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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.



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[]

As Jungle Bowmen are unique to the Incas, only technologies that they have access to are shown in the following table:

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Heavy infantry, light cavalry, Eagle Runner Knights
Weak vs. Heavy cavalry, Coyote Runners, artillery
Hit points Cree Tanning.png Cree Tanning (+5%)
Navajo Weaving.png Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Attack Carib Kasiri Beer.png Carib Kasiri Beer (+10%)
Carib Garifuna Drums.png Carib Garifuna Drums (+1.0x multiplier vs. villagers)
Seminole Bowyer.png Seminole Bowyer (+25%)
Tupi Poison Arrow Frogs.png Tupi Poison Arrow Frogs (+10%)
Yoga.png Yoga (+5%)
Clenched Fist.png Clenched Fist (+30% melee attack)
Armor Hualcana.png Hualcana (+10% resistance)
Speed Inca Road-building.png Quechuan Mountaineering (+20%)
Apache Endurance.png Apache Endurance (+5%)
Creation speed Inca Chaquis Messengers.png Quechuan Diet (-25%)
Other Merritocracy.png Meritocracy (-20% upgrade cost)

Home City Cards[]

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


Definitive Edition[]

The African Royals[]


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