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This article is about the special unit in Age of Empires. For the regular unit in Age of Empires, see Priest (Age of Empires).

The Blind Lame Priest is a hero unit in Age of Empires. It has the same appearance as an ordinary Priest and the same abilities (namely to convert enemies and heal allied units). However:

  • they only have a range of 2
  • they are unable to move
  • they disappear on the fog of war
  • they heal units three times as fast as an upgraded Priest (as fast as with Medicine researched)

Their healing capability is exceptional, as they were introduced in the original Age of Empires, and Medicine was introduced in The Rise of Rome. However, the unit being healed must deliberately stand very adjacent, as the Blind Lame Priest cannot move. They can face another direction if the unit being healed or converted is adjacent or within range, respectively.

Since they are kept behind the fog of war, the player will not get a notification if they are attacked or being killed. However if they are killed, the player can possibly confirm this via the Achievements tab, as they are counted as part of the "Units Lost" under the Military category.

They appeared in The Assassins scenario in the original version of the game.

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