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Abun. Heals injured units from range and during battle. May be tasked to gather at a Mountain Monastery.
—In-game description

The Abun is a healer Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition - The African Royals that is unique to the Ethiopians and can be trained at the Mountain Monastery once the Commerce Age is researched. It can gather coin from Mountain Monasteries and, unlike other healers, can heal allied units even when the ally or the Abun is in combat.

Further statistics[]

As Abuns are unique to the Ethiopians, only technologies that they have access to are shown in the following table:

Home City Cards[]

As Abuns are unique to the Ethiopians, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards that affects them are shown in the following tables:


Card Description Age
Infinite abun villager.png Trinity Ships 2 Villagers and 1 Abun
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Hc lalibela rock church.png Lalibela Rock Church Mines worked by Mountain Monasteries last 25% longer; Ships 1 Abun and Mountain Monastery Builder
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Ethiopian Home City 3 (3 Abuns).png 3 Abuns Ships 3 Abuns
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Ethiopian Home City 3 (5 Abuns).png 5 Abuns Ships 5 Abuns
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The African Royals[]

  • Abuns gather coin from Mountain Monasteries at a rate of 0.72 coin/sec.

Knights of the Mediterranean[]


The abun, an Ethiopian term for bishop, is an office dating back to Late Antiquity and a testament to Ethiopia's legacy as one of the world's first Christian states. As time went on, the number of external religious influences increased in the forms of interaction with Islamic states and Catholic missionaries, but abuns retained a key role in several societies.


See also[]

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Civilian units in Age of Empires III
AOE3Icon.png Age of Empires III
Settler · Fishing Boat · Priest · Surgeon · Hot Air Balloon · Native Scout · Cree Coureur des Bois · Wagon (Bank · Covered · Factory · Fort · Homestead* · Livestock Pen* · Military* · Outpost · Prospector* (Silver · Gold) · Trading Post)
Flag DutchDE.png DutchEnvoy
Flag FrenchDE.png FrenchCoureur des Bois
Flag GermanDE.png GermansSettler Wagon
Flag OttomanDE.png OttomansImam
Flag SpanishDE.png SpanishMissionary
WarchiefsIcon.png The WarChiefs
Villager · Fishing Boat · Town Travois
Flag AztecDE.png AztecsEagle Scout* · Warrior Priest · Farm Travois · Nobles' Hut Travois · Trading Post Travois · War Hut Travois
Flag IroquoisDE.png HaudenosauneeHealer · Travois
Flag SiouxDE.png LakotaHealer · Farm Travois · Trading Post Travois · War Hut Travois
DynastiesIcon.png The Asian Dynasties
Villager · Fishing Boat · Rickshaw (Castle · Dock · Market · Monastery · Town · Trading Post) · Mongol Scout
Flag ChineseDE.png ChineseBlockhouse Wagon · Village Rickshaw
Flag IndianDE.png IndiansGrove Rickshaw · Sacred Field Rickshaw
Flag JapaneseDE.png JapaneseArsenal · Church · Dojo Rickshaw · Military Rickshaw · Orchard Rickshaw · Rice Paddy Rickshaw · Shrine Wagon
Age3DE Icon.png Definitive Edition
Flag IncanDE.png IncasPriestess · Chasqui · Builder Travois · Farm Travois · Native Embassy Travois · Stronghold Travois · Tambo Travois · War Hut Travois
Flag SwedishDE.png SwedesTorp Wagon
Flag American act3 aoe3de.png United StatesCoal Prospector Wagon · Meeting House Wagon
Revolution.png RevolutionDiamond Prospector Wagon
The African Royals
Villager · Fishing Canoe · Town Center Builder · Berber Nomad · Berber Salt Camel
Flag Ethiopian aoe3de.png EthiopiansAbun
Flag Hausa.png HausaGriot
Knights of the Mediterranean
Flag ItalianDE.png ItaliansArchitect
Flag MalteseDE.png MalteseFixed Gun Wagon
*introduced in the Definitive Edition