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This article is about the unit in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs. For the unit class, see Healer.

Heals injured units.
—In-game description

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

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

Healers can be garrisoned in the same buildings as Settlers/Villagers, and count as 1.2 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.

Further statistics[]

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Nothing
Weak vs. Everything
Improvements
Hit points Unction Mission Fervor (+50%)
French Home City 1 (Master Surgeons) Medical Science (+35%; United States only)
Gadaa System Gadaa System (+5%; Ethiopians only)
Tar kilns Tar Kilns (+5%)
Attack Gadaa System Gadaa System (+5%; Ethiopians only)
Line of Sight Town Watch Town Watch (+3)
Speed French Home City 1 (Master Surgeons) Medical Science (+15%; United States only)
Healing rate Unction Mission Fervor (+50%)
Train time Immigrants Immigrants (-10%)
Cost Mapuche Ad-mapu Mapuche Ad-mapu (-10% coin cost)
Golden liberty Golden Liberty (-5% coin cost)

Home City Cards[]

Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Healer
Some cards are highlighted with:
Green TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team
Red Shipment that can be sent twice
Blue Shipment that arrives fast (5 seconds)

Chinese[]

Card Description Age
Chinese Home City 1 (TEAM Yongle Infrastructure) TEAM Yongle Infrastructure Ships 1 Mongol Scout; infantry, land villagers, healing units, Envoys, and Disciples get +5% speed
Age II tech tree aoe3
Western reforms Western Reforms All units get +8% hit points and attack
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
  • "TEAM Yongle Infrastructure" does not stack with the Inca "TEAM Inca Bridges" card.

Ethiopians[]

Card Description Age
Ignatian spirituality Ignatian Spirituality All units get +5% hit points and regeneration capability even while in combat
Age IV tech tree aoe 3

Haudenosaunee[]

Card Description Age
Iroquois Home City 5 (Tuscarora Support) Tuscarora Support Ships 9 Kanya Horsemen and 2 Healers; costs 1,000 coin
Age III tech tree aoe3

Inca[]

Card Description Age
Inca Home City 2 (TEAM Inca Bridges) TEAM Inca Bridges Ships 1 Chasqui; infantry, land villagers, healing units, and Envoys get +5% speed
Age I tech tree aoe3
  • "TEAM Inca Bridges" does not stack with the Chinese "TEAM Yongle Infrastructure" card.

Indians[]

Card Description Age
Dravidian martial arts Dravidian Martial Arts All units get +15% hand attack; Rajputs get +20% hand attack instead; +1 Hindu Villager
Age II tech tree aoe3
Shivajis tactics TEAM Shivaji's Tactics All units get +5% hit points and attack
Age IV tech tree aoe 3

Lakota[]

Card Description Age
Sioux Home City 5 (Burnt Thigh Support) Burnt Thigh Support Ships 7 Rifle Riders and 2 Healers; costs 1,000 coin
Age III tech tree aoe3

Maltese[]

Card Description Age
Maltese Home City 2 (TEAM Knights of the Round Table) TEAM Knights of the Round Table Ships 1 Hospitaller for each Town Center owned by the player; all units get +2% hit points
Age I tech tree aoe3

Mexicans[]

Card Description Age
Mexican Home City 2 (TEAM Mariachi) TEAM Mariachi For the next 30 seconds, military buildings work 400% faster and units get +10% speed
Age I tech tree aoe3
Federal card colegio de san nicolas Colegio de San Nicolás Ships 500 XP; units get +4 and buildings (except Walls) get +8 Line of Sight; sees what enemies can see for 20 seconds
Age II tech tree aoe3
Federal card national servant National Servant All units get +10% hit points; Padre healing 200% faster
Imperial Age

Native Americans[]

Card Description Age
Iroquois Home City 1 (2 Medicine Men) Lakota Home City 1 (TEAM 2 Healers) TEAM 2 Healers Ships 2 Healers
Age II tech tree aoe3
Haudenosaunee Home City 1 (4 Healers) Lakota Home City 1 (4 Healers) 4 Healers Ships 4 Healers
Age II tech tree aoe3
Haudenosaunee Home City 4 (Medicine Wheels) Medicine Wheels Healers get +35% effectiveness when tasked to the Community Plaza
Age I tech tree aoe3
  • "TEAM 2 Healers", "4 Healers", and "Medicine Wheels" are available to the Haudenosaunee and Lakota.

Russians[]

Card Description Age
Russian Home City 1 (Cheap Priests) TEAM Patriarchy Healing unit cost and train time -50%; Healer, Warrior Priest, and Priestess train time -15% instead
Age II tech tree aoe3

Spanish[]

Card Description Age
Spanish Home City 3 (Inquisition) TEAM Spanish Inquisition Ships 1 Inquisitor; all units get +10 Line of Sight
Age II tech tree aoe3

Chinese[]

Card Description Age HC level
Western reforms Western Reforms All units get +8% hit points and attack
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
40

Indians[]

Card Description Age HC level
Dravidian martial arts Dravidian Martial Arts All units get +15% hand attack; +1 Villager
Age II tech tree aoe3
40
Shivajis tactics TEAM Shivaji's Tactics All units get +5% hit points and attack
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
25

Iroquois[]

Card Description Age HC level
Iroquois Home City 5 (Tuscarora Support) Tuscarora Support Ships 9 Kanya Horsemen and 2 Healers; costs 1,000 coin
Age III tech tree aoe3
40

Native Americans[]

Card Description Age HC level
Iroquois Home City 1 (2 Medicine Men) Lakota Home City 1 (TEAM 2 Healers) TEAM 2 Healers Ships 2 Healers
Age II tech tree aoe3
10
  • "TEAM 2 Healers" is available to the Iroquois and Sioux.

Russians[]

Card Description Age HC level
Russian Home City 1 (Cheap Priests) TEAM Cheap Priests Healing unit cost -50% and train time -75%; Healer and Warrior Priest train time -15% instead
Age II tech tree aoe3
10

Sioux[]

Card Description Age HC level
Sioux Home City 5 (Burnt Thigh Support) Burnt Thigh Support Ships 7 Rifle Riders and 2 Healers; costs 1,000 coin
Age III tech tree aoe3
10

Spanish[]

Card Description Age HC level
Spanish Home City 3 (Inquisition) TEAM Inquisition All units get +10 Line of Sight
Age I tech tree aoe3
10

Native[]

Heals injured units.
—In-game description

The minor native version of the Healer can be trained at a Trading Post built on a Maya settlement. Once the Trading Post is built in a Maya settlement, the Native Healer 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 Healers 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.

Changelog[]

3Icon48px Age of Empires III[]

  • The unit is named Medicine Man.
  • Native Medicine Men have 200 hit points and can be trained at Trading Posts built in a Maya and other minor native settlements.

3WCIcon48px The WarChiefs[]

  • 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.

3ADIcon48px 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.

Age3DE Icon Definitive Edition[]

  • 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.

Age3DE Icon Knights of the Mediterranean[]

  • With update 13.18214, Lakota/Haudenosaunee Healers can be tasked to the Community Plaza to perform ceremonies with same effectiveness as a Villager. With a later update, Lakota/Haudenosaunee Healers count as 1.25 Villagers at the Community Plaza. With update 13.58326, Lakota/Haudenosaunee Healers count as 1.2 Villagers at the Community Plaza.

Trivia[]

  • 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[]

3Icon48px 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.

Age3DE Icon Definitive Edition[]

Both "Healer" and "Elder" refer to Native American healers and spiritual leaders. Not all were male and many of their responsibilities had little to do with physical healing. They were responsible for both the physical and the spiritual health of the people in their nation.

Gallery[]

See also[]

Civilian units in Age of Empires III
General
AllFishing ship aoe3de Fishing Boat · Settler aoe3de Settler · Covered wagon aoe3de Covered Wagon/Town Travois/Town Rickshaw/Town Center Builder · Outpost wagon aoe3de Trading Post Wagon, Lakota trading post aoe3de Trading Post Travois, and Chinese town center rickshaw aoe3de Trading Post Rickshaw · Outpost wagon aoe3de Dock Rickshaw/Dock Wagon/Dock Travois · Native embassy DE icon Native Embassy Travois/Native Embassy Builder/Royal Embassy Wagon
EuropeansPriest aoe3de Priest · Factory wagon aoe3de Factory Wagon · Fort wagon aoe3de Fort Wagon · Factory wagon aoe3de Homestead Wagon · Outpost wagon aoe3de Military Wagon · Factory wagon aoe3de Prospector Wagon (Factory wagon aoe3de Silver · Factory wagon aoe3de Gold)
Europeans and USSurgeon aoe3de Surgeon · Outpost wagon aoe3de Outpost Wagon · Spc wagon aoe3de Estate Wagon · Spc wagon aoe3de Mill Wagon
Native AmericansVillager aztec aoe3de Villager · Haudenosaunee healer aoe3de Healer · Team native aoe3de Native Scout* · Aztec travois aoe3de Farm Travois · Aztec travois aoe3de War Hut Travois
AsiansChinese castle wagon aoe3de Castle Rickshaw · Chinese town center rickshaw aoe3de Market Rickshaw · Chinese town center rickshaw aoe3de Monastery Rickshaw
AfricansEthiopian fishing canoe portrait aoe3de Fishing Canoe · Camp portrait Camp Builder · Hausa builder portrait Kingdom Builder · Hausa builder portrait Livestock Market Builder · Palace portrait aoe3de Palace Builder · Hausa builder portrait Trade Builder · Watch tower aoe3de portrait Watch Tower Builder
Unique units
Flag DutchDE DutchVillager dutch merchant portrait Merchant · Envoy aoe3de Envoy · Bank wagon aoe3de Bank Wagon
Flag FrenchDE FrenchCoureur aoe3de Coureur des Bois
Flag GermanDE GermansSettler wagon aoe3de Settler Wagon
Flag OttomanDE OttomansVillager ottoman yoruk portrait Yörük · Imam de Imam
Flag SpanishDE SpanishMissonary de Missionary
Flag AztecDE AztecsWarrior priest de Warrior Priest · Aztec travois aoe3de Nobles' Hut Travois
Flag IroquoisDE HaudenosauneeTravois portrait aoe3de Travois (Haudenosaunee)
Flag ChineseDE ChineseOutpost Wagon Blockhouse Wagon · Chinese town center rickshaw aoe3de Consulate Rickshaw · Chinese town center rickshaw aoe3de Village Rickshaw · Mongol scout aoe3de Mongol Scout
Flag IndianDE IndiansIndian peasant aoe3de Hindu Villager · Indian castle grove aoe3de Grove Rickshaw · Indian town center rickshaw aoe3de Sacred Field Rickshaw
Flag JapaneseDE JapaneseFactory wagon aoe3de Livestock Pen Wagon · Chinese town center rickshaw aoe3de Dojo Rickshaw · Japanese Town Center Rickshaw Military Rickshaw · Japanese grove aoe3de Orchard Rickshaw · Japanese grove aoe3de Rice Paddy Rickshaw · Chinese town center rickshaw aoe3de Shrine Wagon
Flag IncanDE IncaPriestess-icon-aoe3 Priestess · Travois inca AoE3de Builder Travois · Lakota trading post aoe3de Kallanka Travois · Lakota trading post aoe3de Stronghold Travois · Lakota trading post aoe3de Tambo Travois
Flag SwedishDE SwedesSpc wagon aoe3de Torp Wagon
Flag American act3 aoe3de United StatesFactory wagon aoe3de Coal Prospector Wagon · Outpost wagon aoe3de Infrastructure Wagon · Bank wagon aoe3de Meeting House Wagon · Bank wagon aoe3de State Capitol Wagon
Flag MexicanDE MexicansBank wagon aoe3de Cathedral Wagon · Factory wagon aoe3de Hacienda Wagon
Revolution RevolutionFactory wagon aoe3de Diamond Prospector Wagon · Sansculotte portrait Sansculotte
Flag Ethiopian aoe3de EthiopiansAbun portrait aoe3de Abun · Rickshaw1 icon portrait Indian Market Rickshaw · Mountain monastery portrait aoe3de Mountain Monastery Builder
Flag Hausa HausaGriot aoe3de portrait Griot · Bank wagon aoe3de Mosque Wagon · Hausa builder portrait Hausa Builder · University portrait University Builder
Flag ItalianDE ItaliansItalians architect portrait Architect · Bank wagon aoe3de Basilica Wagon · Bank wagon aoe3de Lombard Wagon · Bank wagon aoe3de Tavern Wagon
Flag MalteseDE MalteseOutpost wagon aoe3de Commandery Wagon · Spc wagon aoe3de Depot Wagon · Fort wagon aoe3de Fixed Gun Wagon
Miscellaneous
Berber nomad portrait Berber Nomad · Berber salt camel portrait Berber Salt Camel · Trading post african aoe3de Red Sea Wagon · Balloon portrait Hot Air Balloon · Cree coreur portrait updated Cree Coureur des Bois · Factory wagon aoe3de Arsenal Wagon · Bank wagon aoe3de Church Wagon · Outpost wagon aoe3de Frontier Post Wagon · Pilgrims icon definitive Pilgrim · Bank wagon aoe3de Athos Monastery Wagon · Outpost wagon aoe3de Battery Tower Wagon · Lakota trading post aoe3de American Citadel Travois
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