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The Llama is a herdable animal in Age of Empires II: The Forgotten and Age of Empires III.

Age of Empires II[]

In Age of Empires II, the Llama provides 100 food.

It can be found in American maps and random maps with jungle, including Acropolis, Cenotes, Yucatán, and many others. The Incas start the game with one Llama due to their civilization bonus.

Age of Empires III[]

Herd animal. Fattens over time. Fattens faster if tasked on a Livestock Pen, Farm, or Village.
—In-game description

In Age of Empires III, Llamas can be found in the wild in the maps Andes, Pampas, and Araucania, and in some iterations of Araucania, each player starts with six of them. They fatten faster than Cows, and fully fattened they can be slaughtered for 400 food.

Portuguese and Spanish players can send the Llama Ranching Home City Card, which will enable them to train Llamas from the Livestock Pen in a similar manner to the Sheep and the Cow for other civilizations. Compared to the other livestock, a Llama costs slightly less resources to make at 70 food; however, it takes longer to train them.

The Incas always start the game with a free Llama, and can send Llamas from the Home City cards. Also, they can train Llamas by default from Farms.

Home City Cards[]


Age of Empires III[]

  • Llamas have 20 hit points, train in 60 seconds, and are available from the Colonial Age.

Definitive Edition[]

  • Llamas have 100 hit points, train in 20 seconds, and are available from the Exploration Age.


Scientific Name: Lama glama
Approx. Size: 3-4 ft. at the shoulder, 300 lb.
Diet: Grasses, vegetation

Llamas resemble shaggy camels without humps. They live in herds and are sometimes added to herds of sheep, goats, and even geese to protect these animals from predators. Humans use them as beasts of burden or sources of meat, milk, and wool. When aggravated or making displays of dominance or displeasure, llamas can spit up greenish stomach acid. They have thick, wooly coats, commonly brown, black and white or piebald. Llamas include four species of related animals - two (the llama and the alpaca) are domestic, and two (the guanaco and the vicuna) are wild.


  • While not appearing as a herdable unit, the Llama Caravan is the Atlantean caravan unit in Age of Mythology.
  • The llama is the domestic descendant of the Guanaco.
  • The llama is the largest domestic animal native to the Americas, where they were used for wool, meat, and burden. They were not ridden as they are still too weak to carry an adult for long (unlike what is shown in the cutscenes of the Pachacuti campaign). Nevertheless, when the Incas saw Spanish horses for the first time they assumed they were animals similar to llamas. This probably explains why they were not as intimidated by cavalry as other Native American peoples.