"Task Villagers on the Fire Pit to perform powerful dances."
In-game description

The Fire Pit is a special building in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs that is unique to the Native American civilizations (Aztecs, Iroquois, and Sioux). It grants a choice of "dances" which provides special bonuses when Villagers are tasked to the Fire Pit. A Fire Pit can hold up to 25 dancers; the more Villagers tasked to the Fire Pit, the more powerful the dance becomes. The percentage-based dances use the final amount as base, instead of the unimproved amount, which means that the dances are much more powerful than they would otherwise be in later Ages.

The Aztec Warrior Priest can be tasked to the Fire Pit, where it is counted as two dancers. This makes the Aztec Fire Pit dances have superior bonuses than others.

Dances Edit

Age Dance Effect Civ.
Ages discovery
Fertility Dance Fertility Dance Increases unit train rate All
Gift Dance Gift Dance Trickles XP
War Chief Dance AztecsWar Chief Dance IroquoisWar Chief Dance Sioux War Chief Dance Increases War Chief hit points and returns him to the Fire Pit when collapsed
Alarm Dance Alarm Dance Spawns Warriors
Water Dance Water Dance Increases all ships' hit points and attack; requires Water Dance Home City Card
Founder dance Founder Dance Spawns Travois Iroquois
Ages colonial
HolyIroquoisHoly Dance Aztecs Holy Dance Spawns Medicine Men (Warrior Priests for the Aztecs) All
War Dance War Dance Increases all units' melee and ranged attack
TownDance icon Town Dance Increases all buildings' hit points and attack; requires Town Dance Home City Card
Ages fortress
Healing dance Healing Dance Units regenerate hit points while idle Aztecs
Earth mother dance Earth Mother Dance Increases population Iroquois
Fire dance Fire Dance Increases all units' siege attack Sioux
Ages industrial
Garland war dance Garland War Dance Spawns Skull Knights Aztecs
War song dance War Song Dance Spawns Dog Soldiers Sioux

Technologies Edit

Age Technologies Cost Effect Civ.
Ages discovery
Founder Founder 50 food,
50 wood,
50 coin
The Aztec War Chief's aura triples XP bounty from nearby units' kills Aztecs
Ages colonial
Secret Society Secret Society 200 wood,
100 coin
The Iroquois War Chief can use Heal Iroquois
Battle Anger Battle Anger 300 wood,
600 coin
The Sioux War Chief gets +9.0x multiplier against artillery Sioux

Further statistics Edit

Building strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Nothing
Weak vs. Everything
Hit points Flying Buttress Flying Buttress (+20%)
Construction cost Cree Textile Craftsmanship Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-25% wood)
Tupi Forest Burning Tupi Forest Burning (-20% wood)

Home City Cards Edit

History Edit

"For the aboriginal peoples of North and Central America, spirituality encompassed all the routines of daily life. Worship was not something that happened according to some arbitrary schedule. Hunting, cooking, meeting - all of life's activities had spiritual and ceremonial significance.

Long before recorded history, Native peoples have celebrated the mysteries of life, death, and the universe through the medium of dance. Many complex dance ceremonies emerged over the centuries, each with their own meaning and purpose. The ceremonial dance served as a way to unite people to face the day's challenges, while at the same time linking with the honored traditions of generations past.

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