Foot warrior armed with a deadly club. Good against cavalry.
—In-game description

The Club Warrior (War Club before the Definitive Edition) is a melee heavy infantry 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.

Overview[edit | edit source]

The Club Warrior is effective against cavalry and light infantry. It does melee damage and has a relatively good siege attack. Use the war club as a cavalry counter and a light infantry counter. The Club Warrior acts like a Pikeman to the Lakota with slightly more attack versus other units except cavalry.

It can be combined with Cetan Bowmen to form a cheap combo to take out infantry and cavalry. It can however be defeated by cavalry with a large amount of hit points and splash damage such the Cuirassier, Mahout Lancer, and the Spahi, or cavalry with a bonus against infantry like Lancer, Jat Lancer, etc.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

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

Further statistics[edit | edit source]

As Club Warriors are unique to the Lakota, only technologies that they have access to are shown in the following table:

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Cavalry, light infantry, buildings
Weak vs. Skirmishers, archers, artillery
Hit points Infantry Breastplate.png Infantry Breastplate (+10%)
Cree Tanning.png Cree Tanning (+5%)
Maya Cotton Armor.png Maya Cotton Armor (+20%)
Navajo Weaving.png Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Attack Carib Kasiri Beer.png Carib Kasiri Beer (+10%)
Mapuche Tactics.png Mapuche Tactics (+50% siege attack)
Zapotec Cult of the Dead.png Zapotec Cult of the Dead (+20%)
Yoga.png Yoga (+5%)
Master Lessons.png Master Lessons (+10%)
Speed Inca Road-building.png Incan Road-building (+20%)
Apache Endurance.png Apache Endurance (+5%)
Creation speed War Drums.png War Drums (-33%)
Inca Chaquis Messengers.png Incan Chasquis Messengers (-25%)
Other Merritocracy.png Meritocracy (-20% upgrade cost)

Home City Cards[edit | edit source]

As Club Warriors are unique to the Lakota, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:

Changelog[edit | edit source]

The WarChiefs[edit | edit source]

  • The unit is named War Club.
  • War Clubs have a melee attack of 10 and a siege attack of 27.

Definitive Edition[edit | edit source]

  • The unit is renamed to Club Warrior.
  • Club Warriors now have a melee attack of 11 and a siege attack of 30.
  • Club Warriors can now build Teepees.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The weapon used by the Club Warrior is a gunstock war club, an indigenous weapon used by Native Americans. Indigenous tribes of America most likely created the design of the club based upon European firearms.

History[edit | edit source]

The Sioux constructed their war clubs out of a variety of substances: stone, wood, bone, antlers, horn, and sometimes incorporated steel blades. The one consistent feature was an efficacy in combat. One blow from one of these deadly weapons could cripple or kill a grizzly bear, let alone a human opponent.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

In other languages[edit | edit source]

Spanish: Garrote de Guerra

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