|This article is about the untrainable unit. For the War Chief, see Aztec War Chief.|
|First Appearance||Age of Empires III|
|Cost||40 Wood ,|
|Base Hit Points||450|
|Resists||40% vs. Melee|
|R.O.F.||1.5 / 3.0 (Siege)|
Although cheap, the Aztec Chief should be only used as a front line distraction to protect more valuable, ranged units from melee attackers due to its Hit Points, attack, and 40% resistance vs. melee units. It can also be used for distracting enemy units while evading ranged units.
"About Aztec leaders:
In the middle of the thirteenth century, the Aztec settled near lake Texcoco. A priest and ruler, Tenoch, oversaw the founding of the city Tenochtitlan and was the first Huei Tlatoani, or emperor. Eleven known rulers followed Tenoch, including Moctezuma II, the ruler who presided over the Aztec as the Spanish conquistadors under Cortes made landfall in 1519. Moctezuma II lived only another year. Two Tlatoani followed him: Cuitlahuac and the last Tlatoani of the Aztec, Cuauhtemoc, who was killed by the Spanish in 1824."