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Mapuche guerrilla techniques make your hand infantry even more deadly against buildings.
—In-game description

Mapuche Tactics is a technology in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs that can be researched at a Trading Post built on a Mapuche settlement. Once researched, it increases the siege attack of melee infantry by 50%.


Mapuche Tactics is strong for any civilization, however it is especially powerful for:

  • The Russians, especially when combined with Ransack.
  • The Japanese, boosting their basic Samurai anti-building attack to 100 (122 with Onin War) and Ashigaru Musketeers to 31 (38 with Onin War).
  • The Aztecs, because they do not have cavalry and artillery, and combined with Scorched Earth, the total siege damage inflicted by Jaguar Prowl Knights becomes 72, without unit upgrades.
  • The Germans, combined with Solingen Steel, the total damage inflicted by Doppelsoldner is increased to 120, without unit upgrades.
  • The Lakota, because they have the Fire Ceremony, their infantry will become potent building destroyers.