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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 | edit source]

Villagers can be assigned with the same tasks as Settlers.

Civilization differences[edit | edit source]

  • 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 | edit source]

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

For food:

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

For wood:

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

For coin:

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

Home City Cards[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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 | edit source]

Native Americans[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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.

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