"Maya barbed spearmen. Good against cavalry or buildings."
In-game description

The Maya Holcan Spearman is a heavy infantry native warrior in Age of Empires III that can be trained at a Trading Post built on a Maya settlement.

Overview Edit

The Maya Holcan Spearman is similar to a Pikeman, but has more hit points and a greater siege attack; However, it is one of the slowest anti-building attacks of any infantry unit. Under some conditions, units with lower siege damage but the normal 3.0 attack speed will inflict more damage over time than the Holcan Spearman.

Upgrades Edit

Age Upgrade Cost Effect
Ages fortress
Native Warrior Societies Maya Warrior Societies 200 wood,
150 coin
Upgrades Maya Holcan Spearmen to Elite (+25% hit points and attack)
Ages industrial
Champion Natives Champion Maya 400 wood,
300 coin
Upgrades Maya Holcan Spearmen to Champion (+40% hit points and attack); requires Maya Warrior Societies
Ages imperial
Legendary natives Legendary Native Warriors
Exalted natives 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 Edit

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Cavalry, light infantry, buildings
Weak vs. Skirmishers, archers, artillery
Hit points Infantry Breastplate Infantry Breastplate (+10%)
Thin Red Line Thin Red Line (+20%, British only)
Corselet Corselet (+25%, Spanish and Knights of St. John only)
Cree Tanning Cree Tanning (+5%)
Maya Cotton Armor Maya Cotton Armor (+20%)
Navajo Weaving Navajo Weaving (+5%)
Attack Carib Kasiri Beer Carib Kasiri Beer (+10%)
Mapuche Tactics Mapuche Tactics (+50% siege attack)
Zapotec Cult of the Dead Zapotec Cult of the Dead (+20%)
Yoga Yoga (+5%)
Master Lessons Master Lessons (+10%)
Speed Military Drummers Military Drummers (+10%)
Tillys Discipline Tilly's Discipline (+20%, Germans only)
Cherokee War Dance Cherokee War Dance (+20%)
Inca Road-building Incan Road-building (+20%)
Apache Endurance Apache Endurance (+5%)
Sight Town Watch Town Watch (+2)
Creation speed Standing Army Standing Army (-25%)
Penalties Thin Red Line Thin Red Line (-25% speed, British only)
Coffee Trade Coffee Trade (-10% speed, Dutch only)
Tillys Discipline Tilly's Discipline (+10% cost, Germans only)
High Crusade High Crusade (-5% hit points, Knights of St. John only)
Corselet Corselet (-15% speed, Spanish and Knights of St. John only)

Home City Cards Edit

History Edit

"The word "Holcan" means "warrior." Maya warriors formed a separate class in their society. In battle they would often capture rather than kill enemy soldiers to provide slaves or human sacrifices. The Holcan used many different weapons including spears, slingshots, clubs, knives, and even bombs made of hornet's nests. In times of need Maya used a form of conscription to force farmers or others to become soldiers."

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