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"Casts the Transcendence ability to heal your units."

In-game description

The Temple of Heaven is a Chinese Wonder in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties. It ships Villagers when built and allows the use of the Transcendence ability to quickly heal all of the player's units, as well as allowing the Shaolin Master to heal friendly units.

Overview Edit

The Temple of Heaven allows Shaolin Master(s) to heal friendly units at a rate of 10 hit points per second with a range of 12.

Abilities Edit

Ability Effect
Transcendence
Transcendence
Heals 1000 hit points to all of the player's units; 216 seconds cooldown

Shipments Edit

Age Shipment
Colonial age up
3 Villagers
Fortress age up
6 Villagers
Industrial age up
10 Villagers
Imperial age up
20 Villagers

Home City Cards Edit

As the Temple of Heaven is exclusive to the Chinese, only other civilizations' TEAM cards that affects them are listed here.

Trivia Edit

  • The Temple of Heaven is based on the real and famous Chinese temple of the same name located in Beijing, China.
  • The Temple of Heaven is featured in all games of the Age of Empires series, including Age of Mythology (introduced in Tale of the Dragon).

History Edit

"The Temple of Heaven was built in 1420 during the Ming Dynasty so Chinese emperors could offer a sacrifice to heaven on the winter solstice, thanking heaven for the previous year's bounty and to petition for favor in the coming year. The temple complex covers almost 3 million square meters and is enclosed within a long wall. Chinese emperors called themselves “The Son of Heaven” and dared not build their own dwelling (the Forbidden City) bigger than a temple dwelling for heaven. The northern portion of the temple complex is semicircular, symbolizing the heavens, and is higher than the southern part, which is square, symbolizing the earth.

The temple complex is an aggregation of many buildings, including The Circular Mound Altar (Yuanqiutan), the Imperial Vault of Heaven (Huangqiongyu) and the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest (Qiniandian), which contains twenty-eight huge posts; the four posts along the inner circle represent four seasons; the twelve posts along the middle circle represent the twelve months; and the twelve posts along the outer circle represent the twelve Shichen (Chinese "hours," each consisting of two Western hours). The roof is covered with black, yellow, and green colored glaze, representing the heavens, the earth, and everything on earth.

Smaller structures include the Three Echo Stones and Echo Wall. A wide bridge called the Vermilion Steps Bridge (Danbiqiao, or "Sacred Way") connects almost all of the buildings. The Chinese believed that the emperor could go to heaven through this bridge; the Yu Route was reserved only for the emperor; the Wang Route on the other side was for princes and high officials.
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Gallery Edit

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