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This article is about the native warrior in Age of Empires III. For the related Inca unit in the Definitive Edition, see Bolas Warrior.

Inca infantry that hurls bolas for a wide area of effect.
—In-game description

The Incan Bolas Warrior is a ranged infantry native warrior in Age of Empires III that can be trained at a Trading Post built on an Inca settlement.

A visually similar Bolas Warrior is available to the playable Incas in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition. However, their stats are different, with the latter being more comparable to a Dragoon or Aztec Eagle Runner Knight than his native warrior counterpart.

Overview[edit | edit source]

The Bolas Warriors, as well as the Huaminca, can't be trained in large numbers, however they are one of the only ranged infantry units to possess splash damage. This can quickly kill their favored enemies if the opponent does not activate stagger mode on the units.

The Bolas Warriors and Huamincas can form a deadly combination as they belong to different types of infantry, but they are vulnerable to artillery.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Age Upgrade Cost Effect
Ages fortress.jpg
Native Warrior Societies.png Incan Warrior Societies 300 wood,
200 coin
Upgrades Incan Huamincas and Bolas Warriors to Elite (+25% hit points and attack)
Ages industrial.jpg
Champion Natives.png Champion Inca 500 wood,
400 coin
Upgrades Incan Huamincas and Bolas Warriors to Champion (+40% hit points and attack); requires Inca Warrior Societies
Imperial Age
Legendary natives.png Legendary Native Warriors
Exalted natives.png Exalted Natives
1,500 food,
1,500 wood
Upgrades native warriors to Legendary/Exalted (+50% hit points and attack)
The Legendary Native Warriors improvement is available in the Capitol for European civilizations and in the Town Center for Native American and Asian (as Exalted Natives) civilizations.

Further statistics[edit | edit source]

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Heavy infantry, light cavalry, Eagle Runner Knights
Weak vs. Heavy cavalry, Coyote Runners, artillery
Hit points Infantry Breastplate.png Infantry Breastplate (+10%)
Thin Red Line.png Thin Red Line (+20%, British only)
Grand Encampment.png Grand Encampment (+25%, United States only)
Attack Tupi Poison Arrow Frogs.png Tupi Poison Arrow Frogs (+10% ranged attack)
Speed Military Drummers.png Military Drummers (+10%)
Tillys Discipline.png Tilly's Discipline (+20%, Germans only)
Inca Road-building.png Incan Road-building (+20%)
Sight Town Watch.png Town Watch (+2)
Creation speed Standing Army.png Standing Army (-25%)
Inca Chaquis Messengers.png Incan Chasquis Messengers (-25%)
Penalties Thin Red Line.png Thin Red Line (-25% speed, British only)
Coffee Trade.png Coffee Trade (-10% speed, Dutch only)
Tillys Discipline.png Tilly's Discipline (+10% cost, Germans only)
Grand Encampment.png Grand Encampment (-25% speed, United States only)

Home City Cards[edit | edit source]

Changelog[edit | edit source]

Age of Empires III[edit | edit source]

  • Incan Bolas Warriors have a build limit of 8, cost 40 food, 60 wood, and train in 20 seconds.

Definitive Edition[edit | edit source]

  • Incan Bolas Warriors have a build limit of 10, cost 40 food, 55 wood, and train in 28 seconds.

In-game dialogue[edit | edit source]

Main article: Incas_(minor_native)#In-game_dialogue

History[edit | edit source]

The standing army of the Inca was formed primarily by nobles, but the emperor could raise an army of able-bodied men from the general populace at will. Military discipline was strictly enforced when the troops were on the march and at the range of their various projectile weapons. Once they had loosed their missiles they closed in hand-to-hand fighting. The Inca used a wide variety of weapons: wooden sword-shaped clubs, star-headed maces, slings, spears, a sophisticated halberd, and bolas. They wore cotton armor that breathed well, allowed for free movement, and dissipated the force of blows. Bola are a relatively short-ranged weapon consisting of a pair of weights, stone or metal, joined by a chain or rope that entangles itself around the limbs of a target, injuring as it wraps tightly to hamper movement.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

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