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Klamath skirmisher that is accurate to a long range.
—In-game description

The Klamath Rifleman is a ranged infantry native warrior in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs that can be trained at a Trading Post built on a Klamath settlement.

Overview[]

The Rifleman is similar to the European Skirmisher and is identical to the Cherokee Rifleman. Its use is questionable beyond the Commerce Age for most civilizations, but for those lacking a regular Skirmisher (such as Aztecs, British or Russians), Klamath remain a strong option. With the use of Klamath Strategy and the Elite upgrade, Klamath are able to easily match other Skirmishers in damage, but with the advantage of nearly twice the hit points. Civilizations with strong Native Warrior cards can also make good use of them at all stages of the game.

Upgrades[]

Age Upgrade Cost Effect
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Native Warrior Societies.png Klamath Warrior Societies 200 wood
150 coin
Upgrades Klamath Riflemen to Elite (+25% hit points and attack)
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Champion Natives.png Champion Klamath 400 wood
300 coin
Upgrades Klamath Riflemen to Champion (+40% hit points and attack); requires Klamath 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[]

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Heavy infantry, light cavalry, Eagle Runner Knights
Weak vs. Heavy cavalry, Coyote Runners, artillery
Improvements
Hit points Flint lock.png Flint Lock (+10%)
Infantry Breastplate.png Infantry Breastplate (+10%)
Thin Red Line.png Thin Red Line (+20%, British only)
Attack Counter Infantry Rifling.png Counter Infantry Rifling (+1.0× multiplier vs. heavy infantry)
Paper cartridge.png Paper Cartridge (+15%)
Klamath Strategy.png Klamath Strategy (+25%)
Speed Military Drummers.png Military Drummers (+10%)
Tillys Discipline.png Tilly's Discipline (+20%, Germans only)
Armor Hualcana.png Hualcana (+10% resistance; Incas only)
Sight Town Watch.png Town Watch (+2)
Creation speed Standing Army.png Standing Army (-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)

Home City Cards[]

Changelog[]

The WarChiefs[]

  • Klamath Riflemen have a build limit of 13 per Klamath Trading Post.

Definitive Edition[]

  • Klamath Riflemen have a build limit of 15 per Klamath Trading Post.
  • With update 23511, Klamath Riflemen are tagged as Rifle Infantry.

Knights of the Mediterranean[]

In-game dialogue[]

Main article: Klamath#In-game_dialogue

History[]

The Klamath tribes of northern California and Oregon were among the last of the Native American tribes to fight the American settlers trying to take their lands. Late in the 1800s, they fought a war in very difficult terrain, holding off a much superior force for many months. In this bitter struggle, the natives proved especially effective with their rifles.

Gallery[]

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Native warriors in Age of Empires III
AOE3Icon.png Age of Empires III
Aztec native icon aoe3de.png AztecsAztec Eagle Warrior · Aztec Jaguar Warrior
Carib aoe3de.png CaribCarib Blowgunner
Cherokee aoe3de.png CherokeeCherokee Rifleman
Comanche icon aoe3de.png ComancheComanche Horse Archer
Cree aoe3de.png CreeCree Tracker
Iroquois aoe3de.png HaudenosauneeHaudenosaunee Tomahawk · Haudenosaunee Mantlet
Sioux aoe3de.png LakotaLakota Axe Rider · Lakota Dog Soldier
Maya aoe3de.png MayaMaya Holcan Spearman (former) · Maya Holcan Javelineer* · Healer
Nootka aoe3de.png NootkaNootka Clubman · Nootka War Chief
Inca native icon aoe3de.png QuechuaQuechua Huaminca · Quechua Bolas Warrior
Seminole aoe3de.png SeminoleSeminole Sharktooth Bowman
Tupi aoe3de.png TupiTupi Blackwood Archer
WarchiefsIcon.png The WarChiefs
Apache aoe3de.png ApacheApache Cavalry
Cheyenne aoe3de.png CheyenneLCheyenne Rider
Huron aoe3de.png HuronIHuron Mantlet
Klamath settlement portrait.png KlamathKlamath Rifleman
Mapuche icon aoe3de.png MapucheMapuche Ironwood Clubman · Mapuche Bolas Rider*
Navajo aoe3de.png NavajoNavajo Rifleman
Zapotec icon aoe3de.png ZapotecAZapotec Lightning Warrior
DynastiesIcon.png The Asian Dynasties
Bhakti aoe3de.png Bhakti TempleTiger Claw · War Elephant**
Jesuit aoe3de.png Jesuit MissionConquistador
Native shaolin site icon portrait.png Shaolin TempleRattan Shield
Sufi aoe3de.png Sufi MosqueQizilbash*
Udasi aoe3de.png Udasi TempleChakram
Zen aoe3de.png Zen TempleSohei Naginata
Age3DE Icon.png Definitive Edition
Lenape warrior portrait.png LenapeLenape Warrior
AOE3DE Tengri.png Tengri ShrineTatar Archer · Tengri Wolf
The African Royals
Akan Settlement Icon.png AkanAkan Ankobia · Akan Tufohen
Berber Settlement Portrait.png BerbersBerber Camel Rider · Berber Sultan
Somali Settlement Portrait.png SomalisSomali Issa Warrior · Somali Darood Militia
Sudanese settlement portrait.png SudaneseSudanese Dervish
Yoruba settlement portait.png YorubaYoruba Oyo Legionary · Yoruba Eso Rider
Knights of the Mediterranean
Bourbon icon portrait-1.png House of BourbonRoyal Musketeer · Royal Dragoon
Habsburg icon portrait-1.png House of HabsburgMounted Infantry · Line Infantry
Hanover icon portrait-1.png House of HanoverTotenkopf Hussar · Black Brunswicker · Drummer
Jagiellon icon portrait-1.png House of JagiellonLipka Tatar · Shock Rider
Oldenburg icon portrait-1.png House of OldenburgRoyal Huntsman · Northern Musketeer
Phanar icon portrait-1.png House of PhanarEvzone · Boyar · Sacred Band Infantry
Vasa icon portrait-1.png House of VasaRoyal Arquebusier · Winged Hussar
Wettin icon portrait-1.png House of WettinTrabant · Saxon Cuirassier
Wittelsbach icon portrait-1.png House of WittelsbachMountain Trooper · Chevauleger
A replaces the Aztecs
I replaces the Iroquois
L replaces the Lakota
* added in the Definitive Edition
** formerly Sufi unit
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