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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 Dock for shelter from attacks. By doing so, they give the Dock an attack, which it only does when being attacked by a ship within its attack range. However, like the Town Center only the first 10 fishing boats affect damage.

Tactics Edit

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

Attack Edit

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:

$ A = B * G $

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 Iroquois can further boost the damage by +185% via Town Dance (Fire Pit) to 2,671.875 damage. The Aztecs cannot research heated shot, but with Warrior Priests at the fire pit, town dance will increase the damage by +277%, allowing for 1,413.75 damage total.

Units Edit

Age Unit Cost
Ages discovery
Aoe3 fishing boat icon
Aoe3 native american fishing boat icon
Aoe3 chinese japanese fishing boat icon
Aoe3 indian fishing boat icon
Fishing Boat
100 wood,
1 Aoe3 population,
limit 99

Europeans and Indians Edit

Age Unit Cost
Ages colonial
Aoe3 caravel icon
Caravel
300 wood,
100 coin,
limit 5
Ages colonial
Aoe3 galleon icon
Galleon
300 wood,
500 coin,
limit 3
Ages fortress
Frigate icon
Frigate
500 wood,
500 coin,
limit 2
Ages industrial
Monitor icon
Monitor
800 wood,
200 coin,
limit 2
The Monitor is also available to Chinese and Japanese.
The Caravel is not available to the Ottomans.
The Galleon is not available to the Dutch.

Dutch Edit

Age Unit Cost
Ages colonial
Fluyt icon
Fluyt
300 wood,
300 coin,
limit 4

Ottomans Edit

Age Unit Cost
Ages colonial
Aoe3 galley icon
Galley
300 wood,
100 coin,
limit 5

Native Americans Edit

Age Unit Cost
Ages colonial
Aoe3 canoe icon
Canoe
100 wood,
limit 20
Ages fortress
War canoe icon
War Canoe
150 wood,
100 coin,
limit 10

AztecsEdit

Age Unit Cost
Ages industrial
Tlaloc canoe icon
Tlaloc Canoe
400 wood,
100 coin,
limit 5

Asians Edit

Chinese Edit

Age Unit Cost
Ages colonial
Fire junk icon
Fire Junk
100 wood,
100 coin,
limit 10
Ages colonial
War junk icon
War Junk
300 wood,
100 coin,
limit 5
Ages fortress
Fuchuan icon
Fuchuan
450 wood,
750 coin,
limit 2

Japanese Edit

Age Unit Cost
Ages colonial
Fune icon
Fune
300 wood,
100 coin,
limit 5
Ages colonial
Atakabune icon
Atakabune
300 wood,
300 coin,
limit 3
Ages fortress
Tekkousen icon
Tekkousen
500 wood,
500 coin,
limit 2

Improvements Edit

Age Improvement Cost Effect
Ages discovery
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
Ages colonial
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
Ages colonial
Armor Plating
Armor Plating
400 wood,
400 coin
Warships get +50% hit points
Ages colonial
Carronade
Carronade
350 wood,
350 coin
Warships get +25% attack
Ages fortress
Percussion Lock
Percussion Lock
250 wood,
250 coin
Warships' Broadside Attack deal +50% damage; requires Carronade
Ages industrial
Ship's Howitzers
Ship's Howitzers
400 wood,
400 coin
Monitors get +25% hit points and attack
Percussion Lock and Ship's Howitzers are not available to Native American civilizations.

Aztecs Edit

Age Improvement Cost Effect
Ages fortress
Cipactli Worship
Cipactli Worship
2,000 food Ships 4 Tlaloc Canoes

Iroquois Edit

Age Improvement Cost Effect
Ages colonial
Rawhide Covers
Rawhide Covers
400 food,
400 wood
Warships get +20% hit points

Sioux Edit

Age Improvement Cost Effect
Ages colonial
Flaming Arrows
Flaming Arrows
400 wood,
200 coin
Warships get +25% attack

Further statistics Edit

Building strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Ships (when garrisoned)
Weak vs. Everything, especially Artillery and Monitors
Improvements
Hit points Flying Buttress Flying Buttress (+20%)
Attack Heated Shot Heated Shot (+1.5x multiplier vs. ships)
Sight Gas Lighting Gas Lighting (+4)
Construction cost Cree Textile Craftsmanship Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-25% wood)
Tupi Forest Burning Tupi Forest Burning (-20% wood)
Other Cherokee Basket Weaving Cherokee Basket Weaving (Gill Nets and Long Lines cost no wood)
Penalties Code Napoleon Code Napoleon (+50% cost, French only)
Counter Infantry Rifling Customized Merc Weapons (+30% cost, John Black's Mercenaries only)

Home City Cards Edit

History Edit

"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 Edit

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