The Sapa Inca is a powerful, Heavy Infantry Warchief armed with a polearm and long-range javelin ability; effective against Treasure Guardians and cavalry. As Emperor, his leadership aura inspires Native Warriors and increases their hit points.
—In-game description

The Inca War Chief is a melee infantry hero in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition. In standard random map games, the Incas start with an Inca War Chief. It explores uncharted areas of the map and has some special abilities to help himself and his tribe.

Overview[edit | edit source]

The Inca War Chief increases the hit points of native warriors in a radius of 24 around him by 20%. As all War Chiefs do, he can convert non-animal treasure guardians with Recruit Guardian, use a powerful spear attack with Condor Eye, detect stealth units, claim treasures, and build Town Centers, Tambos, and Strongholds. Like other explorer-type units, the Inca 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[edit | edit source]

Recruit guardian.png Recruit Guardian: Converts a human treasure guardian to the Inca War Chief's side with the process taking 4 seconds to complete. 90 seconds cooldown.
Condor eye.png Condor Eye: Throws a javelin from a range of 24 that does 46 (138 against treasure guardians, 34.5 against heroes, 69 against cavalry, 60 against shock infantry) damage to the target with an AOE of 1. 70 seconds cooldown.
Swashbuckler attack.png Swashbuckler Attack: (requires "Son of Inti" Home City Card): Performs a sweeping hand attack that does 40 (120 against treasure guardians, 30 against heroes, 80 against cavalry, 64 against shock infantry) melee damage to the target enemy and other enemies in a radius of 2 around the Inca War Chief. 90 seconds cooldown.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

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

Further statistics[edit | edit source]

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

Home City Cards[edit | edit source]

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

Changelog[edit | edit source]

Definitive Edition[edit | edit source]

  • Originally, the Inca War Chief had 4.25 speed and no multiplier against heroes. With update 6159, it has 4.5 speed and a x0.75 multiplier against heroes.

Random names[edit | edit source]

  • Manco Inca
  • Pachacuti
  • Huayna Capac
  • Tupac Huallpa
  • Paullu Inca
  • Sayri Tupac
  • Titu Cusi
  • Tupac Amaru
  • Atahualpa
  • Huascar
  • Tupac Inca
  • Viracocha

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