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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
A Japanese villager that does not eat meat. Gathers all other resources.
—Japanese Villager in-game description
Villager that constructs buildings and gathers resources.
—African Villager in-game description

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

Tasks[]

Villagers can be assigned with the same tasks as Settlers.

Civilization differences[]

  • Native American Villagers can be tasked to the Community Plaza to perform ceremonies which provide powerful bonuses for the civilization (see the Community Plaza article for details).
  • Asian Villagers automatically gather export as they gather resources, which can be spent at the Consulate.
  • 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[]

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Pets
Weak vs. Everything, especially Oprichniks
Improvements
Gathering speed (general) 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, Estates, and Rice Paddies)
Food gathering speed 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 only)
Hanami Parties Hanami Parties (+5% from Berry Bushes and Cherry Orchards; Japanese only)
Professional Hunters Professional Hunters (+10% from huntable animals; Chinese 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)
Lenape Three Sisters Lenape Three Sisters (+30% from Mills/Farms/Rice Paddies/Fields/Haciendas)
Wood gathering speed 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%; Europeans 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%)
Coin gathering speed Placer Mines Placer Mines (+10% from mines; Europeans and Native Americans only)
Amalgamation Amalgamation (+20% from mines; Europeans only)
Bookkeeping Bookkeeping (+10% from Estates and Rice Paddies; Europeans only)
Homesteading Homesteading (+20% from Estates and Rice Paddies; Europeans only)
Refineries Refineries (+30% from Estates 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 Estates; Asians only)
Rice Trade Rice Trade (+20% from Rice Paddies and Estates; Asians only)
Rice Markets Rice Markets (+20% from Rice Paddies and Estates; Asians only)
Rice Exports Rice Exports (+20% from Rice Paddies and Estates; Asians only)
Collective Economy Collective Economy (+50%; Asians only)
Quechuan Metalworking Quechuan Metalworking (+20% from mines)
Navajo Craftsmanship Navajo Craftsmanship (+20%)
Hit points Nootka Bark Clothing Nootka Bark Clothing (+50%)
Berber desert kings Berber Kings of the Desert (+35%)
Eastern Medicine Eastern Medicine (+35%; Asians only)
Spirit Medicine Spirit Medicine (+35%; Native Americans only)
Tribal Societies Tribal Societies (+20%; Africans only)
Apache Cactus Use Apache Cactus Use (+15%)
Gadaa System Gadaa System (+5%; Ethiopians only)
Tar kilns Tar Kilns (+5%)
Attack Eastern Medicine Eastern Medicine (+3; Asians only)
Spirit Medicine Spirit Medicine (+3; Native Americans only)
Gadaa System Gadaa System (+5%; Ethiopians only)
Chouannerie Chouannerie (+1.0 multiplier against infantry)
Range Eastern Medicine Eastern Medicine (+4; Asians only)
Royal Hunters Royal Hunters (+4; Africans only)
Spirit Medicine Spirit Medicine (+4; Native Americans only)
Line of Sight Royal Hunters Royal Hunters (+8; Africans only)
Eastern Medicine Eastern Medicine (+4; Asians only)
Spirit Medicine Spirit Medicine (+4; Native Americans only)
Town Watch Town Watch (+3)
Speed Apache Cactus Use Apache Cactus Use (+15%)
Tribal Societies Tribal Societies (+10%; Africans only)
Train time Christian Schools Christian Schools (-15%)
Immigrants Immigrants (-10%)
Strangers' Quarters Strangers' Quarters (-10%; Africans only)
Other Sharia Sharia (+10 train limit)
Yoruba herbalism Yoruba Herbalism (regenerate hit points when close to a tree or Berry Bush)
Penalties Fasting Fasting (-40% hit points)

Home City Cards[]

Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Villager
Some cards are highlighted with:
Green TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team
Purple Shipment that can be sent an INFINITE number of times
Red Shipment that can be sent twice
Blue Shipment that arrives fast (5 seconds)

All[]

Card Description Age HC level
Hc infinite 2 villagers hausa/Iroquois Home City 1 (2 Villagers) 2 Villagers Ships 2 Villagers
Age I tech tree aoe3
1
Hausa Home City 1 (3 Villagers)/Iroquois Home City 1 (3 Villagers) 3 Villagers Ships 3 Villagers
Age I tech tree aoe3
10
Ethiopian Home City 1 (4 Villagers)/Iroquois Home City 1 (4 Villagers) 4 Villagers Ships 4 Villagers
Age II tech tree aoe3
1
Spanish Home City 3 (Pioneers) Pioneers Villagers get +65% hit points
Age I tech tree aoe3
1
Iroquois Home City 3 (Kinship Ties) Kinship Ties Villagers can be trained at Native Embassies; Native Embassy is available
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
10
Iroquois Home City 3 (Warrior Culture) Warrior Culture Villagers get +20 attack, and now attack enemies automatically; units affected by villager upgrades get +3 attack
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
25
Spanish Home City Cards (Sawmills) Sawmills Villagers gather wood from trees and Mango Groves 15% faster; trees and Mango Groves last 15% longer
Age I tech tree aoe3
10
Spanish Home City 4 (Exotic Hardwood) Exotic Hardwoods Villagers gather wood from trees and Mango Groves 20% faster
Age I tech tree aoe3
25
Indian Home City 4 (Wood Crafting) Woodcrafting Villagers gather wood from trees and Mango Groves 20% faster
Age I tech tree aoe3
25
British Home City 4 (Establish Ironmonger) Establish Ironmonger Villagers gather coin from mines 20% faster
Age I tech tree aoe3
1
Spanish Home City 4 (Silversmith) Silversmith Villagers gather coin from mines 20% faster; mines last 20% longer
Age II tech tree aoe3
10
French Home City 4 (Food Silos) Food Silos Villagers gather food from Mills, Farms, Rice Paddies, Fields, and Haciendas 10% faster; Haciendas auto gather food 10% faster
Age I tech tree aoe3
1
Spanish Home City 4 (Sustainable Agriculture2) Sustainable Agriculture Villagers gather food from Mills, Farms, Rice Paddies, Fields, and Haciendas 15% faster; Haciendas auto gather food 15% faster
Age II tech tree aoe3
10
Spanish Home City 4 (Furrier) Furrier Villagers gather food from huntable animals 15% faster and from Berry Bushes and Cherry Orchards 20% faster; huntable animals last 7.5% longer; Berry Bushes and Cherry Orchards last 10% longer
Age I tech tree aoe3
1
Iroquois Home City 4 (Furrier) TEAM Furrier Villagers gather food from huntable animals 10% faster and from Berry Bushes and Cherry Orchards 15% faster; huntable animals last 5% longer; Berry Bushes and Cherry Orchards last 7.5% longer
Age I tech tree aoe3
1
German Home City 4 (Food Silos) TEAM Food Silos Villagers gather food from Mills, Farms, Rice Paddies, Fields, and Haciendas 10% faster; Haciendas auto gather food 10% faster
Age I tech tree aoe3
1
Spanish Home City 4 (Spice Trade) Spice Trade Villagers gather from hunted animals, Berry Bushes, and Cherry Orchards 20% faster
Age II tech tree aoe3
10
Dutch Home City 4 (Spice Trade) TEAM Spice Trade Villagers gather food from huntable animals 10% faster and from Berry Bushes and Cherry Orchards 15% faster; huntable animals and Cherry Orchards last 5% longer; Berry Bushes last 7.5% longer
Age II tech tree aoe3
10
Spanish Home City 4 (Rum Distillery) Rum Distillery Villagers gather coin from Estates, Rice Paddies, Fields, and Haciendas 20% faster; Haciendas auto gather coin 20% faster
Age I tech tree aoe3
1
British Home City 4 (Fulling Mills) Fulling Mills Villagers gather from livestock 300% faster
Age I tech tree aoe3
10
Spanish Home City 4 (Medicine) Medicine Villagers cost and train time -15%
Age II tech tree aoe3
25
Indian Home City 4 (TEAM Medicine) TEAM Medicine Villager train time -15%
Age II tech tree aoe3
25
  • "2 Villagers" and "3 Villagers" are available to the Hausa and Native Americans.
  • "4 Villagers" is available to the Aztecs, Ethiopians, and Haudenosaunee.
  • "Pioneers" is available to Asians (except the Japanese) and Native Americans (except the Inca).
  • "Kinship Ties" and "Warrior Culture" are available to the Mexicans (upon revolting to the Maya) and Native Americans (except the Inca).
  • "Sawmills" is not available to the Aztecs, Inca, and Japanese.
  • "Exotic Hardwoods" is not available to Africans.
  • "Woodcrafting" is available to the Haudenosaunee, Hausa, Indians, and Lakota.
  • "Establish Ironmonger" is not available to the Chinese, Japanese, and Native Americans.
  • "Silversmith" is not available to the Ethiopians, Japanese, and Native Americans.
  • "Food Silos" is not available to Africans and Haudenosaunee.
  • "TEAM Food Silos" is available to the Germans and Haudenosaunee.
  • "Sustainable Agriculture" is not available to Africans, Inca, and Lakota.
  • "Furriers" is not available to the Haudenosaunee and Japanese.
  • "TEAM Furrier" is available to the Haudenosaunee and Russians.
  • "Spice Trade" is not available to the Aztecs, Ethiopians, Inca, and Japanese.
  • "TEAM Spice Trade" is available to the Dutch and Lakota.
  • "Rum Distillery" is available to Haudenosaunee and Japanese.
  • "Fulling Mills" is available to the Chinese and Haudenosaunee.
  • "Medicine" is not available to the Chinese, Hausa, and Japanese.
  • "TEAM Medicine" is available to the Aztecs, Haudenosaunee, Inca, and Indians.

Africans[]

Card Description Age
Hc infinite 10 villagers hausa 10 Villagers Ships 10 Villagers
Age IV tech tree aoe 3

Asians[]

Card Description Age HC level
Land reforms Land Reforms Villagers and Rickshaws build buildings 50% faster; buildings grant +100% build bounty
Age II tech tree aoe3
10
Spanish Home City 4 (Royal Mint) Royal Mint Villagers gather coin 25% faster; Haciendas auto gather coin 25% faster
Age III tech tree aoe3
10
Spanish Home City 4 (Refrigeration) Refrigeration Villagers gather food 20% faster; Haciendas auto gather food 20% faster
Age III tech tree aoe3
25
Spanish Home City 4 (Cigar Roller) Cigar Roller Villagers gather coin from Estates, Rice Paddies, Fields, and Haciendas 20% faster; Haciendas auto gather coin 20% faster
Age II tech tree aoe3
1
Spanish Home City 4 (Textile Mill) Textile Mill Villagers gather coin from Estates, Rice Paddies, Fields, and Haciendas 25% faster; Haciendas auto gather coin 25% faster
Age III tech tree aoe3
10

Aztecs[]

Card Description Age HC level
Hc 3 team villagers aztec Calpulli Ships 3 Villagers
Age II tech tree aoe3
10
Aztec Home City 3 (Chichimeca Rebellion) Chichimeca Rebellion Turns all Puma Spearmen into Jaguar Prowl Knights, Coyote Runners into Eagle Runner Knights and Otontin Slingers into Arrow Knights; Villagers now turn into Warriors upon death; costs 1,000 food, 1,000 wood, 1,000 coin
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
N/A
Aztec Home City 4 (Exotic Hardwoods) TEAM Exotic Hardwoods Villagers gather from trees and Mango Groves 15% faster
Age I tech tree aoe3
25
Aztec Home City 4 (Grain Market) Grain Market Villagers gather food from Farms, Fields, Haciendas, Mills, and Rice Paddies 20% faster; Haciendas auto gather food 20% faster
Age II tech tree aoe3
25
Aztec chinampa Chinampa Villagers gather food from Farms, Fields, Haciendas, Mills, and Rice Paddies, and coin from Estates, Fields, Haciendas and Rice Paddies 10% faster; Haciendas auto gather food and coin 10% faster
Age II tech tree aoe3
10
Aztec Home City 4 (Great Chinampa) Great Chinampa Villagers gather food from Farms, Fields, Haciendas, Mills, and Rice Paddies, and coin from Estates, Fields, Haciendas and Rice Paddies 20% faster; Haciendas auto gather food and coin 20% faster
Age III tech tree aoe3
25
Aztec Home City 4 (Silversmith) TEAM Silversmith Villagers gather coin from mines, Tribal Marketplaces, and Mountain Monasteries 10% faster; Abuns gather coin and influence from Mountain Monasteries 10% faster; Mountain Monasteries auto gather coin and influence 10% faster; mines last 10% loger
Age I tech tree aoe3
1
Aztec Home City 4 (Aztec Mining) Aztec Mining Villagers gather coin from mines and Mountain Monasteries 40% faster; mines last 20% longer; changes Otontin Slinger and Coyote Runner wood cost to coin
Age III tech tree aoe3
25
Aztec Home City 5 (Temple of Xoltol Support) Temple of Xolotl Support Ships 8 Villagers; Villagers gather food from Farms and coin from Estates 10% faster; costs 1,000 coin
Age III tech tree aoe3
10

British[]

Card Description Age HC level
British Home City 4 (Rum Distillery) TEAM Rum Distillery Villagers gather coin from Estates, Rice Paddies, Fields, and Haciendas 15% faster; Haciendas auto gather coin 15% faster
Age I tech tree aoe3
1

Chinese[]

Card Description Age HC level
Chinese Home City 1 (Nothern Refugees) Northern Refugees Each Village and Town Center spawns 1 Villager
Age I tech tree aoe3
1
Chinese Home City 1 (Western Refugees) Western Refugees Each Village and Town Center spawns 1 Villager
Age III tech tree aoe3
1
Chinese Home City 1 (Great Migration) Great Migration Each Village and Town Center spawns 1 Villager and 1 Fattened Goat
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
25
Chinese Home City 1 (Town Rickshaws + 5 Villagers) Town Rickshaw + 5 Villagers Ships 1 Town Rickshaw and 5 Villagers
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
10
Acupuncture aoe3 Acupuncture All units' train time -20%
Age III tech tree aoe3
10

Ethiopians[]

Card Description Age
Infinite abun villager Trinity Ships 2 Villagers and 1 Abun
Age I tech tree aoe3
Oromo migrations Oromo Migrations Ships 1 Villager and 1 more for each Villager lost before this card is sent (max. 15); costs 50 food
Age I tech tree aoe3
Shiftas Shiftas Villagers get +35% hit points; outlaws get +15% hit points and take -1 population; units affected by villager upgrades get +10% hit points
Age I tech tree aoe3
Coffee berries Coffee Berries Villagers gather coin instead of food from Berry Bushes and Cherry Orchards at 90% of the food gathering rate
Age I tech tree aoe3
Roof africa Roof of Africa Villagers and Fishing Boats gather food 25% faster
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
Iyasu reforms Iyasu Reforms Villagers gather resources 15% faster
Age III tech tree aoe3
Beekeepers Beekeepers Villagers gather food from huntable animals, Berry Bushes, Cherry Orchards, and Fields 15% faster
Age II tech tree aoe3
Fazogli gold Fazogli Gold Villagers and Fishing Boats gather coin 20% faster
Age II tech tree aoe3

Europeans[]

Card Description Age HC level
Ottoman Home City 4 (Ironmonger) TEAM Ironmonger Villagers gather coin from mines, Tribal Marketplaces, and Mountain Monasteries 10% faster; Abuns gather coin and influence from Mountain Monasteries 10% faster; Mountain Monasteries auto gather coin and influence 10% faster
Age I tech tree aoe3
1
Canada Home City (Great Buffalo Hunt) Great Buffalo Hunt Ships 10 Bison; Villagers gather food from huntable animals 10% faster
Revolution
N/A
  • "TEAM Ironmongers" is available to the Ottomans and Spanish.
  • "Great Buffalo Hunt" is available to the British and French upon revolting to Canada.

French[]

Card Description Age HC level
French Home City 4 (Sawmills) TEAM Sawmills Villagers gather from trees and Mango Groves 10% faster; trees and Mango Groves last 5% longer
Age I tech tree aoe3
10

Haudenosaunee[]

Card Description Age HC level
Hc 3 villagers aztec TEAM 3 Villagers Ships 3 Villagers
Age II tech tree aoe3
N/A
Haudenosaunee Home City 3 (Wampum) Wampum Training units and constructing buildings grants +35% XP
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
N/A
Haudenosaunee Home City 4 (Environmentalism) Environmentalism Villagers gather yield from trees 500% longer
Age III tech tree aoe3
N/A
Iroquois Home City 5 (Oneida Support) Oneida Support Ships 1 Town Travois and 10 Villagers; costs 1,000 coin
Age III tech tree aoe3
10

Hausa[]

Card Description Age
Hc jukunawa Jukunawa Ships 5 Villagers and 5 Griots; Griot train limit +5
Age III tech tree aoe3
Hc dambe wrestling Dambe Wrestling Villagers get +50% hit points and -33% hand attack Rate of Fire, but their ranged attack now have a minimum range of 8; units affected by villager upgrades get +15% hit points and -33% hand attack Rate of Fire
Age I tech tree aoe3
Hc massina madrasahs Massina Madrasahs Universities get +10 Line of Sight and their Sphere of Influence now also increases nearby villagers' tree and mine gather rates
Age I tech tree aoe3
Hausa Home City 4 (Koose) Koose Gives 30 food for every Field built; Villagers gather food from Mills, Farms, Rice Paddies, Fields, and Haciendas 10% faster
Age I tech tree aoe3
Hausa Home City 4 (Rano Indigo Production) Rano Indigo Production Villagers gather coin from Estates, Rice Paddies, Fields, and Haciendas 25% faster
Age I tech tree aoe3
Hausa Home City 4 (TEAM Indigo Dyeworks) TEAM Indigo Dyeworks Villagers gather coin from Estates, Rice Paddies, Fields, and Haciendas 15% faster
Age I tech tree aoe3
Hausa Home City 4 (Fulani Cattle Fertilizer) Fulani Cattle Fertilizer Villagers gather food and coin from Fields 10% faster, and build Fields 30% faster
Age II tech tree aoe3
Hausa Home City 4 (Suya Skewers) Suya Skewers Villagers gather from huntable and herdable animals 35% faster; huntable and herdable animals last 15% longer
Age III tech tree aoe3
Hausa Home City 4 (Kola Nut Cultivation) Kola Nut Cultivation Villagers working at Fields also gather wood (at a rate of 5% wood)
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
Hausa Home City 4 (Pulaaku Code) Pulaaku Code Villagers gather 15% faster from natural resources and 5% faster from anything else
Age I tech tree aoe3

Inca[]

Card Description Age
Inca Home City 1 (12 Villagers) 12 Villagers Ships 12 Villagers
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
Inca Home City 3 (Alpaca Wool) Alpaca Wool Villagers get +50% hit points and +30% resistance
Age I tech tree aoe3
Hc 5 builder travois Resettlements Ships 4 Villagers and 1 Town Travois
Age III tech tree aoe3
Inca Home City 1 (TEAM Seasonal Labor) TEAM Seasonal Labor Ships 2 Villagers, 2 fattened Llamas, and 200 wood
Age III tech tree aoe3
Inca Home City 2 (TEAM Inca Bridges) TEAM Inca Bridges Infantry, Villagers, Healing units, and Envoys get +5% speed; +1 Chasqui
Age I tech tree aoe3
Inca Home City 2 (Tupac Rebellion) Tupac Rebellion Turns all Villagers into Revolutionaries, Plumed Spearmen into Guard Musketeers, Chimu Runners into Guard Hussars, Jungle Bowmen into Guard Skirmishers, Bolas Warriors into Veteran Dragoons, Huaracas into Guard Grenadiers, and Macemen into Guard Soldados; costs 1,500 food, 1,500 wood, 1,500 coin
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
Inca Metalworking Chimu Metallurgy Villagers gather coin from mines 20% faster; mines last 20% longer
Age I tech tree aoe3
Inca Home City 4 (Salt Ponds) Salt Ponds Villagers gather food from herded and hunted animals 20% faster; Fishing Boats gather food from fishes and coin from whales 20% faster
Age II tech tree aoe3
Inca Home City 4 (Terrace Farming) Terrace Farming Villagers gather food from Mills, Farms, Rice Paddies, Fields, and Haciendas, and coin from Estates, Rice Paddies, Fields, and Haciendas 20% faster; Haciendas auto gather food and coin 20% faster; Farm and Estate build time -75%, and their technologies' research time -25%
Age IV tech tree aoe 3

Japanese[]

Card Description Age HC level
Japanese Home City 1 (2 Villagers) 2 Villagers Ships 2 Villagers
Age I tech tree aoe3
1
Japanese Home City 1 (4 Villagers) 4 Villagers Ships 4 Villagers
Age II tech tree aoe3
1
Japanese Home City 1 (7 Villagers) 7 Villagers Ships 7 Villagers
Age III tech tree aoe3
25
Japanese Home City 3 (Pioneers) TEAM Jujutsu Villagers get +35% hit points; Surgeons, Priests, Architects, Native Scouts, and Envoys get +20% attack; Disciples and Shaolin Masters get +10% attack; units affected by villager upgrades get +10% hit points
Age I tech tree aoe3
1
Japanese Home City 3 (Zen Diet) Zen Diet Villagers cost 60 wood instead of 100 food
Age II tech tree aoe3
10
Japanese Home City 4 (Chonindo) TEAM Chonindo Villagers, Fishing Boats, and Abuns gather 8% faster (except hunts); Haciendas auto gather 8% faster
Age I tech tree aoe3
40
Japanese Home City 4 (Sawmills) Sawmills Villagers gather wood from trees and Mango Groves 15% faster; trees and Mango Groves last 7.5% longer
Age I tech tree aoe3
10
Japanese Home City 4 (Silversmith) Silversmith Villagers gather coin from mines 20% faster; mines last 10% longer
Age II tech tree aoe3
25
Japanese Home City 4 (Reclaimed Land) Reclaimed Land Ships 1 Rice Paddy Rickshaw; Villagers gather food from Mills, Farms, Fields, Haciendas, and Rice Paddies, and coin from Estates, Fields, Haciendas, and Rice Paddies 5% faster; Haciendas auto gather food and coin 5% faster
Age I tech tree aoe3
1
Japanese Home City 4 (Flood Parcel) Flooded Parcel Ships 1 Rice Paddy Rickshaw; Villagers gather food from Mills, Farms, Fields, Haciendas, and Rice Paddies, and coin from Estates, Fields, Haciendas, and Rice Paddies 8% faster; Haciendas auto gather food and coin 8% faster
Age II tech tree aoe3
10
Japanese Home City 4 (Terraced Hillsides) Terraced Hillsides Ships 1 Rice Paddy Rickshaw; Villagers gather food from Mills, Farms, Fields, Haciendas, and Rice Paddies, and coin from Fields, Haciendas, and Rice Paddies 10% faster; Haciendas auto gather food and coin 10% faster
Age III tech tree aoe3
1
Japanese Home City 4 (Cherry Blossom Festival) Cherry Blossom Festival Villagers gather food from Berry Bushes and Cherry Orchards 15% faster
Age I tech tree aoe3
25
Japanese Home City 5 (47 Ronin) Forty Seven Ronin Turns all Villagers and Shrines into Masterless Samurai, Castles into Wokou Ronins, Wonders and Town Centers into Ronin; costs 1,000 food, 1,000 wood, 1,000 coin
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
N/A

Lakota[]

Card Description Age HC level
Winter counts Winter Counts Training units grants +40% XP and constructing buildings grants +20% XP
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
N/A
Sioux Home City 4 (Great Hunter) Great Hunter Villagers gather from huntable animals 20% faster; adds 10% of all food collected from hunted animals so far to the player's stockpile (up to 1,500 food)
Age II tech tree aoe3
10
Sioux Home City 4 (Earthy Bounty) Earth Bounty Gives a trickle of 2.5 coin; Villagers gather coin from Estates 20% faster
Age III tech tree aoe3
25
Sioux Home City 4 (Adoption) Adoption Villagers get -25% train time and grant +250% XP train bounty; units affected by villager upgrades get -10% train time
Age III tech tree aoe3
25

Mexicans[]

Card Description Age
Mexican Home City 2 (TEAM Mariachi) TEAM Mariachi For the next 30 seconds, military buildings work 400% faster and units get +10% speed
Age I tech tree aoe3
Mexican Home City 4 (TEAM Copper Canyon) TEAM Copper Canyon Ships 1 Prospector Wagon; Villagers gather wood from trees and coin from mines 10% faster
Age II tech tree aoe3
Maya Home City (Maya Ceramics) Maya Ceramics Ships 200 coin for every shipment that has been sent before this one; grants "Tonalá Ceramics" (Villagers gather coin 15% faster)
Revolution
Maya Home City (Huipils) Huipils Existing and new Town Centers and Haciendas muster 3 Villagers which will wait in queue if the player is at Villager build limit
Revolution
Maya Home City (Kuchkabal) Kuchkabal Ships 12 Native Villagers; Native Villagers can be trained at Town Centers
Revolution
  • "Maya Ceramics", "Huipils", and "Kuchkabal" are available upon revolting to the Maya.

Native Americans[]

Card Description Age HC level
Iroquois Home City 1 (5 Villagers) 5 Villagers Ships 5 Villagers
Age II tech tree aoe3
10
Inca Home City 1 (8 Villagers) 8 Villagers Ships 8 Villagers
Age III tech tree aoe3
10
Lakota Home City 4 (Lynx Pelt Trade) Lynx Pelt Trade Villagers gather coin from Tribal Marketplaces 20% faster
Age I tech tree aoe3
N/A
Spanish Home City 4 (Silversmith) Astute Trading Villagers gather coin from Tribal Marketplaces 20% faster; Tribal Marketplaces last 20% longer
Age II tech tree aoe3
N/A
Haudenosaunee Home City 4 (North America Trade) North America Trade Villagers gain a trickle of 0.15 coin/sec whilst gathering from huntable and herdable animals, and 0.015 coin/sec whilst gathering from other resources
Age III tech tree aoe3
N/A
Spanish Home City 4 (Stone Masions) Stonemasons Villagers build buildings 65% faster
Age II tech tree aoe3
10
  • "5 Villagers" is available to the Haudenosaunee and Inca.
  • "8 Villagers" is not available to the Haudenosaunee.
  • "Lynx Pelt Trade", "Astute Trading", and "North America Trade" are available to the Haudenosaunee and Lakota.
  • "Stonemasons" is available to the Aztecs and Inca.

Spanish[]

Card Description Age HC level
Spanish Home City 3 (Inquisition) TEAM Inquisition All units get +10 Line of Sight; +1 Inquisitor
Age II tech tree aoe3
10

Swedes[]

Card Description Age
Swedish Home City 1 (1 Falun Mine) TEAM Falun Mine Ships 1 Prospector Wagon; Villagers, Abuns, and Mountain Monasteries gather yield from mines 25% longer
Age I tech tree aoe3

Changelog[]

Age3DE Icon The African Royals[]

Age3DE Icon Knights of the Mediterranean[]

History[]

Native Americans[]

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[]

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.

Trivia[]

  • There is an unused portrait for the Aztec Villager in the The WarChiefs files. This was corrected in the Definitive Edition, where the Aztec Villager uses its own portrait.
    • In the beta, the Inca Villager also used the portrait of the Aztec Villager.
  • 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]
  • The African Villager reuses the in-game description of the Settler.

Gallery[]

References[]

Civilian units in Age of Empires III
General
AllFishing ship aoe3de Fishing Boat · Settler aoe3de Settler · Covered wagon aoe3de Covered Wagon/Town Travois/Town Rickshaw/Town Center Builder · Outpost wagon aoe3de Trading Post Wagon, Lakota trading post aoe3de Trading Post Travois, and Chinese town center rickshaw aoe3de Trading Post Rickshaw · Outpost wagon aoe3de Dock Rickshaw/Dock Wagon/Dock Travois · Native embassy DE icon Native Embassy Travois/Native Embassy Builder/Royal Embassy Wagon
EuropeansPriest aoe3de Priest · Factory wagon aoe3de Factory Wagon · Fort wagon aoe3de Fort Wagon · Factory wagon aoe3de Homestead Wagon · Outpost wagon aoe3de Military Wagon · Factory wagon aoe3de Prospector Wagon (Factory wagon aoe3de Silver · Factory wagon aoe3de Gold)
Europeans and USSurgeon aoe3de Surgeon · Outpost wagon aoe3de Outpost Wagon · Spc wagon aoe3de Estate Wagon · Spc wagon aoe3de Mill Wagon
Native AmericansVillager aztec aoe3de Villager · Haudenosaunee healer aoe3de Healer · Team native aoe3de Native Scout* · Aztec travois aoe3de Farm Travois · Aztec travois aoe3de War Hut Travois
AsiansChinese castle wagon aoe3de Castle Rickshaw · Chinese town center rickshaw aoe3de Market Rickshaw · Chinese town center rickshaw aoe3de Monastery Rickshaw
AfricansEthiopian fishing canoe portrait aoe3de Fishing Canoe · Camp portrait Camp Builder · Hausa builder portrait Kingdom Builder · Hausa builder portrait Livestock Market Builder · Palace portrait aoe3de Palace Builder · Hausa builder portrait Trade Builder · Watch tower aoe3de portrait Watch Tower Builder
Unique units
Flag DutchDE DutchVillager dutch merchant portrait Merchant · Envoy aoe3de Envoy · Bank wagon aoe3de Bank Wagon
Flag FrenchDE FrenchCoureur aoe3de Coureur des Bois
Flag GermanDE GermansSettler wagon aoe3de Settler Wagon
Flag OttomanDE OttomansVillager ottoman yoruk portrait Yörük · Imam de Imam
Flag SpanishDE SpanishMissonary de Missionary
Flag AztecDE AztecsWarrior priest de Warrior Priest · Aztec travois aoe3de Nobles' Hut Travois
Flag IroquoisDE HaudenosauneeTravois portrait aoe3de Travois (Haudenosaunee)
Flag ChineseDE ChineseOutpost Wagon Blockhouse Wagon · Chinese town center rickshaw aoe3de Consulate Rickshaw · Chinese town center rickshaw aoe3de Village Rickshaw · Mongol scout aoe3de Mongol Scout
Flag IndianDE IndiansIndian peasant aoe3de Hindu Villager · Indian castle grove aoe3de Grove Rickshaw · Indian town center rickshaw aoe3de Sacred Field Rickshaw
Flag JapaneseDE JapaneseFactory wagon aoe3de Livestock Pen Wagon · Chinese town center rickshaw aoe3de Dojo Rickshaw · Japanese Town Center Rickshaw Military Rickshaw · Japanese grove aoe3de Orchard Rickshaw · Japanese grove aoe3de Rice Paddy Rickshaw · Chinese town center rickshaw aoe3de Shrine Wagon
Flag IncanDE IncaPriestess-icon-aoe3 Priestess · Travois inca AoE3de Builder Travois · Lakota trading post aoe3de Kallanka Travois · Lakota trading post aoe3de Stronghold Travois · Lakota trading post aoe3de Tambo Travois
Flag SwedishDE SwedesSpc wagon aoe3de Torp Wagon
Flag American act3 aoe3de United StatesFactory wagon aoe3de Coal Prospector Wagon · Outpost wagon aoe3de Infrastructure Wagon · Bank wagon aoe3de Meeting House Wagon · Bank wagon aoe3de State Capitol Wagon
Flag MexicanDE MexicansBank wagon aoe3de Cathedral Wagon · Factory wagon aoe3de Hacienda Wagon
Revolution RevolutionFactory wagon aoe3de Diamond Prospector Wagon · Sansculotte portrait Sansculotte
Flag Ethiopian aoe3de EthiopiansAbun portrait aoe3de Abun · Rickshaw1 icon portrait Indian Market Rickshaw · Mountain monastery portrait aoe3de Mountain Monastery Builder
Flag Hausa HausaGriot aoe3de portrait Griot · Bank wagon aoe3de Mosque Wagon · Hausa builder portrait Hausa Builder · University portrait University Builder
Flag ItalianDE ItaliansItalians architect portrait Architect · Bank wagon aoe3de Basilica Wagon · Bank wagon aoe3de Lombard Wagon · Bank wagon aoe3de Tavern Wagon
Flag MalteseDE MalteseOutpost wagon aoe3de Commandery Wagon · Spc wagon aoe3de Depot Wagon · Fort wagon aoe3de Fixed Gun Wagon
Miscellaneous
Berber nomad portrait Berber Nomad · Berber salt camel portrait Berber Salt Camel · Trading post african aoe3de Red Sea Wagon · Balloon portrait Hot Air Balloon · Cree coreur portrait updated Cree Coureur des Bois · Factory wagon aoe3de Arsenal Wagon · Bank wagon aoe3de Church Wagon · Outpost wagon aoe3de Frontier Post Wagon · Pilgrims icon definitive Pilgrim · Bank wagon aoe3de Athos Monastery Wagon · Outpost wagon aoe3de Battery Tower Wagon · Lakota trading post aoe3de American Citadel Travois
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