The might of the Holy Roman Empire lies in developing a strong economy early on and then being able to train military units faster than other civilizations. In this Age of Empires 4 guide, we are going to go over the Holy Roman Empire civilization and include bonuses, unique units, perks, and landmarks.
Age Of Empires 4 Holy Roman Empire Civilization
The Holy Roman Empire has access to the Prelate from the Dark Age. This is a unit that can be used to build a focused economy. The Prelate increases villager efficiency and gathering rates. Prelates can also garrison relics into different buildings in order to increase their strength. Prelates can also be upgraded in order to boost the combat capabilities of military units.
The Holy Roman Empire gets discounted cannons and springalds for towers and keeps. The Landsknecht is a unit unique to the Holy Roman Empire. This is an infantry unit that can deal area of effect damage. One of the bonuses of the Holy Roman Empire is the ability to repair buildings over time as long as they are inside the town center’s area of influence.
The following are the landmark buildings of the Holy Roman Empire across the ages:
|Creates a large inspired area when a Prelate is garrisoned inside.
|Acts like a Blacksmith. Technology researched here costs -25% less.
|Produces Lansknechte, Spearmen and Men-at-Arms 5x faster.
|Relics placed within the Regnitz Cathedral generate 200% gold every minute. Stacks up to 3 times.
|Acts as a keep. Reduces damage to buildings within its influence range.
|Palace of Swabia
|Acts as a Town Center. Produces villagers +75% faster and -75% cheaper.
Best Holy Roman Empire Landmarks to Build in Age of Empires 4
The Holy Roman Empire in Age of Empires 4 boasts several exceptional landmarks that not only enrich gameplay but also provide significant strategic advantages. In this article, we will explore three of the best Holy Roman Empire landmarks: the Aachen Chapel, Regnitz Cathedral, and Elzbach Palace.
The Aachen Chapel is a Feudal Age religious landmark that plays a crucial role both early on and later in the game. When a Prelate is garrisoned, the Aachen Chapel inspires units within a large radius, potentially buffing over 30 villagers in their tasks. This unique ability makes the Aachen Chapel an essential component of your strategy, and it is recommended to place it close to your gathering villagers for optimal efficiency.
Advancing the Holy Roman Empire to the Castle Age, the Regnitz Cathedral is another powerful religious landmark. Its buffs to gold production enable the Holy Roman Empire to compete economically with even the French Civilization. Each relic placed inside the Regnitz Cathedral generates up to 200% gold every minute, with the capacity to hold up to three relics. When combined with the buffs provided by the Prelate, approximately 900 gold per minute can be produced at peak efficiency, making the Regnitz Cathedral one of the best landmarks in Age of Empires 4.
The Elzbach Palace is a defensive landmark that brings the Holy Roman Empire to the Imperial Age. Acting as a keep with a 50% health bonus, the Elzbach Palace ensures that all buildings within its influence take 33% less damage. This defensive advantage complements the Holy Roman Empire’s natural Influence bonus, which grants all buildings within the Influence of a town center or keep the emergency repair ability. This synergy makes the Elzbach Palace a formidable defensive asset for the Holy Roman Empire.
This is what you need to know about the Holy Roman Empire in Age of Empires 4. If you are interested in learning more then you can check out our guide on the Rus civilization. For more content related to the game, check out our Age of Empires 4 guides hub.