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Pirate from the Barbary Coast.
—In-game description

The Barbary Warrior is a revolutionary outlaw in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition that is unique to the Barbary States. It is a lesser version of the mercenary Barbary Corsair.


As with Revolutionaries, revolting into Barbary States will turn all Settlers into Barbary Warriors, and they can be trained in place of Settlers at Town Centers.

Barbary Warriors are melee heavy infantry, they are best at fighting cavalry units and are fairly effective against other heavy infantry units, but, for melee heavy infantry, it is relatively weak against buildings. Barbary Warriors have an exceptional speed for infantry.

While they have lower hitpoints and overall attack, they are more population efficient than their mercenary version, and cost food instead of coin. Furthermore, they have a good bonus against Treasure Guardians and specially versus Villagers, paired with their speed, makes them good raiders. Their siege attack is lower but attacks faster than the Barbary Corsairs, so their damage per second is better.

Further statistics[]

As Barbary Warriors are unique to the Barbary States, only technologies that their base European civilizations have access to are shown in the following table:

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Cavalry, Shock Infantry, slow infantry
Weak vs. Skirmishers, archers, artillery
Hit points Infantry Breastplate.png Infantry Breastplate (+10%)
Folk Heroes.png Folk Heroes (+20%)
Cree Tanning.png Cree Tanning (+5%)
Maya Cotton Armor.png Maya Cotton Armor (+20%)
Navajo Weaving.png Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Attack Carib Kasiri Beer.png Carib Kasiri Beer (+10%)
Folk Heroes.png Folk Heroes (+20%)
Mapuche Tactics.png Mapuche Tactics (+50% siege attack)
Zapotec Cult of the Dead.png Zapotec Cult of the Dead (+20%)
Yoga.png Yoga (+5%)
Master Lessons.png Master Lessons (+10%)
Speed Military Drummers.png Military Drummers (+10%)
Inca Road-building.png Quechuan Mountaineering (+20%)
Apache Endurance.png Apache Endurance (+5%)
Sight Town Watch.png Town Watch (+2)
Creation speed Standing Army.png Standing Army (-25%)
Folk Heroes.png Folk Heroes (-50%)
Inca Chaquis Messengers.png Quechuan Diet (-25%)

Home City Cards[]

As Barbary Warriors are unique to the Barbary States, only their base European civilizations' cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables (for the base civilization, non-TEAM cards will only be applied if they are sent before revolting):

In-game dialogue[]

The Barbary Warrior speaks Kabyle language using dialogue files of the Barbary Corsair.