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Light Infantry that attacks with incendiary weapons that inflict burning damage. Counters Heavy Infantry and Light Cavalry.
—In-game description

The Fire Thrower is a ranged gunpowder infantry in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition - Knights of the Mediterranean that is unique to the Maltese.

Overview[]

The Fire Thrower is a light infantry unit that attacks with incendiary weapons which inflict burning damage. It counters both heavy infantry and light cavalry.

Special abilities[]

  • Passive flamethrower.png Flamethrower Attack (requires the Flame Throwers shipment; has a cooldown of 60 seconds): Charged Ability: Close-range attack which deals 5 Siege damage every 0.75 second for up to 6.1 seconds.
  • Maltese Home City 2 (Rockets).png Rocket Attack (requires the Rockets shipment): Equips Fire Throwers with Rockets in addition to their other weapons. Rockets inflict bonus damage to ALL Infantry and have significantly more range. Replaces the default Siege attack.

Upgrades[]

Age Upgrade Cost Effect
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Veteran grenadier.png Veteran Fire Throwers 200 wood
200 coin
Upgrade Fire Throwers to Veteran (+20% hit points and attack)
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Guard grenadier.png Guard Fire Throwers 600 wood
600 coin
Upgrade Fire Throwers to Guard (+30% hit points and attack); requires Veteran Fire Throwers
Imperial Age
Imperial grenadier.png Imperial Fire Throwers 1,500 wood
1,500 coin
Upgrade Fire Throwers to Imperial (+50% hit points and attack); requires Guard Fire Throwers

Further statistics[]

As Fire Throwers are unique to the Maltese, only technologies that they have access to are shown in the following table:

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Heavy infantry, buildings
Weak vs. Cavalry, Shock Infantry, artillery
Improvements
Hit points Flint lock.png Flint Lock (+10%)
Cree Tanning.png Cree Tanning (+5%)
Navajo Weaving.png Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Tar kilns.png Tar Kilns (+5%)
Attack Incendiary grenades.png Incendiary Grenades (+15% siege attack and +1 AOE)
Yoga.png Yoga (+5%)
Clenched Fist.png Clenched Fist (+30% melee attack)
Paper cartridge.png Paper Cartridge (+15%)
Smokeless Powder.png Smokeless Powder (+10%)
Armatoloi.png Armatoloi (+5%)
Counter Infantry Rifling.png Counter Infantry Rifling (+0.75x multiplier vs. Heavy Infantry)
Kalthoff repeaters.png Kalthoff Repeaters (+0.1x multiplier vs. Light Infantry)
Armor Somali oryx shields.png Somali Oryx Hide Shields (+10% ranged resistance)
Range Schutzenfest.png Schützenfest (+1)
Speed Military Drummers.png Military Drummers (+10%)
Quechuan Mountaineering.png Quechuan Mountaineering (+20%)
Apache Endurance.png Apache Endurance (+5%)
Akan Drums.png Akan Fontomfrom (+5%)
Sight Town Watch.png Town Watch (+2)
Schutzenfest.png Schützenfest (+1)
Creation speed Standing Army.png Standing Army (-25%)
Quechuan Diet.png Quechuan Diet (-25%)
Akan Drums.png Akan Fontomfrom (-20%)
Train cost Mapuche Ad-mapu.png Mapuche Ad-mapu (-10% coin cost)
Golden liberty.png Golden Liberty (-5% coin cost)
Other Merritocracy.png Meritocracy (-20% upgrade cost)

Home City Cards[]

As Fire Throwers are unique to the Maltese, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:

  • Green: TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team
  • Purple: Shipment that can be sent an INFINITE number of times

British[]

Card Description Age
British Home City 2 (Musketeers and Longbowmen Hitpoints).png TEAM Musketeer/Grenadier Hitpoints Musket Infantry and Grenade Trooper get +15% hit points
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Chinese[]

Card Description Age
Team engineering school.png TEAM Engineering School Artillery, Grenade Trooper, Abus Gun, Flamethrower, Siege Elephant, Ram, Fixed Gun, and Mantlet train time -15%; Heavy Cannon, Rocket, Great Bombard, and Flying Crow train time -5%
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Dutch[]

Card Description Age
Dutch Home City 2 (Infantry Hitpoints).png TEAM Infantry Hitpoints Infantry get +15% hit points
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Ethiopians[]

Card Description Age
Ethiopian Home City 2 (TEAM Coffee Consumption).png TEAM Coffee Consumption Ranged Infantry get +5% speed
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Europeans[]

Card Description Age
Ottoman Home City 2 (Artillery Hitpoints).png TEAM Artillery Hitpoints Artillery and Grenade Trooper get +15% hit points
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French[]

Card Description Age
French Home City 2 (Ranged Infantry Attack).png TEAM Ranged Infantry Attack Ranged infantry#Age_of_Empires_III get +15% attack
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Haudenosaunee[]

Card Description Age
Iroquois Home City 2 (Scout Infantry).png TEAM Scout Infantry Infantry get +8 LOS
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Incas[]

Card Description Age
Inca Home City 2 (TEAM Inca Bridges).png TEAM Inca Bridges Infantry and civilian units get +5% speed; +1 Chasqui
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Indians[]

Card Description Age
Shivajis tactics.png TEAM Shivaji's Tactics All units get +5% hit points and attack
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Japanese[]

Card Description Age
Japanese Home City 3 (Cheaper Unit Upgrades).png TEAM Cheaper Unit Upgrades Unit upgrades cost -20%
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Maltese[]

Card Description Age
Maltese Home City 2 (9 Fire Throwers).png 9 Fire Throwers Ships 9 Fire Throwers
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Maltese Home City 2 (7 Fire Throwers).png 7 Fire Throwers Ships 7 Fire Throwers
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Maltese Home City 2 (13 Fire Throwers).png 13 Fire Throwers Ships 13 Fire Throwers
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Maltese Home City 2 (8 Fire Throwers INF).png 8 Fire Throwers Ships 8 Fire Throwers
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Maltese Home City 2 (Rockets).png Rockets Fire Throwers now use rockets with a range of 22 and a 1.75× multiplier against infantry
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Maltese Home City 2 (Flame Throwers).png Flame Throwers Fire Throwers get the 'Flamethrower' charged action which deals burning damage in close range
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Maltese Home City 2 (Sovereign Order of Malta).png Sovereign Order of Malta Sentinel, Hospitaller and Fire Thrower get +15% attack and hit points
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Portuguese[]

Card Description Age
Portuguese Home City 2 (Gunpowder Infantry Hitpoints).png TEAM Gunpowder Infantry Hitpoints Gunpowder infantry get +15% hit points
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Ottomans[]

Card Description Age
Ottoman Home City 2 (TEAM Artillery Attack).png TEAM Artillery Attack Artillery, Abus Guns, and Grenade Troopers get +15% attack
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Russians[]

Card Description Age
Russian Home City 3 (Dueling School).png TEAM Dueling School Infantry train time -25%; Banner army train time -12%
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Spanish[]

Card Description Age
Spanish Home City 3 (Inquisition).png TEAM Inquisition All units get +10 LOS
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Swedes[]

Card Description Age
Team engineering school.png TEAM Engineering School Artillery, Grenade Trooper, Abus Gun, Flamethrower, Siege Elephant, Ram, Fixed Gun, and Mantlet train time -15%; Heavy Cannon, Rocket, Great Bombard, and Flying Crow train time -5%
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Changelog[]

Knights of the Mediterranean[]

  • Originally, Fire Throwers had 40% resistance vs. ranged. With update 13.10442, they have 35% resistance vs. ranged.

History[]

Trivia[]

Gallery[]

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