Age of Empires Series Wiki

Quick-training, Spearman who quickly loses hitpoints, becoming less effective over time.
—In-game description

The Levied Spearman is a melee heavy infantry in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition - The African Royals that is unique to African civilizations (Ethiopians and Hausa). It is similar to the Minuteman, Warrior, and Sentry, but attacks in melee and does well against cavalry, similar to a Pikeman.


Levied Spearmen quickly lose hit points over time, which only stops when they have only 1 hit point remaining. Any damage taken after that will kill them, making them almost useless once this occurs.

Levied Spearmen are a good tool for quickly defending Town Centers and also useful in temporary battles or to react quickly to an immediate crisis. They are also effective in large infantry armies due to their good attack and being protected by the numbers around them.


The Levied Spearman is automatically upgraded in every Age up from the Fortress Age.

  • Fortress age up.png Elite Levied Spearman (+25% hit points and attack)
  • Industrial age up.png Champion Levied Spearman (+25% hit points and attack)
  • Imperial age up.png Legendary Levied Spearman (+50% hit points and attack)

Further statistics[]

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Cavalry, Shock Infantry
Weak vs. Skirmishers, archers, artillery
Hit points Cree Tanning.png Cree Tanning (+5%)
Maya Cotton Armor.png Maya Cotton Armor (+20%)
Navajo Weaving.png Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Attack Carib Kasiri Beer.png Carib Kasiri Beer (+10%)
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%)
Armor Somali oryx shields.png Somali Oryx Hide Shields (additional 10% melee/ranged resistance)
Sudanese quilted armor.png Sudanese Quilted Armor (+10% melee resistance)
Speed Inca Road-building.png Quechuan Mountaineering (+20%)
Apache Endurance.png Apache Endurance (+5%)
Akan Drums.png Akan Fontomfrom (+5%)
Sight Town Watch.png Town Watch (+2)
Other Yoruba wrestling.png Yoruba Wrestling (-25% hit point degeneration rate, HP loss stops at 25% HP)

Home City Cards[]


Among larger African societies, the majority of military forces were levies organized within individual villages in a pseudo-feudal system. The Hut's ability to call levies represents that system and reflects the reality that, while numerous, levies were not necessarily the most effective troops on an individual basis.

See also[]