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Berber light cavalry warrior riding a fast camel that terrifies horses. Good against cavalry and artillery. Countered by light infantry.
—In-game description

The Berber Camel Rider is a light melee cavalry native warrior in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition - The African Royals that can be trained at a Trading Post built on a Berber settlement.


Although is a melee cavalry unit, Berber Camel Riders are tagged as Light Cavalry, being weak not only to heavy infantry, but also to ranged Light Infantry such Crossbowmen and Skirmishers, while having a bonus against all other cavalry.

Special abilities[]

  • Musket Attack ability.png Musket Attack (automatically activated when attacking; requires Berber Fantasia): The Berber Camel Rider fires a musket shot that does 25 damage (50 against cavalry, 40 against shock infantry, 18.75 against villagers) from a range of 15.


Age Upgrade Cost Effect
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Native Warrior Societies.png Berber Warrior Societies 150 wood,
100 coin
Upgrades Berber Camel Riders to Elite (+25% hit points and attack)
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Champion Natives.png Champion Berbers 400 wood,
300 coin
Upgrades Berber Camel Riders to Champion (+35% hit points and attack); requires Berber Warrior Societies
Imperial Age
Legendary natives.png Legendary Native Warriors
Exalted natives.png Exalted Natives
1,500 food,
1,500 wood
Upgrades native warriors to Legendary/Exalted (+50% hit points and attack)
The Legendary Native Warriors improvement is available in the Capitol for European civilizations, the State Capitol for the United States, and the Town Center for Native American and Asian civilizations (as Exalted Natives).

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In-game dialogue[]

Main article: Berbers (Age of Empires III)#In-game dialogue


Although not the primary mount of choice in most situations, camels had an attribute that made them deadly against forces of enemy cavalry: their smell terrifies horses. Armed with a straight takoba sword – a weapon typical of the Tuareg, Hausa, and Fulani – camel riders posed a formidable challenge to opposing mounted forces.