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This article is about the building in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties. For the building in Age of Empires IV: The Sultans Ascend, see Floating Gate.

Increases the experience point build bounty for training units and constructing buildings and the bounty for defeating enemy units and buildings.
—In-game description

The Torii Gates is a Wonder in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties that is unique to the Japanese and can be built to advance into the next Age. It ships Samurai and a Military Rickshaw (in earlier Ages) when built, and has Kami Worship which increases the experience points earned by the player. They returned in Age of Empires IV: The Sultans Ascend as the Floating Gate.

Shipments[]

Special ability[]

  • Kami worship Kami Worship (passive): Increases XP from unit/building train/build and kill/destroy bounties, and the base XP trickle rate by 60%.

Further statistics[]

As the Torii Gates is unique to the Japanese, only technologies that they have access to are shown in the following table:

Building strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Nothing
Weak vs. Everything, especially siege units, artillery, and Monitors
Improvements
Hit points Flying Buttress Flying Buttress (+20%)
Byzantine legacy Byzantine Legacy (+15%)
Line of Sight Gas Lighting Gas Lighting (+4)
Cost Marriage politics Marriage Politics (-15%)
Comanche Trade Language Comanche Trade Language (-10% coin)
Other Jagiellon legacy Jagiellonian Legacy (units and resources already earned from age-ups are provided again)

Home City Cards[]

As the Torii Gates is unique to the Japanese, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:

Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Torii Gates
Some cards are highlighted with:
Green TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team

All[]

Card Description Age HC level
Team improved buildings TEAM Improved Buildings Buildings get +25% hit points
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
10

Japanese[]

Card Description Age HC level
Spanish Home City 3 (Improved Buildings) Improved Buildings Buildings get +40% hit points
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
10
Advanced wonders Advanced Wonders Wonders get +50% hit points and -25% build time
Age I tech tree aoe3
10
Japanese Home City 5 (47 Ronin) Forty Seven Ronin Turns all villagers and Shrines into Masterless Samurai, Castles into Wokou Ronin, Wonders and Town Centers into Ronin; costs 1,000 food, 1,000 wood, 1,000 coin
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
N/A

Changelog[]

3ADIcon48px The Asian Dynasties[]

  • The Kami Worship special ability increases XP from unit/building train/build and kill/destroy bounties, and the base XP trickle rate by 50%.

Age3DE Icon Definitive Edition[]

  • The Kami Worship special ability increases XP from unit/building train/build and kill/destroy bounties, and the base XP trickle rate by 60%.

History[]

The Torii is a gateway arch that signifies the passage from profane to sacred (unclean to clean). When combined with washing one's hands and mouth with water, passing underneath a torii on the way to visit a shrine is an act of sanctification and purification. People that are in an unclean state are not permitted to approach a Shinto shrine as their uncleanliness would defile the grounds. Some shrines can have multiple torii, but there is usually a "first torii" (ichi no torii) that is larger than the others and stands at the entrance to signify entry into the shrine region. Most often associated with Shinto shrines, torii can also be found at some Buddhist temples.

A torii is formed from two upright posts topped by a horizontal kasagi (cap beam) that extends beyond the uprights on either side; beneath the kasagi is a nuki (horizontal tie beam) which is mortised through the uprights and links them together. There can be some stylistic variations, depending on the overall style of the shrine, as long as it follows the basic form.

The true origin of the torii is unknown. There are many theories, but no single one has gained general acceptance. The word "torii" literally means "where the birds reside." Since birds act as messengers between the spirits and humans in Japanese mythology, it seems appropriate that they should "be" at the boundary between the sacred world of the shrine and the profane world outside.
—In-game history section

Gallery[]

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