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This article is about the building in Age of Empires III. For the building in Age of Mythology, see Manor.

More expensive than a normal House. Supports 10 population.
—In-game description

The Manor House is a civilian building in Age of Empires III that replaces the House for the British. It is similar in function to Houses, but are 40 wood more expensive and spawn a Settler when built. Manor Houses cannot be deleted; this is likely to prevent spawning extra Settlers by deleting and rebuilding the Manor House repeatedly.

Tactics[]

Manor Houses have continually been a part of British strategy due to the extra Settlers that they spawn, in excess of those trained by the Town Center. This gives the British a strong economic advantage in the mid-game until the opponent can establish multiple Town Centers.

The "Florence Nightingale" Home City Card gives Manor Houses the ability to slowly heal friendly units in a range of 12 at a rate of 5 hit points per second, similar to Field Hospitals but weaker.

Before update 13.12327 changed the effect, choosing The Logistician to advance into the Commerce Age make Manor Houses spawn a Longbowman instead of Settler when built.

Units[]

Age Unit Cost Pop. Limit
Age I tech tree aoe3
Settler aoe3de Settler 100 food 1 99
Revolution
Colonial militia aoe3de Revolutionary*

Further statistics[]

As Manor Houses are unique to the British, only technologies that have access to are shown in the following table:

Building strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Nothing
Weak vs. Everything
Improvements
Hit points Flying Buttress Flying Buttress (+20%)
Byzantine legacy Byzantine Legacy (+15%)
Line of Sight Gas Lighting Gas Lighting (+4)
Build time Cree Textile Craftsmanship Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-25%)
Cost Tupi Forest Burning Tupi Forest Burning (-20% wood)
Cree Textile Craftsmanship Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-10%)

Home City Cards[]

As Manor Houses are unique to the British, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:

Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Manor House
Some cards are highlighted with:
Green TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team

All[]

Card Description Age HC level
Team improved buildings TEAM Improved Buildings Buildings get +25% hit points
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
10

British[]

Card Description Age HC level
British Home City 1 (Florence Nightingale) Florence Nightingale Manor Houses slowly heal nearby friendly units
Age II tech tree aoe3
40
British Home City 3 (Fast-building Houses) TEAM House of Tudor House, Manor House, Longhouse, Village, Shrine, Torp, Kancha House, and Hut build time -90%
Age I tech tree aoe3
1
British Home City 3 (Virginia Company) Virginia Company Manor Houses cost -50 wood, but give 22 XP when built
Age I tech tree aoe3
10
British Home City 3 (Estates) Terraced Houses Manor Houses can train Settlers with +100% training time
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
10
Spanish Home City 3 (Improved Buildings) Improved Buildings Buildings get +40% hit points
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
10

Chinese[]

Card Description Age HC level
Team provincial administration TEAM Provincial Administration Houses, Longhouses, and Huts get +50% hit points; Manor Houses, Villages, Shrines, Torps, and Kancha Houses get +33% hit points; all of them supports +10 population
Age I tech tree aoe3
1

Changelog[]

3Icon48px Age of Empires III[]

  • Manor Houses have a destroy bounty of 54 XP.
  • Manor Houses cost 135 wood.

Age3DE Icon Definitive Edition[]

History[]

Houses in the New World displayed varying styles, from the Cape-style houses of New England to the claim shanties in the West to the ranch houses in Texas and Mexico. Often the house style reflected the cultural heritage of the people who settled in the land.

Of course, Native Americans also had a wide variety of housing, including the tipis of the Plains tribes and the wattle-and- daub houses of the Cherokee.
Buildings in Age of Empires III
Common
Dock aoe3de Dock · House indian aoe3de House · Livestock pen aoe3de Livestock Pen · Market icon aoe3de Market · Native embassy DE icon Native Embassy · Stables aoe3de Stable · Towncenter aoe3de Town Center · Trading post african aoe3de Trading Post · Wall aoe3de Wall
EuropeansArsenal aoe3de Arsenal · Artillery depot aoe3de Artillery Foundry · Barracks aoe3de Barracks · Capitol aoe3de Capitol · Church aoe3de Church · Plantation aoe3de Estate (formerly Plantation) · Fort aoe3de Fort · Mill aoe3de Mill · Outpost aoe3de Outpost · Tavern icon de Tavern
Native AmericansCommunity plaza aoe3de Community Plaza (formerly Fire Pit) · Corral aoe3de Corral · Plantation aoe3de Estate (formerly Plantation) · Farm aoe3de Farm · Tribal marketplace icon Tribal Marketplace · War hut aoe3de War Hut
AsiansJapan barracks aoe3de Barracks · Japan castle aoe3de Castle · Consulate icon aoe3de Consulate · Monastery aoe3de Monastery · China rice paddy icon aoe3de Rice Paddy · Advanced wonders Wonder
Federal AmericansArsenal aoe3de Arsenal · Artillery depot aoe3de Artillery Foundry · Barracks aoe3de Barracks · Capitol aoe3de Capitol · Plantation aoe3de Estate · Fort aoe3de Fort · Mill aoe3de Mill · Outpost aoe3de Outpost · Saloon aoe3de Saloon
AfricansArsenal aoe3de Arsenal · Field portrait aoe3de Field · Granary portrait aoe3de Granary · Hut portrait aoe3de Hut · Livestock market aoe3de Livestock Market · Palace portrait aoe3de Palace · Port portrait aoe3de Port · War camp aoe3de portrait War Camp · Watch tower aoe3de portrait Watch Tower
Unique
Flag BritishDE BritishHouse aoe3de Manor House
Flag DutchDE DutchBank aoe3de Bank
Flag GermanDE GermansMercenary camp portrait Mercenary Camp
Flag OttomanDE OttomansChurch aoe3de Mosque
Flag RussianDE RussiansBlockhouse aoe3de Blockhouse
Flag AztecDE AztecsNobles aoe3de Nobles' Hut
Flag IroquoisDE HaudenosauneeIro house icon Longhouse · Artillery depot aoe3de Siege Workshop
Flag SiouxDE LakotaTeepee icon DE Teepee
Flag ChineseDE ChineseChinese village aoe3de Village · China waracademy aoe3de War Academy
Flag IndianDE IndiansCaravanseraiDE Caravanserai · MangoGroveDE Mango Grove · SacredFieldDE Sacred Field
Flag JapaneseDE JapaneseCherry orchard portrait aoe3de Cherry Orchard · Dojo aoe3de Dojo · Shrine aoe3de Shrine
Flag IncanDE IncaInca kallanka Kallanka · Inca kancha house Kancha House · Inca stronghold Stronghold · Inca tambo Tambo
Flag SwedishDE SwedesSwedish torp Torp
Flag American act3 aoe3de United StatesMeeting house aoe3de icon Meeting House · State capitol aoe3de icon State Capitol
Flag Ethiopian aoe3de EthiopiansMountain monastery portrait aoe3de Mountain Monastery
Flag Hausa HausaUniversity portrait University
Flag MexicanDE MexicansCathedral portrait Cathedral · Hacienda portrait Hacienda
Flag ItalianDE ItaliansBasilica portrait Basilica · Lombard portrait Lombard
Flag MalteseDE MalteseCommandery portrait Commandery · Depot portrait Depot · Fixed gun portrait aoe3de Fixed Gun · Hospital portrait Hospital
Situational
Aztec temple portrait American Citadel (formerly Maya Castle) · Athos monastery portrait Athos Monastery · Battery tower portrait Battery Tower · Factory aoe3de Factory · Field hospital aoe3de Field Hospital · Regent's Castle aoe3de Regent's Castle
Scenario Editor/campaign only
Cherokee Warhut Portrait Cherokee War Hut · Wall aoe3de Command Post · Fixed gun portrait aoe3de Fixed Gun · Fort Tower icon AoE3DE Fort Tower · Gunpowder Stores icon AoE3DE Gunpowder Stores · Ossuary AoE3DE Ossuary · Fountain Youth Portrait The Fountain of Youth · Tower aoe3de Tower
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