Foot Archer with envenomed arrows, which inflict poison damage over time. Good against Heavy Infantry and Light Ranged Cavalry.
—In-game description

The Jungle Bowman is an archer in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition that is unique to the Incas and can be trained at the War Hut and Stronghold. It shoots poisoned arrows which inflicts damage over time to the victim.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Age Upgrade Cost Effect
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Elite ranged infantry.png Elite Jungle Bowmen 200 wood,
100 coin
Upgrades Jungle Bowmen to Elite (+25% hit points and attack)
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Champion ranged infantry.png Champion Jungle Bowmen 400 wood,
200 coin
Upgrades Jungle Bowmen to Champion (+25% hit points and attack); requires Elite Jungle Bowmen
Imperial Age
Legendary ranged infantry.png Legendary Jungle Bowmen 1,500 wood,
1,500 coin
Upgrades Jungle Bowmen to Legendary (+50% hit points and attack); requires Champion Jungle Bowmen

Further statistics[edit | edit source]

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

History[edit | edit source]

The standing army of the Inca was formed primarily by nobles, but the Sapa Inca 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 the army, although variously specialized, was extremely well trained. Drawing on the resources of a vast empire, the Inca recruited warriors from numerous subordinate tribes with their own military traditions. The Ashaninka, known to the Inca as Anti, were particularly skilled archers from the rainforests of modern-day Peru. Their bowmen were adept both in stealth and the field, firing poison-tipped shafts that made a grim end of their enemies. As battles in the Andean region tended to open with a hail of projectile weaponry before the forces closed in melee combat, Ashaninka bowmen were a valued support force.
—In-game history section
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