"Foot archer. Good against infantry."
In-game description

The Cetan Bow is an archer in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs that is unique to the Sioux and can be trained at the War Hut once the Colonial Age is reached.

Overview Edit

Similar to the European Crossbowman, the Cetan Bow is a cost-effective counter to heavy infantry and light cavalry.

Upgrades Edit

Age Upgrade Cost Effect
Ages fortress
Elite ranged infantry Elite Cetan Bows 200 wood,
100 coin
Upgrades Cetan Bows to Elite (+25% hit points and attack)
Ages industrial
Champion ranged infantry Champion Cetan Bows 400 wood,
200 coin
Upgrades Cetan Bows to Champion (+25% hit points and attack); requires Elite Cetan Bows
Ages imperial
Legendary ranged infantry Legendary Cetan Bows 1,500 wood,
1,500 coin
Upgrades Cetan Bows to Legendary (+50% hit points and attack); requires Champion Cetan Bows

Further statistics Edit

As Cetan Bows are unique to the Sioux, 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 Infantry Breastplate Infantry Breastplate (+10%)
Cree Tanning Cree Tanning (+5%)
Navajo Weaving Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Attack Carib Kasiri Beer Carib Kasiri Beer (+10%)
Carib Garifuna Drums Carib Garifuna Drums (+1.0x multiplier vs. villagers)
Seminole Bowyer Seminole Bowyer (+25%)
Tupi Poison Arrow Frogs Tupi Poison Arrow Frogs (+10%)
Yoga Yoga (+5%)
Clenched Fist Clenched Fist (+30% melee attack)
Speed Inca Road-building Incan Road-building (+20%)
Apache Endurance Apache Endurance (+5%)
Creation speed War Drums War Drums (-33%)
Inca Chaquis Messengers Incan Chasquis Messengers (-25%)
Other Merritocracy Meritocracy (-20% upgrade cost)

Home City Cards Edit

As Cetan Bows are unique to the Sioux, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:

History Edit

"Before the Sioux adoption of horses, they waged war and hunted on foot, armed with bows powerful enough to penetrate a buffalo’s tough hide. They used both simple and compound bows, made of wood and elk sinew. Their arrowheads were sometimes stone, but often iron. The Sioux bartered extensively with American and Canadian traders for iron points. Some surviving Sioux arrows are actually tipped with iron nails – the Sioux were a practical folk. If it worked, they used it."

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