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Battle Canoe. Powerful, agile warship that can also train units.
—In-game description

The Battle Canoe is a military naval vessel in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition - The African Royals that can be trained by African civilizations (Ethiopians and Hausa) at the Dock once the Commerce Age is reached. It can transport land units and gather from fishes and whales.



Age Upgrade Cost Effect
Imperial Age
Legendary Canoes 1,500 wood,
1,500 coin
Upgrade Fishing Canoes, Battle Canoes, and Cannon Boats to Legendary (+50% hit points and attack)

Further statistics[]

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Ships, infantry close to shore
Weak vs. Artillery especially Culverins, defensive structures
Hit points
Gather rate Huron Fish Wedding.png Huron Fish Wedding (+20%)
Navajo Craftsmanship.png Navajo Craftsmanship (+20% from whales)
Train cost Mapuche Ad-mapu.png Mapuche Ad-mapu (-10% coin cost)

Home City Cards[]


In addition to being sources of food and routes of commerce, the rivers and coasts of Africa were often hotly contested naval battlegrounds. Although small, the canoes that traversed these waterways were mobile and their formidable crews could pack quite a punch.

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