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Hero Berber Sultan. Gains attack and hitpoints from nearby Mercenaries and Outlaws.
—In-game description

The Berber Sultan is a cavalry native hero in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition - The African Royals that is available once Berber Dynasties is researched.


Special abilities[]

  • Musket Attack ability.png Musket Attack (automatically activated when attacking; requires Berber Fantasia): The Berber Sultan fires a single musket shot that does 45 damage (90 against cavalry, artillery, and Coyote Runners; 22.5 against villagers) from a range of 15.
  • Chaos: Causes the target Treasure Guardian and other Guardians in an AOE of 3 around them to attack each other for 5 seconds. 18 range, 90 seconds cooldown.
  • Fealty Aura (passive): Increases the Berber Sultan's hit points and attack for every allied mercenaries and outlaws in an AOE of 32 around him. Each mercenary increases the Sultan's hit points and attack by 6% and 3%, respectively; each outlaw increases the Sultan's hit points and attack by 3% and 1.5%, respectively.


The Berber Sultan is automatically upgraded in every Age up until the Industrial Age.

  • Colonial age up.png +25% hit points and attack
  • Fortress age up.png +30% hit points and attack
  • Industrial age up.png +40% hit points and attack

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Main article: Berbers (Age of Empires III)#In-game dialogue


The Berbers, or Amazigh (meaning "free people") are among the indigenous inhabitants of much of North and Northwest Africa. These diverse regions gave rise to several ways of life: some Amazigh were sedentary agriculturalists or urban residents, while many others were pastoralists. All enjoyed the benefits of living near or on the vibrant trade routes spanning the northern part of the African continent.

By the early modern period, the Ottoman Empire controlled most of the core Amazigh lands either directly or through client kingdoms. The most notable exception was the Saadi Sultanate (1510-1659) in modern-day Morocco, which used a modernized army and shrewd diplomacy to maintain its independence, even defeating a large Portuguese invasion force at Alcacer Quibir in 1578. After their eventual collapse in the 17th century, the Saadis were replaced by the Alaouites, who despite periods of Spanish and French dominion still rule the region today.