|This article is about the Villager in Age of Empires III. For the Villager in other games, see Villager.|
Villagers are relatively inexpensive but fragile. They are not meant for combat, but will fire weak weapons to defend themselves and others. Villagers can be used to collect Treasures. Each civilization has a limit to the number of villagers they can have at once. Villagers pay for themselves rather quickly, and the longer an individual villager is alive, the more he/she contributes to the overall wealth of a given colony. Some Civilizations may receive Shipments of extra villagers from the Home City, while others have to rely solely on producing them from the Town Center in the New World.
If villagers are put into combat, the best way to kill an enemy is using melee. As melee damage is higher than ranged in this unit, it is better to have a close combat with the enemy.
Like Settlers, the sex of a Villager is randomly decided upon being trained from Town Center. Even though female villagers have slower animations for chopping Wood and Coin, the actual amount of resources that they gather does not vary by sex.
Villagers can be assigned with the following tasks:
- Villagers are the ones that build most of the buildings given the right amount of resources, space and right Age.
- Villagers can gather food from Berry Bushes and hunt wild animals. When they run out, villagers may then be tasked to a Mill where working there will generate more Food. Food can also be gathered from Livestock.
- Assigning on trees will have villagers gather wood which can be found aplenty and rarely runs out.
- Coin can be gathered from Mines and assigning villagers to work on Plantations will generate Coin, similar to a Mill.
- When resource shipments arrive, they do so in the form of Crates (food), Cords (wood), and Chests (coin) at the assigned shipment point, which is usually the Town Center, but can be changed to certain other units and buildings. They must be unpacked by a villager in order to add them to your resources.
- Similarly to Heroes and Explorers, villagers may also collect Treasures.
Native Americans Edit
"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."
"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."
|Civilian units in Age of Empires III|
|Age of Empires III|
|General||Settler · Factory Wagon · Fort Wagon · Covered Wagon · Hot Air Balloon · Fishing Boat · Priest · Surgeon|
|Dutch||Envoy · Bank Wagon|
|French||Coureur des Bois|
|General||Cree Coureur des Bois · Native Villager · Fishing Boat · Medicine Man · Travois · Native Scout|
|The Asian Dynasties|
|General||Asian Villager · Fishing Boat · Rickshaw · Mongol Scout|