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Warships attack increased.
—In-game description

Carronade is a technology in Age of Empires III that can be researched at the Dock once the Commerce Age is reached. Once researched, it increases the attack of warships by 25%. Percussion Lock is the further upgrade of this technology.


Carronade is exceptionally useful for ships with high attack such as Frigates and Privateers. Since the AI never research this technology, it can give the player an edge in naval combat.


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  • Native Americans can research Carronade.

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See also[]

Dock technologies in Age of Empires III
SharedGill Nets · Long Lines · Armor Plating · Carronade · Percussion Lock · Ship's Howitzers
Native AmericansImproved Cordage*** · River Raids*** · Flag IroquoisDE Rawhide Covers · Flag SiouxDE Flaming Arrows · Flag AztecDE Cipactli Worship · Flag IncanDE Totora Reeds*
Africans**River Skirmishes · Heavy Riverboats
* introduced in the Definitive Edition   ** in The African Royals   *** in Knights of the Mediterranean