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Strong seagoing raft which fires multiple projectiles.
—In-game description

The Chincha Raft is a warship in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition that is unique to the Incas and can be trained at the Dock once the Commerce Age is reached. It can gather from fish and whales, and are the Incas' only warship.

Overview[]

Upgrades[]

The Chincha Raft is automatically upgraded in the Fortress Age and in the Industrial Age.

Fortress age up.png +8 train limit, +2 LOS and range
Industrial age up.png +8 train limit, +2 LOS and range

Further statistics[]

As Chincha Rafts are unique to the Incas, only technologies that they have access to are shown in the following table:

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Ships, buildings close to shore
Weak vs. Artillery especially Culverins, defensive structures
Improvements
Hit points Armor Plating.png Armor Plating (+50%)
Attack Carronade.png Carronade (+25%)
Gather rate Gill Nets.png Gill Nets (+15%)
Long Lines.png Long Lines (+30%)
Excessive Tribute.png Excessive Tribute (+50% from whales)
Huron Fish Wedding.png Huron Fish Wedding (+20%)
Navajo Craftsmanship.png Navajo Craftsmanship (+20% from whales)
Train cost Mapuche Ad-mapu.png Mapuche Ad-mapu (-10% coin cost)
Other Totora Reeds.png Totora Reeds (ships 1 Chincha Raft for every 5 minutes of the game time, up to 30 minutes)

Home City Cards[]

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

Changelog[]

Definitive Edition[]

  • Originally, Chincha Rafts had a 31 ranged attack damage and a ranged and siege Area of Effect of 2. With update 3552, they have a 29 ranged attack damage and a ranged and siege Area of Effect of 1.
  • Originally, Chincha Rafts had 550 hit points, 28 ranged attack range and 32 siege attack range. With update 9476, they have 575 hit points, 25 range, both ranged and siege, and gain +2 LOS and range upon reaching the Fortress Age and the Industrial Age.

History[]

The vast Inca Empire relied on a variety of means for supporting its economy and feeding its inhabitants. The vast Pacific coastline and the various lakes of the Andean region played host to productive fishing communities and bustling trade networks. Most prominent among the fishermen and naval merchants in the region were the Chincha, who were incorporated into the Inca Empire around the late 15th century. The Chincha plied the waters with large rafts that they constructed from balsa logs and fitted with sails. Capable of carrying large crews, these rafts were both productive economically and formidable in battle. Spanish explorers, upon first encountering the Chincha rafts, praised them for their sturdy and utilitarian nature.

Gallery[]

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