The Warrior Priest is an economic and military unit exclusive to the Aztecs featured in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs.

Overview Edit

Warrior Priests heal close-by units at a rate of 10 HP per second. They can also be assigned to dance around the Fire Pit where they count as two Villagers each. The player is given one Warrior Priest at the start of the game, and it is possible to create up to ten Warrior Priests in the Fire Pit by dancing the Holy Dance. The Warrior Priest also has a melee attack, beginning at an extremely low 5, but increasing each age, up to 60 in the Imperial Age.

One useful tactic with the Warrior Priest is when using a Fire Pit, they can spawn themselves, so if the three Warrior Priests card is sent in Colonial Age, and the Holy Dance is used, they can spawn themselves until there are ten, which has the effect of twenty villagers on the Fire Pit without slowing gathering at all. Using this advantage, the Aztecs can either make their units' attack much higher, get shipments faster, or spawn units incredibly fast with the Fertility Dance.

They are considered infantry, therefore the training time can be reduced by improvements that make infantry train faster.

Home City shipments Edit

  • TEAM 2 Warrior Priests
  • 3 Warrior Priests
  • Fencing School

History Edit

"The most densely populated region of the New World in 1492 was Mesoamerica, the region where North and Central America meet. Among the people living there were the Aztecs (also known as Mexica or Tenocha); they built a complex civilization centered around their great city of Tenochtitlan (modern Mexico City). This was one of the largest cities in the world (with an estimated population of 200,000) and arguably more beautiful and cleaner than most contemporary European capitals.

In Aztec society, membership in the calpulli established each individual's religious and secular schooling, as well as how they would be trained in warfare. The men of a calpulli served together in battle and on the numerous public works projects. Their soldiers wielded weapons of wood and stone, and they often sought prisoners to be sacrificed in religious ceremonies.

The male children of the upper classes attended a special school called a calmecac. It was there they learned the secrets of the Aztec priesthood and how to perform religious ceremonies and responsibilities - in essence, grooming them for leadership, since in Aztec society government and religion were virtually indistinguishable.

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