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The House of Vasa is a European royal dynasty in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition - Knights of the Mediterranean. Like all minor civilizations, they can be allied with by building a Trading Post at their Trading Post site.


  • Vasa royal arquebusier portrait.jpg Royal Arquebusier (70 food, 30 wood): Swedish Skirmisher that can fight in the frontline thanks to his high hitpoints and melee damage. Build limit of 14.
  • Vasa winged hussar portrait.jpg Winged Hussar (250 food, 100 coin): Fast heavy Polish elite cavalryman with extra attack range and a powerful Winged lance charge. Build limit of 8.


Age Technology Cost Effect
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Golden liberty.png Golden Liberty 200 food,
200 wood
All units cost 5% less Coin
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Hanseatic league.png Hanseatic League 250 food,
300 wood
Delivers 4 Torp Wagon
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Tar kilns.png Tar Kilns 200 food,
200 coin
Warships gain 10% more hitpoints, all over units gain 5% more hitpoints
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Koncerz.png Koncerz 1,500 food,
1,000 coin
Delivers 5 Winged Hussar, Winged Hussar get +2 range and +1 Damage Area on Lance Charge

Royal House ability[]

  • Order of Vasa: All gather rates increased (Villagers gather 25% faster, buildings trickle 10% faster). Bonus improves the longer you wait.


The House of Vasa experienced one of the most turbulent existences of the pre-modern era throughout its short presence. When the Catholic King of Poland Sigismund III inherited the Swedish throne in 1592, a dynastic conflict erupted between members of the house, as Sweden by then was predominantly Protestant. Compounding matters was Poland’s recently adopted system of Golden Liberty, which ensured egalitarian privileges to the szlachta noble class, granting them disproportionate influence over the house’s policies. Following the brief-lived Polish-Swedish union, Sweden came under the rule of the Bavarian House of Wittelsbach, which, in tandem with Russia, declared war on the Polonized Vasas in the Deluge.

By the 1600s, the House of Vasa found itself at the heart of the infamous Thirty Years’ War with the Holy Roman Empire. Amidst this conflict, the streak of military successes and sociocultural achievements of King Gustavus Adolpus of Sweden earned him the nickname “the Lion of the North” and laid much of the foundation of modern Swedish national pride.


  • The units speak Swedish (Royal Arquebusier) and Polish (Winged Hussar) and are based on Swedish military.
  • The House of Vasa was a European royal dynasty who ruled the throne of Sweden and Finland (1523-1654) and Poland and Lithuania (1587-1668).