|“||Foot warrior armed with a deadly club. Good against cavalry.||”|
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 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.
|Elite Club Warriors||200 wood,
|Upgrades Club Warriors to Elite (+25% hit points and attack)|
|Champion Club Warriors||400 wood,
|Upgrades Club Warriors to Champion (+25% hit points and attack); requires Elite Club Warriors|
|Legendary Club Warriors||1,500 wood,
|Upgrades Club Warriors to Legendary (+50% hit points and attack); requires Champion Club Warriors|
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 (+10%)|
Cree Tanning (+5%)
Maya Cotton Armor (+20%)
Navajo Weaving (+5%)
|Attack|| Carib Kasiri Beer (+10%)|
Mapuche Tactics (+50% siege attack)
Zapotec Cult of the Dead (+20%)
Master Lessons (+10%)
|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 Club Warriors 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 War Club|
Green: TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team
- The unit is named War Club.
- War Clubs have a melee attack of 10 and a siege attack of 27.
- 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