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Native warriors are a class of units in Age of Empires III and its expansion packs.

Native warriors can be trained by building a Trading Post on a native tribe or religious community settlement. They cost food and wood and do not take up population space, but have a build limit which can be increased by building Trading Posts on other settlements of the same native tribe or religious community. Native warriors can be upgraded to Elite and Champion levels (or Disciplined and Honored in case of religious communities), and by researching Legendary Native Warriors or Exalted Natives which upgrades them to the Legendary level (or Exalted in case of religious communities). They have the AbstractNativeWarrior tag in the game files.

From The WarChiefs, players can build Native Embassies to train native warriors at locations beyond the Trading Post site.

Originally in that expansion, Spies and Ninjas had a bonus against the native warrior class, but it was removed in the Definitive Edition. Currently, no unit have a bonus against them.

List of native warriors[]

Age of Empires III[]

Aztec eagle warrior portrait aoe3de.png Aztec Eagle Warrior: Aztec infantry that flings javelins from an atlatl. Good against infantry.
Aztec jaguar warrior aoe3de.png Aztec Jaguar Warrior: Aztec warrior armed with an obsidian sword.
Carib blowgunner aoe3de.png Carib Blowgunner: Short-ranged missile unit that fires poison darts. Good against infantry.
Cherokee rifle aoe3de.png Cherokee Rifleman: Cherokee skirmisher that is accurate at long range.
Comanche horse archer portrait aoe3de.png Comanche Horse Archer: Comanche ranged cavalry. Good against cavalry.
Cree tracker aoe3de.png Cree Tracker: Cree rifleman with a good line of sight and long range.
Iro mantlet de.png Haudenosaunee Mantlet: Iroquois short-ranged siege unit.
Tomahawk aoe3de.png Haudenosaunee Tomahawk: Iroquois warrior that hurls tomahawks into battle.
Inca huaminca aoe3de.png Quechua Huaminca: Inca infantry armed with a flexible spear. Good against cavalry.
Inca bolas warrior aoe3de.png Quechua Bolas Warrior: Inca infantry that hurls bolas for a wide area of effect.
Lakota axe rider aoe3de.png Lakota Axe Rider: Lakota horseman armed with an axe.
Lakota dog soldier aoe3de.png Lakota Dog Soldier: Elite Lakota horsemen.
Holcanspear aoe3de.png Maya Holcan Spearman: Maya barbed spearmen. Good against cavalry or buildings.
Team native aoe3de.png Native Scout: A Native American scout. Good for exploration, but has a weak attack.
Nootka de.png Nootka Clubman: Nootka warrior armed with a wooden club.
Nootka warchief aoe3de.png Nootka War Chief: Elite Nootka warrior.
Sharktooth bow aoe3de.png Seminole Sharktooth Bowman: Ranged Native American archer with a short range and high attack.
Tupi archer aoe3de.png Tupi Blackwood Archer: Long-range, accurate native archer. Good against infantry.

The WarChiefs[]

Apache Cavalry aoe3de.png Apache Cavalry: Ranged cavalry. Good against cavalry.
Cheyenne Rider aoe3de.png Cheyenne Rider: Cheyenne horseman armed with a spear.
Huron Mantlet aoe3de.png Huron Mantlet: Huron short-ranged siege unit.
Klamath Rifleman de.png Klamath Rifleman: Klamath skirmisher that is accurate to a long range.
Mapuche Ironwood de.png Mapuche Ironwood Clubman: Mapuche warrior with a large two-handed club.
Navajo Rifleman de.png Navajo Rifleman: Stealthy Navajo skirmisher that runs quickly.
Zapotec lightning warrior portrait aoe3de updated.png Zapotec Lightning Warrior: Zapotec warrior armed with a shield and a sword.

The Asian Dynasties[]

Chakram aoe3de.png Chakram: Sikhs that throw hoops, causing splash damage. Good against infantry and buildings.
Conquistador aoe3de.png Conquistador: European adventurer armed with a gun and riding horseback. Good against cavalry.
Ratten shield de.png Rattan Shield: Fast Chinese warrior armed with a shield and a sword. Heavily armored and good against archers, skirmishers, and artillery.
Sohei aoe3de.png Sohei Naginata: Japanese warrior Monk armed with a naginata. Good against cavalry and buildings.
Tiger claw aoe3de.png Tiger Claw: Indian warrior armed with sharp claws. Good against infantry.
War elephant aoe3de.png War Elephant: Indian Heavy War Elephant powerful in close combat. Inflicts area damage. Good against archers and skirmishers.

Definitive Edition[]

Captured mortar aoe3de.png Captured Mortar: Artillery captured and operated by Native Americans. Can also inflict splash damage to enemy land units. Good against buildings and ships.
Lenape warrior portrait.png Lenape Warrior: Native American heavy infantry that can stun enemy units at a distance with his war cry.
Preview mapuche bolas rider icon.png Mapuche Bolas Rider: Mapuche ranged cavalry who hurls bolas to slow down enemies and inflict splash damage. Good against cavalry.
Holcanspear aoe3de.png Maya Holcan Javelineer: Archaic heavy infantry. Good against cavalry and buildings.
Sufi qizilbash portrait.jpg Qizilbash: Heavy Turkoman cavalry armed with lance and bow. Good against infantry.
Tatar archer portrait.png Tatar Archer: Light Tatar cavalry archer with high attack speed and a large bonus against all cavalry.
Pet wolf aoe3de.png Tengri Wolf: A tamed wolf that obeys you and can hunt. Good against treasure guardians and other pets.

The African Royals[]

Akan ankobia portrait.png Akan Ankobia: Akan warrior firing a powerful old musket.
Akan Tufohen Portrait Updated.png Akan Tufohen: Powerful African Warchief who gains strength from nearby Native Warriors. Can heal and build. Good against cavalry.
Berber camel rider portrait.png Berber Camel Rider: Berber light cavalry warrior riding a fast camel that terrifies horses. Good against cavalry and artillery. Countered by light infantry.
Berber sultan portrait.png Berber Sultan: Hero Berber Sultan. Gains attack and hitpoints from nearby Mercenaries and Outlaws.
Somali Darood Militia Portrait.png Somali Darood Militia: Somali militiaman of the Darood clan. Specialized at countering artillery and ships.
Somali Issa Warrior Portrait.png Somali Issa Warrior: Heavy ranged Somali javelineer. Attacks closer targets faster. Counters cavalry from range.
Sudanese dervish portrait.png Sudanese Dervish: Fast Sudanese infantry which tosses knives from range to inflict melee damage. Attacks faster at close range. Good against heavy infantry, particularly in melee.
Yoruba Eso Rider Portrait.png Yoruba Eso Rider: Quick-training and fast moving powerful lancer that slowly loses hitpoints. Attacks faster as he loses hitpoints.
Yoruba legionary portrait.png Yoruba Oyo Legionary: Very powerful, but slow training heavy ranged javelin infantry. Attacks closer targets faster. Carries a large shield for extra protection against ranged attacks. Good against cavalry.

Knights of the Mediterranean[]

Hanover black brunswicker portrait.jpg Black Brunswicker: Swift Musketeer. Good against Cavalry. Benefits from promotions.
Phanar boyar portrait.jpg Boyar: Heavy Hand Cavalry from Wallachia with good siege attack.
Wittelsbach chevauleger portrait.jpg Chevauleger: Ranged Light Cavalry with a deadly hand attack. Good against Heavy Cavalry.
Hanover drummer portrait.jpg Drummer: Military musician who can inspire military units to move and attack faster.
Phanar evzone portrait.jpg Evzone: Greek Skirmisher with high hitpoints that is particularly strong against Heavy Infantry.
Habsburg line infantry portrait.jpg Line Infantry: Tactical Austrian Musketeer that gains different benefits in each stance as well as from promotions.
Jagiellon lipka tatar portrait.jpg Lipka Tatar: Quick firing Cavalry Archer from Lithuania.
Wittelsbach mountain trooper portrait.jpg Mountain Trooper: Bavarian Skirmisher that can spot enemies he recently damaged. Gains higher range and attack speed with Promotions.
Habsburg mounted infantry portrait.jpg Mounted Infantry: Ranged heavy cavalry that can dismount to become a Skirmisher. Good against Infantry. Benefits from promotions.
Oldenburg northern musketeer portrait.jpg Northern Musketeer: Devoted Musketeer from northern Europe with low hitpoints but high damage. Benefits from promotions.
Vasa royal arquebusier portrait.jpg Royal Arquebusier: Swedish Skirmisher that can fight in the frontline thanks to his high hitpoints and melee damage.
Bourbon royal dragoon portrait.jpg Royal Dragoon: French Elite Dragoon that hit targets at a higher range and performs well in melee combat. Can trample enemies. Good against cavalry.
Oldenburg royal huntsman portrait.jpg Royal Huntsman: Danish counter Skirmisher and Villager that can only hunt and gather from huntable animals.
Bourbon royal musketeer portrait.jpg Royal Musketeer: Royal Musketeer that will defend king and country with his sharp rapier in melee and charged pistol.
Phanar sacred band infantry portrait.jpg Sacred Band Infantry: Revolutionary Greek musketeer that is stronger in groups. Good against cavalry.
Wettin saxon cuirassier portrait.jpg Saxon Cuirassier: Heavy Saxon Hand Cavalry with high hitpoints and area damage.
Jagiellon shock rider portrait.jpg Shock Rider: Fast Serbo-Croatian Lancer with dual armor and a powerful lance charge attack. Benefits from promotions.
Hanover totenkopf hussar portrait.jpg Totenkopf Hussar: Fast German Hand Cavalry that charges its deadly sabre attack ability when attacking. Benefits from promotions.
Wettin trabant portrait.jpg Trabant: Hand Infantry with high hitpoints that protects nearby allies by absorbing some of the inflicted damage.
Vasa winged hussar portrait.jpg Winged Hussar: Fast heavy Polish elite cavalryman with extra attack range and a powerful Winged lance charge.