Fast moving warrior armed with a mace. Can easily disengage from fights. Good against skirmishers and artillery.
—In-game description

The Chimu Runner is a shock infantry in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition that is unique to the Incas and can be trained at the War Hut and Stronghold. It is similar to the Aztec Coyote Runner, a fast-moving infantry that allows it to act as a substitute for cavalry.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Age Upgrade Cost Effect
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Elite infantry.png Elite Chimu Runners 200 wood,
100 coin
Upgrades Chimu Runners to Elite (+25% hit points and attack)
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Champion infantry.png Champion Chimu Runners 400 wood,
200 coin
Upgrades Chimu Runners to Champion (+25% hit points and attack); requires Elite Chimu Runners
Imperial Age
Legendary infantry.png Legendary Chimu Runners 1,500 wood,
1,500 coin
Upgrades Chimu Runners to Legendary (+50% hit points and attack); requires Champion Chimu Runners

Further statistics[edit | edit source]

As the Chimu Runner is unique to the Incas, only technologies that they have access to are shown in the following table:

Home City Cards[edit | edit source]

As the Chimu Runner is unique to the Incas, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:

Changelog[edit | edit source]

Definitive Edition[edit | edit source]

  • Originally, Chimu Runners had 21 attack and no multiplier. With update 3552, they have 20 attack and a x1.5 multiplier against artillery.
  • Originally, Chimu Runners cost 65 food, 35 wood. With update 6159, they cost 65 food, 40 gold.

History[edit | edit source]

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