Unit info
Type Civilian
Introduced in KingsIcon The Age of Kings
Trained at Towncentericon Town Center
Cheat code i love the monkey head
Hit points 25
Melee armor 0
Pierce armor 0
Line of Sight 4
The VMDL (or labelled as Elephant Archer in the HD edition) is a cheat unit in Age of Empires II. The name stands for "Villager Male Dave Lewis", which is named after David Lewis, an Ensemble Studios employee.[1]

They are very fast and good for exploring but cannot attack (despite the attack value shown in the infobox), gather, or build anything. However, they can lay foundation for buildings when being assigned with the 'build' command. They also can be garrisoned inside buildings, granting an attack bonus.

In the original unofficial Age of Empires II: The Forgotten Empires, if the VMDL is being attacked by any wild animal, or such a wild animal enters his Line of Sight, he will turn into a normal female Villager and retaliate or attack the animal. This does not happen in the official Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten.

No matter what civilization the player is using, the VMDL always speaks modern English, except when being assigned to build a building (which he would respond in the usual native language of the civilization). He tends to respond in odd sentences like "Bongo drums in my head." or "That's a good idea."

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