Fast armored warrior. Good against skirmishers and artillery.
—In-game description

The Coyote Runner is a melee light infantry in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs that is unique to the Aztecs and can be trained at the War Hut once the Colonial Age is reached.

Overview Edit

The agile Coyote Runner is a unique class of unit that is able to fulfill the role of a cavalry at a lesser cost and effective against long-range infantry and artillery, but vulnerable to heavy infantry and ranged cavalry.

Upgrades Edit

Age Upgrade Cost Effect
Ages fortress
Elite infantry Elite Coyote Runners 200 wood,
100 coin
Upgrades Coyote Runners to Elite (+25% hit points and attack)
Ages industrial
Champion infantry Champion Coyote Runners 400 wood,
200 coin
Upgrades Coyote Runners to Champion (+25% hit points and attack); requires Elite Coyote Runners
Ages imperial
Legendary infantry Legendary Coyote Runners 1,500 wood,
1,500 coin
Upgrades Coyote Runners to Legendary (+50% hit points and attack); requires Champion Coyote Runners

Further statistics Edit

As the Coyote Runner can only be trained by the Aztecs, only improvements available them (including native improvements) are listed here.

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Ranged infantry, artillery
Weak vs. Heavy infantry, light cavalry
Hit points Comanche Horse Breeding Comanche Horse Breeding (+10%)
Cree Tanning Cree Tanning (+5%)
Maya Cotton Armor Maya Cotton Armor (+20%)
Navajo Weaving Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Attack Carib Kasiri Beer Carib Kasiri Beer (+10%)
Mapuche Tactics Mapuche Tactics (+50% siege attack)
Zapotec Cult of the Dead Zapotec Cult of the Dead (+20%)
Yoga Yoga (+5%)
Master Lessons Master Lessons (+10%)
Speed Apache Endurance Apache Endurance (+5%)
Creation speed Inca Chaquis Messengers Incan Chasquis Messengers (-25%)
Cheyenne Horse Trading Cheyenne Horse Trading (-25%)
Other Merritocracy Meritocracy (-20% upgrade cost)

Home City Cards Edit

As the Coyote Runner is exclusive to the Aztecs, only other civilizations' TEAM cards that affects them are listed here.

History Edit

Humorous, playful, and unpredictable, the coyote was considered sacred to the Aztec as well as many other Native peoples, and the Aztec coyote runner strove to emulate the animal's qualities in battle. Coyote runners wore teeth and fur to symbolize the coyote's physical appearance, coupled with bright colors and feathers to illustrate its capricious nature.

The coyote runners were all left-handed because that made them more dangerous in combat.

Gallery Edit

In other languages Edit

  • Spanish: Corredor Coyote
  • Portuguese: Corredor Coiote
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