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This article is about the unit in Age of Empires II: The Conquerors. For the armor class, see Armor class: Eagle Warrior. For the related unit in Age of Empires III, see Eagle Runner Knight.

Fast infantry for scouting and raiding. Resistant to conversion.
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The Eagle Warrior is a Native American infantry scout unit in Age of Empires II: The Conquerors that can be trained at the Barracks once the Castle Age is reached.

Eagle Warriors replace the cavalry for the Native American civilizations. Consequently, the Aztecs and Mayans start the game in The Conquerors with an Eagle Warrior as a scout. Since The Forgotten, they have to be upgraded from their newly introduced predecessor, the Eagle Scout. As a logical consequence, the Eagle Scout replaces the Eagle Warrior as the starting scouting unit for the Native Americans.


Eagle Warriors 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, however, almost every other infantry unit deals bonus damage against Eagle Warriors. Essentially, they help compensate for the Aztecs', Mayans', and Incas' lack of cavalry.

Compared to the Eagle Scout, the Eagle Warrior has +1 pierce armor and slightly higher hit points, for a reasonable price, making it a useful but not crucial upgrade.

In the Castle Age, of the three civilizations with access to them, the Aztecs have an 11% faster creation, whereas the Incas have a 25% food discount. The Mayan Eagle Warrior is generic. However, all three civilizations will use them to a decent extent, though the Mayans' Plumed Archers give them competition for a raiding unit.

Further statistics[]

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Foot archers, siege weapons, Monks, Genitours
Weak vs. Gunpowder units, Slingers, Heavy infantry, Heavy cavalry
Hit points UniqueTechImperialDE El Dorado (+40, Mayans only)
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)
Speed SquiresDE Squires (+10%)
UniqueTechImperialDE Couriers (+10%, Incas only in The Forgotten)
Conversion defense Devotion icon AoE2DE Devotion (+1 min, +1 max)
FaithDE Faith (+4 min, +4 max)
HeresyDE Heresy (die upon getting converted)
Creation speed ConscriptionDE Conscription (+33%)
Regeneration UniqueTechCastle-DE Stronghold (30 HP/min when within 18 tiles square of a team Celts Castle)
Upgrades EliteEagleWarriorUpgDE Elite Eagle Warrior

Civilization bonuses[]

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

Team bonuses[]


AoE2-DLCicon-1 The Conquerors[]

  • The Eagle Warrior is the starting scouting unit for the Native American civilizations and cost 20 food, 50 gold.
  • Eagle Warriors have 4 attack before the Castle Age, and 7 attack since the Castle Age, 50 hit points, 2 pierce armor, take 35 seconds to train, move at a speed of 1.1, and have an attack bonus of +2 against cavalry upon reaching the Castle Age.

AoE2-DLCicon-2 The Forgotten[]

  • The Eagle Warrior receives a predecessor, the Eagle Scout, and hence loses its status as starting scouting unit.
  • Since Eagle Warriors become available in the Castle Age, they always have 7 attack.
  • Eagle Warriors have 55 hit points, 3 pierce armor, train in 32 seconds, and have an attack bonus of +3 against cavalry always, and also +1 against camel units and ships.
  • The upgrade to the Eagle Warrior costs 300 food, 200 gold.
  • Eagle Warriors reskinned.
  • Incas AoE2 Incas: Couriers gives Eagle Warriors +10% movement speed.

AoE2-DLCicon-3 The African Kingdoms[]

  • The upgrade to the Eagle Warrior costs 200 food, 200 gold.
  • Eagle Warrior speed changed from 1.1 to 1.2.
  • Incas AoE2 Incas: Couriers gives +1/+2 armor instead of +10% movement speed.

AoE2-DLCicon-4 Rise of the Rajas[]

  • With patch 5.7, Eagle Warriors move at a speed of 1.15.
  • With patch 5.7, Eagle Warriors train in 35 seconds again.
  • With patch 5.7, Eagle Warriors have +2 attack against camel units.

AoEIIDE icon Definitive Edition[]

AoE2Icon-DynastiesIndia Dynasties of India[]

  • With update 81058, Eagle Warriors cost 25 food, 50 gold.
  • Incas AoE2 Incas: With update 81058, Eagle Warriors cost -25%/-30% food in the 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.
  • Eagle Scouts deal bonus damage against the cheat unit Saboteur because it is in the same unit class as ships.
  • There are only four infantry units that do not get an attack bonus against Eagle Warriors besides themselves, being the Kamayuk, the Militia, the Condottiero, and the Dismounted Konnik.
  • In a current bug, the Eagle Warrior is unavailable in the original game data set in Age of Empires II: HD Edition. It is replaced with the Eagle Scout from the expansions, despite the unit not existing in the original game. It can be upgraded straight to the Elite Eagle Warrior in the Imperial Age.
    • This is because during the development of the Age of Empires II: Forgotten Empires, the Eagle line was Eagle Warrior → Heavy Eagle Warrior (new) → Elite Eagle Warrior. The nomenclature was changed to Eagle Scout → Eagle Warrior → Elite Eagle Warrior, causing confusion regarding the name Eagle Warrior, even happening in the original game data set of the HD Edition.
  • The historical Eagle Warriors were unique to Aztec civilization and ranked equal to the Jaguar Warriors, both known collectively as cuāuhocēlōtl, from cuāuh- "eagle" and ocēlō- "jaguar". Their ingame counterparts were "demoted" to scouts and grunts trainable from all Native-American Barracks, in order to possibly give those civilizations access to generic substitutions for Cavalry.
  • On the Gate of the Sun of the Tiwanaku civilization, whom the Incas are heirs of, the god Wiracocha is shown with two "bird-men": one is the Chasqui "messengers" while the other represented the conquering "Condor Warrior".


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