Relics are golden objects that you will find scattered across the map in Age of Empires 4. These provide bonuses if captured. In this Age of Empires 4 guide, we are going to go over how these relics work and how you can use them.
Using Relics In Age Of Empires 4
Once you have found a relic, you can pick it up and bring it back to your monastery. This can only be done by a religious unit. Civilizations such as English, French, and Chinese can only produce these units once they can build Monasteries in Age 3. Other civilizations can get access to religious units much quicker.
Once you have produced a religious unit, you need to make it walk to the relic and then pick it up. Then you need to have the unit carry over the relic to your monastery or other religious building depending on the civilization that you have selected.
Once the relic has been deposited, it is going to earn you gold every minute. The more relics you have the more gold you get every minute. You can use tech upgrades that will allow relics to earn you other resources as well. The number of relics that you can find depends on the size of the map. Larger maps are going to have more relics for you to collect but enemies will want to get them to. So you want to build your religious units as fast as possible in order to be able to pick up the relics before the enemy.
Religious units can convert enemy units to your side. This has a cooldown and the conversion only takes place a single unit at a time. This changes if your religious unit is holding a relic. If your religious unit is holding a relic then it can convert enemy units in mass. This does take a while and it is not instantaneous, so do keep that in mind.
This is how you can use relics in Age of Empires 4. If you are interested in learning more about the game then you can check out our guide on how you can get a wonder victory. You can also check out our beginner’s guide for some useful tips and tricks.