Anti-building ranged infantry. Good against artillery and buildings.
—In-game description

The Maceman is a melee heavy infantry in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition that is unique to the Incas and can be trained at the Kallanka and Stronghold, and obtained through Supay Ceremony at the Community Plaza. It is a slow and expensive, but powerful melee infantry.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Similar to a stronger version of the German Doppelsoldner, the Aztec Skull Knight and the Japanese Samurai, the Maceman possesses high hit points, deals Area of Effect damage, has a massive siege damage against buildings, and has multipliers against cavalry and light infantry. It is, however, population heavy, requiring 3 population. Although highly effective in melee combat, its low speed renders it vulnerable to artillery and light infantry.

It is also worth noting that similarly to the Chinese Meteor Hammer, the Maceman deals melee damage from range, although its is much shorter.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

The Maceman starts as Elite, but without the increased hit points and attack.

Age Upgrade Cost Effect
Ages industrial.jpg
Champion infantry.png Champion Macemen 400 wood,
200 coin
Upgrades Macemen to Champion (+25% hit points and attack)
Imperial Age
Legendary infantry.png Legendary Macemen 1,500 wood,
1,500 coin
Upgrades Macemen to Legendary (+50% hit points and attack); requires Champion Macemen

Further statistics[edit | edit source]

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

Changelog[edit | edit source]

Definitive Edition[edit | edit source]

  • Originally, Macemen have a speed of 4.0 and train in 55 seconds. With update 9476, they have a speed of 4.25 and train in 48 seconds.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

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