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Emphasis on the Serpent Goddess, Coatlicue, summons approximately 1 Otontin Slinger for every 2 minutes of game length, up to 30 minutes.
—In-game description

Coatlicue Worship is a Big Button technology in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs that is unique to the Aztecs and can be researched at the House once the Commerce Age is reached. Once researched, one Otontin Slinger for every two minutes the game has passed, up to 30 minutes (for a total of 15 Otontins), will appear in the Home City shipment point.

Each unit has a resource cost of 70, meaning this technology breaks even in total cost on the 8th Otontin slinger, which is at the 16th in-game minute.

With the Industrial Age Old Ways Home City shipment, the cost is reduced to 250 coin.


Coatlicue Worship can be a useful way of getting a one-time force of anti-infantry troops, especially when resources are in short supply.

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Big Button technologies in Age of Empires III
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Flag AztecDE AztecsFounder · New Year Festival · Coatlicue Worship · Barometz · Aztec Scouting Party · Aztec Raiding Party · Aztec War Party · Cinteotl Worship · War Song · Tezcatlipoca Worship · Cipactli Worship · Gun Running**
Flag IroquoisDE HaudenosauneeWoodland Dwellers · Strawberry Festival · New Year Festival · Secret Society · Lacrosse · Horse Secrets · Rawhide Covers · Haudenosaunee Scouting Party · Haudenosaunee Raiding Party · Haudenosaunee War Party · Siege Drill · Maple Festival · Cooperation· Gun Running**
Flag SiouxDE LakotaNew Year Festival · Lakota Tokala Soldiers · Battle Anger · War Drums · Bonepipe Armor · Horsemanship · Flaming Arrows · Gun Trade · Cooperation· Lakota Lands** · Gun Running**
Age3DE Icon Definitive Edition
Flag IncanDE IncaQueen's Festival · Totora Reeds · Urcuchillay Worship · Inti Festival · Inca Scouting Party · Inca Raiding Party · Inca War Party · Royal Festival · Hualcana · Viracocha Worship · Coca Cultivation · Thunderbolts of Illapa · Gun Running**
* introduced in the Definitive Edition   ** in Knights of the Mediterranean