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This article is about the unit in Age of Empires III. For the similar unit in other games of the series, see Monk.

The Monk is the type of hero units available to Asian civilizations in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties, equivalent to the European Explorers and the Native American War Chiefs.


In contrast to Explorer Sharpshoot ability or the War Chief Nature Friendship ability, all Monks possess the Stun ability that disables a Treasure Guardian for a brief period. Each Monk has some unique passive traits, and can acquire additional abilities through Home City card shipments and Monastery upgrades. There are three different monks that correspond to each of the Asian civilizations:


In the Indian campaign, one Brahmin can be trained from the Town Center, but lacks the ability to build Trading Posts. Furthermore, if killed, it cannot be rescued and must be trained again.


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