Healers can be garrisoned in the same buildings as Settlers/Villagers, and count as a Settler/Villager when adding to a Town Center's attack. Additionally, Healers cost zero population and players are able to create them even if their population limit has been reached.
The minor native version of the Medicine Man can be trained at a Trading Post built on a Maya settlement. Once the Trading Post is built in a Maya settlement, the Native Medicine Man can also be trained in other Trading Posts built in other minor native settlements. They can also be rescued from treasures.
Since The Asian Dynasties, due to a bug, the option to train Native Medicine Men from Trading Posts built in a Maya and other minor native settlements is missing, being possible to train them only from Native Embassies. This has been fixed in the Definitive Edition.
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.
The Asian Dynasties
Due to a bug, the option to train Native Medicine Men from Trading Posts built in a Maya and other minor native settlements is missing, being possible to train them only from Native Embassies.
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 and can be trained at Trading Posts built in a Maya and other minor native settlements.
With update 3552, the Lakota Healer uses his own portrait and textures in the Healers Ceremony button.
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).
Age of Empires III
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.
Unused Sioux Healer portrait in The WarChiefs
Two Healers: Native (left) and Haudenosaunee (right)
Native Healer stats
Haudenosaunee/Lakota Healer stats
The Healer's healing animation.
Native Healer portrait in the Age of Empires III beta