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This article is about the building in Age of Empires III. For the building in other games of the series, see Dock.

Builds and upgrades Fishing Boats and warships. Repairs nearby ships.
—In-game description

The Dock is an economic/military building in Age of Empires III. It trains ships, provide ship improvements, and repair nearby ships.

The Dock's ship repair ability works similarly to the Field Hospital for land units. However, the Dock will only repair a single ship at a time and ships with high hit points (e.g. Frigate) will obviously take longer.

Up to 20 Fishing Boats can garrison in each Dock to grant it a ranged attack and shelter from attacks. However, like the Town Center, only the first ten Fishing Boats affect the damage.

The African civilizations build the Port, which is identical in function with the Dock.

Tactics[]

The "Advanced Dock" Home City Card, available to all civilizations, doubles the healing effect and attack of Docks.

Attack[]

Note: The attack animation appears to be a rifle shot, thus ranged damage, however it is actually siege damage that ignores a ships ranged resistance.

The total attack of a Dock are calculated on the following formula:

Where A is the total attack, B is the Dock base attack, and G is the number of Fishing Boats garrisoned in the Dock.

With 10 Fishing Boats garrisoned, the Advanced Docks card and the Heated Shot improvement, the Dock will have 375 attack, and if the TEAM Coastal Defenses card is sent, it can deal 937.5 damage to ships when it is attacked by one, which is a significant investment that an enemy can merely ignore, or counter with longer range ships (e.g. Frigates or Tlaloc Canoes).

The Haudenosaunee can further boost the damage by +185% via Town Ceremony at the Community Plaza) to 2,671.875 damage. The Aztecs cannot research Heated Shot, but with Warrior Priests at the Plaza, Town Ceremony will increase the damage by +277%, allowing for 1,413.75 damage total.

Units[]

Age Unit Cost Pop. Limit Civ.
Age I tech tree aoe3
Fishing ship aoe3deNative fishing boat aoe3deChinese fishing boat aoe3deIndian fishing ship aoe3de Fishing Boat 70 wood 1 99 All
Age II tech tree aoe3
Caravel aoe3de Caravel 300 wood
100 coin
- 5 British
Dutch
French
Germans
Indians
Portuguese
Russians
Spanish
Swedes
Galley aoe3de Galley Ottomans
Galleass portrait Galleass 400 wood
400 coin
3 Italians
Order galley portrait Order Galley 300 wood
200 coin
4 Maltese
Native canoe aoe3de Canoe 100 wood 20 Aztecs
Haudenosaunee
Lakota
Fire ship aoe3de Fire Junk 100 wood
100 coin
10 Chinese
War junk aoe3de War Junk 300 wood
100 coin
5
Fune aoe3de Fune Japanese
Galleon aoe3de Galleon 300 wood
500 coin
3 British
French
Germans
Indians
Ottomans
Portuguese
Russians
Spanish
Swedes
Fluyt aoe3de Fluyt 300 wood
300 coin
4 Dutch
Atakabune aoe3de Atakebune 3 Japanese
Chincha raft aoe3de Chincha Raft 200 wood
150 coin
8 Inca
Sloop aoe3de Sloop 200 wood
200 coin
5 United States
Mexicans
Age III tech tree aoe3
Frigate aoe3de Frigate 500 wood
500 coin
2 Europeans
Indians
United States
Mexicans
War canoe aoe3de War Canoe 150 wood
100 coin
10 Aztecs
Haudenosaunee
Lakota
Fuchuan aoe3de Fuchuan 450 wood
750 coin
2 Chinese
Tekkousen aoe3de Tekkousen 500 wood
500 coin
Japanese
Steamer aoe3de Steamer 250 wood
650 coin
3 United States
Mexicans
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
Battleship portrait Battleship 1,000 wood
1,000 coin
1 All
Monitor aoe3de Monitor 600 wood
200 coin
2 Europeans
Asians
Tlaloc aoe3de Tlaloc Canoe 400 wood
100 coin
5 Aztecs
Ironclad aoe3de Ironclad 500 wood
600 coin
1 United States
Mexicans

Technologies[]

Age Technology Cost Effect Civ.
Age I tech tree aoe3
Gill Nets Gill Nets 90 wood
90 coin
Fishing Boats, Caravels/Galleys/War Junks/Fune, Canoes, War Canoes, Tlaloc Canoes, and Marathan Catamarans gather 15% faster All
Totora Reeds Totora Reeds 400 food
500 wood
300 coin
Ships 1 Fishing Boat and Chincha Raft for every 5 minutes the game have passed, up to 30 minutes and improves Chincha Raft range and build limit Inca
Age II tech tree aoe3
Long Lines Long Lines 200 wood
200 coin
Fishing Boats, Caravels/Galleys/War Junks/Fune, Canoes, War Canoes, Tlaloc Canoes, and Marathan Catamarans gather 30% faster; requires Gill Nets All
Armor Plating Armor Plating 400 wood
400 coin
Warships get +50% hit points
Carronade Carronade 350 wood
350 coin
Warships get +25% attack
Rawhide Covers Rawhide Covers 400 food
400 wood
Warships get +30% hit points Haudenosaunee
Flaming Arrows Flaming Arrows 400 wood
200 coin
Warships get +30% attack Lakota
Age III tech tree aoe3
Percussion Lock Percussion Lock 250 wood
250 coin
Warships' Broadside Attack deal +50% damage; requires Carronade Europeans
Asians
Cipactli Worship Cipactli Worship 2,000 food Ships 4 Tlaloc Canoes and grants +10% attack and hit points to all Warships Aztecs
Improved Cordage Card age iii Improved Cordage 350 wood
350 coin
American cording techniques improve the hit points of War Canoes, Tlaloc Canoes, and Chincha Rafts. Grants +25% hit points. Aztecs, Haudenosaunee, Lakota, Inca
River Raids Card age iii River Raids 350 wood
350 coin
Improves the damage of War Canoes, Tlaloc Canoes, and Chincha Rafts. Grants 25% attack.
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
Ship's Howitzers Ship's Howitzers 400 wood
400 coin
Monitors get +25% hit points and attack Europeans
Asians
Imperial Age
Legendary war boats card age iii Legendary War Boats 1,000 wood
1,000 coin
Upgrade War Boats to Legendary(Improves the damage and hit points of War Canoes, Tlaloc Canoes, and Chincha Rafts. Grants 25% attack and hit points). Aztecs, Haudenosaunee, Lakota, Inca

Further statistics[]

Building strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Ships (when garrisoned)
Weak vs. Everything, especially siege units, artillery, and Monitors
Improvements
Hit points State Constitutions State Constitutions (+25%; United States only)
Flying Buttress Flying Buttress (+20%)
Byzantine legacy Byzantine Legacy (+15%)
Attack Heated Shot Heated Shot (+50% multiplier vs. ships)
Line of Sight Somali lighthouses Somali Lighthouses (+10)
Gas Lighting Gas Lighting (+4)
Build time Cree Textile Craftsmanship Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-25%)
Cost Tupi Forest Burning Tupi Forest Burning (-20% wood)
Cree Textile Craftsmanship Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-10%)
Other Cherokee Basket Weaving Cherokee Basket Weaving (Gill Nets and Long Lines cost no wood)
Greek shipyards Greek Shipyards (+40% work rate)
Penalties Counter Infantry Rifling Customized Merc Weapons (+30% cost; John Black's Mercenaries only)
Code Napoleon Code Napoleon (+25% cost; French only)

Home City Cards[]

Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Dock
Some cards are highlighted with:
Green TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team
Blue Shipment that arrives fast (5 seconds)

All[]

Card Description Age HC level
British Home City 3 (Advanced Dock) Advanced Dock Docks get +100% attack and heal ships 85% faster; warships' train time -33%
Age I tech tree aoe3
10
Spanish Home City 3 (Improved Buildings) Improved Buildings Buildings get +40% hit points
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
10
Team improved buildings TEAM Improved Buildings Buildings get +25% hit points
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
10
Iroquois Home City 3 (Cheaper Docks) TEAM Great Lakes Docks cost -30% and their technologies cost -30%; Naval Big Button technologies cost -50% instead
Age I tech tree aoe3
10
Mexico card Chipotle Tactics Chipotle Tactics Ships 500 food; receive food when an enemy or own building is destroyed equal to 20% ~ 40% of its total cost
Age II tech tree aoe3
N/A
French Home City 5 (Coastal Defenses) TEAM Coastal Defenses Buildings get +0.8 multiplier against ships
Age II tech tree aoe3
25
Spanish Home City 5 (Admiralty) Admiralty Dock warship technologies cost and research time -60% (also +2 Uhlans for the Germans; +1 Villager for the Indians)
Age II tech tree aoe3
1
  • "Advanced Dock" is not available to Africans.
  • "Improved Buildings" is available to Asians (except the Indians), Europeans (except the Maltese), Mexicans, and Native Americans (except the Inca).
  • "TEAM Improved Buildings" is available to the Inca, Indians, and Maltese.
  • "TEAM Great Lakes" is available to the British, Haudenosaunee, and Lakota.
  • "Chipotle Tactics" is available to the Mexicans and Spanish (upon revolting to Mexico).
  • "TEAM Coastal Defenses" is available to Europeans and Federal Americans.
  • "Admiralty" is not available to Africans and Native Americans.

Asians[]

Card Description Age HC level
Japanese Home City 4 (East Indiamen2) East Indiamen Ships 1 Dock Rickshaw; Fishing Boats cost -20 wood (also +1 Hindu Villager for the Indians)
Age I tech tree aoe3
10
Land reforms Land Reforms Villagers and Rickshaws build buildings 50% faster; buildings grant +100% build bounty (also +1 Hindu Villager for the Indians)
Age II tech tree aoe3
10

Europeans[]

Card Description Age
Mexico Home City (Citizenship) Citizenship Ships 6 Citizens; Citizens can be trained at Town Centers for 70 coin; Fishing Boats can be trained at Docks
Revolution
Indonesia Home City (Lantakas) Lantakas Artillery, buildings, and ships get +15% attack
Revolution

Federal Americans[]

Card Description Age
Federal card the alamo The Alamo Ship 16 Minutemen; when destroyed by enemies, your buildings spawn a number of Minutemen equal to 1.5% of their cost rounded up
Imperial Age
  • "The Alamo" is available to the United States upon selecting the Texas Federal State and Mexicans upon revolting to Texas, and spawns 3 Minutemen when a Dock is destroyed.

Haudenosaunee[]

Card Description Age
Haudenosaunee Home City 3 (Wampum) Wampum Training units and constructing buildings grants +35% XP
Age IV tech tree aoe 3

Indians[]

Card Description Age HC level
Mughal architecture Mughal Architecture Buildings cost -20% wood and build time -30%; Wonders' build time -16% instead; +1 Hindu Villager
Age II tech tree aoe3
40

Italians[]

Card Description Age
Italian Home City 3 (Venetian Arsenal) Venetian Arsenal Ships 1 Arsenal Wagon; Arsenals now increase the work rate of nearby military buildings and Docks by 60%
Age III tech tree aoe3

Lakota[]

Card Description Age
Lakota Home City 3 (Camp Movements) Camp Movements Ships 2 War Hut Travois; all buildings' build time -25%; Town Centers, Community Plaza, Markets, Corrals, War Huts, Farms, Native Embassies, Estates, and Docks can now be transformed into a Travois to be built elsewhere
Age II tech tree aoe3
Winter counts Winter Counts Training units grants +40% XP and constructing buildings grants +20% XP
Age IV tech tree aoe 3

Maltese[]

Card Description Age
Maltese Home City 3 (Squires) Squires Military buildings train and research work 80% faster, except Forts which train and research work 260% faster
Age III tech tree aoe3

Mexicans[]

Card Description Age
Mexican Home City 2 (TEAM Mariachi) TEAM Mariachi For the next 30 seconds, military buildings work 400% faster and units get +10% speed
Age I tech tree aoe3
Hc team gulf of mexico TEAM Gulf of Mexico Ships 1 Dock Wagon; reveals the location of fishes, whales, water guardians and enemy ships and Docks
Age I tech tree aoe3
Federal card colegio de san nicolas Colegio de San Nicolás Ships 500 XP; units get +4 and buildings (except Walls) get +8 Line of Sight; sees what enemies can see for 20 seconds
Age II tech tree aoe3
Federal card michoacan fishermen Michoacán Fishermen Ships 1 Dock Wagon; ships 1 Fishing Boat for each shipment sent so far this game including this one
Age II tech tree aoe3
Federal card talavera architecture Talavera Architecture Buildings get +30% hit points, -30% build time, and grant coin upon being built instead of XP
Imperial Age
California Home City (San Diego Port) San Diego Port Dock technologies are free but researche time +350%
Revolution
Maya Home City (Pok Ta Pok) Nojpetén Fishing Boats can be trained at Docks; Fishing Boats cost -70% but get -70% hit points
Revolution
Maya Home City (Maya Architecture) Maya Architecture All buildings except Forts get +30% hit points; buildings now give food as well as experience when built; grants Redoubts
Revolution
  • "Colegio de San Nicolás" and "Michoacán Fishermen" are available upon selecting the Michoacán Federal State.
  • "Talavera Architecture" is available upon selecting the Puebla Federal State.
  • "San Diego Port" is available upon revolting to California.
  • "Nojpetén" and "Maya Architecture" are available upon revolting to the Maya.

Native Americans[]

Card Description Age HC level
Iroquois Home City 4 (Old Ways) Old Ways Big Button technologies cost -50%
Age IV tech tree aoe 3
25

Portuguese[]

Card Description Age HC level
Portuguese Home City 4 (Portuguese White Fleet) Portuguese White Fleet Each Dock spawns 4 Fishing Boats after 80 seconds
Age III tech tree aoe3
25

Spanish[]

Card Description Age
Chile Home City (Salitrera) Salitrera Trading Posts generate 0.5 coin/sec.; Citizens can be trained at the Town Centers for 70 coin; Fishing Boats can be trained at the Docks
Revolution
Portuguese Home City 4 (Portuguese White Fleet) Fishing Fleet Ships 2 Dock Wagons; ships 1 Fishing Boat for each shipment sent so far in game
Revolution
  • "Salitrera" and "Fishing Fleet" are available upon revolting to Chile.

United States[]

Card Description Age
US Home City 5 (Virginia Oak) Virginia Oak Docks, Fishing Boats, Sloops, and Frigates get +15% hit points
Age I tech tree aoe3
Federal card annapolis naval academy Annapolis Naval Academy Ships 1 Sloop with 6 Minutemen in it; enables Minutemen to be called from Docks; Sloops, Steamers, Frigates, and Ironclads get +10% ranged attack per garrisoned Minutemen (6 max.)
Age III tech tree aoe3
Federal card connecticut shipwrights Connecticut Shipwrights Artillery train time -25%, buildings' build time -35%, and ships' train time -50%
Imperial Age
  • "Annapolis Naval Academy" is available upon selecting the Maryland Federal State.
  • "Connecticut Shipwrights" is available upon selecting the Connecticut Federal State.

Changelog[]

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Age3DE Icon Definitive Edition[]

  • The Dock anti-ship attack has a ×0.5 multiplier against siege units.

Trivia[]

  • There are unused files for the Dock portrait in The WarChiefs (probably would be used by Native American civilizations).

History[]

Docks provide places for ships to load and unload passengers and goods. A group of docks is referred to as a dockyard. Towns often grow up around docks because they provide a convenient means of trade. This trend is evident in the Northeast section of the United States.

Gallery[]

Buildings in Age of Empires III
Common
Dock aoe3de Dock · House indian aoe3de House · Livestock pen aoe3de Livestock Pen · Market icon aoe3de Market · Native embassy DE icon Native Embassy · Stables aoe3de Stable · Towncenter aoe3de Town Center · Trading post african aoe3de Trading Post · Wall aoe3de Wall
EuropeansArsenal aoe3de Arsenal · Artillery depot aoe3de Artillery Foundry · Barracks aoe3de Barracks · Capitol aoe3de Capitol · Church aoe3de Church · Plantation aoe3de Estate (formerly Plantation) · Fort aoe3de Fort · Mill aoe3de Mill · Outpost aoe3de Outpost · Tavern icon de Tavern
Native AmericansCommunity plaza aoe3de Community Plaza (formerly Fire Pit) · Corral aoe3de Corral · Plantation aoe3de Estate (formerly Plantation) · Farm aoe3de Farm · Tribal marketplace icon Tribal Marketplace · War hut aoe3de War Hut
AsiansJapan barracks aoe3de Barracks · Japan castle aoe3de Castle · Consulate icon aoe3de Consulate · Monastery aoe3de Monastery · China rice paddy icon aoe3de Rice Paddy · Advanced wonders Wonder
Federal AmericansArsenal aoe3de Arsenal · Artillery depot aoe3de Artillery Foundry · Barracks aoe3de Barracks · Capitol aoe3de Capitol · Plantation aoe3de Estate · Fort aoe3de Fort · Mill aoe3de Mill · Outpost aoe3de Outpost · Saloon aoe3de Saloon
AfricansArsenal aoe3de Arsenal · Field portrait aoe3de Field · Granary portrait aoe3de Granary · Hut portrait aoe3de Hut · Livestock market aoe3de Livestock Market · Palace portrait aoe3de Palace · Port portrait aoe3de Port · War camp aoe3de portrait War Camp · Watch tower aoe3de portrait Watch Tower
Unique
Flag BritishDE BritishHouse aoe3de Manor House
Flag DutchDE DutchBank aoe3de Bank
Flag GermanDE GermansMercenary camp portrait Mercenary Camp
Flag OttomanDE OttomansChurch aoe3de Mosque
Flag RussianDE RussiansBlockhouse aoe3de Blockhouse
Flag AztecDE AztecsNobles aoe3de Nobles' Hut
Flag IroquoisDE HaudenosauneeIro house icon Longhouse · Artillery depot aoe3de Siege Workshop
Flag SiouxDE LakotaTeepee icon DE Teepee
Flag ChineseDE ChineseChinese village aoe3de Village · China waracademy aoe3de War Academy
Flag IndianDE IndiansCaravanseraiDE Caravanserai · MangoGroveDE Mango Grove · SacredFieldDE Sacred Field
Flag JapaneseDE JapaneseCherry orchard portrait aoe3de Cherry Orchard · Dojo aoe3de Dojo · Shrine aoe3de Shrine
Flag IncanDE IncaInca kallanka Kallanka · Inca kancha house Kancha House · Inca stronghold Stronghold · Inca tambo Tambo
Flag SwedishDE SwedesSwedish torp Torp
Flag American act3 aoe3de United StatesMeeting house aoe3de icon Meeting House · State capitol aoe3de icon State Capitol
Flag Ethiopian aoe3de EthiopiansMountain monastery portrait aoe3de Mountain Monastery
Flag Hausa HausaUniversity portrait University
Flag MexicanDE MexicansCathedral portrait Cathedral · Hacienda portrait Hacienda
Flag ItalianDE ItaliansBasilica portrait Basilica · Lombard portrait Lombard
Flag MalteseDE MalteseCommandery portrait Commandery · Depot portrait Depot · Fixed gun portrait aoe3de Fixed Gun · Hospital portrait Hospital
Situational
Aztec temple portrait American Citadel (formerly Maya Castle) · Athos monastery portrait Athos Monastery · Battery tower portrait Battery Tower · Factory aoe3de Factory · Field hospital aoe3de Field Hospital · Regent's Castle aoe3de Regent's Castle
Scenario Editor/campaign only
Cherokee Warhut Portrait Cherokee War Hut · Wall aoe3de Command Post · Fixed gun portrait aoe3de Fixed Gun · Fort Tower icon AoE3DE Fort Tower · Gunpowder Stores icon AoE3DE Gunpowder Stores · Ossuary AoE3DE Ossuary · Fountain Youth Portrait The Fountain of Youth · Tower aoe3de Tower
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