Heals injured units and converts enemy units.
—In-game description

The Priestess is a special unit in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition that is unique to the Incas and can be obtained through Holy Ceremony. It functions similarly to the Healer, but can work as two Villagers at the Community Plaza and convert enemy units.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Special ability[edit | edit source]

Conversion: Converts an enemy unit (except heroes, Daimyo, villagers, and wagons) to the Priestess' side from a range of 12 with the process taking 6 seconds to complete, which can be shorter or longer depending on the unit in question.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

The Priestess is upgraded in every Age up starting from the Fortress Age.

Fortress age up.png +30% hit points, +3 Conversion range, -1 Conversion time
Industrial age up.png +40% hit points, +3 Conversion range, -1 Conversion time
Imperial age up.png +50% hit points, +3 Conversion range, -1 Conversion time

Further statistics[edit | edit source]

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

Home City Cards[edit | edit source]

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

History[edit | edit source]

In Inca religion, women who lived in temple convents under a vow of chastity. Their duties included the preparation of ritual food, the maintenance of a sacred fire, and the weaving of garments for the emperor and for ritual use. At the time of the Spanish conquest in the early 16th century, the Virgins numbered several thousand and were governed by a high priestess, the Coya Pasca, a noblewoman who was believed to be the earthly consort of the sun god. The Virgins, not of noble birth, were village girls selected by officials for their beauty and talent; they were chosen at the age of 8 or 10 and shut up in the temples, which they were not allowed to leave for six or seven years. Of these girls, some became sacrificial victims, whereas others were sometimes made imperial concubines or the wives of nobles.

See also[edit | edit source]

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