"Skirmisher with low hitpoints, but a strong attack. Good against infantry."
In-game description

The Cassador (plural Cassadores) is a ranged gunpowder infantry in Age of Empires III that is unique to the Portuguese, which replaces the Skirmisher, and can be trained at Barracks, Fort, and Galleon once the Fortress Age is reached.

Overview Edit

Similar to the Skirmisher, the Cassador is strong against heavy infantry and light cavalry but weak against melee cavalry and artillery.

Cassadores have less health compared to the Skirmisher, but more than the Strelet. This weakness is compensated with a 50% ranged resistance (the highest out of any ranged infantry).

Although unlocked at the Fortress Age, a Portuguese player allied with a French player who has sent the TEAM Early Skirmisher card can train Cassadores in the Colonial Age. Like Skirmishers, Cassadores are at their base level and automatically upgrade into Veteran status upon reaching the Fortress Age.

Upgrades Edit

The Cassador starts at Veteran, although it does not get extra hit points and attack.

Age Upgrade Cost Effect
Ages industrial
Guard infantry Guard Cassadores 600 wood,
600 coin
Upgrades Cassadores to Guard (+30% hit points and attack)
Ages imperial
Imperial infantry Imperial Cassadores 1,500 wood,
1,500 coin
Upgrades Cassadores to Imperial (+50% hit points and attack); requires Guard Cassadores

Further statistics Edit

As Cassadores are unique to the Portuguese, only technologies that they have access to are shown in the following table:

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Heavy infantry, light cavalry, Eagle Runner Knights
Weak vs. Heavy cavalry, Coyote Runners, artillery
Hit points Flint lock Flint Lock (+10%)
Cree Tanning Cree Tanning (+5%)
Navajo Weaving Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Attack Counter Infantry Rifling Counter Infantry Rifling (+1.0x multiplier vs. heavy infantry)
Paper cartridge Paper Cartridge (+15%)
Iroquois lacrosse Iroquois Lacrosse (+10%, vanilla Age of Empires III only)
Yoga Yoga (+5%)
Smokeless Powder Smokeless Powder (+30% siege attack)
Clenched Fist Clenched Fist (+30% melee attack)
Speed Military Drummers Military Drummers (+10%)
Inca Road-building Incan Road-building (+20%)
Apache Endurance Apache Endurance (+5%)
Sight Town Watch Town Watch (+2)
Creation speed Standing Army Standing Army (-25%)
Inca Chaquis Messengers Incan Chasquis Messengers (-25%)
Train cost Mapuche Ad-mapu Mapuche Ad-mapu (-10% coin cost)
Other Merritocracy Meritocracy (-20% upgrade cost)

Home City Cards Edit

As Cassadores are unique to the Portuguese, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards that are shown on the following tables:

Trivia Edit

  • The game files list the Cassador as Cacadore. This may be because the correct spelling in Portuguese is Caçador, which is pronounced like Cassador.

History Edit

"The Cassador (also Cazador) was a Portuguese light infantry during the Napoleonic era. The name comes from the Portuguese word for hunter. They formed batallions consisting of five companies, four companies of Cassadores and one company of elite tiradores.

Cassadores in the nineteenth century wore brown uniforms and were armed with muskets or rifles. They carried brown backpacks and gray blankets. They wore stovepipe shako hats with prominent green plumes on the front.
In-game history section

Gallery Edit

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