This article is about the native unit in Age of Empires III. For the unit available for the Iroquois, see Tomahawk.
"Iroquois warrior that hurls tomahawks into battle."
In-game description

The Iroquois Tomahawk is a ranged heavy infantry native warrior in Age of Empires III that can be trained at a Trading Post built on an Iroquois settlement.

After The WarChiefs expansion where the Iroquois become a playable faction and replaced by the Huron as a minor native, the Iroquois Tomahawk was succeeded by the Tomahawk, although they still can be rescued from certain treasures on American maps, such as New England.

Overview Edit

Since the Iroquois Tomahawk deals damage at range, they should maintain this range whenever possible behind the front lines. They lack multipliers against light infantry. and this, combined with their soft defenses means they will be shredded if they face these units.

This unit might at first seem similar to the Tomahawk, but it is different in certain aspects.

They cause melee damage in range. This, combined with their anti-cavalry bonus makes them an excellent unit to face cavalrymen, and as such, the unit has some similarities with the Colonial Militia available to players who revolt. Both have decent speed, a ranged bonus against cavalry, but will be easily destroyed by Skirmisher units.

Upgrades Edit

Age Improvement Cost Effect
Ages fortress
Native Warrior Societies Iroquois Warrior Societies 300 wood,
200 coin
Upgrades Iroquois Tomahawks and Mantlets to Elite (+25% hit points and attack)
Ages industrial
Champion Natives Champion Iroquois 500 wood,
400 coin
Upgrades Iroquois Tomahawks and Mantlets to Champion (+40% hit points and attack); requires Iroquois Warrior Societies
Ages imperial
Legendary natives Legendary Native Warriors 1,500 food,
1,500 wood
Upgrades native warriors to Legendary (+50% hit points and attack)
The Legendary Native Warriors improvement is available at the Capitol.

Trivia Edit

  • The Tomahawk available to the playable Iroquois faction inflicts ranged damage, while the Native and Treasure version does melee damage at range.

History Edit

"The Tomahawk is a type of axe used by Native Americans. It has a wooden shaft and a stone, iron, or brass head. A popular version of the Tomahawk could double as a smoking pipe, blending together symbols of war and peace. Iroquois men traded furs for these ingenious pipe tomahawks. Very ornate versions of these tomahawks were given as gifts to Native American leaders and were fashionable to both carry and wield."

Gallery Edit

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