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Firearm-equipped warriors (Wakina Rifles and Rifle Riders) have a higher attack.
—In-game description

Gun Trade is a Big Button technology in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs that is unique to the Lakota and can be researched at the Estate. Once researched, it increases the attack of Wakina Rifles and Rifle Riders by 15%.

With the Industrial Age Old Ways Home City shipment, the cost is reduced to 125 wood.


This technology can be obtained quite readily with the 1000 wood shipment. This shipment provides exactly enough wood to build an Estate, then to research the Big Button. This is effectively a 25% damage upgrade to the Lakota's primary ranged composition with a single shipment, but also allows a player to research the coin gathering technologies at the Estate, allowing an economic boost as well.


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  • Gun Trade increases attack by 25%.

Age3DE Icon Definitive Edition[]

  • With an update, Gun Trade increases attack by 15%.
Big Button technologies in Age of Empires III
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