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This article is about the building in Age of Empires II. For the building in Age of Empires, see Trade Workshop (Age of Empires).

The Trade Workshop are three separate but cosmetically identical buildings in Age of Empires II.

The Trade Workshop was previously an unused building that was only available in the Scenario Editor.

Unit 110 (original building)[]

This Trade Workshop served only decorative purposes in the retail release. Its original purpose was to function as a building where players could assign Villagers to produce "Trade Goods" or "Luxury Goods" which were to be used as a currency for Trade Carts and Trade Cogs, to be traded in for gold. The goods could also be sold for gold, but would require more (yet gleam more). This use was cut in the final release of the game.

Although originally scrapped from the final game, remnants of its code appeared in the Scenario Editor and its gameplay icon resembles the one of the Market. While originally mostly used for decorative purposes as it has no function, it has been used in various scenarios as some sort of objective.

Since it has only 2 base pierce armor, which is not increased by age upgrades, it is very vulnerable to archers, unlike other buildings.

If made available, the Donkey is trainable at this Trade Workshop. However, the Donkey still uses other Markets to collect gold, and drops off gold at the player's Market, not the Trade Workshop.

Campaign appearances[]

The Trade Workshop appears in the following campaign scenarios.

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CampaignIcon-JoanDE Joan of Arc
CampaignIcon-KhanDE Genghis Khan
  • The Horde Rides West: Khwarazm has a Trade Workshop outside their western walls.
  • The Promise: The Polish have a Market building physically overlapping a Trade Workshop.
CampaignIcon-SaladinDE Saladin
  • Lord of Arabia: Reynald's Pirates has a Trade Workshop at the tip of the Sinai Peninsula.
CampaignIcon-BarbarossaDE Barbarossa
CampaignIcon-AttilaDE Attila the Hun
CampaignIcon-DraculaDE Vlad Dracula
  • The Dragon Spreads His Wings: A Trade Workshop is present inside the eastern Wallachian fort.
  • The Return of the Dragon: Two Trade Workshops physically overlap Markets, one in a southern local village east of the Ottoman camp, and another one in a western local village east of the Danesti base. A third Trade Workshop is present in the central local village, which produces Hand Cannoneers.
  • The Breath of the Dragon: Orsova has a Trade Workshop in the northern reaches of its territory.
  • The Moon Rises: A Trade Workshop is located in the central town controlled by player's forces.
  • The Night Falls: The Wallachia town has a Trade Workshop that overlaps a Market and the craftsman's Trade Workshop overlaps a Blacksmith and Siege Workshop.
CampaignIcon-BariDE Bari
  • Arrival at Bari: Two Trade Workshops belonging to the Emirate of Bari are located inside Bari, close to the Docks.
  • The Onrushing Tide: A Trade Workshop renamed to Lumberyard is located in cyan base in the northwest. There are also two Trade Workshops present in Norman Navy's bases, renamed to dockyards. All of these Workshops need to be destroyed.
CampaignIcon-SforzaDE Sforza
CampaignIcon-PrithvirajDE Prithviraj
CampaignIcon-AlaricDE Alaric
  • The Belly of the Beast: A Trade Workshop is located in Ravenna, next to the Amphitheatre.
  • The Giant Falls: There are two Trade Workshops inside Rome. one in the eastern corner by the walls, at the edge of the map. A second one is along the western coast of the internal river, close to a bridge.
CampaignIcon-FranciscoDE Francisco de Almeida
  • The Old World: The city of Toro contains two Trade Workshops. City of Zamora contains five, one under the Juanistas and four under Isabelistas.
  • Lion of Africa: There are three Trade Workshops in the city of El Araich.
  • Ruins of Empires: There's a Trade Workshop inside Kilwa and another one on the eastern Zanzibar island.
  • Estado da India: There are two Trade Workshops inside Cannanore, one to the north of the starting position, and one to the northeast across the bay, close to the walls.
  • A Son's Blood: Diu(southwest edge of the map), Mamluks(north corner of the map) and the Ottomans(by the Docks) control a Trade Workshop each.
CampaignIcon-TariqIbnZiyadDE Tariq ibn Ziyad
  • Consolidation and Subjugation: There's one Trade Workshop in the cities of Guadalajara, Talavera, Seville and Cordoba each.
  • Divide and Conquer: A Trade Workshop is located next to a Dock in Murcia. Another one is located in the second Asturian base from the south. The final Trade Workshop is located inside Narbonne.
  • Crossing the Pyrenees: Asturias has a Trade Workshop in its fortress in the middle of the map, and in its northern encampment towards the exit.
  • Razzia: Bordeaux and the northern Frankish stronghold contain a Trade Workshop each.
CampaignIcon-SundjataDE Sundjata
  • Djeriba Gold: There's a Trade Workshop north of Djenne's three eastern Markets.
  • The Lion's Den: A Trade Workshop is located in the western corner of the map, in Koumbi Saleh next to a Market.
CampaignIcon-YoditDE Yodit
  • The Right Partner: A Trade Workshop is located inside a Beja Tribe southwest of the Player's port.
  • A Fallen Crown: The Alodian Merchants have a Trade Workshop inside their base.
  • Broken Stelae: A neutral Trade Workshop is located by the northwest stela.
  • Welcome Home: There's a Trade Workshop inside a local village to the southeast. There are also four Trade Workshops inside the city of Aksum.
CampaignIcon-GajahMadaDE Gajah Mada
CampaignIcon-SuryavarmanIDE Suryavarman I
CampaignIcon-BayinnaungDE Bayinnaung
  • The Mandalay Cobra: There's a Trade Workshop inside Pagan. There's also a Trade Worshop under control of Shan in the north, and one more in the east, in Ava.
  • The Royal Peacock: There's a Trade Workshop in Pegu, by the Docks.
  • The White Elephant: The towns of Sukhothai, Chiang Mai and Vientiane have a Trade Workshop each.
  • The Old Tiger: The Portuguese have a Trade Workshop inside their base. There's also a Trade Workshop in central Rakhine and one under Mrauk U's control in the southeast, close to the edge of the map.
CampaignIcon-LeLoiDE Le Loi
  • The Dai Viet Uprising: The Ming Army controls a Trade Workshop by their farms in the northwest.
  • The Battle at Hanoi: The southwestern and eastern local villages contain a Trade Workshop each.
  • Reaching South: Three Trade Workshops renamed to Gunpoder Stores are located in the east inside a Ming Fortress. They need to be captured.
  • The Final Fortress: A Trade Workshop is located in the northeast area, belonging to the Ming.
CampaignIcon-Tamerlane Tamerlane
  • Amir of Transoxiana: Tamerlane starts with a Trade Workshop in the northwest section of his base. There's also a Trade Workshop within Western Chagatai Khanate's citadel.
  • Gurkhan of Persia: A Trade Workshop is present within the main bases of Tokhtamysh, Sahzevar, Herat, Zaranj and Isfahan. A second Trade Workshop belonging to Zaranj is in its trading camp to the southwest of the main base. A Trade Workshop belonging to Tabriz is inside the southwest mountain pass.
  • Harbinger of Destruction: Many Trade Workshops renamed as Storehouse are scattered all over the map, as well as inside the Italian base. Regular Trade Workshops are present inside Kiev and Edigu's base in the west.
  • Sultan of Hindustan: There are three Trade Workshops inside Delhi, one in the eastern village, and one in the southern village.
  • Scourge of the Levant: Armenians have a Trade Workshop close to their Market in the western corner, and Baghdad has a Trade Workshop close to a Market in the southeast of the map.
  • A Titan Amongst Mortals: There are four Trade Workshops inside outlying Ottoman camps around the map. There's also a Trade Workshop in the large southern Ottoman base, in the central Ottoman camp and in the Hospitaller fort.
CampaignIcon-Kotyan Kotyan Khan
  • Blood for Blood: One is located in a Hungarian lumber camp village south of the Danube.
  • A New Home: A Trade Workshop is located inside the eastern Hungarian village with docks, and one more in the southwestern Hungarian village with Lumber Camps.
CampaignIcon-Ivaylo Ivaylo
  • An Unlikely Alliance: A Trade Workshop is present inside a Lithuanian village south of the starting position.
  • Echoes of Heroes: There are two Trade Workshops inside the city of Devnya.
  • Where the One-Eyed Man is King: A Trade Workshop is present inside a Bulgarian fort in the northwest. There's also a Trade Workshop by the southwest Italian Feitoria, as well as two Trade Workshops inside Polish held Kiev, one in the southeast by the Docks, and one close to their Wonder.
CampaignIcon-Pachacuti Pachacuti
  • A New Power Arises: There are two Trade Workshop inside Cuyos and Chanca base each. These can be plundered for resources.
  • The Field of Blood: There's a Trade Workshop inside the Cana base.
Battles of the Forgotten Icon Battles of the Forgotten
  • Scn 14 cyprus normal Cyprus: In the original version of the scenario, there are a total of five Trade Workshops in Messina. In the Definitive Edition version of the scenario, there's a Trade Workshop by Nicosian docks.
  • Scn 10 dos pilas normal Dos Pilas: The cities of Calakmul and Tikal contain three Trade Workshops each.
  • Scn 13 kurikara normal Kurikara: Trade Workshops are present in several camps. One is located by Kurikara's farms. One is present inside each of Taira army's fortified positions along the river. One is present inside the southern and western local villages. Three are present inside Kyoto.
  • Scn 11 york normal York: Each enemy controls two or more Trade Workshops.
  • Scn 16 lake poyang normal Lake Poyang: There's a Trade Workshop in southern corner of Nanchang.
Event Scenarios
  • The Siege: Genoese Galata have a Trade Workshop near the Market. A couple of Trade Workshops are also inside Constantinople's walls.
CampaignIcon-EdwardDE Edward Longshanks
  • Vain Ambition: A Trade Workshop is located by Hereford's Docks. Another one is part of the Inn to the north. A third one is in the northern Welsh settlement overlapping a Siege Workshop.
  • A Man of God: Four Trade Workshops renamed to Supply Depots are located to the north, northeast, east and southeast and can be raided for resources. Crusader-held Limassol and Ilkanate's base have a regular Trade Workshop each.
  • Of Castles and Kings: There are Two Trade Workshops in the area with Welsh Army's Town Centers and peasants.
  • Toom Tabard: There's a Trade Workshop by Berwick's ports, and one more in the northern section of the Scottish Army's base.
  • Hammer of the Scots: A Trade Workshop is in close proximity to the English workers at the start. There's also one in William Wallace's base to the south, and one in Robert the Bruce's base in a similar position to the previous scenario.
CampaignIcon-DukesDE The Grand Dukes of the West
  • A Kingdom Divided: Trade Workshops can be pillaged for resources and to stop gunpowder unit production. Northwest, southeast and central villages have one each, while the southwest village has two. Two Trade Workshops serve as Gunpowder Stores, to the northeast and southwest of Liège.
  • The Cleansing of Paris: There are a lot of Trade Workshops in the city of Paris. There's also a Trade Workshop in the southernmost local village.
  • Unholy Marriage: Two Trade Workshops overlapping a Market are present within Namur.
  • The Hook and Cod Wars: The English control several Trade Workshops renamed to Lumberyards in Englad. Destroying them is a secondary objective. Another Trade Workshop is present within the Dutch fishing village in the west.
CampaignIcon-HautevillesDE The Hautevilles
  • Guiscard Arrives: Normans, Lombards and Byzantines control a Trade Workshop each. In every case, it is located inside or near the same city that contains a castle.
Algirdas icon Algirdas and Kestutis
  • Family Affairs: Southwestern village, and village northeast of Vilnius contain a Trade Workshop each.
  • No Man's Land: There's a Trade Workshop inside Kursk.
  • The Tatar Yoke: There's a Trade Workshop in Smolensk. Another two Trade Workshops are located in the western Golden Horde base, obscured by a Castle.
  • A Worthy Opponent: Several Trade Workshops renamed to Food Storages are distributed across Moscow and need to be destroyed. A regular Trade Workshop is located inside Ryazan.
32 jadwiga normal Jadwiga
  • The Matter of the Crown: There's a Trade Workshop inside Krakow, and inside the southern and northeastern local villages.
  • Star of the Poles: There's a Trade Workshop inside Lviv, and another one in the center of Halych. There's also one directly north of Halych, across the river.
  • Duel of the Dukes: The middle of the three towns that start out under Vytautas' control contains a Trade Workshop.
  • The Siege of Vilnius: There are four Trade Workshops inside Vilnius. Another Trade Workshop is to the southwest of the Teuton Marauders, next to Gisela.
  • Vytautas' Crusade: There is a Trade Workshop inside each of the local Ruthenian villages controlled by the Tatars. There's also a Trade Workshop inside Cherkasy, held by Poland-Lithuania.
  • The Fruits of Her Labor: There's a Trade Workshop inside each of the local Prussian villages. There's also one inside the western Teuton stronghold. They can be raided for resources.
Jan Zizka icon Jan Zizka
  • The One-Eyed Wanderer: Except for the western and northeastern village, each Bohemian village contains a Trade Workshop. There's also a Rozmberk controlled Trade Workshop in the west.
  • Courage and Coin: The Poles have a Trade Workshop in their base. The Teutonic Order has two Trade Workshops, to the west and southwest, of their western base.The Crusader Knights have a Trade Workshop to the southeast of their base.
  • The Iron Lords: The Iron Lords control four Trade Workshops in the open. Two in the north around Sedlec and two in the west around Pisek. They can destroyed for resources.
  • The Golden City: A Trade Workshop containing an Ox Cart is located to the north and east.
  • The Emperor's Fury: There's a Trade Workshop inside Kutna Hora.
  • Warrior of God: There a Trade Workshop inside Prague's eastern section, between the northern Market and University.
Devapala Icon Devapala
  • Desire: There's a Trade Workshop inside Kannauj. There's another Trade Workshop inside the Rashtrakutas base.
  • Renunciation: There's a Trade Workshop in the northeast section of Multan.
Babur Icon Babur
  • Pearl of the East: There's a Trade Workshop outside Samarkand's northwest walls. There's also a Trade Workshop inside its walls in the northeast.
  • The Last Timurids: There's a Trade Workshop inside Herat. The Elephant Breeder to the southwest also has a Trade Workshop.
  • Into India: Jalandhar and Ludhiana control several Trade Workshops that can be plundered for gold.
  • The Battle of Panipat: Several Trade Workshops renamed to Supply Depots are located on the outskirts of Delhi's base and to the northeast.
  • The Rajputs: There's a Trade Workshop by the local docks in the south.
Rajendra Icon Rajendra
  • Deeds of the Father: Mannaram, as well as western and northwestern local villages, contain a Trade Workshop each.
  • Rising Star: There's a Trade Workshop in the eastern starting area under the Khmer.
  • Slaying the Vritra: Each local village contains a Trade Workshop.
Thoros Icon Thoros II
  • Outlawed: The Seljuk camp to the east contains a Trade Workshop.
  • The Emperor's Revenge: Southeastern and northeastern Armenian villages have Trade Workshops in them.
  • Bloody Crestwaves: Several Cypriot Villages contain Trade Workshops, Nicosia holds a Trade Workshop outside its city, while Limassol has a Trade Workshop outside the city and one within it. Additionally, the Byzantine Shipbuilder's base contains a Trade Workshop.
  • Of Turncoats and Traitors: Seljuks have a Trade Workshop within their base.
Ismail Icon Ismail
  • The Red Hats: A Trade Workshop is present in Farrukh Yasar's eastern resort.
  • Road to Royalty: The Armenians control a Trade Workshop in their town.
  • Alexander Safavi: The Portuguese outpost contains a Trade Workshop.
  • Khata'i: Several Trade Workshops renamed to Treasury are located on the outskirts of Ismail's camp. Losing these will deteriorate Persian economy.
Tamar Icon Tamar
  • Yury's Revenge: The besieged city of Tbilisi has a Trade Workshop in it.
  • Tamar the Builder: Both Saracen and Rum Sultanate's bases have a Trade Workshop in them.
  • The Queen in the Panther's Skin: Trade Workshops renamed to Supply Depots are Tamar's target during the set up for the battle. Raiding them will provide Georgian forces with resources.
VictorsAndVanquished Campaign Icon Victors and Vanquished
  • Scn 35 constantine Constantine XI: Genoese Galata have a Trade Workshop near the Market. A couple of Trade Workshops are also inside Constantinople's walls.
  • Scn 39 drake Drake: The Spanish have Trade Workshops in their settlements on the southern island.
  • Scn 36 fetih Fetih: A Trade Workshop is in the Quartermasters' eastern base. A couple of Trade Workshops are also inside Constantinople's walls.
  • Scn 26 finehair Finehair: Trade Workshops present in Hordaland, and the Danes have two Trade Workshops in the south.
  • Scn 21 gaiseric Gaiseric: Several Trade Workshops are located in the Roman bases.
  • Scn 25 ironside Ironside: Almost everyone have Trade Workshops.
  • Scn 31 komnenos Komnenos: The Enemies of Rome have a Trade Workshop in the city in the eastern corner of the map. A Trade Workshop can be found near the Docks of Fatimids. The Peasants have several Trade Workshops scattered around the center of the map.
  • Scn 34 mstislav Mstislav: Sviatoslav of Novgorod has a Trade Workshop in the north of his base. The fortified city of Vsevolod the Red of Kyiv also has a Trade Workshop.
  • Scn 24 ragnar Ragnar: The Franks have a Trade Workshop in the southern city.
  • Scn 29 seljuk Seljuk: The Buyids have two Trade Workshops in the base south of the Caspian sea, and two more are present in the southern camps. Trade Workshops are present in all the three Ghaznavid cities along the eastern edge of the map.
  • Scn 37 shimazu Shimazu: The Koreans have Trade Workshops near the edge of their island.
  • Scn 33 temujin Temujin: Both XI XIa and Great Jin have a Trade Workshop inside the Stone Walls of their base.
  • Scn 22 vortigern Vortigern: A Trade Workshop in a base towards the southeast of the player's starting base.

Unit 179[]

The purpose of this building is unclear. It appears neither in scenarios, nor in random map scripts. It does not perform any function. It is identical to unit 110 except for its armor, which is 3/7, and work rate, which is the standard unit. As per its internal nomenclature, it is an Imperial Age building, possibly the Imperial Age version of unit 110. The only other point of difference is that it has 10,000 trade goods, an unused resource which the Harbor without Thalassocracy has 600 of.

Unit 1647[]

This Trade Workshop functions similar to a Feitoria, with an added ability to exchange resources like the Market with an exchange fee of 30%. It can be seen as an economic building in the Battle Royale game mode that can be captured if enough of a player's units are near it. It is not available in the Scenario Editor, but can be spawned or made constructible using map scripts.

This Trade Workshop produces resources at 2.25 per second times the resources 242, 243, 244, and 245 as Food, Wood, Stone, and Gold respectively. By default, the value of the resources are 1, 1, 0, and 1 respectively, which means that it does not produce any stone naturally.

In the Aftermath map of the Red Bull Wololo 5 tournament, Trade Workshops can be captured for a trickle of wood, food, and gold (equal to 24 of each resource per minute of in-game time).

Technologies specifically affecting Trade Workshop[]

Comparison to the Feitoria[]

Trade Workshop Feitoria
Hit Points 20000 2700
Armor 3/7 3/10
Food generation 2.25 per second 1.6 per second
Wood generation 2.25 per second 0.7 per second
Gold generation 2.25 per second 1 per second
Stone generation 0 0.3 per second

Trivia[]

  • The instrument played in the Trade Workshop's building sound is also played in the Teutons' civilization tune.
  • Uniquely, if the Trade Workshop was damaged and catches fire, it used the original Age of Empires II fire, rather than the newer HD fire. This is no longer the case in the Definitive Edition, where now it uses the Definitive Edition fire sprites used by other buildings in the game.
  • The Indian Trade Workshop was East Asian style rather than Middle Eastern during the The Forgotten beta.

Gallery[]

Buildings in Age of Empires II
Civilian buildings
EconomicTowncenter aoe2DE Town Center · Dock aoe2de Dock · Fish trap aoe2DE Fish Trap · Mill aoe2de Mill · FarmDE Farm · Market aoe2DE Market · Lumber camp aoe2de Lumber Camp · Mining camp aoe2de Mining Camp · Feitoria aoe2DE Feitoria · Folwark Folwark · Ao2de caravanserai icon Caravanserai · AoE2 MuleCart Mule Cart
ResearchBlacksmith aoe2de Blacksmith · University AoE2 DE University
ReligiousAoE2 FortifiedChurch Fortified Church · MonasteryAoe2DE Monastery
MiscellaneousHouse aoe2DE House · Wonder aoe2DE Wonder
Military buildings
ProductionBarracks aoe2DE Barracks · Archery range aoe2DE Archery Range · Stable aoe2DE Stable · Siege workshop aoe2DE Siege Workshop · Dock aoe2de Dock
Fortified productionCastle aoe2DE Castle · Harbor aoe2de Harbor · Krepost icon updated Krepost · Aoe2-icon-donjon Donjon
TowerTowncenter aoe2DE Town Center · AoE2 FortifiedChurch Fortified Church · Outpost aoe2de Outpost · Watch Tower icon AoE2DE Watch Tower · Guard Tower icon AoE2DE Guard Tower · Keep icon AoE2DE Keep · Bombard tower aoe2DE Bombard Tower
WallPalisade wall aoe2de Palisade Wall · Palisade gate aoe2DE Palisade Gate · Stone wall aoe2de Stone Wall · Gate aoe2de Gate · Fortified wall aoe2de Fortified Wall · Gate aoe2de Fortified Gate
Scenario Editor buildings
AoE2-DLCicon-0 The Age of KingsBridge · MonasteryAoe2DE Cathedral · Wonder aoe2DE Dome of the Rock · Pyramid aoe2DE Great Pyramid · MonasteryAoe2DE Mosque · Pavilion big icon AoE2DE Pavilion · Pyramid aoe2DE Pyramid · Accursed tower aoe2DE The Accursed Tower · Accursed tower aoe2DE The Tower of Flies · Market aoe2DE Trade Workshop · Yurt thatch big aoe2DE Yurt
AoE2-DLCicon-1 The ConquerorsWonder aoe2DE Monument · SeaGateDE Sea Gate · Watch Tower icon AoE2DE Sea Tower · Sea Wall icon AoE2DE Sea Wall
AoE2-DLCicon-2 The ForgottenAmphitheatre aoe2DE Amphitheatre · Aqueduct aoe2DE Aqueduct · Wonder aoe2DE Arch of Constantine · Fortified wall aoe2de City Wall · Amphitheatre aoe2DE Colosseum · Keep icon AoE2DE Fire Tower · Palisade wall aoe2de Fortified Palisade Wall · Castle aoe2DE Fortress · Castle aoe2DE Poenari Castle · Wonder aoe2DE Quimper Cathedral · MonasteryAoe2DE Temple of Heaven · Wooden Bridge
AoE2-DLCicon-3 The African KingdomsBarricade aoe2DE Barricade · Fence aoe2DE Fence · Accursed tower aoe2DE Fortified Tower · 2de granary new icon Granary · Hut small aoe2DE Hut · Wondericon Palace (removed) · Aoe2de storage icon new Storage · Tent small aoe2DE Tent
AoE2-DLCicon-4 Rise of the RajasTent army small aoe2DE Army Tent · Wonder aoe2DE Gol Gumbaz · Wonder aoe2DE Sanchi Stupa
AoE2-DLCicon-5 The Last KhansWonder aoe2DE Aachen Cathedral · Chain aoe2DE Chain · Gate aoe2de City Gate · Wonder aoe2DE Dormition Cathedral · Wonder aoe2DE Rock Church · Wonder aoe2DE Sankore Madrasah · MonasteryAoe2DE Shrine · Wonder aoe2DE Tower of London
Dawn of the Dukes icon Dawn of the DukesAoe2de pagan shrine icon Pagan Shrine
AoE2Icon-DynastiesIndia Dynasties of IndiaWonder aoe2DE Minaret of Jam
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