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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.


The Club Warrior is effective against cavalry and Shock Infantry. It does melee damage and has a relatively good siege attack. Use the war club as a cavalry counter and a Shock 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.


Age Upgrade Cost Effect
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Elite infantry.png Elite Club Warriors 200 wood,
100 coin
Upgrades Club Warriors to Elite (+25% hit points and attack)
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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[]

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, Shock 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 Quechuan Mountaineering (+20%)
Apache Endurance.png Apache Endurance (+5%)
Creation speed War Drums.png War Drums (-33%)
Inca Chaquis Messengers.png Quechuan Diet (-25%)
Other Merritocracy.png Meritocracy (-20% upgrade cost)

Home City Cards[]

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


The WarChiefs[]

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

Definitive Edition[]

  • 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.


  • 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.


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.


In other languages[]

Spanish: Garrote de Guerra