Heals injured units.
—In-game description

The Healer (Medicine Man before the Definitive Edition) is a special unit in Age of Empires III that can be spawned by Haudenosaunee and Lakota through the Holy Ceremony at the Community Plaza. It functions identically to the Priest but has a train limit of 10.

The Aztecs and Incas have Warrior Priests and Priestesses, respectively, instead of Healers.

Home City Cards[edit | edit source]

As the Healer is unique to Haudenosaunee and Lakota, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:

Native[edit | edit source]

The native version of the Medicine Man can be trained at a Trading Post built on a Maya settlement, until The Asian Dynasties. Since The Asian Dynasties, due to a bug, the option to train Native Medicine Men from Trading Posts built in a Maya settlement is missing, being possible to train them only from Native Embassies. They can also be rescued from treasures.

Changelog[edit | edit source]

Age of Empires III[edit | edit source]

  • The unit is named Medicine Man.
  • Native Medicine Men have 200 hit points.

The WarChiefs[edit | edit source]

  • Sioux/Iroquois Medicine Men cost 200 coin (for score calculation purposes), give 20 XP when killed, and cost 1 population.
  • The Sioux Medicine Man uses the same portrait and textures in the Holy Dance button as the Iroquois Medicine Man.

Definitive Edition[edit | edit source]

  • The unit is renamed to Healer.
  • Lakota/Haudenosaunee Healers cost 150 coin (for score calculation purposes), give 15 XP when killed, and cost 0 population.
  • Native Healers have 360 hit points.
  • With update 3552, the Lakota Healer uses his own portrait and textures in the Healers Ceremony button.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • There is an unused portrait and textures for the Sioux Holy Dance button for the Sioux Medicine Man in The WarChiefs. This was corrected in the Definitive Edition, where the Lakota Healer uses its own portrait and specific textures for the Healers Ceremony button (since update 3552).

History[edit | edit source]

Age of Empires III[edit | edit source]

Both "Medicine Man" and "Shaman" refer to Native American healers and spiritual leaders. "Medicine Man" can be misleading, as not all were male and many of their responsibilities had little to do with physical healing. These Shaman were responsible for both the physical and the spiritual health of the people in their tribe.

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See also[edit | edit source]

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