First appearanceAge of Empires III
Cost300 coinIcon coin
AgeAges colonial Colonial Age
Base hit points240
Pop. use1
Line of Sight12
Resists10% vs. Ranged
Melee damage5
Rate of Fire1.5
Train time40 seconds
XP created30
XP killed30
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The Surgeon is a unit in Age of Empires III. It is able to heal units and build Field Hospitals.

There are various Home City shipment cards to bring in two or four surgeons at once (all civilizations have at least one of these except the Aztecs, Iroquois, and Asian civilizations), which are the main way to obtain surgeons. They can also be rescued on some maps from Treasure Guardians. The surgeon can only be trained on the map through use of the Home City Card Master Surgeons (all European civilizations except the British and Spanish), allowing them to be built at a church and increasing their healing rate to 15 rather than 10.

Surgeons are the best unit at healing wounded soldiers with the above-mentioned card shipment, otherwise their healing rates are identical to other healers.

Surgeons cannot destroy buildings since they don't have siege damage.

Buildings Edit

Surgeons can build the following buildings:

Shipments Edit

Here are lists of every shipment card per Civilization that benefit surgeons in any kind of way. Found in Trading Company.

  • Every Civilization sends and shares 2 Surgeons at Colonial Age.

History Edit

"Battlefield surgery in the Napoleonic era was some of the earliest modern surgery, focusing chiefly on amputating severely broken or damaged limbs. Some surgeons advocated immediate amputation to take advantage of the effects grievous wounds had on the body: numbness around the injury and low blood pressure brought on by shock. Removing a limb required shutting off as much blood flow to the limb as possible by the application of tourniquets. A knife cut away the flesh in what would later become a stump. Arteries were then clamped off and a bone saw would make quick work of a femur or tibia. Arteries were then stitched closed, the wound bandaged, covered and left to heal.

Dominique Larrey was a pioneer in battlefield surgery, the first to use ambulances to bring first-aid to soldiers in battle and the first to use triage in determining which wounded to evacuate. He participated in dozens of battles with the French armies and was eventually made a baron by Napoleon.

Notes Edit

  • In skirmishes, surgeons usually remain silent. This is likely because they have no specific nationality.
  • British Manors can be upgraded with the Florence Nightingale shipment card to provide healing to nearby units, instead of possessing Master Surgeons.
  • The Spanish have Surgeons, however their Missionary is one of the fastest (if not the fastest) land units in the game. It also boosts the damage of nearby units if Unction is shipped.

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