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The leader of your Tribe. Possesses many powerful bonuses and abilities. Explores, fights, builds Town Centers and Trading Posts.
—In-game description

The Haudenosaunee War Chief (Iroquois War Chief before the Definitive Edition) is a ranged infantry hero in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs. He explores uncharted areas of the map and has some special abilities to help himself and his tribe. In standard random map games, the Haudenosaunee start with a Haudenosaunee War Chief.

Overview[]

The Haudenosaunee War Chief increases the hit points of friendly units in a radius of 24 around him by 10%; in the Definitive Edition, the "High Chief" Home City Card also makes his aura increases the hit points of friendly buildings by 10%. As all War Chiefs do, he can convert human Treasure guardians, detect stealth units, claim Treasures and build Town Centers and Trading Posts. Like other explorer-type units, the Haudenosaunee War Chief will collapse instead of dying and can be rescued once he recovers enough health, although the War Chief Ceremony at the Community Plaza allows the player to return him there after a while as well as increasing his hit points.

Special abilities[]

  • Eagle eye Eagle Eye: Powerfull area effect shot (deals 60 ranged damage at a range of 16 in a radius of 2 with a ×0.25 multiplier against MercType2). 70 seconds cooldown; shared across the Recruit Guardian and Sharpshooter Attack special abilities.
  • Recruit guardian Recruit Guardian: Recruits a human treasure guardian (with the process taking 4 seconds to complete). 90 seconds cooldown; shared across the Eagle Eye and Sharpshooter Attack special abilities.
  • Sharpshooter icon Sharpshooter Attack: Kills treasure guardians in one shot (deals 750 ranged damage at a range of 16). 60 seconds cooldown; shared across the Eagle Eye and Recruit Guardian special abilities.
  • Heal ability Heal (requires Secret Society): The Haudenosaunee War Chief restores 400 hit points to friendly units in a radius of 10 centered on the target location. 120 seconds cooldown.
  • Regenerate ability aoe3de Health Regeneration (passive): Regenerates 0.25% hit points per second after 3.5 seconds idle.
  • Haudenosaunee Warchief Support War Chief Support (passive): The Haudenosaunee War Chief increases the hit points of nearby friendly units (and buildings with the "High Chief" Home City Card*) by 10%.

  • Nature friendship Nature Friendship: Converts a Treasure guardian to the Iroquois War Chief's side with the process taking 4 seconds to complete. 90 seconds cooldown.
  • Eagle eye Eagle Eye: The Iroquois War Chief fires a shot that does 60 (15 against treasure guardians, Spies, and Ninja) ranged damage to the target enemy and other enemies in a radius of 3 around the target. 50 seconds cooldown.
  • Heal ability Heal (requires Secret Society): The Iroquois War Chief restores 400 hit points to friendly units in a radius of 10 centered on the target location. 120 seconds cooldown.

  • Upgrades[]

    The Haudenosaunee War Chief is automatically upgraded in every Age up.

    • Colonial age up +50% hit points and attack
    • Fortress age up +100% hit points and +150% attack
    • Industrial age up +100% hit points and +200% attack
    • Imperial age up +200% hit points and +300% attack

    Further statistics[]

    As the Haudenosaunee War Chief is unique to the Haudenosaunee, only technologies that they have access to are shown in the following table:

    Unit strengths and weaknesses
    Strong vs. Treasure guardians, infantry
    Weak vs. Villagers, cavalry, MercType2
    Improvements
    Hit points Sikh Gurus Sikh Gurus (+50%)
    Cree Tanning Cree Tanning (+5%)
    Navajo Weaving Navajo Weaving (+5%)
    Tar kilns Tar Kilns (+5%)
    Attack Smokeless Powder Smokeless Powder (+10%)
    Yoga Yoga (+5%)
    Clenched Fist Clenched Fist (+25% hand attack)
    Resistance Somali oryx shields Somali Oryx Hide Shields (+5% ranged resistance)
    Speed Quechuan Mountaineering Quechuan Mountaineering (+10%)
    Akan Drums Akan Fontomfrom (+5%)
    Apache Endurance Apache Endurance (+5%)
    Other Secret Society Secret Society (gives the Heal ability)
    Carib Ambush Party Carib Ambush Party (train Carib Ambushers)
    Loyal Nootka Warchief Loyal Nootka War Chief (train Nootka War Chief)
    Tupi Animal Lore Tupi Animal Lore (train Buttercup the Pet Cougars)

    Home City Cards[]

    As the Haudenosaunee War Chief is unique to the Haudenosaunee, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:

    Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Haudenosaunee War Chief
    Some cards are highlighted with:
    Green TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team
    Blue Shipment that arrives fast (5 seconds)

    All[]

    Card Description Age
    Team ranged infantry damage TEAM Senegalese Riflemen Ranged infantry get +10% attack; French and Hausa-only ranged infantry get +15% attack instead
    Age III tech tree aoe3
    • "TEAM Senegalese Riflemen" is available to the French and Hausa.

    Chinese[]

    Card Description Age
    Chinese Home City 1 (TEAM Yongle Infrastructure) TEAM Yongle Infrastructure Ships 1 Mongol Scout; infantry, land villagers, healing units, Envoys, and Disciples get +5% speed
    Age II tech tree aoe3
    • "TEAM Yongle Infrastructure" does not stack with the Inca "TEAM Inca Bridges" card.

    Dutch[]

    Card Description Age
    Dutch Home City 2 (Infantry Hitpoints) TEAM Infantry Hitpoints Infantry get +10% hit points; Dutch-only infantry get +15% hit points instead
    Age II tech tree aoe3

    Ethiopians[]

    Card Description Age
    Ethiopian Home City 2 (TEAM Coffee Consumption) TEAM Coffee Consumption Ranged infantry get +5% speed
    Age IV tech tree aoe 3

    Haudenosaunee[]

    Card Description Age
    Haudenosaunee Home City 1 (High Chief) High Chief The Haudenosaunee War Chief gets +50% hit points and attack and his aura now also increases the hit points of buildings by 10%
    Age I tech tree aoe3
    Iroquois Home City 1 (Town Destroyer) Town Destroyer The Haudenosaunee War Chief gets +1400% siege attack
    Age II tech tree aoe3
    Iroquois Home City 2 (Scout Infantry) TEAM Scout Infantry Ships 1 Native Scout; infantry get +8 Line of Sight
    Age II tech tree aoe3
    Iroquois Home City 3 (Conservative Tacticcs) Conservative Tactics Infantry get +10% hit points and attack
    Age II tech tree aoe3

    Inca[]

    Card Description Age
    Inca Home City 2 (TEAM Inca Bridges) TEAM Inca Bridges Ships 1 Chasqui; infantry, land villagers, healing units, and Envoys get +5% speed
    Age I tech tree aoe3
    • "TEAM Inca Bridges" does not stack with the Chinese "TEAM Yongle Infrastructure" card.

    Indians[]

    Card Description Age
    Shivajis tactics TEAM Shivaji's Tactics All units get +5% hit points and attack
    Age IV tech tree aoe 3

    Maltese[]

    Card Description Age
    Maltese Home City 2 (TEAM Knights of the Round Table) TEAM Knights of the Round Table Ships 1 Hospitaller for each Town Center owned by the player; all units get +2% hit points
    Age I tech tree aoe3

    Mexicans[]

    Card Description Age
    Mexican Home City 2 (TEAM Mariachi) TEAM Mariachi For the next 30 seconds, military buildings work 400% faster and units get +10% speed
    Age I tech tree aoe3

    Portuguese[]

    Card Description Age
    Portuguese Home City 2 (Gunpowder Infantry Hitpoints) TEAM Gunpowder Infantry Hitpoints Gunpowder infantry get +15% hit points
    Age IV tech tree aoe 3

    Spanish[]

    Card Description Age
    TEAM Explorer Combat TEAM Fencing Instructor Heroes get +20% hit points and attack (except Shaolin Masters' Roundhouse Kick attack and Sohei Archers' Sabotage attack)
    Age I tech tree aoe3
    Spanish Home City 3 (Inquisition) TEAM Spanish Inquisition Ships 1 Inquisitor; all units get +10 Line of Sight
    Age II tech tree aoe3

    Dutch[]

    Card Description Age HC level
    Dutch Home City 2 (Infantry Hitpoints) TEAM Infantry Hitpoints Infantry get +15% hit points
    Age II tech tree aoe3
    10

    French[]

    Card Description Age HC level
    French Home City 2 (Ranged Infantry Attack) TEAM Ranged Infantry Attack Gunpowder infantry and archers get +15% attack
    Age III tech tree aoe3
    10

    Indians[]

    Card Description Age HC level
    Shivajis tactics TEAM Shivaji's Tactics All units get +5% hit points and attack
    Age IV tech tree aoe 3
    25

    Iroquois[]

    Card Description Age HC level
    Haudenosaunee Home City 1 (High Chief) High Chief The Iroquois War Chief gets +50% hit points and attack, and can train Tame Wolves
    Age I tech tree aoe3
    1
    Iroquois Home City 1 (Town Destroyer) Town Destroyer The Haudenosaunee War Chief gets +1400% siege attack
    Age II tech tree aoe3
    1
    Iroquois Home City 2 (Infantry Attack) Infantry Attack Infantry get +15% attack
    Age II tech tree aoe3
    10
    Iroquois Home City 2 (Infantry Hitpoints) Infantry Hitpoints Infantry get +15% hit points
    Age II tech tree aoe3
    10
    Iroquois Home City 2 (Infantry Combat) Infantry Combat Infantry get +15% hit points and attack
    Age III tech tree aoe3
    25
    Iroquois Home City 2 (Scout Infantry) TEAM Scout Infantry Infantry get +8 Line of Sight
    Age II tech tree aoe3
    1

    Portuguese[]

    Card Description Age HC level
    Portuguese Home City 2 (Gunpowder Infantry Hitpoints) TEAM Gunpowder Infantry Hitpoints Gunpowder infantry get +15% hit points
    Age IV tech tree aoe 3
    10

    Spanish[]

    Card Description Age HC level
    AoE 3 TEAM Explorer Combat (Legacy) TEAM Explorer Combat Heroes get +20% hit points and attack (except Shaolin Masters' Roundhouse Kick attack and Sohei Archers' Sabotage attack)
    Age I tech tree aoe3
    1
    Spanish Home City 3 (Inquisition) TEAM Inquisition All units get +10 Line of Sight
    Age I tech tree aoe3
    10

    Random names[]

    • Raven
    • Black Coat
    • Scar
    • Adder
    • Little Priest
    • Tree
    • Two Fires
    • Sharp Knife
    • Stone
    • Red Mask
    • Wind Feather
    • Swimmers
    • Red Wing
    • Shell
    • Owl
    • Muskrat
    • Grey Wolf
    • Silent One
    • Drummer
    • Night Rain
    • Healer
    • Smoke
    • Whippoorwill
    • Charger

    Changelog[]

    3WCIcon48px The WarChiefs[]

    • The unit is named Iroquois War Chief.
    • The Iroquois War Chief aura increases unit hit points by 15%.
    • Has the Nature Friendship ability which converts all treasure guardians, human and non-human.
    • The Eagle Eye ability has an Area of Effect of 3, ×0.25 multiplier (does 15 ranged damage) against Treasure guardians and has a cooldown of 50 seconds.
    • The "High Chief" Home City Card allows the Iroquois War Chief to train Buck the Tame Wolves.

    Age3DE Icon Definitive Edition[]

    • The unit is renamed to Haudenosaunee War Chief.
    • The Haudenosaunee War Chief aura now increases unit hit points by 10%.
    • The Nature Friendship ability replaced by Recruit Guardian, which converts human Treasure guardians only.
    • The Eagle Eye ability now has a ×1.0 multiplier (does 60 ranged damage) against Treasure guardians and has a cooldown of 70 seconds.
    • Receives Sharpshooter Attack.
    • All special abilities now goes on cooldown when one is used, which is as long as the activated one.
    • The "High Chief" Home City Card now makes the Haudenosaunee War Chief aura increases building hit points by 10%.

    Age3DE Icon Knights of the Mediterranean[]

    History[]

    War chiefs, typically young men in their prime, were responsible for leading warriors into battle. Even though they led their tribe's war efforts, they had to answer to a council of tribal leaders who attended to the daily affairs of the tribe.

    Mohawk chief Thayendenaga, also known as Joseph Brant, fought alongside the British during the American Revolution. Along with his army of Native Americans, he fought in the battle of Oriskany in August 1779. He served as a captain in the British Army until the end of the war, at which point he turned his attentions to diplomacy and working to achieve the best living conditions for his people in the period after the American victory.

    Gallery[]

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