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Heroic Mexican Priest. Explores, fights, builds Cathedrals and Trading Posts. Cannot die. If he falls unconscious, he can be rescued.
—In-game description

The Padre is a healer hero in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition that is unique to the Mexicans. In standard random map games, the Mexican player will receive the Padre in the Commerce Age.

Overview[]

The Padre is a unique healer that performs the role of a second Explorer for the Mexicans once the player ages up to the Commerce Age. Like every other Explorer, it can build Trading Posts, claim treasures, and regenerate hit points, which increase with every Age up.

It has more hit points than other healer units and has an increased coin cost, but unlike other units, who simply die when their hit points reaches 0, the Padre will collapse. In this state, the player can either pay 175 coin at the Cathedral to retrain him (this will make him appear at this building) or help him back up on his feet with an allied unit or building; in order to rescue the Padre, he must have at least 100 hit points.

The Padre has a low base attack, which deals additional damage against Treasure Guardians due to being classified a hero. Unlike other Explorers, it cannot build Town Centers, or Forts as the General can. Instead, it can build the Cathedral, the unique Mexican Church.

Special abilities[]

  • Pacify ability.png Pacify: The Padre pacifies the target Treasure Guardian and others in an AOE of 5 around it, reducing their speed by 75% and doubling their ROF for 20 seconds. With Guadalupanos, Pacify can be used on and affects enemy military units. 16 range, 60 seconds cooldown.
  • Cry of dolores ability.png Cry of dolores revolution ability.png Cry of dolores maya ability.png Cry of Dolores! (requires Cry of Dolores): For the next 20 seconds, friendly units in an AOE of 35 around the Padre (as well as Inspiring Flags and the Cathedral with the "Land of Hidalgo" Home City Card) restores 20 hit points every second. With the "Land of Hidalgo" Home City Card, the AOE and hit point restoration are doubled. 300 seconds cooldown.
  • Ability saber strike.png Saber Strike (automatically activated when attacking with a cooldown of 90 seconds, available in the Industrial Age): The Padre lands a powerful blow from his saber which does 8 damage (32 vs. treasure guardians, 2 vs. villagers) with an AOE of 3.

Upgrades[]

The Padre gets +50% hit points and attack in every Age up.

Further statistics[]

As the Padre is unique to the Mexicans, only technologies that they have access to are shown in the following table:

Home City Cards[]

As the Padre is unique to the Mexicans, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:

  • Green: TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team

California[]

Card Description
Mexico card Liberation March.png Liberation March Infantry, cavalry and Shock Infantry get +5% speed and train time -35%

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

Ethiopians[]

Card Description Age
Ethiopian Home City 2 (TEAM Coffee Consumption).png TEAM Coffee Consumption Ranged Infantry get +5% speed
Age IV tech tree aoe 3.png

French[]

Card Description Age HC level
French Home City 2 (Ranged Infantry Attack).png TEAM Ranged Infantry Attack Ranged Infantry get +15% attack
Age III 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
Shivajis tactics.png TEAM Shivaji's Tactics All units get +5% hit points and attack
Age IV tech tree aoe 3.png
25

Japanese[]

Card Description Age HC level
Japanese Home City 3 (Cheaper Unit Upgrades).png TEAM Sengoku Unit upgrades cost -20%
Age IV tech tree aoe 3.png
1

Maya[]

Card Description
Maya Home City (Pok Ta Pok).png Pok Ta Pok Infantry get +10% speed and -10% train time
Maya Home City (Cult of the Talking Cross).png Cult of the Talking Cross Heroes get +1,500 hit points and +100% attack; costs 1,000 food

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 Comandante.png Comandante The General and Padre get +50% hit points and attack, and their Saber Strike ability is immediately available
Age I tech tree aoe3.png
Mexico card Land of Hidalgo.png Land of Hidalgo Grants Cry of Dolores; the Padre gets +2 LOS and healing range, and his Cry of Dolores ability now applies to Inspiring Flags and the Cathedral as well, and its AOE and healing rate is doubled.
Age IV tech tree aoe 3.png
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
Mexico card Ninos Heroes.png Niños Heroes A Militiaman is spawned when the General and Padre falls
Age III tech tree aoe3.png

Portuguese[]

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

Rio Grande[]

Card Description
Mexico card Liberation March.png Liberation March Infantry, cavalry and Shock Infantry get +5% speed and train time -35%
Rio Grande Home City (Bastimento).png Bastimento Infantry train time -25%; Revolutionary train time -50%

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

Spanish[]

Card Description Age HC level
TEAM Explorer Combat.png TEAM Destreza Heroes get +20% hit points and attack
Age I tech tree aoe3.png
1
Spanish Home City 3 (Inquisition).png TEAM Inquisition All units get +10 LOS
Age I tech tree aoe3.png
10

Texas[]

Card Description
Mexico card Liberation March.png Liberation March Infantry, cavalry and Shock Infantry get +5% speed and train time -35%

Random names[]

The Padre uses names that are combined from the first and last names of various 19th century Mexican religious leaders.

History[]

Padre, meaning "Father", was the typical title of many clergymen in New Spain – the lands which would later become Mexico, the American Southwest, and several Latin American states. In a society where staunch adherence to the Catholic faith was paramount, Padres exercised great influence among the local people as they fulfilled their duties as intermediaries between God and his human worshippers. One priest, Miguel Hidalgo, was so popular among the local people that he managed to incite an insurrection against the Spanish royalist government.

Gallery[]

See also[]

  • Monk – fulfills a similar role for Asian civilizations
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