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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.

Tactics[edit | edit source]

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

Attack[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Age Unit Cost Pop. Limit Civ.
Ages discovery.jpg
Aoe3 fishing boat icon.pngAoe3 native american fishing boat icon.pngAoe3 indian fishing boat icon.png Fishing Boat 100 wood 1 99 All
Ages colonial.jpg
Aoe3 caravel icon.png Caravel 300 wood,
100 coin
- 5 British
Aoe3 galley icon.png Galley Ottomans
Aoe3 canoe icon.png Canoe 100 wood 20 Aztecs
Fire junk icon.png Fire Junk 100 wood,
100 coin
10 Chinese
War junk icon.png War Junk 300 wood,
100 coin
Fune icon.png Fune Japanese
Aoe3 galleon icon.png Galleon 300 wood,
500 coin
3 British
Fluyt icon.png Fluyt 300 wood,
300 coin
4 Dutch
Atakabune icon.png Atakabune 3 Japanese
Chincha raft aoe3de.png Chincha Raft 200 wood,
150 coin
8 Incas
Sloop aoe3de.png Sloop 200 wood,
200 coin
5 United States
Ages fortress.jpg
Frigate icon.png Frigate 500 wood,
500 coin
2 Europeans
United States
War canoe icon.png War Canoe 150 wood,
100 coin
10 Aztecs
Fuchuan icon.png Fuchuan 450 wood,
750 coin
2 Chinese
Tekkousen icon.png Tekkousen 500 wood,
500 coin
Steamer aoe3de.png Steamer 250 wood,
650 coin
3 United States
Ages industrial.jpg
Monitor icon.png Monitor 600 wood,
200 coin
2 Europeans
Tlaloc canoe icon.png Tlaloc Canoe 400 wood,
100 coin
5 Aztecs
Ironclad aoe3de.png Ironclad 500 wood,
600 coin
1 United States

Technologies[edit | edit source]

Age Technology Cost Effect Civ.
Ages discovery.jpg
Gill Nets.png 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.png 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 Incas
Ages colonial.jpg
Long Lines.png 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.png Armor Plating 400 wood,
400 coin
Warships get +50% hit points
Carronade.png Carronade 350 wood,
350 coin
Warships get +25% attack
Rawhide Covers.png Rawhide Covers 400 food,
400 wood
Warships get +20% hit points Haudenosaunee
Flaming Arrows.png Flaming Arrows 400 wood,
200 coin
Warships get +25% attack Lakota
Ages fortress.jpg
Percussion Lock.png Percussion Lock 250 wood,
250 coin
Warships' Broadside Attack deal +50% damage; requires Carronade Europeans
Cipactli Worship.png Cipactli Worship 2,000 food Ships 4 Tlaloc Canoes Aztecs
Ages industrial.jpg
Ship's Howitzers.png Ship's Howitzers 400 wood,
400 coin
Monitors get +25% hit points and attack Europeans

Further statistics[edit | edit source]

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

Home City Cards[edit | edit source]

Changelog[edit | edit source]

Age of Empires III[edit | edit source]

  • The Dock anti-ship attack has a x1.0 multiplier against siege units.

Definitive Edition[edit | edit source]

  • The Dock anti-ship attack has a x0.5 multiplier against siege units.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

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

History[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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