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This page lists all animals. If they have a place at another page, for example where it can be reliably built, the lore and strategic value are noted there. The "Origin" link can be use to go there."

Athla, the world of Age of Wonders III, is home to many different and wondrous animals. While some can be summoned, others can be found roaming the lands. Below is an overview of all Animals in the game.

Inherent TraitsEdit

All Animals have:

Tier I AnimalsEdit

'Baby Reed Serpents are delicacy. The problem is, they are quiet aggressive. They will swarm a man, when they're desperate for food, so I take my brother along for the hunt. As they start biting him, I'm there with the club. I bash them on the head and catch them in a bucket. Mmm-mm! Good eatin'!'

-- Culinary Secrets of the Bayou Brothers, by Cletus Munkin

Baby Reed Serpent
  

Unit: Baby Reed Serpent No Medal TextOrigin: Naga Requires: Hatching Pool
Tier I: 40 Health Text 28 Movement Text 10 Defense Text 9 Resistance Text Cost: 50 Gold Text Upkeep: 4 Gold Text/Turns Text
Can be summoned with Summon Wild Animal Summon Wild Animal (40 Casting Points Text 9 Mana Text/Turns Text)
Abilities:
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.



Experience Ranks:
  • Iron Medal Text +1 Physical Text Melee +2 Health Text
  • Bronze Medal Text +1 Blight Text Ranged +2 Health Text +1 Defense Text
  • Silver Medal Text +1 Blight Text Melee +2 Health Text +1 Resistance Text
  • Gold Medal Text +1 Blight Text Ranged +4 Health Text +1 Defense Text

'I watched in horror as half the fishermen on the fishing vessel dropped to the deck convulsing in slurred and buzzing agony. I took an oar and broke the grip of three man who could not release the fishing nets. Using the oar, I turned the winch that drew in the fish net, and meticulously pulled in the day's catch. Sure enough, hidded in the blue deep, a small swarm of juvenile shock serpents were entangled with a whole net-load of paralyzed fish.'

-- Fish Tales, Helam Thurgood, Fisherman

Baby Shock Serpent
  

Unit: Baby Shock Serpent No Medal TextOrigin: Animals
Tier I: 38 Health Text 28 Movement Text 10 Defense Text 9 Resistance Text Cost: 50 Gold Text Upkeep: 4 Gold Text/Turns Text
Can be summoned with Summon Wild Animal Summon Wild Animal (40 Casting Points Text 9 Mana Text/Turns Text)
Abilities:
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.

Experience Ranks:
  • Iron Medal Text +1 Physical Text Melee +2 Health Text
  • Bronze Medal Text +1 Shock Text Melee +2 Health Text +1 Defense Text
  • Silver Medal Text +1 Physical Text Melee +2 Health Text +1 Resistance Text
  • Gold Medal Text +1 Shock Text Melee +4 Health Text +1 Defense Text

'Boars are fiercely aggressive territorial creatures that like to burrow in holes deep under the ground. They charge down narrow tunnels, goring enemies trapped in their path. Dwarves have domesticated Boars as steeds, allowing them to traverse their underground kingdoms quickly and venture out to the surface. Boars have bad vision, but this is more than made up for with their excellent sense of smell.'

-- Boars, Burlap and Boredom, by Boris the Bore

Boar
  

Unit: Boar No Medal TextOrigin: Animals
Tier I: 44 Health Text 36 Movement Text 9 Defense Text 8 Resistance Text Cost: 40 Gold Text Upkeep: 4 Gold Text/Turns Text
Can be summoned with Summon Wild Animal Summon Wild Animal (40 Casting Points Text 9 Mana Text/Turns Text)
Abilities:
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
Experience Ranks:


'Assured that there was a trade route, and that the Frostling people would be profitable trading partners, we followed the direction of the Frostling King Frettic the Blue, northward beyond the glacial fields, across the tundra to a sea filled with icebergs. That's where we saw them first, out on the ice, like stiff fat dark men with glowing red eyes trundling towards us. But these were no men. They were far more deadly. They were killer penguins.'

-- Diplomatic Mishaps, Volume 2:The Case against Frostlings, by Lady Flora Sweets

Dire Penguin
  

Unit: Dire Penguin No Medal TextOrigin: Animals
Tier I: 40 Health Text 28 Movement Text 9 Defense Text 8 Resistance Text Cost: 50 Gold Text Upkeep: 4 Gold Text/Turns Text
Can be summoned with Summon Wild Animal Summon Wild Animal (40 Casting Points Text 9 Mana Text/Turns Text)
Can be summoned with Summon Dire Penguin Summon Dire Penguin (40 Casting Points Text 9 Mana Text/Turns Text)
Abilities:
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.


Experience Ranks:

'Some trolls keep young dread spiders as pets, like dogs that climb the walls. If you can tolerate the webbing, they're quite clean creatures and hearty enough that playing trolls won't accidentally squish them, as happens with dogs. I recall one troll with six young dread spider pets. They had eated his mother, but he was happy. They'd saved him the trouble of having to clean up her mess, now that she'd lost her fight. He was pleased they'd wrapped her up all nicely in a bundle that he buried in his garbage heap.'

-- Intimate Troll Interviews, by Vaulter Cronk.

Dread Spider Baby
  

Unit: Dread Spider Baby No Medal TextOrigin: Animals
Tier I: 37 Health Text 32 Movement Text 9 Defense Text 9 Resistance Text Cost: 50 Gold Text Upkeep: 4 Gold Text/Turns Text
Can be summoned with Summon Wild Animal Summon Wild Animal (40 Casting Points Text 9 Mana Text/Turns Text)
Abilities:
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.


Experience Ranks:
  • Iron Medal Text +1 Physical Text Melee +2 Health Text
  • Bronze Medal Text +1 Blight Text Melee +2 Health Text +1 Defense Text
  • Silver Medal Text +1 Physical Text Melee +2 Health Text +1 Resistance Text
  • Gold Medal Text +1 Blight Text Melee +4 Health Text +1 Defense Text

'Three dread monkeys jumping on the dead
One fell off and broke his head.
Momma called a Blightdoctor and the Blightdoctor said,
'No dread monkeys jumping on the dead!'

-- Origins of Nursery Songs, by Belva Beimsford, Archivist

Golden realms2 This units is exclusive to the Golden Realms expansion

Dread Monkey
  
Unit: Dread Monkey No Medal TextOrigin: Animals
Tier I: 32 Health Text 32 Movement Text 9 Defense Text 9 Resistance Text Cost: 45 Gold Text Upkeep: 4 Gold Text/Turns Text
Abilities:
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.

Experience Ranks:

'Foolishly, I had not thought of the dangers of a cookfire in the Firegas Caves, but I was hungry. As the cavern filled with fire, a horse, bright like a tiger, leaped through the flames. Its hooves spat fire as it clomped on the stones beside me. I thought I would die. It bent down and nuzzled my cookpot. I knew then we had a deal. I grabbed my pot with an overmitt, jumped onto its lowered neck. We dashed to safety. Though the fire singed the hair from my toes, the Felhorse was untouched by the inferno. When we stopped, I opened my steaming cookpot. Together, we finished a very fine apple cobbler.'

-- Dining with Friends and Strangers, by Ham the Wanderer

Felhorse
  
Unit: Felhorse No Medal TextOrigin: Animals
Tier I: 40 Health Text 36Movement Text 8 Defense Text 9 Resistance Text Cost: 40 Gold Text 10 Mana Text Upkeep: 4 Gold Text/Turns Text
Abilities:
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.

Experience Ranks:
  • Iron Medal Text +1 Physical Text Melee +2 Health Text
  • Bronze Medal Text +1 Physical Text Melee +2 Health Text +1 Defense Text
  • Silver Medal Text +1 Physical Text Melee +2 Health Text +1 Resistance Text
  • Gold Medal Text +1 Physical Text Melee +4 Health Text +1 Defense Text, Overwhelm Overwhelm


'Beware the man that chirping speaks with feathered flying things.
They may be weak in ones an twos, but he who pulls their strings,
Will watch in silent reverie, plotting certain doom.
And feed his friends on rotten things best left inside the tomb. 

They warned him as armies came to cut his children down,
They helped him set the trap, spying as they entered town.
Then when they fled, they hunted dead, savoiring their cries,
Cackling as armies cut them up, and feasted on their eyes. 

Shady fragments catch the wind, where once a battle raged.
Pockets of smoke, rusted blades, and the flocks of crying maids.
The battle won, before begun, the clever Rogue, all along,
Listened to the Grimbeak Crows' chortling chaotic song.' 

-- Lost Warsongs, by Willa Loveday

Grimbeak Crows
  

Unit: Grimbeak CrowsNo Medal TextOrigin: Rogue
Tier I: 30 Health Text 30 Flying Text 9 Defense Text 9 Resistance Text Cost: 40 Gold Text Upkeep: 4 Gold Text/Turns Text
Can be summoned with: Summon Grimbeak Crows Summon Grimbeak Crows (40 Casting Points Text 9 Mana Text/Turns Text)
Abilities:
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.

Experience Ranks:
  • Iron Medal Text +1 Physical Text Melee +2 Health Text
  • Bronze Medal Text +1 Physical Text Melee +2 Health Text +1 Defense Text
  • Silver Medal Text +1 Physical Text Melee +2 Health Text +1 Resistance Text
  • Gold Medal Text +1 Physical Text Melee +4 Health Text +1 Defense Text, True Sight True Sight

'When I heard the rustling and saw small trees shaking, I figured we were being stalked by a pair of wolves. Loud noise and a torch will scare them, so the camp cook took a pot and a log from the fire and began a ruckus. The bush went deathly still. This was no wolf. I tried to warn him, but was to late. Two young Hunter Spiders leapt onto the man, impaling his neck and arms with their venomous knife-like fangs. He fell dead. The creatures were so fast and could leap so far. They wounded a mercenary, two bowmen and our bard before I finished them off. Needless to say, the bard didn't write me a ballad.'

--Woodland Creatures, by Tye Buddler, Hunter

Hunter Spider Baby
  

Unit: Hunter Spider Baby No Medal TextOrigin: Animals
Tier I: 33 Health Text 36 Movement Text 9 Defense Text 9 Resistance Text Cost: 50 Gold Text Upkeep: 4 Gold Text/Turns Text
Can be summoned with Summon Wild Animal Summon Wild Animal (40 Casting Points Text 9 Mana Text/Turns Text)
Abilities:
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.



Experience Ranks:
  • Iron Medal Text +1 Physical Text Melee +2 Health Text
  • Bronze Medal Text +1 Blight Text Melee +2 Health Text +1 Defense Text
  • Silver Medal Text +1 Physical Text Melee +2 Health Text +1 Resistance Text
  • Gold Medal Text +1 Blight Text Melee +4 Health Text +1 Defense Text

'The pale pink spider was the size of a wolf. I hit first, with my axe, severing a mandible. To my suprise, instead of fleeing, the nasty thing leapt and sunk its remaining fang into my shoulder. I watched in horror as its missing limb slowly reformed. My arm fell numb. My life drained from me, and with my strength the horror healed itself. I lunged into the stone wall, crushing it, then chopped it three more times before its many legs stopped wriggling.'

-- Slaying Monsters, by Uri Mahm, Warlord

Vampire Spider Baby
  

Unit: Vampire Spider Baby No Medal TextOrigin: Animals
Tier I: 36 Health Text 32 Movement Text 9 Defense Text 9 Resistance Text Cost: 50 Gold Text Upkeep: 4 Gold Text/Turns Text
Can be summoned with Summon Wild Animal Summon Wild Animal (40 Casting Points Text 9 Mana Text/Turns Text)
Abilities:
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.



Experience Ranks:
  • Iron Medal Text +1 Physical Text Melee +2 Health Text
  • Bronze Medal Text +1 Blight Text Melee +2 Health Text +1 Defense Text
  • Silver Medal Text +1 Physical Text Melee +2 Health Text +1 Resistance Text
  • Gold Medal Text +1 Blight Text Melee +4 Health Text +1 Defense Text

'Ch'k'tuk'kak'tik crept through the grass, his javelin at the level of his eye. All day, he'd hunted a dire zebra, and this feral specimen would bring fame and ample meat. The evening sun bathed the savannah with golden light. The Tigran drew back his arm, ready to strike a deathblow. Grasses shifted. A roar thundered. Ch'k'tuk'kak'tik froze. A great feline leapt onto the zebra. Its fangs sunk deeply into its thick neck. The dire zebra collapsed. Its legs flailed wildly. The great lion held it fixed. "Eat well, brother!" Ch'k'tuk'kak'tik bowed to his brother.'

-- Wild Tigran Hunter, by Sambi K'tan

Eternal Lords This units is exclusive to the Eternal Lords expansion

Tiger
  

Unit: Tiger No Medal TextOrigin: Animals
Tier I: 45 Health Text 36 Movement Text 10 Defense Text 8 Resistance Text Cost: 50 Gold Text Upkeep: 4 Gold Text/Turns Text
Can be summoned with Summon Wild Animal Summon Wild Animal (40 Casting Points Text 9 Mana Text/Turns Text)
Abilities:
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
Experience Ranks:

'There's a fable about a girl in a crimson cloak who meets a Warg. The Warg convinces her to pick some flowers, while it rushes ahead to eat her granny. I assure all children out there, that even if your parents are not trying to kill you by letting you wander a warg-infested forest alone, a real warg won't stop to talk, it will eat you. Sure, wargs are smarter than average wolves, but they are also more vicious. Further, it is unlikely to find just one warg, because they hunt in packs. The Moral of the story: Even if your parents want to kill you; disobey and don't enter a warg-infested forest alone.'

-- Fables that Mock Evil, by Chastity Flowers, Storyteller

Warg
  

Unit: Warg No Medal TextOrigin: Animals
Tier I: 40 Health Text 36 Movement Text 8 Defense Text 8 Resistance Text Cost: 40 Gold Text Upkeep: 4 Gold Text/Turns Text
Can be summoned with Summon Wild Animal Summon Wild Animal (40 Casting Points Text 9 Mana Text/Turns Text)
Abilities:
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.

Experience Ranks:

'We fled all day as warg riders nipped at the heels of my pony. Unceasing, I rode hard, hoping in vain to lose them at the River Irinto. Then a shadow flashed over me, and I saw it in the sky. A great eagle swooped down, looked us over, and as fast as the wind, was away. Our enemy slowed, eventually retreating. They knew, as I did, that they were caught trespassing by my friend, Raidek, the Druid of the Gale Glade. For nothing escapes notice of his scouts, the Zephyr Birds.'

-- Danger on the Dandellion Plains, by Ham the Wanderer

Zephyr Bird
  

Unit: Zephyr Bird No Medal TextOrigin: Animals
Tier I: 35 Health Text 30 Flying Text 9 Defense Text 9 Resistance Text Cost: 50 Gold Text Upkeep: 4 Gold Text/Turns Text
Can be summoned with Summon Zephyr Bird Summon Zephyr Bird (60 Casting Points Text 12 Mana Text/Turns Text)
Abilities:
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
Experience Ranks:

Tier II AnimalsEdit

'The freezing mountain air grew colder as we heard the chilling howl of the Bleak Wargs. They emerged from the icy haze, invisible until they were in our camp. Their frosty eyes sent my swordsmen into fits of trembling and blubbering. I prayed aloud, hoping to inspire them, but the men seemed convinced of their deaths. The Bleak Wargs ran past the frightened swordsmen to attack my ranged troops like expert tacticians. They attacked with intelligence far beyond that of common wolves.'

-- Clash on Castlemont, Sondra Grace, Priestess

Bleak Warg
  

Unit: Bleak Warg No Medal TextOrigin: Animals
Tier II: 48 Health Text 36 Movement Text 10 Defense Text 9 Resistance Text Cost: 80 Gold Text Upkeep: 8 Gold Text/Turns Text
Can be summoned with Summon Eldritch Animal Summon Eldritch Animal (70 Casting Points Text 12 Mana Text/Turns Text)
Abilities:
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.

Experience Ranks:

'The villagers pray to the Shrine, as the newcomers have taught us. Still, the rotted trees with leafless branches bloated with tumors continue to spread. The animals have changed, as if the whole world is poisonous. My father died yesterday. He was hunting giant boar. The animal they tracked was infected. The blight tusk boar struck my father. He weakened immediately; his flesh turned rancid. It took ten good men to kill the ferocious beast. I pleaded at the Shrine, but no healing came.'

-- Petition to Commonwealth, Josua Hearts, Refugee

Blight Tusk Boar
  

Unit: Blight Tusk Boar No Medal TextOrigin: Animals
Tier II: 47 Health Text 36 Movement Text 10 Defense Text 9 Resistance Text Cost: 70 Gold Text Upkeep: 8 Gold Text/Turns Text
Can be summoned with Summon Eldritch Animal Summon Eldritch Animal (70 Casting Points Text 12 Mana Text/Turns Text)
Abilities:
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
Experience Ranks:

'People ask me how one negotiates with an oversized feral black cat. It's a stupid question, because when you see one it's probably to late. Still, I seem to recall something like: "Whoah! Nice Kitty. That's one seriously big cat. No, no! Bad Kitty. I'm not food. Stop! Don't eat me!"'

-- Where's Simba?, by Ham the Wanderer

Eternal Lords This units is exclusive to the Eternal Lords expansion

Dire Panther
  
Unit: Dire Panther No Medal TextOrigin: Animals
Tier II: 52 Health Text 36 Movement Text 11 Defense Text 9 Resistance Text Cost: 110 Gold Text Upkeep: 8 Gold Text/Turns Text
Can be summoned with Summon Eldritch Animal Summon Eldritch Animal (70 Casting Points Text 12 Mana Text/Turns Text)
Abilities:
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
Experience Ranks:

'Crashing through the jungle, the mighty Elephant stampeded directly towards her. She piously stood her ground, insisting that the Allfather would keep her safe. A Goblin ran past shouting at her to get away. Then a Draconian begged her to flee. Just before it was upon her, an Orc yelled a last warning. At her grave, the priest observed that the Allfather must have loved her very much that he had sent such a group of messengers to try and save her.'

-- Faces of Faith, by Geonn Hoodlum

Golden realms2 This units is exclusive to the Golden Realms expansion

Elephant
  

Unit: Elephant No Medal TextOrigin: Animals
Tier II: 67 Health Text 32 Movement Text 9 Defense Text 9 Resistance Text Cost: 110 Gold Text Upkeep: 8 Gold Text/Turns Text
Can be summoned with Summon Eldritch Animal Summon Eldritch Animal (70 Casting Points Text 12 Mana Text/Turns Text)
Abilities:
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
  • The most in-elegant way to force a line break.
Experience Ranks:

'As a shepherd I learned to protect the sheep. I've driven off bears, mountain lions and wargs, but there's one creature I refuse to fight. Sadly, my brother didn't have my fear. The Gryphon flew over him, and snatched a sheep. My brother used his sling, but it only angered the thing. The gryphon must be proud, for it dropped the sheep, turning quicker than quick. Its eagle eyes anticipated my brother's attacks. Despite the long reach of a shepherd's crook, the gryphon struck him first. My brother no longer tends sheep.'

-- Flowers on his Grave, Finwoll Solvan, Shepherd

Gryphon
  

Unit: Gryphon No Medal TextOrigin: Animals
Tier II: 48 Health Text 36 Flying Text 12 Defense Text 10 Resistance Text Cost: 90 Gold Text Upkeep: 8 Gold Text/Turns Text
Can be summoned with Summon Eldritch Animal Summon Eldritch Animal(70 Casting Points Text 12 Mana Text/Turns Text)
Can be summoned with Summon Fantastic Creature Summon Fantastic Creature(110 Casting Points Text 16 Mana Text/Turns Text)
Abilities: