This article is about the unit in Age of Empires III. For the unit in Age of Empires II: The Conquerors, see Imam (Age of Empires II).
Imam Icon
First appearanceAge of Empires III
Cost200 coin
AgeAges colonial Colonial Age
Base hit points360
Pop. use1
Line of Sight12
Resists10% vs. Ranged
Melee damage5
Rate of Fire1.5
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The Imam is a unique Ottoman unit that heals other units in Age of Empires III. This unit replaces the Priest but the stats remain the same. Just like any other healing unit, the Imam has a poor attack, but can heal other units at a short range.

Only the Ottomans can send Imams from their Home City or train them from the Mosque after reaching the Colonial Age. Units do not regenerate their health on their own, so Imams can prolong the life of your armies significantly.

History Edit

"Imam can refer to a religious leader who guides salat prayer services in a mosque, but also to a leader or ruler with political authority. Imam Shamil was a nineteenth century religious and military leader who fought against Russian armies of his homeland in present day Daghestan, which lies between Chechnya and the Caspian Sea. The inhabitants of the northern Caucasus had fought incursion by other rulers for centuries, against the Ottoman Empire in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and against Russia in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. After the deaths of the first and second Imams of Daghestan (Ghazi Mollah and Gamzat-bek), Imam Shamil took over the guerilla resistance to the Tsar's armies. Shamil became the third Imam of Daghestan and is known for his great physical strength and for his iron-fisted resistance to Russia."

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