DE Outlaw · VMDL DE icon VMDL
AoE2-DLCicon-1 The ConquerorsCavalry archer render model Genitour*
AoE2-DLCicon-2 The ForgottenSiegetowericon Siege Tower· Spy icon AoE2DE Spy*
Cheat units
AoE2-DLCicon-0 The Age of KingsCobracarDE Cobra Car · Saboteur aoe2DE Saboteur · VMDL DE icon VMDL
AoE2-DLCicon-1 The ConquerorsMonkey aoe2DE Furious the Monkey Boy · AoE2 DE stormy dog Stormy Dog
AoE2-DLCicon-2 The ForgottenAoE2 DE alfred icon Alfred the Alpaca · Penguin aoe2DE Penguin
AoE2-DLCicon-5 The Last KhansPhotonman aoe2DE Photonman · Sharkatzoricon Sharkatzor
marked with " were previously hidden, marked with * were previously unhidden