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This article is about the unit in Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten. For the related unit in Age of Empires III, see Eagle Scout (Age of Empires III).

Fast infantry for scouting and raiding. Resistant to conversion.
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The Eagle Scout is a Native American infantry unit in Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten that can be trained at the Barracks once the Feudal Age is reached. When it was introduced, it took the old design of the Eagle Warrior, and the Eagle Warrior and its Elite counterpart got a new design. The Eagle Scout is considered a regional unit.

Upon its introduction in The Forgotten, the Eagle Scout was only available in the Castle Age. That was changed in The African Kingdoms to give the Native American civilizations a substitute for the Scout Cavalry in the Feudal Age.

The Eagle line replaces the cavalry for the Native American civilizations. Therefore, the Eagle Scout (Eagle Warrior in The Conquerors) is the scouting unit for them. The starting scout unit also cannot damage passive huntables like Deer, and has a special toggle-able Auto Scout ability.

Because of the lack of counters in the Feudal Age, the Eagle Scout takes 60 seconds to train. Once the Castle Age is reached, the training time is decreased to 35 seconds. The Eagle Scout also receives a +3 base attack buff, as well as +2 attack bonus against cavalry and +1 attack bonus against camels and ships.


Eagle Scouts move quickly, have a long Line of Sight, conversion resistance, and an attack bonus against Monks. They also have an attack bonus against siege weapons and a small anti-cavalry bonus (in the Castle Age), however, almost every other infantry unit deals bonus damage against Eagle Scouts. Essentially, they help compensate for the Aztecs', Mayans', and Incas' lack of cavalry.

In the Dark Age, Eagle Scouts move slightly slower but have more vision than (non-Mongol-allied) Scout Cavalry and Camel Scouts. Combining both, Eagle Scouts are the best scouts in the Dark Age. They also have very good combat stats, beating the other two scouts and Villagers, if need be. This is one of the reasons why the Native American civilizations are considered great in the Dark and early Feudal Ages.

In the Feudal Age, the Eagle Scout does not gain combat advantage, unlike the Scout Cavalry, but receives +3 Line of Sight in total. They are significantly slower than the Scout Cavalry, but it is much harder to counter them, since they do not have a cheap or easy-to-produce counter unit. To curb this, Eagle Scouts train painfully slowly. Consequently, in order to perform an Eagle rush, the player will need at least two Barracks. This sounds like a lot, but costs the same as one Barracks and one Stable, which a player performing Scout rush will build anyway (except for Khmer and Cumans).

Since Native American civilizations have Eagle Scouts instead of a Scout Cavalry, exploring the map becomes different for those civilizations, as Eagle Scouts are slower, but have an extensive Line of Sight. As with all other infantry units, researching Squires is important, and Tracking is researched for free in the Feudal Age, making scouting even better.

The upgrade to the Eagle Warrior, while cheap, only offers little improvement (+5 HP, +1 pierce armor, and +0.05 speed, and +1 attack vs all mounted units). Therefore, it should be postponed in favor of training troops and researching technologies with wider use, such as Squires or Chain Mail Armor.

In The Forgotten, Eagle Scouts could only be trained in the Castle and Imperial Ages, so it was important to be careful when scouting or engaging in a combat to avoid losing it.

Further statistics[]

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Scout Cavalry, Foot archers
Weak vs. Heavy Infantry, Heavy Cavalry
Hit points UniqueTechImperialDE El Dorado (+40, Mayans only)
Regeneration UniqueTechCastle-DE Stronghold (30 HP/min when within 18 tiles square of a team Celts Castle)
Attack Forging aoe2de Forging (+1)
IronCastingDE Iron Casting (+1)
BlastFurnaceDE Blast Furnace (+2)
ArsonDE Arson (+2 attack against standard buildings)
UniqueTechImperialDE Garland Wars (+4, Aztecs only)
Armor ScaleMailArmorDE Scale Mail Armor (+1/+1)
ChainMailArmorDE Chain Mail Armor (+1/+1)
PlateMailArmorDE Plate Mail Armor (+1/+2)
UniqueTechImperialDE Fabric Shields (+1/+2, Incas only since The African Kingdoms)
Conversion resistance Devotion icon AoE2DE Devotion (+1 min, +1 max)
FaithDE Faith (+4 min, +4 max)
HeresyDE Heresy (die upon getting converted)
Movement speed SquiresDE Squires (+10%)
UniqueTechImperialDE Couriers (+10%, Incas only in The Forgotten)
Creation speed ConscriptionDE Conscription (+33%)
Upgrade EagleWarriorUpgDE Eagle Warrior

Civilization bonuses[]

  • Aztecs AoE2 Aztecs: Eagle Scouts are created 11% faster.
  • Incas AoE2 Incas: Eagle Scouts cost -15%/-20%/-25% food in the Feudal/Castle/Imperial Age.

Team bonuses[]


AoE2-DLCicon-2 The Forgotten[]

  • Eagle Scouts become available in the Castle Age where they take 32 seconds to train.
  • The upgrade to the Eagle Warrior costs 300 food, 200 gold.
  • Eagle Scouts cost 20 food, 50 gold.
  • Incas AoE2 Incas: Couriers gives Eagle Scouts +10% movement speed.

AoE2-DLCicon-3 The African Kingdoms[]

  • Eagle Scouts become available in the Feudal Age where they train in 60 seconds (in the Castle Age, they still train in 32 seconds).
  • The upgrade to the Eagle Warrior costs 200 food, 200 gold.
  • Incas AoE2 Incas: Couriers gives +1/+2 armor instead of +10% movement speed.

AoE2-DLCicon-4 Rise of the Rajas[]

  • Eagle Scouts take 35 seconds to train from the Castle Age on.

AoEIIDE icon Definitive Edition[]

AoE2Icon-DynastiesIndia Dynasties of India[]

  • With update 81058, Eagle Scouts cost 25 food, 50 gold.
  • Incas AoE2 Incas: With update 81058, Eagle Scouts cost -20%/-25%/-30% food in the Feudal/Castle/Imperial Age.

AoE2Icon-MountainRoyals The Mountain Royals[]


  • The three Eagle units (along with Ghulam) are the only infantry units to cost more gold than food and, in terms of gold, are the most expensive infantry units in the game. In terms of food, however, they are by far the cheapest infantry in the game.
  • There are only four infantry units that do not get an attack bonus against Eagles besides themselves, being the Kamayuk, the Militia, the Condottiero, and the Dismounted Konnik.
  • Despite being introduced in The Forgotten, the Eagle Scout is shown with a The Conquerors icon in the Scenario Editor.
    • This is because it is the original Eagle Warrior in The Conquerors. It was renamed and the The Forgotten Eagle Warrior and Elite Eagle Warrior were made using new unit entries.
  • Eagle Scouts do not gain the increased attack in the Castle Age when playing with the Full Tech Tree option or if the player is playing with a non-Native American civilization (via the Scenario Editor).
  • Eagle Scouts deal bonus damage against the cheat unit Saboteur because it is in the same unit class as ships.


The Aztecs prized fighting skills, and soldiers earned increased status in society through distinction in combat and promotion in rank. One of the higher ranks was that of Eagle Warrior. These fighters wore great colorful headdresses made of eagle feathers and costumes that enhanced their military bearing. Because they were lightly armored and unencumbered, they were able to move quickly. They were the fast, light troops of the Aztec armies, quickly pouncing on enemies. However, they proved to be at a great disadvantage in combat against Europeans wearing steel armor and using steel weapons.

The best of the Eagle warriors were promoted to Elite status. These were the champions of the Eagle Warrior formations and led the attempts to disable and capture enemies.


Units in Age of Empires II
CivilianMaleVillDE Villager · Tradecart aoe2DE Trade Cart · FishingShipDE Fishing Ship · Trade cog aoe2DE Trade Cog · King eu aoe2DE King
ReligiousMonk aoe2DE Monk
InfantryMilitiaDE Militia · Manatarms aoe2DE Man-at-Arms · Longswordsman aoe2DE Long Swordsman · Twohanded aoe2DE Two-Handed Swordsman · Champion aoe2DE Champion
Spearman aoe2DE Spearman · Aoe2-infantry-2-pikeman Pikeman · Halberdier aoe2DE Halberdier
Eaglescout aoe2DE Eagle Scout · Eaglewarrior aoe2DE Eagle Warrior · EliteEaglewarrior aoe2DE Elite Eagle Warrior
ArcherArcher aoe2DE Archer · Crossbowman aoe2DE Crossbowman · Arbalester aoe2DE Arbalester
Skirmisher aoe2DE Skirmisher · Elite skirmisher aoe2DE Elite Skirmisher
Hand cannoneer aoe2DE Hand Cannoneer
Cavalryarcher aoe2DE Cavalry Archer · Heavycavalryarcher aoe2de Heavy Cavalry Archer
Aoe2de DOI elephant archer icon Elephant Archer · ElephantArcherIcon-DE Elite Elephant Archer
CavalryScoutcavalry aoe2DE Scout Cavalry · Lightcavalry aoe2DE Light Cavalry · Hussar aoe2DE Hussar
Knight aoe2DE Knight · Cavalier aoe2DE Cavalier · Paladin aoe2DE Paladin
Camelrider aoe2DE Camel Rider · Aoe2 heavycamelriderDE Heavy Camel Rider
Battle elephant aoe2DE Battle Elephant · Elite battle elephant aoe2DE Elite Battle Elephant
Steppelancericon Steppe Lancer · Elitesteppelancericon Elite Steppe Lancer
Xolotlicon Xolotl Warrior
AoE2DE Armored Elephant icon Armored Elephant · AoE2DE Siege Elephant icon Siege Elephant
SiegeBattering ram aoe2DE Battering Ram · Capped ram aoe2DE Capped Ram · Siege ram aoe2DE Siege Ram
Mangonel aoe2DE Mangonel · Onager aoe2DE Onager · Siege onager aoe2DE Siege Onager
Scorpion aoe2DE Scorpion · Heavyscorpion aoe2DE Heavy Scorpion
Bombard cannon aoe2DE Bombard Cannon
Trebuchet aoe2DE Trebuchet
Petard aoe2DE Petard
Siegetower aoe2DE Siege Tower
War shipTransportship aoe2DE Transport Ship
Galley aoe2DE Galley · War galley aoe2DE War Galley · Galleon aoe2DE Galleon
Fire galley aoe2DE Fire Galley · Fireship aoe2DE Fire Ship · Fastfireship aoe2DE Fast Fire Ship
Demoraft aoe2DE Demolition Raft · Demoship aoe2DE Demolition Ship · Heavydemoship aoe2de Heavy Demolition Ship
Cannon galleon aoe2DE Cannon Galleon · Elite cannon galleon aoe2de Elite Cannon Galleon
AoE2 Dromon Dromon
ReligiousMissionaryIcon-DE Missionary · AoE2 WarriorPriest Warrior Priest
InfantryBerserkIcon-DE Berserk · Aoe2de Chakram Chakram Thrower · CondottieroIcon-DE Condottiero · Aoe2-icon-flemish-militia Flemish Militia · GbetoIcon-DE Gbeto · Aoe2de Ghulam Ghulam · HuskarlIcon-DE Huskarl · JaguarWarriorIcon-DE Jaguar Warrior · KamayukIcon-DE Kamayuk · Karambitwarrioricon-DE Karambit Warrior · AoE2 DE Legionary new icon Legionary · Aoe2-icon--obuch Obuch · SamuraiIcon-DE Samurai · Aoe2-icon-serjeant Serjeant · Shotelwarrioricon-DE Shotel Warrior · TeutonicKnightIcon-DE Teutonic Knight · ThrowingAxemanIcon-DE Throwing Axeman · Aoe2de Urumi Urumi Swordsman · AoE2 WarriorPriest Warrior Priest · WoadRaiderIcon-DE Woad Raider
ArcherArambaiicon-DE Arambai · CamelArcherIcon-DE Camel Archer · ChukoNuIcon-DE Chu Ko Nu · AoE2 CompositeBowman Composite Bowman · ConquistadorIcon-DE Conquistador · GenitourIcon-DE Genitour · GenoeseCrossbowmanIcon-DE Genoese Crossbowman · Imperialskirmishericon-DE Imperial Skirmisher · JanissaryIcon-DE Janissary · Kipchakicon Kipchak · LongbowmanIcon-DE Longbowman · MangudaiIcon-DE Mangudai · PlumedArcherIcon-DE Plumed Archer · Aoe2de ratha ranged Ranged Ratha · Rattanarchericon-DE Rattan Archer · SlingerIcon-DE Slinger · WarWagonIcon-DE War Wagon
CavalryBallistaelephanticon-DE Ballista Elephant · BoyarIcon-DE Boyar · Aoe2de camel scout Camel Scout · CataphractIcon-DE Cataphract · Aoe2de roman unique centurion icon Centurion · Aoe2-icon-coustillier Coustillier · Flaming camel icon Flaming Camel · ImperialCamelRiderIcon-DE Imperial Camel Rider · Keshikicon Keshik · Konnikicon Konnik · Leitisicon Leitis · MagyarHuszarIcon-DE Magyar Huszar · MamelukeIcon-DE Mameluke · AoE2 Monaspa Monaspa · Aoe2de ratha melee Melee Ratha · AoE2 Savar Savar · Aoe2de shrivamsha rider Shrivamsha Rider · TarkanIcon-DE Tarkan · WarElephantIcon-DE War Elephant · Aoe2-icon-winged-hussar Winged Hussar
SiegeAoe2-icon--houfnice Houfnice · Aoe2-icon-hussite-wagon Hussite Wagon · OrganGunIcon-DE Organ Gun
War shipCaravelIcon-DE Caravel · LongboatIcon-DE Longboat · Aoe2de Thirisadai Thirisadai · TurtleShipIcon-DE Turtle Ship