|“||Foot archer. Good against infantry.||”|
The Cetan Bowman (Cetan Bow before the Definitive Edition) is an archer in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs that is unique to the Lakota and can be trained at the War Hut once the Commerce Age is reached.
Similar to the European Crossbowman, the Cetan Bowman is a cost-effective counter to heavy infantry and light cavalry. It has extremely high damage (among the highest damage output of any Commerce Age ranged infantry), but a moderate amount of hitpoints. It also has a long drawback animation and only average range. Combining it with Club Warriors makes for a cheap, well rounded military for early rushes.
Due to the long animation, Cetans are best suited to standing and fighting rather than kiting. When surrounded by Teepees and/or guarded with anti-cavalry units, they make excellent units for defending chokepoints or other strategic points. When in open combat, they will be at a disadvantage to units which can kite or have superior range.
Cetan quickly become outclassed after the Commerce Age, as Wakina Rifles are generally a superior unit.
|Elite Cetan Bowmen||200 wood,
|Upgrades Cetan Bowmen to Elite (+25% hit points and attack)|
|Champion Cetan Bowmen||400 wood,
|Upgrades Cetan Bowmen to Champion (+25% hit points and attack); requires Elite Cetan Bowmen|
|Legendary Cetan Bowmen||1,500 wood,
|Upgrades Cetan Bowmen to Legendary (+50% hit points and attack); requires Champion Cetan Bowmen|
As Cetan Bowmen are unique to the Lakota, 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 (+10%)|
Cree Tanning (+5%)
Navajo Weaving (+5%)
|Attack|| Carib Kasiri Beer (+10%)|
Carib Garifuna Drums (+1.0x multiplier vs. villagers)
Seminole Bowyer (+25%)
Tupi Poison Arrow Frogs (+10%)
Clenched Fist (+30% melee attack)
|Speed|| Incan Road-building (+20%)|
Apache Endurance (+5%)
|Creation speed|| War Drums (-33%)|
Incan Chasquis Messengers (-25%)
|Other||Meritocracy (-20% upgrade cost)|
Home City Cards
As Cetan Bowmen are unique to the Lakota, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:
|Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Cetan Bow|
Green: TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team
- The unit is named Cetan Bow.
- Cetan Bows have 90 hit points.
- Cetan Bows move at a speed of 4.
- The unit is renamed to Cetan Bowman.
- Cetan Bowmen now have 100 hit points.
- Cetan Bowmen now move at a speed of 4.5.
- Cetan Bowmen can now build Teepees.
|“||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.||”|