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Sinister priest who spies and heals in the name of faith. Inflicts burning damage.
—In-game description

The Inquisitor is a European outlaw in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition - Knights of the Mediterranean. It is available on the Alps, Archipielago, Baltic Sea, Black Forest, Bohemia, Corsica and Sardinia, Danish Straits, England, Ireland, Italy, Low Countries, Pyrenees, Saxony, Scandinavia, Scotland and Spain maps.

Overview[]

The Inquisitor is an outlaw that combines the role of a healer and a Spy. Like other outlaws, they cost little coin, but take more population spaces. Inquisitors have melee resistance, cause siege damage with their attacks, can heal injured units at a rate of 4 hit points per second, and are highly effective against mercenaries and hero units like the Explorer, the War Chief, and the Asian Monk, due to their increased attack and multiplier. They can enter Stealth mode, which makes them move slower (half speed), but turns them invisible to most units.

However, due to their increased population space and low speed, Inquisitors prove to be less useful beyond the Commerce Age, as they can be outclassed by Spies or Ninjas, who are better against mercenaries and heroes, can be upgraded further, and have a faster movement speed. Additionally, other Healers like Priests or Surgeons perform a better role due to their higher healing rate per second.

Strategy[]

Further statistics[]

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Cavalry, heroes, mercenaries, villagers
Weak vs. Infantry, artillery, defensive buildings
Improvements
Hit points Infantry Breastplate.png Infantry Breastplate (+10%)
Thin Red Line.png Thin Red Line (+20%; British only)
Corselet.png Corselet (+25%; Spanish only)
Cree Tanning.png Cree Tanning (+10%)
Navajo Weaving.png Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Maya Cotton Armor.png Maya Cotton Armor (+20%)
Tar kilns.png Tar Kilns (+5%)
Atonement.png Compunction (+20%; Asians only)
Folk Heroes.png Folk Heroes (+20%; Europeans only)
Attack Carib Kasiri Beer.png Carib Kasiri Beer (+10%)
New order infantry.png New Order Infantry (+0.5× melee multiplier vs. cavalry, +0.3× vs. Shock Infantry; Ottomans only)
Mapuche Tactics.png Mapuche Tactics (+50% siege attack)
Zapotec Cult of the Dead.png Zapotec Cult of the Dead (+20%)
Yoga.png Yoga (+5%)
Master Lessons.png Master Lessons (+10%)
Atonement.png Compunction (+20%; Asians only)
Folk Heroes.png Folk Heroes (+20%; Europeans only)
Armor Somali oryx shields.png Somali Oryx Hide Shields (+10% melee/ranged resistance)
Speed Military Drummers.png Military Drummers (+10%)
Tillys Discipline.png Tilly's Discipline (+20%; Germans only)
Push of Pike.png Push of Pike (+10%; Swedes only)
Quechuan Mountaineering.png Quechuan Mountaineering (+10%)
Apache Endurance.png Apache Endurance (+5%)
Akan Drums.png Akan Fontomfrom (+5%)
Sight Town Watch.png Town Watch (+2)
Creation speed Standing Army.png Standing Army (-25%)
New order infantry.png New Order Infantry (-20%; Ottomans only)
Quechuan Diet.png Quechuan Diet (-15%)
Akan Drums.png Akan Fontomfrom (-25%)
Philhellenism.png Philhellenism (-10%)
Train cost Mapuche Ad-mapu.png Mapuche Ad-mapu (-10% coin cost)
Golden liberty.png Golden Liberty (-5% coin cost)
Somali oryx shields.png Somali Oryx Hide Shields (-10%)
Philhellenism.png Philhellenism (-10%)
Penalties Thin Red Line.png Thin Red Line (-25% speed; British only)
Coffee Trade.png Coffee Trade (-10% speed; Dutch only)
Tillys Discipline.png Tilly's Discipline (+10% cost; Germans only)
Corselet.png Corselet (-15% speed; Spanish only)
Push of Pike.png Push of Pike (+10% train time; Swedes only)

Home City Cards[]

  • Green: TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team
  • Blue: Shipment that arrives fast (5 seconds)

All[]

Card Description Age HC level
Spanish Home City 3 (Fencing School).png Fencing School Infantry train time -40%
Age II tech tree aoe3.png
10
The Fencing School card is not available to Chinese, Japanese, Ottomans and Spanish.

Asians[]

Card Description Age HC level
Atonement.png Atonement The Monastery can train Iron Troopers/Jat Lancers/Yojimbo and outlaws use -2 population (also +1 Villager for the Indians)
Age I tech tree aoe3.png
10

Chinese[]

Card Description Age HC level
Western reforms.png Western Reforms All units get +8% hit points and attack
Age IV tech tree aoe 3.png
40
Acupuncture aoe3.png Acupuncture Unit train time -20%
Age III tech tree aoe3.png
10

Dutch[]

Card Description Age HC level
Dutch Home City 2 (Infantry Hitpoints).png TEAM Infantry Hitpoints Infantry get +15% hit points
Age II tech tree aoe3.png
10

Europeans[]

Card Description Age HC level
Theaters.png Theaters Upgrades the Tavern to the Theater which can train Ronin and outlaws use -2 population
Age II tech tree aoe3.png
10

Haudenosaunee[]

Card Description Age HC level
Iroquois Home City 2 (Scout Infantry).png TEAM Scout Infantry Infantry get +8 LOS
Age II tech tree aoe3.png
10

Incas[]

Card Description Age
Inca Home City 2 (TEAM Inca Bridges).png TEAM Inca Bridges Infantry and civilian units get +5% speed; +1 Chasqui
Age I tech tree aoe3.png

Indians[]

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

Italians[]

Card Description Age
Iroquois Home City 2 (Infantry Hitpoints).png Infantry Hitpoints Infantry get +15% hit points
Age II tech tree aoe3.png
Italian Home City 2 (Schiavoni Swords).png Schiavoni Swords All cavalry and infantry get +15% hand attack
Age II tech tree aoe3.png
Italian Home City 5 (Maltese Company).png Maltese Company Ships 5 Fire Throwers, 4 Hospitallers and 2 Inquisitors; costs 300 food, 300 wood, and 300 coin
Age II tech tree aoe3.png

Japanese[]

Card Description Age HC level
Onin war.png Onin War Infantry get +33% siege attack
Age II tech tree aoe3.png
40
Bakufu.png Bakufu Daimyo and Shogun Tokugawa get +10% speed, +20 LOS and train units 15% faster; Banner army train time -10%; Land military unit train time -20%
Age III tech tree aoe3.png
25

Maltese[]

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

Mexicans[]

Card Description Age
Mexico card TEAM Mariachi.png TEAM Mariachi For the next 30 seconds, military buildings have their work rate increased by 400% and units have their speed increased by 10%
Age I tech tree aoe3.png

Russians[]

Card Description Age HC level
Russian Home City 1 (Cheap Priests).png TEAM Patriarchy Healer units are 50% cheaper; Healers train time -50%, and Warrior Priest and Priestess train time +35%
Age II tech tree aoe3.png
10
Russian Home City 2 (Ransack).png Ransack Infantry get +50% siege attack
Age III tech tree aoe3.png
25
Russian Home City 3 (Dueling School).png Dueling School Infantry train time -25%
Age I tech tree aoe3.png
25

Spanish[]

Card Description Age HC level
Spanish Home City 1 (Hand Infantry Attack).png TEAM Hand Infantry Attack Melee infantry get +15% attack
Age II tech tree aoe3.png
10
Mexico card Liberation March.png Liberation March Infantry, cavalry, and Shock Infantry get +5% speed and train time -35%
Age III tech tree aoe3.png
N/A
Spanish Home City 3 (Inquisition).png TEAM Inquisition All units get +10 LOS
Age I tech tree aoe3.png
10

Swedes[]

Card Description Age
Swedish Home City 2 (TEAM House of Bernadotte).png TEAM House of Bernadotte Heavy infantry get +15% hit points
Age II tech tree aoe3.png
Swedish Home City 2 (Hand Infantry-HandCavalry Attack).png Hand Infantry/Hand Cavalry Attack Melee infantry and cavalry get +15% attack, except mercenaries which get +8%
Age II tech tree aoe3.png
Spanish Home City 2 (Hand Infantry Hitpoints).png Hand Infantry/Hand Cavalry Hitpoints Melee infantry and cavalry get +15% hit points, except mercenaries which get +8%
Age II tech tree aoe3.png

In-game dialogue[]

The Inquisitor speaks Italian, using the Italian Spy's dialogue files.

History[]

Heresy trials existed throughout Europe throughout the middle ages, but following the breakout of the infamous book Malleus Maleficarum, such superstition would reach unprecedented levels. As church matters fell increasingly under the discretion of small independent heads of state, these inquisitors would interrogate their subjects through torture and abuse, more often than not resulting in a burning or hanging. The prosecution process was often so macabre that many of those accused would rather openly admit to witchcraft than plead their innocence.
Though inquisitors were prevalent throughout Britain, Spain, and Italy, they were particularly rampant throughout the Holy Roman Empire, particularly after its adoption of Constitutio Criminalis Carolina in 1530, which greatly reduced the impartiality of all witchcraft trials by concentrating nearly all power in the hands of the judge. The devastating aftermath of the Thirty Years' War saw the peak of witchcraft hysteria in Germany, where witches were pinned as scapegoats for the ensuing famine and economic meltdown.

Gallery[]

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Mercenary units in Age of Empires III
Mercenaries
InfantryArmored Pistoleer^^ · Arsonist** · Askari^ · Barbary Corsair · Cannoneer^ · Dahomey Amazon^ · Fusilier* · Giant Grenadier^^ · Highlander · Irish Brigadier^^ · Iron Troop** · Jaeger · Landsknecht · Ninja* · Pandour^^ · Ronin · Swiss Pikeman · Zouave***
CavalryBlack Rider · Bosniak^^ · Elmetto* · Gatling Camel^ · Hackapell · Harquebusier*** · Jat Lancer** · Kanuri Guard^ · Mameluke · Manchu · Mounted Rifleman^^ · Royal Horseman^^ · Sennar Horseman^ · Stradiot · Yojimbo** · Zenata Rider^
ArtilleryLi'l Bombard* · Napoleon Gun***
ShipPrivateer · War Dhow^ · Wokou Junk** · Xebec^
Outlaws
InfantryDacoit** · Desert Archer^ · Desert Warrior^ · Hajduk^^ · Highwayman^^ · Inquisitor^^ · Pirate · Pistolero* · Renegado* · Thuggee** · Wokou Monk** · Wokou Pirate** · Wokou Ronin**
CavalryComanchero* · Cossack Daredevil^^ · Crabat^^ · Desert Raider^ · Highwayman^^ · Wokou Horseman**
ShipMarathan Catamaran**
Flag American act3 aoe3de.png United States***Gunslinger · Cowboy · Owlhoot
Flag MexicanDE.png Mexicans***Desperado · Cuatrero · Bandido
* added in The WarChiefs   ** in The Asian Dynasties   *** in the Definitive Edition   ^ in The African Royals   ^^ in Knights of the Mediterranean
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