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This article is about the Villager in Age of Empires III. For the Villager in other games, see Villager.
"Villager that gathers resources."
In-game description
"An Indian villager that does not eat livestock. Gathers all other resources."
Indian Villager in-game description
"A Japanese villager that does not eat meat. Gathers all other resources."
Japanese Villager in-game description

The Villager is an economic unit in Age of Empires III, the functional equivalent to the Settler for Native American civilizations in The WarChiefs and Asian civilizations in The Asian Dynasties.

Tasks Edit

Villagers can be assigned with the same tasks as Settlers.

Civilization differences Edit

  • Native American Villagers can be tasked to dance at the Fire Pit to provide powerful bonuses for the civilization (see the Fire Pit article for details).
  • Asian Villagers automatically gather export as they gather resources, which can be spent at the Consulate.
  • Indian Villagers cost 100 wood instead of 100 food and cannot gather food from livestock (which generates XP instead). They also receive a Villager with every Home City shipment (except TEAM and infinite ones).
    • The Raj Home City Card changes the Indian Villager's cost to 100 food as with other civilizations' Villagers.
    • The Sepoy Resistance Home City Card turns all Indian Villagers into Sepoys.
  • Japanese Villagers cannot gather food from animals, whether it is huntable ones or livestock (which increases Shrines' resource trickle instead), and has a train limit of 75.
    • Japanese Villager shipments can be sent twice, as with most other Japanese Home City Cards.
    • The Zen Diet Home City Card changes the Japanese Villager's cost to 60 wood.

Further statistics Edit

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Nothing
Weak vs. Everything, especially Oprichniks
Improvements
Gathering speed Civil Servants Civil Servants (+5% from natural resources; Asians only)
Imperial Bureaucracy Imperial Bureaucracy (+10% from natural resources; Asians only)
Klamath Work Ethos Klamath Work Ethos (+5%)
Fasting Fasting (+10%)
Punjabi New Year Punjabi New Year (+10% from Mills, Farms, Plantations, and Rice Paddies)

For food:

Hunting Dogs AOEIII Hunting Dogs (+10% from huntable animals; Europeans and Native Americans only)
Steel traps Steel Traps (+20% from huntable animals; Europeans only)
Seed Drill Seed Drill (+15% from Mills, Farms, and Rice Paddies; Europeans only)
Artificial Fertilizer Artificial Fertilizer (+30% from Mills, Farms, and Rice Paddies; Europeans only)
Large Scale Agriculture Large Scale Agriculture (+50% from Mills, Farms, and Rice Paddies; Europeans only)
Encomienda Manor Encomienda Manor (+20% from Mills; Portuguese only)
Great Feast Great Feast (+10%; Native Americans only)
Harvest Ceremony Harvest Ceremony (+15%; Native Americans only)
Green Corn Ceremony Green Corn Ceremony (+20%; Native Americans only)
Large Scale Gathering Large Scale Gathering (+50%; Native Americans only)
Hunting Eagles Hunting Eagles (+5% from huntable animals; Chinese and Indians only)
Hanami Parties Hanami Parties (+5% from Berry Bushes and Cherry Orchards; Japanese only)
Professional Hunters Professional Hunters (+10% from huntable animals; Chinese and Indians only)
Yozakura Lanterns Yozakura Lanterns (+10% from Berry Bushes and Cherry Orchards; Japanese only)
Paddy threshing Paddy Threshing (+15% from Rice Paddies, Mills, and Farms; Asians only)
Irrigation Channels Irrigation Channels (+15% from Rice Paddies, Mills, and Farms; Asians only)
Dike-Controlled Canals Dike-Controlled Canals (+15% from Rice Paddies, Mills, and Farms; Asians only)
Mechanized Rice Cultivation Mechanized Rice Cultivation (+50% from Rice Paddies, Mills, and Farms; Asians only)
Maya Calendar Maya Calendar (+10%)
Zapotec Food of the Gods Zapotec Food of the Gods (+10%)
Vegetarianism Vegetarianism (+40% from Berry Bushes)

For wood:

Gang Saw Gang Saw (+10%; Europeans only)
Log flume Log Flume (+20%; Europeans only)
Circular saw Circular Saw (+30%; Europeans only)
Lumber Ceremony Lumber Ceremony (+20%; Native Americans only)
Forest People Ceremony Forest People Ceremony (+20%; Native Americans only)
Forest Spirit Ceremony Forest Spirit Ceremony (+20%; Native Americans only)
Deforestation Deforestation (+50%; Europeand and Native Americans only)
Water Wheel Water Wheel (+5%; Asians only)
Regenerative Forestry Regenerative Forestry (+10%; Asians only)
Circular saw Timber Trade (+30%; Asians only)
Tropical Timber Trade Tropical Timber Trade (+50%; Asians only)
Wood Clearing Wood Clearing (+20%)

For coin:

Placer Mines Placer Mines (+10% from mines; Europeans and Native Americans only)
Amalgamation Amalgamation (+20% from mines; Europeans only)
Bookkeeping Bookkeeping (+10% from Plantations and Rice Paddies; Europeans only)
Homesteading Homesteading (+20% from Plantations and Rice Paddies; Europeans only)
Refineries Refineries (+30% from Plantations and Rice Paddies; Europeans only)
Excessive Taxation Excessive Taxation (+50%; Europeans only)
Earth Ceremony Earth Ceremony (+10%; Native Americans only)
Earth Gift Ceremony Earth Gift Ceremony (+20%; Native Americans only)
Excessive Tribute Excessive Tribute (+50%; Native Americans only)
Blanket Filters Blanket Filters (+5% from mines; Asians only)
Flume and Ditching Flume and Ditching (+10% from mines; Asians only)
Rice Surplus Rice Surplus (+10% from Rice Paddies and Plantations; Asians only)
Rice Trade Rice Trade (+20% from Rice Paddies and Plantations; Asians only)
Rice Markets Rice Markets (+20% from Rice Paddies and Plantations; Asians only)
Rice Exports Rice Exports (+20% from Rice Paddies and Plantations; Asians only)
Collective Economy Collective Economy (+50%; Asians only)
Inca Metalworking Incan Metalworking (+20% from mines)
Navajo Craftsmanship Navajo Craftsmanship (+20%)
Hit points Great Coat Great Coat (+35%; Europeans only)
Spirit Medicine Spirit Medicine (+35%; Native Americans only)
Eastern Medicine Eastern Medicine (+35%; Asians only)
Nootka Bark Clothing Nootka Bark Clothing (+50%)
Apache Cactus Use Apache Cactus Use (+15%)
Attack Blunderbuss Blunderbuss (+3; Europeans only)
Spirit Medicine Spirit Medicine (+3; Native Americans only)
Eastern Medicine Eastern Medicine (+3; Asians only)
Range Blunderbuss Blunderbuss (+4; Europeans only)
Spirit Medicine Spirit Medicine (+4; Native Americans only)
Eastern Medicine Eastern Medicine (+4; Asians only)
Sight Blunderbuss Blunderbuss (+4; Europeans only)
Spirit Medicine Spirit Medicine (+4; Native Americans only)
Eastern Medicine Eastern Medicine (+4; Asians only)
Speed Apache Cactus Use Apache Cactus Use (+15%)
Creation speed Christian Schools Christian Schools (-15%)
Other Sharia Sharia (+10% train limit)
Penalties Encomienda Manor Encomienda Manor (-5% gather rate from anything but Mills; Portuguese only)
Fasting Fasting (-40% hit points)

Home City Cards Edit

Trivia Edit

  • The inability for Indian Villagers to gather food from livestock is a reference to the fact that cows are honored as sacred animals in Hinduism – even killing one is said to be a mortal sin.
  • The inability for Japanese Villagers to gather food from animals may be a reference to the fact that the consumption of livestock and wild animals (but not fishes and shellfishes) was, until the Meiji Restoration, banned in Japan.[1]

History Edit

Native Americans Edit

"Highly industrious and loyal to a fault, the Villager lives to work for you. Whether it's chopping down the seventeen thousandth tree, scurrying across the map to a distant pile of silver ore, or endlessly toiling away at a mill, the Villager is ready to happily tackle any tedious task. The Villager’s hobbies include running away from enemy soldiers, being thrown into the river by enemy cannon fire, and crochet."

Asians Edit

"Highly industrious and loyal to a fault, the Villager lives to work for you. Whether it's chopping down the seventeen thousandth tree, scurrying across the map to a distant pile of silver ore, or endlessly toiling away at a mill, the Villager is ready to tackle any tedious task. The Villager’s hobbies include running away from enemy soldiers, being thrown into the river by enemy cannon fire, and screaming—a lot of screaming."

Gallery Edit

References Edit

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