"Villager attack increased."—In-game description
Blunderbuss is a technology in Age of Empires III that can be researched by European civilizations at the Market. Once researched, it increases the attack of all villagers by 3, as well as their range and line of sight by 4.
Note that Fishing Boats are affected by Blunderbuss since they are classified as villagers, but they only benefit from the LOS increase as they have no attack.
Blunderbuss is particularly useful to increase the speed of hunting, if the opponent will raid a lot (like when facing the Germans or Sioux), or when playing defensively at first; if a raid is not expected and the player is on the offensive, this technology is less useful.
See also Edit
- Spirit Medicine – similar technology for Native American civilizations that also increases hit points
- Eastern Medicine – similar technology for Asian civilizations that also increases hit points
|Age of Empires III Market technologies|
|Europeans||Hunting Dogs · Gang Saw · Placer Mines · Blunderbuss · Great Coat · Steel Traps · Log Flume · Amalgamation · Circular Saw|
|Native Americans*||Hunting Dogs · Lumber Ceremony · Placer Mines · Spirit Medicine · New Year Festival · Forest People Ceremony · Forest Spirit Ceremony · Deforestation|
|Asians**||Hunting Eagles · Hanami Parties · Water Wheel · Blanket Filters · Civil Servants · Eastern Medicine · Professional Hunters · Yozakura Lanterns · Regenerative Forestry · Flume and Ditching · Imperial Bureaucracy · Timber Trade · Tropical Timber Trade|
|* introduced in The WarChiefs|
** introduced in The Asian Dynasties