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|image = Fire Junk.png
 
|image = Fire Junk.png
 
|orignalgame = ''[[Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties|The Asian Dynasties]]''
 
|orignalgame = ''[[Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties|The Asian Dynasties]]''
|type = {{Icon|Ship}} [[Ship#Age of Empires III|Ship]]
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|type = {{Icon|Ship}} [[Ship#Age of Empires III|Ship]]<br/>Warship
 
|available = [[Chinese (Age of Empires III)|Chinese]]
 
|available = [[Chinese (Age of Empires III)|Chinese]]
|age = {{Icon|Colonial}} [[Colonial Age]]
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|age = {{AoE3Age|2}} [[Colonial Age]]
 
|cost = {{Resources|wood=100|coin=100}}
 
|cost = {{Resources|wood=100|coin=100}}
 
|time = 10 seconds
 
|time = 10 seconds
|building = [[Dock (Age of Empires III)|Dock]]
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|building = [[File:Aoe3 asian dock.png|24px]] [[Dock (Age of Empires III)|Dock]]
 
|limit = 10
 
|limit = 10
 
|hp = 400
 
|hp = 400
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|mmultipliers = x2.5 vs. {{Icon|Building}} [[Buildings (Age of Empires III)|Building]]
 
|mmultipliers = x2.5 vs. {{Icon|Building}} [[Buildings (Age of Empires III)|Building]]
 
|maoe = 2
 
|maoe = 2
}}
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}}{{Quote|Fire Junk. Rams anything on the water and explodes.|In-game description}}
{{Quote|Fire Junk. Rams anything on the water and explodes.|In-game description}}
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The '''Fire Junk''' is a military [[Ship#Age of Empires III|naval vessel]] in ''[[Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties]]'' that is exclusive to the [[Chinese (Age of Empires III)|Chinese]] and can be trained at the [[Dock (Age of Empires III)|Dock]] once the [[Colonial Age]] is reached. It makes a beeline towards enemy ships or buildings close to shore and explodes to deal [[Area of Effect|splash damage]], similar to the [[Demolition Ship]] in ''[[Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings|Age of Empires II]]''.
The '''Fire Junk''' is a [[Chinese (Age of Empires III)|Chinese]] demolition ship in ''[[Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties]]''. It rams targets, exploding during the process to deal great damage.
 
   
 
== Overview ==
 
== Overview ==
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One of the Fire Junk's weaknesses is that against human players, if the enemy ship flees, the Fire Junk will detonate too early.
 
One of the Fire Junk's weaknesses is that against human players, if the enemy ship flees, the Fire Junk will detonate too early.
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== Further statistics ==
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{| class="wikitable" style="font-size: 90%; width: 100%"
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|-
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! colspan="2" style="font-size: 110%; padding: 1em;" | Unit strengths and weaknesses
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|-
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|'''Strong vs.'''
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|[[Ship#Age of Empires III|Ships]], [[Buildings (Age of Empires III)|buildings]] and units close to shore/in shallows
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|-
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|'''Weak vs.'''
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|[[Artillery (Age of Empires III)|Artillery]] especially [[Culverin]]s, [[defensive structure]]s
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|-
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! colspan="2" style="font-size: 110%; padding: 1em;" | Improvements
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|-
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|'''Hit points'''
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|[[File:Armor Plating.png|24px]] [[Armor Plating]] (+50%)<br/>[[File:Rawhide Covers.png|36x60px]] [[Rawhide Covers]] (+20%, [[Iroquois]] only)
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|-
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|'''Attack'''
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|[[File:Carronade.png|24px]] [[Carronade]] (+25%)<br/>[[File:Flaming Arrows.png|36x60px]] [[Flaming Arrows]] (+25%, [[Sioux]] only)
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|-
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|'''Sight'''
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|[[File:Town Watch.png|24px]] [[Town Watch (Age of Empires III)|Town Watch]] (+2, Europeans only)
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|-
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|'''Speed'''
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|[[File:Apache Endurance.png|24px]] [[Apache Endurance]] (+5%)
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|-
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|'''Train cost'''
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|[[File:Mapuche Ad-mapu.png|24px]] [[Mapuche Ad-mapu]] ({{Resources|coin=-10%}} cost)
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|-
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|'''Penalties'''
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|[[File:Coffee Trade.png|24px]] [[Coffee Trade]] (-10% speed, [[Dutch]] only)
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|}
   
 
== Home City Cards ==
 
== Home City Cards ==
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As the Fire Junk can only be shipped and trained by the [[Chinese (Age of Empires III)|Chinese]], only other civilizations' TEAM cards that affect them are listed here.
 
{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed" style="width:100%;"
 
{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed" style="width:100%;"
 
|- sab="1147"
 
|- sab="1147"
! sab="1148" | Click for a list of related Home City cards
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! sab="1148" | Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Fire Junk
 
|- sab="1149"
 
|- sab="1149"
 
| sab="1150" |
 
| sab="1150" |
 
<span style="color:green">'''Green'''</span>: TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team
 
<span style="color:green">'''Green'''</span>: TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team
===General===
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=== All ===
{| class="article-table" style="width:100%;" border="1" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"
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{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
! scope="col" |Icon
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! style="width: 15%"| Card
! scope="col" |Card
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! style="width: 75%"| Description
! scope="col" |Description
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! style="width: 5%"| [[Age]]
! scope="col" |Age
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! style="width: 5%"| [[Home City]] level
! scope="col" |Home City level
 
 
|-
 
|-
|[[File:Admiralty.png|center]]
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|[[File:Spanish Home City 5 (Improved Warships).png|center]]<center>'''Improved Warships'''</center>
|Admiralty
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|Warships get +25% [[hit points]] and attack (also +1 Villager for the Indians)
|[[War Canoe]] build limit +8; [[Canoe (Age of Empires III)|Canoe]], Fire Junk and [[Marathan Catamaran]] build limit +5; [[Caravel (Age of Empires III)|Caravel]], [[Galley (Age of Empires III)|Galley]], [[Tlaloc Canoe]], [[Fune]] and [[War Junk]] build limit +4; [[Galleon (Age of Empires III)|Galleon]], [[Fluyt]], [[Atakabune]] and [[Wokou Junk]] build limit +2; [[Frigate]], [[Monitor]], [[Tekkousen]] and [[Fuchuan]] build limit +1
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|{{AoE3Age|2|C}}
|2
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| style="text-align: center;" |10
|0
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|-
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|[[File:British_Home_City_5_(Offshore_Support).png|center]]<center>'''Offshore Support'''</center>
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|Warships get +20% attack, +5 [[Line of Sight|LOS]], and +5 range
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|{{AoE3Age|2|C}}
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| style="text-align: center;" |40
 
|}
 
|}
=== Europeans ===
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:<small>The ''Improved Warships'' card is not available to the [[Sioux]].</small>
=== Native Americans ===
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:<small>The Chinese themsleves have the ''TEAM Improved Warships'' card instead of ''Improved Warships''.</small>
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:<small>The ''Offshore Support'' card is available to [[Aztecs (Age of Empires III)|Aztecs]], British, and [[Ottomans]].</small>
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:<small>Since Fire Junk only has a melee attack, it does not benefit from the ''Offshore Support'' card's range increase.</small>
 
=== Asians ===
 
=== Asians ===
==== Chinese ====
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{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
{| class="article-table" style="width:100%;" border="1" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"
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! style="width: 15%"| Card
! scope="col" |Icon
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! style="width: 75%"| Description
! scope="col" |Card
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! style="width: 5%"| [[Age]]
! scope="col" |Description
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! style="width: 5%"| [[Home City]] level
! scope="col" |Age
 
! scope="col" |Home City level
 
 
|-
 
|-
|
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|[[File:Indian Home City 5 (European Cannons).png|center|center]]<center>'''European Cannons'''</center>
|2 Fire Junks
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|Warships get +20% attack, +5 [[Line of Sight|LOS]], and +5 range (also +1 Villager for the Indians)
|Ships 2 Fire Junks
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|{{AoE3Age|2|C}}
|2
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| style="text-align: center;" |40
|10
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|}
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:<small>Since the Fire Junk only has a melee attack, it does not benefit from the ''European Cannons'' card's range increase.</small>
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=== [[British]] ===
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{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
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! style="width: 15%"| Card
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! style="width: 75%"| Description
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! style="width: 5%"| [[Age]]
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! style="width: 5%"| [[Home City]] level
 
|-
 
|-
| style="background-color: rgb(0, 255, 0);" |
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|[[File:British_Home_City_5_(Naval_Gunners).png|center]]<center>'''Naval Gunners'''</center>
| style="background-color: rgb(0, 255, 0);" |TEAM 3 Fire Junks
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|Warships get +25% attack
| style="background-color: rgb(0, 255, 0);" |Ships 3 Fire Junks
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|{{AoE3Age|3|C}}
| style="background-color: rgb(0, 255, 0);" |3
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| style="text-align: center;" |25
| style="background-color: rgb(0, 255, 0);" |10
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|}
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=== [[Chinese (Age of Empires III)|Chinese]] ===
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{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
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! style="width: 15%"| Card
  +
! style="width: 75%"| Description
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! style="width: 5%"| [[Age]]
  +
! style="width: 5%"| [[Home City]] level
 
|-
 
|-
|[[File:Western_reforms.png|center]]
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|[[File:Western_reforms.png|center]]<center>'''Western Reforms'''</center>
|Western Reforms
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|All units get +8% [[hit points]] and attack
|All units get +8% hit points and attack
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|{{AoE3Age|4|C}}
|4
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| style="text-align: center;" |40
|40
 
 
|-
 
|-
|
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|[[File:British_Home_City_3_(Advanced_Dock).png|center]]<center>'''Advanced Dock'''</center>
|Chinese Imperial Navy
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|[[Dock (Age of Empires III)|Docks]] get +100% attack and heal [[Ship#Age of Empires III|ships]] 100% faster, and ship train time -33%
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|{{AoE3Age|1|C}}
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| style="text-align: center;" |10
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|-
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|<center>'''2 Fire Junks'''</center>
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|Ships 2 Fire Junks
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|{{AoE3Age|2|C}}
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| style="text-align: center;" |10
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|- bgcolor=#00FF00
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|<center>'''TEAM 3 Fire Junks'''</center>
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|Ships 3 Fire Junks
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|{{AoE3Age|3|C}}
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| style="text-align: center;" |10
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|-
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|<center>'''Chinese Imperial Navy'''</center>
 
|Ships 1 Fire Junk and 1 [[Fuchuan]]
 
|Ships 1 Fire Junk and 1 [[Fuchuan]]
|4
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|{{AoE3Age|4|C}}
|25
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| style="text-align: center;" |25
 
|-
 
|-
|[[File:Fire_junk_attack.png|center]]
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|[[File:Fire_junk_attack.png|center]]<center>'''Fire Junk Attack'''</center>
|Fire Junk Attack
 
 
|Fire Junks get +50% attack
 
|Fire Junks get +50% attack
|3
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|{{AoE3Age|3|C}}
|25
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| style="text-align: center;" |25
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|-
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|[[File:Spanish Home City 5 (Admiralty).png|center]]<center>'''Admiralty'''</center>
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|Fire Junk train limit +5; [[War Junk]] train limit +4; [[Fuchuan]] and [[Monitor]] train limit +1
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|{{AoE3Age|2|C}}
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| style="text-align: center;" |1
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|- bgcolor=#00FF00
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|[[File:Team improved warships.png|center]]<center>'''TEAM Improved Warships'''</center>
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|Warships get +15% hit points and attack
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|{{AoE3Age|2|C}}
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| style="text-align: center;" |10
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|}
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=== [[Indians (Age of Empires III)|Indians]] ===
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{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
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! style="width: 15%"| Card
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! style="width: 75%"| Description
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! style="width: 5%"| [[Age]]
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! style="width: 5%"| [[Home City]] level
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|- bgcolor=#00FF00
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|[[File:Indian_Home_City_2_%28Shivaji%27s_Tactics%29.png|center]]<center>'''TEAM Shivaji's Tactics'''</center>
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|All units get +5% [[hit points]] and attack
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|{{AoE3Age|4|C}}
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| style="text-align: center;" |25
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|}
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=== [[Spanish (Age of Empires III)|Spanish]] ===
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{| class="wikitable" style="width: 100%;"
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! style="width: 15%"| Card
  +
! style="width: 75%"| Description
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! style="width: 5%"| [[Age]]
  +
! style="width: 5%"| [[Home City]] level
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|- bgcolor=#00FF00
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|[[File:Spanish_Home_City_3_%28Inquisition%29.png|center]]<center>'''TEAM Inquisition'''</center>
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|All units get +10 [[Line of Sight|LOS]]
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|{{AoE3Age|1|C}}
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| style="text-align: center;" |10
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|-
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|[[File:Spanish_Home_City_5_(Armada).png|center]]<center>'''Armada'''</center>
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|Warships get +30% [[hit points]]
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|{{AoE3Age|3|C}}
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| style="text-align: center;" |10
 
|}
 
|}
 
|}
 
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Revision as of 18:41, March 4, 2019

"Fire Junk. Rams anything on the water and explodes."
In-game description

The Fire Junk is a military naval vessel in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties that is exclusive to the Chinese and can be trained at the Dock once the Colonial Age is reached. It makes a beeline towards enemy ships or buildings close to shore and explodes to deal splash damage, similar to the Demolition Ship in Age of Empires II.

Overview

The Fire Junk is a cheap ship with a high attack, high speed and a great line of sight, the highest in the game for a ship, even higher than a Monitor's. But it has low hit points, no range and it can be used only once. It's mainly used to quickly destroy ships, especially fragile ones and ones that transport units. It's also useful against land units and buildings directly adjacent to the water, especially when the enemy has them in tight bunches, allowing multiple kills at once. They can also prove useful in shore battles, destroying Docks quickly and preventing the enemy from training a fleet.

One of the Fire Junk's weaknesses is that against human players, if the enemy ship flees, the Fire Junk will detonate too early.

Further statistics

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Ships, buildings and units close to shore/in shallows
Weak vs. Artillery especially Culverins, defensive structures
Improvements
Hit points Armor Plating Armor Plating (+50%)
Rawhide Covers Rawhide Covers (+20%, Iroquois only)
Attack Carronade Carronade (+25%)
Flaming Arrows Flaming Arrows (+25%, Sioux only)
Sight Town Watch Town Watch (+2, Europeans only)
Speed Apache Endurance Apache Endurance (+5%)
Train cost Mapuche Ad-mapu Mapuche Ad-mapu (-10% coin cost)
Penalties Coffee Trade Coffee Trade (-10% speed, Dutch only)

Home City Cards

As the Fire Junk can only be shipped and trained by the Chinese, only other civilizations' TEAM cards that affect them are listed here.

Trivia

  • The Fire Junk uses the same model as the War Junk.
  • When it is trained, the Fire Junk quickly begins to burn, and it can burn indefinitely.

History

"Virtually everything on a tall ship is flammable, from wooden planks and tar that seals seams to greased ropes and canvas sails, to gunpowder - especially gunpowder! Black powder ships, also called fireships, were ships set afire and allowed to drift (or were sometimes piloted by a minimal crew, who escaped before impact) into enemy fleets with the purpose of setting them afire and blowing them up. Fireships were particularly nasty when sailed into harbors to destroy immobile ships at anchor.

Fireships were used by the English Royal Navy against the larger and more powerful Spanish Armada. Unable to find a proper port or deep mooring, the Spanish fleet congregated in a defensive arc, into which the British sailed a half-dozen fireships, scattering and confusing the Spanish fleet. This allowed the smaller English fleet to engage the Spanish Armada on a more even footing.
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