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The Carib are a Native American tribe in Age of Empires III. Like all natives, they can be allied with by building a Trading Post at their Trading Post site.



Carib technologies focus on boosting archer damage versus villagers, infantry attack and allowing heroes to train an ambush party.

Age Technology Cost Effect
Age I tech tree aoe3
Carib Kasiri Beer Carib Kasiri Beer 250 food
250 coin
Hand infantry and archers get +10% attack damage; Carib Blowgunners' and Ambushers' ranged attack poisons the target
Carib Garifuna Drums Carib Garifuna Drums 150 food
150 coin
Archers get +1.0 attack bonus damage against villagers
Age II tech tree aoe3
Carib Ambush Party Carib Ambush Party 200 wood
200 coin
Heroes can train Carib Ambushers
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
Carib Ceremonial Feast Carib Ceremonial Feast 400 wood
400 coin
Upgrades Carib Blowgunners and Ambushers to Feast Warriors (+50% hit points); requires Champion Carib


The Carib upgrades are purely military-focused. The Carib Kasiri Beer upgrade is very powerful for civilizations like the Aztecs, Inca, and Japanese, that have many hand infantry units and archers, both on foot and mounted, increasing their damage by 10%.

Carib Garifuna Drums is a powerful improvement that makes archers more lethal against villagers. This is very powerful for civilizations with archers both on foot and mounted, doubling the damage against villagers and devasting the enemy's economy.

The Carib Blowgunner is a useful short-range unit against all infantry in general, and with the Caribbean Kasiri Beer, Caribbean Cremonial Feast, and Garifuna Drums technologies, it can be a very effective unit with high damage and high hit points.

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Historically the Caribs spoke their own language, but since the Carib language is now extinct, the closely related Taíno/Arawak language is used instead.


The Carib people are believed to have migrated from the rainforests of modern Venezuela to several of the more eastern and southern islands in the Caribbean, which takes its name from this tribe. They were skilled dugout canoe builders and had the use of sails. They were the fiercest warriors in the area, adept with the blowgun and bow and arrow. Unlike the more peaceful neighboring tribes they displaced, the Carib culture valued the exploits of warriors most highly. The Spanish tended to avoid Carib-controlled islands after a number of early skirmishes.

Carib cannibalism was reported by Columbus and other Spanish explorers, and may have been part of their religious rituals and war practice. In 1503 Queen Isabella of Spain ruled that cannibals could be taken legally for slaves, providing an incentive to identify potential laborers as such.

By the seventeenth century other European nations wanted the Carib islands for sugar plantations and the local population was almost annihilated. In 1796 the British deported most of the remaining 5,000 Caribs to an island off Honduras. They spread from there into the mainland and survive today in Guatemala and on a reservation in Dominica. Words of Carib origin that remain in common use today include hammock, iguana, and hurricane.


Civilizations in Age of Empires III
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AmericanFederal American: Flag MexicanDE Mexicans · Flag American act3 aoe3de United States
Native American: Flag AztecDE Aztecs · Flag IroquoisDE Haudenosaunee (formerly Iroquois) · Flag IncanDE Inca · Flag SiouxDE Lakota (formerly Sioux)
AsianFlag ChineseDE Chinese · Flag IndianDE Indians · Flag JapaneseDE Japanese
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AfricanAkan Settlement Icon Akan · Berber Settlement Portrait Berbers · Somali Settlement Portrait Somalis · Sudanese settlement portrait Sudanese · Yoruba settlement portait Yoruba
AsianBhakti aoe3de Bhakti Temple · Jesuit aoe3de Jesuit Mission · Native shaolin site icon portrait Shaolin Temple · Sufi aoe3de Sufi Mosque · AOE3DE Tengri Tengri Shrine · Udasi aoe3de Udasi Temple · Zen aoe3de Zen Temple
EuropeanBourbon icon portrait-1 House of Bourbon · Habsburg icon portrait-1 House of Habsburg · Hanover icon portrait-1 House of Hanover · Jagiellon icon portrait-1 House of Jagiellon · Oldenburg icon portrait-1 House of Oldenburg · Phanar icon portrait-1 House of Phanar · Vasa icon portrait-1 House of Vasa · Wettin icon portrait-1 House of Wettin · Wittelsbach icon portrait-1 House of Wittelsbach
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CampaignUnited States flag revolt DE Black Family Estate · EIC Flag AoE3DE British · Circle of ossus Circle of Ossus · Flag John Black's Mercenaries DE John Black's Mercenaries · Flag Maltese Cross Knights of St. John · Flag American act3 aoe3de United States
Historical BattlesBarbary States flag revolt Barbary Pirates · Flag CanadianDE Canadians · Flag Ethiopian aoe3de Ethiopians · Flag Moroccan Moroccans · Flag Somali aoe3de Somalians · Flag Tatars aoe3de Tatars · Flag American act3 aoe3de United States